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Nomadic Venture Partners is an early stage venture capital firm investing in digital and light hardware solutions decarbonizing incumbent industries:

Energy Transition Metals

The world is shifting from fuel intensive to metal intensive economy. Mining accounts for 10% of global emissions and the energy transition will not happen without the metals transition.

Manufacturing

Industrial processes account for 30% of global emissions. Chemicals, cement, steel making, aluminum and copper smelting are all heat and carbon intensive processes with little commercial substitutes.

Transportation

70% of goods are transported by heavy duty diesel trucks without viable alternatives. Hydrogen and battery electric vehicles currently lack significant charging/fueling infrastructure for long haul trucking.
Company Overview
“We have a single mission: to protect and hand on the planet to the next generation.”
“Beyond their valuable domain expertise the Nomadic Team goes out of their way to support founders personally. They truly care about the journey and how we grow individually.”

–Luke Mairo

Co-Founder & COO Voltpost

Companies

fintech platform for energy transition

San Francisco, CA

AI powered mine intelligence solution

Buffalo, NY

lampposts to ev chargers

New York, NY

Energy Transition Platform

San Diego, CA

Companies

fintech platform for energy transition

San Francisco, CA

lampposts to ev chargers

New York, NY

Energy Transition Platform

San Diego, CA

Our Mission:

Our mission is to invest in the foundation of the clean energy transition.

Tem
Tumurbat

CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER

Batchimeg
Ganbaatar

CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER

Julia
Stasch

ADVISOR

Karr
McCurdy

ADVISOR

Jasper
Bertisen

ADVISOR

Oyun
Sanjaasuren

ADVISOR

Darius
Nassiry

ADVISOR

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Tem Tumurbat

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Tem is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Nomadic Venture Partners, where he focuses on fund strategy, fundraising, portfolio construction, valuation, and financial analysis.
Prior to co-founding NVP, Tem was an investment professional at Resource Capital Funds (RCF), a mining focused private equity investment firm, managing early to late stage investments. He de-risked companies, commercialized their businesses and successfully completed M&As that delivered hundreds of millions of dollars to investors.
Prior to RCF, Tem worked for Newmont Mining Corporation as a mining engineer and then project engineer. Tem also co-founded MNG Summit, a non-profit organization supporting Mongolian students and early career professionals.
He started his professional career as an entrepreneur where he started and operated a transportation company in college to help pay for college tuition and support extended family.
He served as board member and treasurer of the Colorado Chapter for the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) as well as a board member of the Ulaanbaatar-Denver Committee for the Denver Sister Cities. Tem received his B.S. in Mining Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. During his free time, he likes to golf, hike, cycle, and spend time with his wife and two kids.

Batchimeg Ganbaatar

CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER

Batchimeg is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Nomadic Venture Partners, where she focuses on deal flow sourcing, portfolio management, investor relations, and partnership development.
Prior to co-founding NVP, Batchimeg led a successful career in marketing by managing global advertising campaigns and sponsorships on behalf of top brands including Airbnb, Allstate, Boeing, KraftHeinz, and Twitter. While at Publicis Groupe, she worked on global business development and helped convert Visa and Red Bull into clients.
She is passionate about innovation and has supported startups on growth strategy and customer acquisition. Batchimeg has worked with Lofty Ventures and Gen 1 Capital by providing advice and counsel to portfolio companies and organized the inaugural Lofty Founders Showcase attracting hundreds of investors, accelerators, and others in the midwest ecosystem. Batchimeg also cofounded a FinTech startup in MENA and participated in Flat6Labs and Startupbootcamp accelerator programs, gaining pre-seed funding and Bahrain FinTech Sandbox regulatory approval.
Outside of work, Batchimeg is a community organizer and co-founded MNG Summit, a non-profit organization supporting Mongolian students and early career professionals. She received her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and B.S. in Marketing from University of Illinois at Chicago.

Julia Stasch

ADVISOR

Julia Stasch is the immediate past president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, one of the nation’s largest philanthropies. With a broad background in the business, government, and social sectors, she joined the Foundation in 2001 and served as president from 2014-2019. During that time, she narrowed the Foundation’s programmatic focus for greater impact in areas such as climate change.
Previously, she worked for the City of Chicago, as Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Chief of Staff to then-Mayor Richard M. Daley. Stasch was President and Chief Executive Officer of Shorebank Chicago Companies, including South Shore Bank, the nation’s first community development bank. She also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Chicago-based real estate development firm Stein & Company, where she was nationally known for her efforts to open opportunities for women and people of color in the construction industry. During the first Clinton Administration, Stasch served in Washington, DC, as Deputy Administrator of the General Services Administration.
She is chair of the board of MacArthur affiliate, Lever for Change, which connects donors with effective teams and organizations tackling the world’s biggest challenges. She also is a co-founder of the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities, and a board member of tech promoter P33 Chicago and education innovator Embarc. Julia is Philanthropy Executive in Residence at the The Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at the The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Distinguished Nonresident Senior Fellow at the The Brookings Institution’s Metro Program.

Karr McCurdy

ADVISOR

Karr McCurdy has over 35 years of geologic and project development experience combined with executive management, finance, and technical advisory. Currently, he is a Partner of Rock Elm Capital, a commodities-focused alternative investment and advisory firm.
As a geologist, he helped discover and develop the world-class Pueblo Viejo gold mine in the Dominican Republic. Karr earned an MBA from Thunderbird and a BSc (geology) from the University of Michigan. He serves on the boards of Bacchus Capital, a London-based investment banking boutique, Pivot Industries, a Denver-based technology start-up providing a collaborative SaaS platform for subject-matter experts working with capital-intensive industries, HonestDig, a technology start-up providing IoT and DLT technology solutions to stakeholders in the extractive industries, the Alumni Advisory Board of the University of Michigan’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and non-profit community organizations in Denver, Colorado.
Karr is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Denver and works with its Daniels College of Business MBA program, teaching a core offering entitled, Creating Sustainable Enterprise. He serves as a Senior Advisor to the U.K.-based Martello Risk, a leading provider of independent, third-party supply chain audits.

Jasper Bertisen

ADVISOR

Jasper completed a M.Sc. in Mining Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and a M.Sc. in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines.
After completing several traineeships as a mining engineer in both open pit and underground mining operations in Chile, Australia, Germany and Finland, he commenced his financing career in 2004 with Resource Capital Funds (“RCF”), a private equity firm that provides growth capital to the mining industry. Jasper is currently an investment committee member at RCF. In his prior role as partner and investment team leader, he evaluated and conducted due diligence on hundreds of mining projects, ranging from exploration stage through to producing assets, across the commodity spectrum and on a global basis. In addition, he has managed a broad range of portfolio companies, developing and implementing value-add strategies.
He has extensive governance experience, having served as a director on the boards of several both publicly-listed and private companies, including AQM Copper Inc. and EMED Mining Public Ltd. He is currently a director of New Moly LLC, a private company focused on two construction-ready molybdenum projects in North America, and is acting chair of First Bauxite LLC, a private company producing a suite of refractory bauxite products from its operations in Guyana and Georgia. Upon retirement of one of the founders of RCF in 2017, the RCF partners confirmed Jasper as the first elected chair of the RCF partnership and the nominated successor to the Managing Partner. He held this role in 2018 and 2019, during which time he focused on creating stronger strategic alignment within the partnership by creating an environment of authenticity and open communication.
Jasper is passionate about continuous personal development and learning. He has completed extensive leadership training, including programs at London Business School, the Leadership Circle, and most recently the Ego-free Personal and Advanced Mastery Leadership courses with Learning as Leadership.

Oyun Sanjaasuren

ADVISOR

Dr. Oyun leads the Green Climate Fund’s work on resource mobilization, partnerships, communications, and advocacy.
She served as the first President of the United Nations Environment Assembly, the Governing Body of UN Environment (2014-2016), and has been an active advocate for sustainable development, climate change, and water security. During 2016-2018, she served as Chair of the Global Water Partnership, a multi-stakeholder platform of more than 3,000 organizations advancing water security. Since 1998, Oyun served 5 consecutive terms as a Member of Parliament in Mongolia and served as the country’s Minister of Environment and Green Development (2012-2014) and Minister of Foreign Affairs (2007-2008).
She is a founder of the Zorig Foundation, a leading Mongolian NGO that advances democracy, social and human rights and supports youth leadership and education. She also chairs the Special Olympics Mongolia and has been actively advocating for the rights of children with disabilities. Oyun graduated from the Karlova University in Prague and has a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from the University of Cambridge, UK.

Darius Nassiry

VICE PRESIDENT, CLIMATE RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY AT WSP USA

Darius Nassiry is an expert on sustainable finance and climate-related investments. He serves as a senior expert on climate-related financial disclosures with a track record of successful engagements with multilateral and public sector banks on TCFD disclosure. He has served as a consultant to the Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E), a principal with Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), as a research associate with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and as a visiting fellow with the Center for Global Development (CGD).
He has also advised the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Climate Bonds Initiative, and the German development agency (GIZ) on green finance, He served as advisor to the Director-General and head of international cooperation at the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and led country teams at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), where he developed investment programs in Asia and launched the agency’s climate change initiative.
Earlier in his career he worked as an investment banker for energy and utilities sector clients in the U.S., UK/Europe, and Japan. He began his career as a U.S. diplomat in Mexico and Kenya. He holds a master’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College.