Leonardo Banchik, PhD

To Voyager, Leo brings two decades of climate tech experience across consulting, startups, research, and policy. Leo joined Voyager from Global Founders Capital, where he was the Partner responsible for GFC's global climate and deep tech investing. Prior to GFC, Leo drove sustainable investing and energy transition strategy engagements at McKinsey and led product innovation at advanced desalination startup, Sandymount. Leo earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MIT as an NSF Fellow focused on low-carbon desalination. He began his career as a scientist at two National Labs and researcher at the Department of Energy's office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

A graduate of MIT and UNLV, Leo lives in San Francisco with his wife and two children.