ABOUT US

A team of investors and entrepreneurs committed to addressing humanity’s most significant challenges

OUR VISION

We are dedicated to nurturing our portfolio companies into industry front-runners, catalyzing global decarbonization efforts, mitigating climate risks, and fostering a sustainable economy and society.

OUR TEAM

  • Guy Cherni

    Co-Founder & Managing Partner

    Guy Cherni is a deep-tech founder and investor. Guy is the Co-Founder and the managing partner of Climate First, which supports deep-tech and Climatech startups. He invested in more than 30 companies disrupting the fields of...

    Guy Cherni is a deep-tech founder and investor. Guy is the Co-Founder and the managing partner of Climate First, which supports deep-tech and Climatech startups. He invested in more than 30 companies disrupting the fields of Energy, Materials, Food, Mobility, and more.

    Prior to CF, Guy Co-founded Atlas Dynamics, the leading European unmanned aerial systems (UAS) company that redefines the drone industry using autonomous swarms.

    Guy worked and lived in Israel, the U.S., China, Africa and is currently located in London.

    He holds a B.A. in PPE and an M.A. in International Development from Hebrew University, an M.Des in Industrial Design from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, and an MBA from the Chicago Booth School of Business.

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  • Nadav Steinmetz

    Co-Founder & Managing Partner

    Nadav Steinmetz is an early stage climate tech investor based in London, UK. Nadav is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Climate First. He focuses on backing disruptive climate technologies and developing them into highly...

    Nadav Steinmetz is an early stage climate tech investor based in London, UK. Nadav is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Climate First. He focuses on backing disruptive climate technologies and developing them into highly profitable and impactful enterprises.

    He is a former private equity investor with over a decade of experience in financial services, venture capital and real estate having worked at Blackstone and other institutions. He also serves as an advisor, mentor and board member to numerous companies and non-profit organizations.

    Nadav holds a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from Columbia University.

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  • Arielle Evan

    Program Manager

    Arielle Evan serves as the Program Manager at Climate First. Previously, Arielle held positions in Marketing and Business Development at Israeli high-tech companies, including ironSource (acquired by Unity), Hilltop Technologies...

    Arielle Evan serves as the Program Manager at Climate First.

    Previously, Arielle held positions in Marketing and Business Development at Israeli high-tech companies, including ironSource (acquired by Unity), Hilltop Technologies and Agri Tech company GroundWork BioAg.

    Arielle holds a B.A. in Economics and Entrepreneurship (with honors) from Reichman University.

    While pursuing her degree, she served as the Program Manager at GreenBiz and participated in the Zell Entrepreneurship Program.

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  • Pavel Radzivilosky

    Venture Partner

    Pavel Radzivilosky is a physicist, exited founder and an angel investor. Pavel has a stellar track record as an angel investor, with over 49 deep tech investments and 9 successful exits to date including AcceloWeb, Medi Tate,...

    Pavel Radzivilosky is a physicist, exited founder and an angel investor.

    Pavel has a stellar track record as an angel investor, with over 49 deep tech investments and 9 successful exits to date including AcceloWeb, Medi Tate, REE, Cloud Endure.

    In 2003 he co-founded VisionMap, making high-end airborne mapping systems, which was acquired by Rafael and SK Group in 2013

    He is the head coach of the Israel physics youth olympics team and represented Israel at the International Physics Olympics in 1996, and won an H.M. award for Israel (Oslo, Norway) among other awards in mathematics.

    Pavel has a BSc in Physics with an excellence diploma from Tel Aviv University.

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  • Keren Amber Jason

    Head of Marketing & Comms

    Keren Amber Jason is a marketing and project management executive with extensive background in managing global teams and operations. Keren is the current head of growth and development at Nomea, a UK based climate tech fund,...

    Keren Amber Jason is a marketing and project management executive with extensive background in managing global teams and operations.

    Keren is the current head of growth and development at Nomea, a UK based climate tech fund, where she leads the firm’s business development, investor relations, marketing and Public Relations.

    Previously, Keren worked in several multinational corporations leading their international expansion, and overseeing their marketing and PR efforts across global networks.

    Keren holds a B.A in philosophy from Columbia university and an M.A in business management from UCL.

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  • Haley Kardash

    Community Lead

    Haley Kardash is the Marketing and Community Lead at Climate First. Previously, she held a position at one of the world’s largest consulting firms, Grant Thornton. Working in the sustainability department as an environmental...

    Haley Kardash is the Marketing and Community Lead at Climate First.

    Previously, she held a position at one of the world’s largest consulting firms, Grant Thornton.

    Working in the sustainability department as an environmental analyst, Haley created strategic plans aimed at fostering sustainable business initiatives.
    Earlier, Haley held multiple positions at the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems in Vancouver, Canada where she worked towards building innovative pathways to address complex climate issues.

    Haley holds a BSc in Environmental Sustainability and Global Health, with a minor in Sustainable Food Systems, from the University of British Columbia

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