Elizabeth Cooper is an advisor to the fund responsible for Full Cycle Energy GP and Management company, responsible for vetting new project developments, finance and investment structure for the fund . She has more than 20 years experience in finance, corporate development, marketing, sales, and communications with both early stage and growth companies. Her past experience as both an operating executive, and as a general partner in both Venture and Private Equity funds give her a unique insight into the real operations and potential of pre-public companies. These past several years she has managed and helped finance nearly 2 Billion in projects, funds and key technology for the energy industry, i. e delivering more than 100MM in new projects to a single clean tech firm.
Within the energy industry Ms. Cooper has held several BOD and advisory positions but most importantly at Berkeley Engineering and Research (BEaR) the world’s most respected failure analysis firm and think tank. BEaR is responsible for setting Fitness for Service standards globally in the energy arena. For more than 7 years Ms. Cooper served on their board alongside Dr. Glenn Stevick and Dr. Jay Singer, Chairman emeritus of the Berkeley school of engineering.
In her early career Ms. Cooper gained broad experience helping to develop more than 50 young companies and worked closely with Venture Firms to drive these early stage companies through the financing process, and to create partner and alliance marketing strategies, which helped ease customer acceptance of these new companies and their technology. Venture clients included, Accel, NEA, Morganthaler Ventures, Mohr Davidow, Draper Esquin, Crosslink Capital, etc.
Ms. Cooper’s education includes; B.S. in Biochemistry from UC Davis, graduate work in Economics, and Business at both UC Berkeley and Stanford, and participation in multiple corporately sponsored education programs for executives. Corporate education programs have encompassed public speaking, leadership and management of technical firms, negotiations and effective time management for large organizations.
For recreation Ms. Cooper holds a commercial pilot rating and enjoys playing golf, tennis and any other outdoor sport including advanced open water diving and cycling. Her philanthropic interests include serving on the Joyful Heart organizations L.A. committee an organization dedicated to ending violence against women and children. Ms. Cooper also co-chaired and directed the Packard Foundation golf tournament at Stanford for more than 7 years. Assisting the organization in raising 10’s of millions to fight ALS and to support the Bob Packard foundation and clinic at John’s Hopkins. She is currently mentoring at the Stanford Graduate School of Engineering and Management. Ms. Cooper earned a first class ranking in the Girl Scouts and continues to serve that organization whenever possible.