Carolin Funk is a Venture Partner/EIR at Blue Bear Capital, LLC, a Venture Capital firm investing in early stage companies in the Energy Sector. Her focus areas are energy generation, distribution and storage with technology aspects in the areas of blockchain, IoT, AI and AR.

Prior to that Carolin served as COO at FreeWire Technologies, managing all aspects of building mobile energy storage solutions for EV charging, event and construction industries. Previously, she worked at Siemens as their Director of Venture Technology at the Berkeley Siemens TTB (now Next47). In this role she overlooked discovery and business development of technology trends, evaluating early-stage technologies for potential partnerships, M&A or investment. Earlier in her career she was Project Director with the German Energy Agency. Carolin holds an MBA and MS in Mechanical engineering as well as a PhD in Automotive engineering form TU Berlin.