Kentaro Kawamori is CEO & Co-Founder of Persefoni, a prominent Climate Software company. Persefoni's Climate Management & Accounting SaaS Platform is used by companies and financial institutions worldwide to account for, disclose, and manage their climate impact. Kentaro is a serial entrepreneur, his first venture-backed enterprise software business, Umbrage, was acquired by Bain & Co. in 2023. He was also an early-stage software investor at Rice Investment Group and held technical and executive roles at major technology firms, including serving as the Chief Data Officer at Chesapeake Energy. Kentaro has been honored with several awards for his exceptional work, including Forbes 30 Under 30, EY Entrepreneur of the Year, and SXSW Startup Competition.