Gabriel Kra

Founder and Managing Director

Prelude Ventures

Gabriel Kra is a Founder and Managing Director of Prelude Ventures, overseeing Prelude's investments in alternative energy and cleantech companies. Gabriel currently sits on the Board of Directors of Renew Financial, PLANT PV, Sense Labs, Ripple, and Project Frog and is active or a board observer with Suniva (ShunFeng Clean Energy), Yerdle, Citrine, and QuantumScape. Other investments at Prelude include Solarbridge (SPWR) and Clean Urban Energy. Gabriel also serves on the Board of Directors of Physical Science Innovations, and on advisory boards of Cyclotron Road, Prime, and the California League of Conservation Voters. Prior to founding Prelude, Gabriel was an investment banker with Deutsche Bank in its solar and semiconductor group in San Francisco.  Previously, Gabriel held positions in 3 venture- backed telecommunications and semiconductor startups.  Gabriel holds MBAs from the Haas School of Business and Columbia Business School, a master's degree in atmospheric chemistry from SUNY Stony Brook, and a BA in Philosophy from Columbia College.