Dr. Matt Lucas leads business development at New Energy Risk, a subsidiary of AXA, the world's largest property insurer, where he focuses on facilitating project financing of cleantech projects using custom insurance solutions. Previously, Matt was a technology scout for Siemens TTB, its corporate venture & startup partnership group, focused on data analytics for industrial systems. He has also been an early employee at three hard-tech startups, all university spinoffs, with both technology and business development responsibilities. Prior to joining NER, Matt launched a pre-seed, nonprofit startup accelerator to support innovators converting waste-to-value, raising $10M in grants and equity. Matt received his Masters and PhD from UC Berkeley in Mechanical Engineering.