Braemar Energy Ventures
Jiong Ma brings 15 years of research, operating, and venture capital experience in the technology industry. She is currently a Principal at Braemar Energy Ventures, making early- and growth-stage investments in the energy sector. Prior to Braemar, Jiong was with 3i, a global private equity firm where she was responsible for investment in the information technology and cleantech sectors.
Prior to her fellowship at 3i, Jiong had a long tenure working in both the business and technical sides of the high-speed networking industry. She held several senior positions at Lucent Technologies and Bell Labs, including lead roles in product portfolio strategy and new product launches for Optical and Data Networking. In the research and product development arenas, she led projects in system architecture, defining product features, network design and operations. Jiong was also a founding team member of Onetta, a fiber networks start-up company backed by VC firms Sequoia and Matrix. Earlier, Jiong worked as a member of Nortel Networks' technical staff.
Jiong has published or co-authored 15 technical papers, and is the inventor on one US patent.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Jiong has a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, an MS in electrical engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, and a BS in physics/electrical engineering from Lanzhou University, China. Jiong is a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese, and is fluent in English.
A member of Fellows Class 9, Jiong served her fellowship at 3i under the mentorship of Marko Maschek in Boston.