Manuel is an entrepreneur, renewable energy enthusiast and a dedicated professional with experience in impact investing. He has co-founded MPower Ventures AG, a Zurich based fintech and impact start-up, that partners with local entrepreneurs to finance and distribute clean energy to households and SMEs in emerging markets. MPower combines finance and technology and uses its software and data platform to gain access to end-customer data to improve after-sales, develop credit rating schemes, enable financing activities and to leverage cross-selling opportunities. Manuel studied in Paris, New York and Washington DC. Following his M.A at Johns Hopkins SAIS, Manuel worked for more than 10 years in the solar sector (Yingli Solar, Q-Cells), as a management consultant (Apricum) on renewable energy projects as well as for Deutsche Bank.