Former Rivian exec Mwangi joins Eclipse Ventures as partner

Mwangi is a former executive vice president of manufacturing at electric car company Rivian.

  • He also worked at Tesla where he served as senior director of engineering
  • Based in Silicon Valley, Eclipse invests in the automotive, semiconductor, manufacturing, networking, materials and communications industries
  • The venture firm was founded in 2015

Eclipse Ventures has named Charly Mwangi as a partner. He is a former executive vice president of manufacturing at Rivian. He also worked at Tesla where he served as senior director of engineering. Mwangi has an undergraduate degree from Tennessee State University.

Mwangi said in a blog post that he is “energized to join this extraordinary group of investors as a partner. As a partner at Eclipse, I can amplify my impact in tackling the most pressing issues — like climate change and manufacturing reshoring — facing our world by working with driven founders and a world class team.”

Based in Palo Alto, California, Eclipse invests in the automotive, semiconductor, manufacturing, networking, materials, and communications industries. It was founded in 2015.