Noel Perry

Venture Capitalist, Social Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

National Advisory Board

Noel Perry is the Founder and Managing Director of Baccharis Capital, Inc., a private venture capital firm, started in 1991, located in San Mateo, CA.  The company's focus is on early stage investments in educational software, educational toys, organic food, health, and other consumer products. He has backed multiple business successes like the interactive educational company Leap Frog and the organic baby food company Earth's Best.  Mr. Perry's desire to improve our communities, particularly here in California, has lead to an involvement in, and formation of several organizations.
 
Founder, Next10
An independent, nonpartisan organization that educates, engages and empowers Californians to improve the state’s future economy and quality of life.  Next 10 produces the online California Budget Challenge, the annual California Green Innovation Index and various publications that focus on the intersection between the economy, environment and climate change in California.
 
Founder, 100 Families Oakland
A project celebrating the power of families and neighborhoods, creating stronger connections between diverse groups, and positive social change through the process of making art.  
 
Former Director/Vice-Chairman, Conservation International
An organization devoted to conserving biological diversity and combating global warming worldwide, utilizing economic incentives wherever possible.
 
Advisory Member of the Statewide Leadership Council for the Public Policy Institute of California [PPIC]
A nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, dedicated to informing and improving public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research.
 
Advisory Board Member,  New America Foundation
A nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States.
 
Advisory Board Member, Santa Clara University Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
A Center for research and dialogue on ethical issues in critical areas of American life, and that works with faculty, staff, students, community leaders, and the public to address ethical issues more effectively in teaching, research, and action.
 
Current Trustee and former Chairman of the Board, California College of the Arts
 
Former Trustee and Chairman of the Board, The Nueva School, Hillsborough, CA

Noel Perry built water tanks and pipe lines in rural Yemen villages for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer.   He holds a B.A. from the University of Rhode Island, an M.B.A. from George Washington University, is a Chartered Financial Analyst (C.F.A.), and the proud father of five sons.

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