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Vertically integrated provider of weather intelligence

Founded in 2016, is a pioneering weather intelligence company that provides forecasting software and services to individuals, businesses and countries around the world. The Company’s technology platform leverages proprietary algorithms, machine learning and unique observational data, including the first commercial constellation of weather radar satellites. The platform is designed to advance global weather forecasting while building a structural advantage through data collection and hyperlocal forecasting precision. Purpose built to solve today’s challenges of unreliable forecasts and inadequate insights, offers a scalable, nimble solution that empowers customers to quickly communicate predictive weather intelligence and actions across stakeholders.

As climate change drives more turbulent and intense weather patterns that pose new risks to both lives and livelihoods globally, businesses and governments seek new ways to enhance operational resiliency, safeguard their communities, and react to a more dynamic climate. empowers communities around the globe with the tools needed to better assess, prepare for, and respond to the effects of more volatile and severe weather.


Boston, MA
Focus Area
Digital Industry
Activate Team

Jon Guerster


Bringing decades of experience in strategy, operations and corporate development, Jon was most recently CEO and co-founder of Dalkia Energy Solutions (formerly Groom Energy), a national building energy efficiency company in the commercial and industrial sector, that was acquired by French multinational utility company, EDF. Jon is also co-founder and chairman of Therm Solutions, a refrigerant carbon credit development company, and was co-founder and board member of Digital Lumens, a venture-backed LED lighting company, acquired by Osram. Jon is a Board Member of Activate portfolio company

Prior to Groom Energy, Jon was a general partner and early-stage investor at CRV, where he was lead investor, board member, and advisor for enterprise software and service companies including BeFree, eDocs, Vignette (VIGN), Virtusa (VRTU) and Xign Corporation. Before CRV, Jon held senior management positions at e-commerce software leader Open Market, Hewlett Packard, and JP Morgan. 

Jon holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Duke University and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Jon is also a past member and committee chair of Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering Board of Visitors as well as the Board of Visitors at The Museum of Science in Boston. In his free time, Jon and his wife Kim enjoy hiking, skiing, walking the dogs, and living vicariously through their three college aged children.


Emma Bell

Vice President

Emma is a Vice President at Activate, where she focuses on deal sourcing, due diligence, execution and supporting portfolio companies post-investment. She is a Board Observer at portfolio companies and PosiGen.

Prior to joining Activate, Emma was a Vice President at Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners (SIP), where she worked closely with portfolio companies and evaluated new technology-enabled infrastructure investments across the energy, mobility and circular economy sectors. Prior to joining SIP, Emma was an Investment Associate on JP Morgan’s Renewable Energy Investments team. Emma began her career at JP Morgan as an Investment Banking Analyst in their New York office.

Emma holds a degree in Operations Research Engineering and a minor in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University. In her free time, Emma enjoys the outdoors, reading books on modern sociology and spending time with family in Chicago.


Evan Friedman

Senior Associate

Evan is a Senior Associate on the Activate team, where he supports all parts of the investment process.

Prior to joining Activate, Evan was an Equity Research Analyst at Barclays in New York City, where he published research on emergent energy transition technologies and public companies across the Power & Utilities sector. Evan also has experience working with music and healthtech startups through the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.

Evan holds degrees in Economics and Human & Organizational Development, with honors, from Vanderbilt University. In his free time, Evan enjoys scuba diving, wildlife photography, cooking and watching nature documentaries.

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