In brief: Tom Baruch to advise new impact VC firm Bay Bridge

Bay Bridge Ventures has recruited three climate technology ‘strategic advisers’: Baruch Future Ventures’ Tom Baruch, Material Impact’s Carmichael Roberts and Google’s Prem Ramaswami.

Venture capital titan Tom Baruch has been appointed as a “strategic adviser for climate technology” for new impact firm, Bay Bridge Ventures. Baruch, a founding partner of venture funds CMEA Capital and Formation 8, is now managing director of his climate-focused family office, Baruch Future Ventures. He also serves as an adviser to 8VC and impact fund Breakthrough Energy Ventures.

Bay Bridge has also appointed two other strategic advisers for climate technology: Carmichael Roberts, a founder of VC fund Material Impact and a member of Breakthrough Energy’s investment committee, and Prem Ramaswami, head of Google’s sustainable cities division Sidewalk Labs. They join three existing climate technology advisers.

Bay Bridge was launched in February 2022 by co-founders Andrew Karsh, a former portfolio manager at California Public Employees’ Retirement System, and venture investors Joe Blair and Kim Kolt. The San Francisco-based firm invests in three sectors: climate tech, health innovation and inclusive capitalism.