Vaughn focuses on the renewable energy industry for Blue Bear. He is specifically focused on themes and opportunities where policy and technology catalysts interconnect.

Prior to Blue Bear, Vaughn managed a portfolio of emerging and esoteric hedge fund and venture capital fund strategies at a Southern California based Family Office.

He is the founder and managing director of Autochrome Ventures, an early-stage venture firm investing in frontier technologies applied at industrial and enterprise scale. Examples of Autochrome’s investment philosophy include Emerge, PhaseFour, Standard Cyborg, and Tropic Biosciences.

A strong proponent of diversity within the ranks of both high-growth technology companies and venture capital, he was one of the first limited partners in Backstage Capital and is a founding member of PledgeLA.

He currently holds board positions at Emerge and Pactum Capital, and sits on the investment committee of Treehouse Macro Partners, a volatility-focused hedge fund.

Vaughn received his Bachelor of Arts from Colorado College