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Brynne Kennedy

Managing Partner & Co-Founder | Smart Society Ventures

Managing Partner & Co-Founder | BCP Ventures

Geneva, CH


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Brynne Kennedy’s Biography

Brynne Kennedy is the Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Smart Society Ventures and venture capital firm, BCP Ventures. SSV invests in growth-stage decarbonization technology companies, focusing on software-enabled business models. BCP invests in companies working to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges, with a focus on food systems, sustainable energy and infrastructure.

Brynne has garnered a wide range of experience as a founder, CEO, investor, Board director and politician. This experience, buttressed by an entrepreneurial spirit, led her to launch SSV and BCP, where she leads firm strategy, portfolio management and investor relations. In its first fund, BCP raised $40M and completed six investments. BCP also sourced and completed direct investments outside of the fund, which the firm offers to investors on a deal-by-deal basis.

Prior to founding BCP, Brynne ran for US Congress in California's 4th Congressional District on a platform championing bipartisanship and private sector. Brynne was endorsed by national and local political leaders across parties, including...
Brynne Kennedy is the Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Smart Society Ventures and venture capital firm, BCP Ventures. SSV invests in growth-stage decarbonization technology companies, focusing on software-enabled business models. BCP invests in companies working to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges, with a focus on food systems, sustainable energy and infrastructure.

Brynne has garnered a wide range of experience as a founder, CEO, investor, Board director and politician. This experience, buttressed by an entrepreneurial spirit, led her to launch SSV and BCP, where she leads firm strategy, portfolio management and investor relations. In its first fund, BCP raised $40M and completed six investments. BCP also sourced and completed direct investments outside of the fund, which the firm offers to investors on a deal-by-deal basis.

Prior to founding BCP, Brynne ran for US Congress in California's 4th Congressional District on a platform championing bipartisanship and private sector. Brynne was endorsed by national and local political leaders across parties, including multiple Presidents and CA Governors.

Before running for Congress, Brynne founded and served as CEO of enterprise software company, Topia, which provides businesses with an employment platform that helps them manage and engage employees across the globe. During her tenure, Topia experienced triple digit growth rates, acquired two companies, raised $100M+ in venture capital funding and launched a non-profit to support global refugees.

Brynne has been honored with numerous awards including Management Today's 35 Under 35, London Business School's Distinguished Alumna Award and Entrepreneur of the Year, Women in IT Awards. In 2019, she published "Flat, Fluid and Fast: Harnessing the Talent Mobility Revolution", which provides a look into the shift to remote and distributed global work.

Brynne earned an MBA from London Business School and a BA in History from Yale University.
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Entrepreneurs Brynne Kennedy and Roger Lang announce new venture capital fund

Serial entrepreneurs Brynne Kennedy and Roger Lang announced the completion of their first venture capital fund, BCP Blitz, a $40M+ fund that invests in cutting-edge technologies that reinvent foundational industries for decarbonization and decentralization. 

Energy Impact Center
Energy Impact Center | Brynne Kennedy

Brynne Kennedy discusses her path to BCP Ventures, which includes Topia, the global talent platform company she founded in 2010, the innovative companies BCP Ventures is currently working with and its vision for the future.

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Brynne Kennedy’s Background

Smart Society Ventures
Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Dec 2023 - Present
Geneva, NY, USA
SSV invests in growth-stage decarbonization technology companies with software-enabled business models, either stand alone or vertically-integrated with hardware. Its thematic focus is decarbonization and the global energy transition.
 
BCP Ventures
Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Sep 2021 - Present
New York, NY, USA
BCP Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests in transformational technologies reinventing foundational industries. Its investments focus on food systems, sustainable energy and smart infrastructure.
 
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Board Positions

Caban Systems
Board Observer & Investor
Jul 2022 - Present
Burlingame, CA, USA
Caban delivers modern infrastructure solutions to its customers, while substantially reducing operational expenses and increasing uptime.
 
Elite Measurement
Board Director & Investor
Nov 2022 - Present
Taft, CA, USA
Elite Measurement’s product line focuses on delivering superior asset returns and reducing environmental impact across the most carbon-intensive and critical areas in the production of petroleum and natural gas.
 
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Media

The race for California's 4th congressional district | Need to know
Oct 2020
Sacramento, CA, USA
Brynne Kennedy and incumbent Rep. Tom McClintock speak with ABC10 about the race for California's 4th Congressional District.
 
Congressional Hopeful Brynne Kennedy on Rebuilding an Economy where ‘Everyone Can Thrive’
Jul 2020
New York, NY, USA
Brynne Kennedy shares some of the key points of her congressional campaign, including her desire to build a strong economy that benefits everyone. Notably, she believes that a post-pandemic workplace requires due attention to programs that support women, childcare, early education and other important programs.
 
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Interviews

Energy Impact Center | Brynne Kennedy
Jun 2023
Washington, DC, USA
Brynne Kennedy discusses her path to BCP Ventures, which includes Topia, the global talent platform company she founded in 2010, the innovative companies BCP Ventures is currently working with and its vision that is leading them into the future.
 
Investing in the Future | Brynne S. Kennedy, BCP Ventures | Hub Culture Davos 2023
Jan 2023
Davos, CH
Hub Culture Executive Editor Edie Lush interviews Brynne S. Kennedy, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, BCP Ventures about the importance of investing in changing how we eat, produce and power our world.
 
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Features

From Tech Founder to Politician—Meet Brynne Kennedy
Oct 2020
New York, NY, USA
During her congressional campaign, Brynne Kennedy was profiled, with notable attention given to her success as a tech executive founder of a software company, Topia.
 
Brynne Kennedy could be the first female tech founder to serve in Congress
Aug 2020
New York, NY, USA
This Fortune feature delves into Brynne's background and what she hopes to accomplish as a member of the House of Representatives.
 

Publications

Debrief from Davos – The Energy Transition
Author
Jan 2023
Brynne Kennedy discusses the conversations around global energy transition at the World Economic Forum, including the role of venture capital in developing solutions and showcasing three BCP Ventures portfolio companies that will play a critical part in this transition.
 
Flat, Fluid, and Fast: Harness the Talent Mobility Revolution to Drive Employee Engagement, Accelerate Innovation, and Unleash Growth logo Flat, Fluid, and Fast: Harness the Talent Mobility Revolution to Drive Employee Engagement, Accelerate Innovation, and Unleash Growth logo
Flat, Fluid, and Fast: Harness the Talent Mobility Revolution to Drive Employee Engagement, Accelerate Innovation, and Unleash Growth
Author
Oct 2019
New York, NY, USA
Flat, Fluid, and Fast discusses strategies that leaders need to navigate the continued growth of talent mobility. It provides a roadmap to use throughout the entire process, and gives advice on how leaders can bring top talent to their company, implement new training programs, guide innovation and much more.
 
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Awards & Recognition

London Business School
Distinguished Alumna Award
London, UK
London Business School's Distinguished Alumna Award recognizes outstanding alumni who have demonstrated continual success in their personal and professional lives, are seen as leaders in their field and have made a significant impact on society.
 
Management Today
35 Under 35
London, UK
Management Today's 35 under 35 lists recognizes the contribution of Britain’s young businesswomen. These women play an integral role in a wide range of sectors, all contributing to the innovation and growth of the economy.
 
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Speaking Engagements

Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum West
Featured Speaker
Oct 2022
Napa, CA, USA
Brynne Kennedy joined other venture capital executives in a panel titled 'Driving Returns with Private Equity & Venture Capital'.
 
Disrupt Berlin
Featured Speaker
Nov 2018
Berlin, DE
Presented by TechCrunch, Disrupt Berlin showcases some of the most innovative startups, founders, and investors in tech. Brynne Kennedy gave a talk on building the tools that enable companies to manage the 21st century mobile workforce.
 
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Community Engagement

Tanglewood
Supporter
Lenox, MA, USA
Tanglewood is the famed summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and its training academy, the Tanglewood Music Center, as well as the Boston Pops.
 

Press Releases

Caban Systems Raises $51M Series B to Accelerate Growth
Jan 2023
New York, NY, USA
Caban Systems, a leader in next-generation renewable energy solutions for critical infrastructure, has raised $51M to accelerate its global expansion strategy. The Series B round was led by investor BCP Ventures.
 
BCP Leads Seed Round in Elite Measurements
Nov 2022
New York, NY, USA
Elite Measurements sells patented hardware and software to oil and gas majors that helps them significantly reduce carbon emissions and reduce the time from “well to sale” improving their margins.
 
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Investments

Casper Labs
Investor
Aug 2023 - Present
Zug, CH
Casper is the first blockchain built specifically for business adoption. It delivers applications and services that drive revenue and radical efficiency for companies and governments.
 
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Elite Measurement
Investor
Nov 2022 - Present
Taft, CA, USA
BCP led the Seed Round investments in Elite Measurement. Elite Measurement offers products that deliver superior asset returns and reduce environmental impact across the most carbon-intensive and critical areas in the production of petroleum and natural gas.
 
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Brynne Kennedy’s Education

London Business School
MBA | Concentration in Entrepreneurial Management
2010 - 2012
Yale University
B.A. | History
2002 - 2006