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Senna is an Associate at Yamaha Motor Ventures, where she invests in climate technologies out of the Sustainability Fund.

Prior to joining YMV, Senna was an Associate at Propeller, an early-stage fund investing in ocean climate solutions. She also worked with climate startup H2 Green Steel based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Senna holds a M.E.M. from Yale School of the Environment and a B.S. in Biology.

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

What are you most excited about working in Yamaha Motor Ventures?

Yamaha’s Sustainability Fund is a signal that Yamaha is joining the global effort to deploy transformative capital to climate solutions.

A Kando Creating Company that strives to expand human possibilities, Yamaha has set a goal for achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

I see the Sustainability Fund as an opportunity to support the innovations and emerging markets that will enable the transition to net-zero. My hope for the fund is that we can expand our human capabilities for creating sustainable value and drive environmental solutions forward.

What do you look for the most in early-stage startups?

Purpose, perseverance, and product. I look for founders that have a good understanding of both the climate benefit of their product and market timing.

What do you love to do outside of work?

I try to find time to get outdoors every day— running, walking, hiking, or just drinking my morning coffee on the porch. These simple moments are often my daily ritual of grounding. I also enjoy reading, gardening, and NYT’s Monday crossword puzzles.

What’s your next adventure with Yamaha? Which Yamaha products would you love to try next and where?

I have a vision of one day taking a fully electric ATV up into the Sierra Nevadas. My next adventure with Yamaha is helping to electrify some of our existing products and materializing our vision for carbon neutrality.

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