Gerd Goette is a seasoned venture capital investor, board member and strategic advisor with deep domain expertise in energy, transportation and buildings. He received his master’s degree in electrical engineering (Dipl. Ing.) from Technical University Darmstadt, Germany. He is the Managing Director of Lupine Growth Advisors, an advisory helping start-ups navigate the growth challenges from minimum viable product to tens of millions in revenue. Previously, Gerd spent 18 years at Siemens Venture Capital, where as a Managing Partner he was the global head of the energy practice. In that capacity he invested over $100m and served on 25 boards. He also has 13 years of operating experience spanning engineering, product and project management, sales and general management.