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Select Experts Taj Ahmad Eldridge Managing Director

Taj Ahmad Eldridge is managing director of Climate Innovation, an incubated practice at JFFLabs. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience as an investment professional, he leads a cross-collaborative team focused on the intersection of climate and workforce.

His skills and areas of expertise include:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business strategy and development
  • Fundraising and venture capital
  • Strategic planning

Before joining JFF, as a cofounder of Include Venture Partners, Eldridge focused on investing in a diverse group of founders and fund managers who wanted to create innovative ecosystems in their areas. Before that, he was senior director of investments at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator.

Educational background:

  • Bachelor’s degrees in poetry and literature, Texas A&M University at Commerce
  • MBA, Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, Los Angeles
  • PhD in geopolitical economics, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California