Amar Pradhan is part of the founding team of Mobility Impact Partners (MIP): a collaborative strategic venture capital firm focused on investing in high-growth companies transforming the ecosystem of ground transportation; modeled after Energy Impact Partners (EIP).

Most recently he led Special Opportunities at EIP, a venture capital firm that invests in companies optimizing energy consumption and improving sustainable energy generation. Amar's primary mandate was to find the white space therein, create solutions and launch ventures. MIP is one of those ventures.

Previously, Amar was a Global Strategy Leader for IBM’s Energy & Utilities vertical. As the leader of strategic incubation, he was responsible to incubate IBM's new offerings to Energy & Utility companies and lead their go-to-market strategy. He focused on expanding IoT, AI, & Blockchain solutions into emerging areas like DER, renewables integration, & energy trading. He has broad and deep experience developing and selling energy and industrial solutions. Amar was been an energy technology entrepreneur with a focus on the nexus of data and power generation. He has built, raised financing, and sold companies focused on EV battery 2nd life, project finance digitization, UC/ED optimization for distributed energy storage, O&M analytics for wind turbines, nanotech for Li+ anodes, cellulosic biofuels, direct air CCS, C&I solar, and even faux fireplaces.

Amar started his career as a product manager in the automotive industry. After business school he worked in High Yield, investing in auto and industrial companies. Amar holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Columbia Business School. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, teaching at the School of International and Public Affairs on topics related to his expertise.