Founder and Managing Partner, Thin Line Capital
Aaron Fyke has spent over 20 years as an investor, engineer, and entrepreneur, having co-founded six companies in a number of technology areas, including fuel cell, ocean power, concentrating solar, and energy storage. He is currently founder and managing partner of Thin Line Capital, bringing investment capital to bear on some of the world's toughest problems in energy, water, and food sustainability.
While CEO of Edisun Heliostats, Aaron was committed to lowering the costs of solar thermal power. Prior to Edisun, Aaron was the founder and CEO of Energy Cache, a low-cost, grid-scale energy storage technology company, serving a multibillion-dollar energy market - backed by Idealab, Bill Gates, NRG, and others. Aaron continued his work with gravity storage with Energy Vault, which received a significant investment from SoftBank.
Previously, Aaron headed up the development of a $10M X PRIZE in Energy for the X PRIZE Foundation. Prior to that, he was a partner at Starfish Ventures, Australia's largest venture capital firm, where he led the investment into the fund's biggest investment and exit. Aaron is an adjunct lecturer on entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California and has been a consultant and keynote speaker to utilities (e.g., TransAlta), corporations (e.g., Google), and a number of conference and media events (MIT Tech Review, AlwaysOn Going Green, and others).
Aaron earned his MBA and MSME as an LGO fellow at MIT, and his BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Victoria, graduating at the top of his class. He has been certified as a professional engineer both in California and British Columbia.