CEO & Managing Partner

Ricardo Angel, PhD

Ricardo is the Founder and Managing Partner of Piva Capital. He leverages over 25 years of experience investing in the industrial and energy sectors to find and back visionary entrepreneurs, solving the world’s greatest challenges through breakthrough technologies and innovative business models.

Before starting Piva in 2019, Ricardo was a founding Managing Director of GE Ventures. He led origination and investments and served on dozens of company Boards, providing leadership and guidance to management teams to drive operational and financial value. He also led Energy Technology Ventures (ETV), a $300 million joint venture formed by GE, NRG Energy, and ConocoPhillips. Previously, Ricardo worked at Chevron’s Venture Capital group, in investment banking at Goldman Sachs, and as a consultant at the CNA Corporation.

Ricardo builds strong, agile, and well-aligned teams to deliver strategic and financial benefits. He is a determined leader with a reputation for nurturing and leveraging open innovation within organizations, with an emphasis on formal education, discipline, and teamwork.

Ricardo loves to travel, good food, and tennis.

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