Dakin Sloss

Member Since 2021

Dakin Sloss

Founder and General Partner

Prime Movers Lab


Dakin Sloss is an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He is the Founder and General Partner of Prime Movers Lab, the world’s leading partner of breakthrough scientific startups. He has led investments in and is a board member at Heliogen, Covaxx, Tarana, and Carbon Capture. Prior to founding Prime Movers Lab, Dakin served as the founding CEO of Tachyus and OpenGov. He is also a philanthropist dedicated to ending world hunger, resolving the global mental health pandemic, and redesigning early childhood education to cultivate integrated beings across body, mind and spirit. Dakin has been recognized as one of Yahoo Finance’s THE NEXT: 21 people who will have a significant impact on the worlds of finance, business, sports or politics in the year ahead and was featured on CNBC discussing the rise of SPACs. In 2016, Dakin was recognized as the featured Forbes 30 Under 30 energy entrepreneur. In 2017, he was named as a San Francisco Business Times 40 Under 40 honoree.


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Start-Ups
  • Leadership


September 7th, 2022

VCs will need deeper technical due diligence capabilities

Venture capital firms are going to need to develop new skill sets and diligence processes to determine which startups and founders deserve capital.

July 8th, 2022

It’s time for startup founders to face reality

While this may seem like a scary time for startup founders, current market conditions actually provide a lot of opportunity.

March 17th, 2022

Conscious investing: Aligning heart and mind

What is conscious investing? It means being aware of not just the outcomes we target, but also the path we take.

February 7th, 2022

How to lean into challenges and capitalize on volatility

Most companies have had to navigate economic downturns, but the most successful ones turn market fears and panic into positive change.


Prime Movers Lab

Prime Movers Lab invests in breakthrough scientific startups founded by the world's prime movers – the inventors who transform billions of lives across energy, transportation, infrastructure, manufacturing, human augmentation, and agriculture.


  • Energy
  • Transportation
  • Infrastracture


Corporate leadership