Nat Simons and Laura Baxter-Simons

Nat Simons and Laura Baxter-Simons
  • Joined the Giving Pledge: 05/01/2017 - Read the Letter
  • Estimated Net Worth: net worth n/a
  • Forbes Rank: Not Ranked
  • Industry: CleanTech, Investment
  • Born: Nat Simons - 1966
    Laura Baxter-Simons - 1970
  • Residence: San Francisco, CA

Nat Simons and Laura Baxter-Simons have worked together in the financial industry for over twenty years. Nat is Chairman and Laura is General Counsel at Meritage Group, an investment management firm.

Nat and Laura are the co-founders of Sea Change Foundation, working internationally to support and implement public policies and foster investments and practices that will reduce the most substantial sources of greenhouse gas emissions.

In 2009, they co-founded Prelude Ventures, an early-stage cleantech investment group, which focuses on emerging companies that will speed the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Nat holds a BA in Economics and an MA in Mathematics from UC Berkeley. Laura holds a BA in Economics and German and an MA in German Literature from UC Berkeley, as well as a JD from Stanford University.

Related Foundations

Charitable Board Service

  • Nat Simons
    UC Berkeley Board of Visitors

    Laura Baxter-Simons
    Head - Royce School Board of Trustees (Former)

Online Communications

Over time we have learned to appreciate the importance of collaboration in philanthropy. Like most other philanthropic areas, climate change and clean energy policy is profoundly challenging on many levels…Given the sheer scope and myriad of approaches necessary to address climate change, there is a great need for groups to work together and to learn from one another.

Nat Simons and Laura Baxter-Simons