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August Fern

Consultant

August has been a consultant to the venture capital industry for more than a decade, including extended engagements with CMEA Capital and Nth Power, with a focus on clean energy and sustainable technologies.  She has a solid understanding of the market developed from reviewing more than 6000 business plans and assisting with due diligence, financial analysis, and market research for these investments.
 
Prior to attending business school, August worked in several capacities with energy start-up Utility.com, gaining in-the-trenches experience with a fast-growing company throughout its lifecycle.  Earlier, she helped utility companies prepare for deregulation as a consultant with Andersen Consulting (Accenture).  Her first professional experience was with GE Nuclear Energy, where she performed analyses on nuclear power plants.
 
August is a founder and past director of the International Youth Nuclear Congress, the globally recognized organization for young people in the nuclear industry.  August is also actively engaged in volunteer efforts for school governance and enhanced math instruction in public schools, plus youth civic and athletic organizations.
 
August holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and earned a BS in the double major of Nuclear Engineering and Materials Science Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.  When not working on investments in innovative companies, she enjoys being with her three children and competing in triathlons.