Cooper Rinzler

Helping to build a world where technology serves the human need for meaningfulness
Climate Change

Cooper is an environmental activist, technologist, investor, and entrepreneur. He has more than 100 patents to his name totaling more than 4,000 claims in the energy, materials, and food/agriculture sectors. He is a partner at Breakthrough Energy Ventures, an investor-led fund aiming to get the world to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions while ensuring everyone has access to clean, affordable, and reliable energy. Cooper is a director at the Hertz Foundation.

Cooper grew up in a small farm town in California and earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an AB in Physics and Engineering Physics from Harvard University with a Hertz Fellowship. He spends his time working on frameworks, building and investing in transformative companies, and having heart-to-hearts.