Amy Francetic's career spans over 20 years of high technology entrepreneurship, private equity, and research. Amy's current role is Founder and Managing director of Buoyant Ventures, a Chicago based fund that invests in digital climate solutions. Prior to this, Francetic was Managing Director of Energize Ventures and served as co-founder and CEO of technology accelerator Clean Energy Trust which has invested in dozens of early-stage clean energy companies across the Midwestern US. She also held roles at private equity firm MVC Capital and Stanford Research Institute. Earlier in her career, she was co-founder and CEO of a tech company that she sold to Lego Systems.
Francetic serves on Advisory Boards for the WISER Institute at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Northwestern University and the Museum of Science and Industry. In 2014, she was awarded the Corporate Citizen of the Year Award from the Executives’ Club of Chicago, and Leading Woman in Technology from the Illinois Technology Association. She has a BA from Stanford University.