Kelsey Lynn

Director, Technology Ventures at Imperial Innovations

Director, Technology Ventures, Imperial Innovations

Kelsey Lynn is the Director of Technology Ventures at Imperial Innovations, a wholly owned subsidiary of Imperial College London. She joined Imperial Innovations in 2012 from Firelake Capital, a Palo Alto VC firm specialising in energy and materials science investments.

As a Partner at Firelake, Kelsey focussed on commercialization of new materials technologies and business models; she held board director or observer seats with Zeachem, EnerG2, EOS Climate and Simbol Materials. An engineer by training, Kelsey has worked in energy technology since 2003, including roles with Google's green energy strategy group and Stanford's Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP).

Kelsey has a BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering & Thermodynamics from Stanford University, where she played fullback for the National Champions rugby team, and later studied for an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.