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Annie Hazlehurst

Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Annie Hazlehurst is an Associate at Draper Fisher Jurvetson where she focuses on clean tech, life sciences and emerging markets investments. She first joined in 2006 as part of the team that built the clean tech practice. Most recently, she worked with Mubadala Development Company on advancing initiatives in energy and technology development in Abu Dhabi. Prior to joining DFJ, she worked as an Investment Banking Analyst in Morgan Stanley’s Financial Sponsors Group in San Francisco where she focused on leveraged buyouts and initial public offerings. Previously, she conducted environmental field research in Zambia and taught English in parts of Southeast Asia. She is also a co-founder and chairperson of KnowledgeBeat, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating children in Zambia. She has lived and worked in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East and is passionate about the environment, technology, education, and the developing world.

Annie is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Brown University where she received a B.S. in Biotechnology and completed a Hughes Fellowship that evaluated the development of tissue engineering and stem cell technologies. Her work was published in the scientific journal Tissue Engineering. She received an M.S. Environment and Resources from Stanford University where she focused on materials science and engineering for energy related technologies. She continues to serve as a mentor to the Stanford iGEMĘteam. She has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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