Dr. Purnesh Seegopaul is a General Partner at Pangaea Ventures, the world leader in advanced materials venture capital, investing in companies that use advanced materials to make our world better. Purnesh previously held executive level positions in large enterprises, led startup companies in the energy, electronics and environmental markets and pioneered the commercialization of nanostructured materials. He is now applying his expertise and entrepreneurial passion to further advancement of advanced materials technologies with world-class emerging companies. Currently, he is a Director on the Boards of CNano Technology, Calysta Inc., and Envia Systems. He received his B.Sc. from the University of Guyana, Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia where he was a Commonwealth Scholar and completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Delaware.