Warner Philips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Warner Philips is a Managing Partner at Social Impact Ventures. He started as a VC at NeSBIC prior to becoming a cofounder at Tendris, which launched a series of cleantech start-ups in 2002–12, during which time he moved to San Francisco, USA, to help Tendris’ businesses grow. After Tendris, he became an operating partner at Pegasus Capital Advisors, and in parallel was an angel impact investor in companies such as Nest Labs, Lyft, and Change.org. He moved back to Amsterdam in 2015 to join Social Impact Ventures. On the side, he is cofounder and board member of the Cradle to Cradle Institute (USA), a venture advisor to the Netherlands international development bank FMO, and an advisor at Obvious Ventures (USA).