SVP Science & Technology // Portfolio Services and Impact
Galvanize Climate Solutions is a mission driven investment platform built to produce and scale vital climate solutions.
Kacy was the former Chief of Commercial Strategy at Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) where she built DARPA’s Embedded Entrepreneurship Initiative and provided seed funding to over 50 hard technology startups in biotechnology, microelectronics, cyber, AI/ML, quantum, and advanced materials. Prior to DARPA Kacy spent time at ARPA-E, Fraunhofer labs, and Sikorsky Aircraft. Kacy has a dual business and engineering master’s degree from M.I.T. and an industrial and systems engineering undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech.
press-releases Galvanize Climate Solutions announces key leadership hires Galvanize Climate Solutions (“Galvanize”), a mission-driven investment platform, today announced the appointment of Sachi Blue-Smith as Chief People Officer and Kacy Gerst as Vice President of Science and Technology. Earlier this year, Galvanize announced the appointment of Nicole Systrom as Chief Impact Officer.