CEO & Co-Founder
Diego Saez-Gil is a climate-tech entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of Pachama, a company with the mission of restoring nature to solve climate change, harnessing AI and satellite data to monitor and finance effective reforestation and nature conservation. The company has raised more than $80M from some of the top climate investors such as Breakthrough Energy Ventures (Bill Gates’ climate fund), LowerCarbon, Amazon Climate Pledge Fund and Y Combinator. Diego has been selected as Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum and has been awarded as Innovators 35 Under 35 by the MIT Technology Review. His company Pachama has been awarded Forbes AI 50, the Most Innovative AI Company of 2021 by FastCompany as well as AI 50 for 2023 by Forbes. Diego is a serial entrepreneur having co-founded Bluesmart and WeHostels, two travel-tech companies acquired by major industry leaders. Diego studied entrepreneurship at Stanford GSB and project management at LaSalle University in Barcelona. Diego was born in Tucumán, Argentina and is a lifelong ecologist and seeker.