Solar for Schools
Robert Schrimpff, Martin Augustin, Ann Flaherty
Germany, the UK, and India
Our team is made up of eight members. We are led by the two co-founders, Robert Schrimpff and Martin Augustin. They first started working together 10 years ago at Robert’s old VC firm, and they have been collaborating ever since. Their excellent cooperation and common drive to make big things happen led to a natural partnership, which was the creation of Solar for Schools in 2015. Robert serves at the company CEO and has 8 years of experience in venture capital and previously was a serial entrepreneur who set up a number of internet businesses including hotels.com and netxtra.net. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, where he co-founded the INSEAD Energy Network and an Aeronautical Engineering Masters from Imperial College in London. Martin brings his experience and expertise in project management to the team as the company COO. Before Solar for Schools, he ran a renewable energy consultancy business and helped develop solar plants, wind farms, and biogas plants across Europe. Martin holds a diploma in technology and management from Technical University of Munich. Also in the leadership team is Ann Flaherty as the Business and Project Manager. Ann has championed education charities to work with commercial organizations and has co-created environmentally-focused projects for young people. She has a background in media, journalism, event management, communications, and marketing and holds a MSc in Sustainable Development from the Centre for Environmental Studies. In addition, we have a Representative for School Communications for the UK (Helen Biro), a Communications Manager for Germany (Sarah Finder), a Brand & Product Manager (Pallavi Modi), a Head of Web Development (Joaquin Marti), and a Web Developer (Matthew Diggins).