Trevor Zimmerman

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Blackhorn Ventures

Trevor’s diverse background ranges from co-founding an early stage investment fund, to designing high performance batteries for the Navy, to developing alloys for biomedical implants. As the principal engineer in the Technology Development Division of Kurion, Inc he was responsible for the development of radioactive wastewater treatment technologies used at Fukushima.

He has lectured and published in the areas of venture capital, entrepreneurship, advanced materials, environmental engineering, and radiochemistry, and holds a patent for making carbon nanopipes and ductwork with nanomeric walls. He is dedicated to using his diverse technical and entrepreneurial background to support all facets of early stage venture development.

Trevor frequently serves as an instructor, mentor, and judge for a variety of institutions including the Department of Energy, Stanford University, and MIT. He completed a post-graduate research appointment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and holds a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Clemson University and a B.A. in Chemistry from Alfred University.