EcoInvestor is a blog about investing in a green-friendly future from an economic, political and social perspective. It's all over the world - from angel investors to Chinese cleantech and the latest from Silicon Valley and Washington D.C.
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Interested in investing in a green-friendly future? This blog's for you. ECO-INVESTOR is a place to learn more about green-friendly investments you can make with your money and your life. It's focused on cleantech investments in emerging companies and lobbying for better, highly leveraged public policy choices we can make. And it's a mix-it-up place, where you'll find original pieces about the cleantech sector from a wide variety of players and their points of view.
Pam Strayer is a startup veteran who has worked on more than 5 startups including DNA.com (founded by Jim Clark) and the radio-TV-internet convergence site Healthcentral,com, (a $70M IPO), where she was vice president of content.
Currently she is a consultant on web strategy and communications. Her communications consultancy brings state of the art 2.0 and social media to clients including Wells Fargo, where she was responsible for overseeing content strategy for 40 lines of business in the Wholesale Banking Group. She has also worked in partnership with former Deloitte consultant Barbara Shannon on high level communications strategy for global team collaboration.
Her own client list includes Intel (where she produced a major project on the 25th anniversary of the microprocessor and the VC who funded Intel), Sun, IBM, and Apple. Government and NGO clients include the Dept. of Justice, the American Bar Association (for a PBS series hosted by Peter Jennings), the UN50 Committee, and UN Sec. Gen. Bhoutros Bhoutros Ghali. She has also worked on projects for Jerry Garcia and the Dalai Lama.
Earlier in her career, Pam was a multimedia and video producer, creating the first CD-ROM to feature video (From Alice to Ocean, an eco-adventure title that debuted the use of Quicktime 1.0) and maintains her interest in video as a web video strategist. She teaches Web Video Marketing in SF through U.C. Berkeley Extension. She also speaks and attends industry gatherings, including KM World, SBA, and the Society for New Communications Research.
Pam also has a deep interest in environmental affairs and policy development, working recently with Huey Johnson's Resource Renewal Institute (www.rri.org) and its international policy initiative around Green Plans.
In the late 70's, as journalist, she covered citizen attempts to shutdown a Maine nuclear power plant, winning a New England Press Association award. Pam is currently a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists (www.sej.org) and informally consults on communications to a wide variety of groups on a pro bono basis.
Pam grew up reading stock prices at her father's knee. Her father was the director of foreign investment for a major pension fund and the first American board member of a major Swiss bank.
She is interested in bridging the perspectives of entrepreneurs, environmentalist and investors of all kinds and in exploring the collaborative opportunities of the sustainabilty era.
Pam holds a degree in government from Smith College.