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Carmichael Roberts

Founder & Managing Partner of Material Impact

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Carmichael Roberts Biography

Co-Founder Carmichael Roberts’ successes as an entrepreneur-investor in materials provide the basis for Material Impact’s investment strategy. Throughout his career, Roberts honed a unique business model of licensing university technology and commercializing it through targeted partnerships with Fortune 500 companies.

Roberts also co-leads the investment committee at Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a mission-oriented group committed to changing the world by creating and building companies that address the threat of climate change and long-term sustainability of the planet.

Roberts’s strategy as a venture investor is based on his successful career as an entrepreneur in materials innovation, blending a unique business model of licensing university technology and commercializing it through targeted partnerships with Fortune 500 companies.

Preceding his career as an investor, Roberts co-founded several ventures, in which he served as President and CEO or Chairman. Prior to his entrepreneurial career, he worked in business development at GelTex Pharmaceuticals, acquired by Genzyme for $1.3 billion, and in new product and business development at Dow Chemical (formerly Union Carbide Corporation).

Roberts was elected to the Board of Trustees of Duke University in 2013 where he currently serves as Vice Chairman. He was appointed to the Duke University Health System Board of Directors in 2017 and currently serves on the Audit and Compliance Committee. He was appointed Chairman of the Board of the Consumer Technology Association in 2022 and he also serves on the boards for WGBH, and Massachusetts General Hospital Physicians Organization.

Roberts was selected by the Aspen Institute to participate in the Finance Leaders Fellowship program as a senior leader in the venture capital industry and was recently selected as the Edison Achievement Award winner for his contributions to innovative technology solutions. He was ranked #1 on the Boston Globe’s Tech Power Players 50 list in 2022.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Carmichael Roberts?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Carmichael Roberts for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Carmichael Roberts, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Carmichael Roberts or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Carmichael Roberts?

    Speaking fees for Carmichael Roberts, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Carmichael Roberts charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Carmichael Roberts, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Carmichael Roberts?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Carmichael Roberts for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Carmichael Roberts for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Carmichael Roberts or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Carmichael Roberts or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Founder & Managing Partner of Material Impact

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Carmichael Roberts Biography

Co-Founder Carmichael Roberts’ successes as an entrepreneur-investor in materials provide the basis for Material Impact’s investment strategy. Throughout his career, Roberts honed a unique business model of licensing university technology and commercializing it through targeted partnerships with Fortune 500 companies.

Roberts also co-leads the investment committee at Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a mission-oriented group committed to changing the world by creating and building companies that address the threat of climate change and long-term sustainability of the planet.

Roberts’s strategy as a venture investor is based on his successful career as an entrepreneur in materials innovation, blending a unique business model of licensing university technology and commercializing it through targeted partnerships with Fortune 500 companies.

Preceding his career as an investor, Roberts co-founded several ventures, in which he served as President and CEO or Chairman. Prior to his entrepreneurial career, he worked in business development at GelTex Pharmaceuticals, acquired by Genzyme for $1.3 billion, and in new product and business development at Dow Chemical (formerly Union Carbide Corporation).

Roberts was elected to the Board of Trustees of Duke University in 2013 where he currently serves as Vice Chairman. He was appointed to the Duke University Health System Board of Directors in 2017 and currently serves on the Audit and Compliance Committee. He was appointed Chairman of the Board of the Consumer Technology Association in 2022 and he also serves on the boards for WGBH, and Massachusetts General Hospital Physicians Organization.

Roberts was selected by the Aspen Institute to participate in the Finance Leaders Fellowship program as a senior leader in the venture capital industry and was recently selected as the Edison Achievement Award winner for his contributions to innovative technology solutions. He was ranked #1 on the Boston Globe’s Tech Power Players 50 list in 2022.

Carmichael Roberts Videos

  • What Ants Can Teach Us about Resilience | Carmichael Roberts | TEDx
    In this compelling talk Roberts describes the three-legged stool we need to develop to address urgent climate change. The first pilar is...
  • Carmichael Roberts - 2022 Edison Achievement Award Honoree
    Carmichael Roberts is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Material Impact and Co-Lead, Investment Committee of Breakthrough Energy Ventures
  • Duke University Energy Conference 2020: Keynote
    Carmichael Roberts, Founding Partner and Co-Managing Director, Material Impact and Investment Committee Member, Breakthrough Energy discusses climate...

FAQs on booking Carmichael Roberts

  • How to book Carmichael Roberts?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Carmichael Roberts for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Carmichael Roberts, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Carmichael Roberts or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Carmichael Roberts?

    Speaking fees for Carmichael Roberts, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Carmichael Roberts charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Carmichael Roberts, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Carmichael Roberts?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Carmichael Roberts for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Carmichael Roberts for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Carmichael Roberts or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Carmichael Roberts or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Carmichael Roberts is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Carmichael Roberts for your event is available upon request. Carmichael Roberts generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lori Cheek, Loek Janssen, Paul Jarvis, David Gann and Kat Holmes. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Carmichael Roberts for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Carmichael Roberts Speaker Videos

  • What Ants Can Teach Us about Resilience | Carmichael Roberts | TEDx
    In this compelling talk Roberts describes the three-legged stool we need to develop to address urgent climate change. The first pilar is Mitigation—slowing down the change in temperature. The...
    Carmichael Roberts - 2022 Edison Achievement Award Honoree
    Carmichael Roberts is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Material Impact and Co-Lead, Investment Committee of Breakthrough Energy Ventures
  • Duke University Energy Conference 2020: Keynote
    Carmichael Roberts, Founding Partner and Co-Managing Director, Material Impact and Investment Committee Member, Breakthrough Energy discusses climate and energy entrepreneurship and resilience in...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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