• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Brian Berzin

Thea Energy

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Brian Berzin is a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Thea Energy. Brian Berzin has a diverse background as both an operator and investor, spanning deep tech, venture capital, private equity, and investment banking. While at Aeterna Capital Partners, Brian grew a multi-family office investing across venture capital and private equity opportunities. Brian also has deep experience within the privately funded fusion industry, previously serving as a Vice President and Officer of General Fusion. During his time at General Fusion, Brian led various initiatives including corporate and commercialization strategy as well as engagement with capital markets. Prior to his time at General Fusion, Brian worked within Houlihan Lokey’s Private Growth Equity Capital group, helping to grow venture-stage technology companies. Brian also previously worked in Houlihan Lokey’s Corporate Finance investment banking group. Prior to his time in growth equity and investment banking, he founded two businesses focusing on switching power supplies and LED lighting technology. Brian is a graduate of Lehigh University with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Finance. As part of the Martindale Center for the Study of Private Enterprise, he also published research on the European sovereign debt crisis.

Sessions With Brian Berzin

Monday, 18 March

  • 04:00pm - 04:30pm (CST) / 18/mar/2024 09:00 pm - 18/mar/2024 09:30 pm

    Thea Energy | Reinventing Fusion and the World’s Energy Supply with Programmable Magnets

    Fusion can provide abundant carbon-free energy, but building the complex hardware is, well, hard. Join co-founder and CEO Brian Berzin to discuss how Thea Energy’s core stellarator technology, an array of computer-controlled superconducting magnets, is capable of transferring complexity and precision previously fixed in hardware to a scalable, efficient control system.