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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Irene Maffini, Investor (VC Adviser) at PDS Ventures; Business Development Lead at Materra; Advisory Board member of Hide Biotech, Amphico, Saltyco and Biofluff; Mentor at the Royal Academy of Engineering; Expert and Rapporteur for the European Commission

Irene is an experienced investor, start-up operator and advisor with over a decade of experience in investment and running incubators and accelerators. Throughout her career, Irene has invested in over 30 sustainability companies and mentored and advised 90+ climatech companies on building and scaling globally, supporting them directly to raise £50m+ in funding. Irene is a PHD candidate at UCL and an angel investor focussing on the textile industry, circular economy and next-generation materials.


Irene Maffini
Senior Associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership