Trevor Zimmerman is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Blackhorn Ventures. Previously, he co-founded Farmore Capital Group, a private investment firm. While there, he lead the firm’s day-to-day activities and spent much of his time working directly with entrepreneurs to build successful companies.
In addition to angel investing and venture capital, Trevor’s professional experience ranges from developing materials for biomedical implants, to designing high-performance batteries for the U.S. Navy, to developing systems to hinder the migration of radionuclides in groundwater at the Y-12 National Security Complex, to overseeing the design and construction of a groundwater treatment system to hinder the movement of uranium in groundwater. Before co-founding FCG, Trevor was the principal engineer in the Technology Development Division of a venture backed startup company, Kurion, Inc. Here he was responsible for the development and early-stage maturation of technological solutions that support clean energy through waste separation and stabilization, primarily for radioactive wastewater treatment efforts at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
Trevor serves on a number of for-profit and nonprofit boards. He has lectured and published in the areas of venture capital, entrepreneurship, advanced materials, environmental engineering, and radiochemistry, and holds patents for making carbon nanopipes and ductwork with nanomeric walls and separating radionuclides with submersible filters. He is focused on using his diverse technical and entrepreneurial background to solve humanity’s biggest challenges.
Trevor frequently serves as an instructor, mentor, and judge for a variety of institutions including the Department of Energy, Stanford University, and MIT. He completed a postgraduate research appointment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and holds a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Clemson University and a B.A. in Chemistry from Alfred University.