About Us


Our Approach

Investable Oceans is an investment hub that seeks to bring market-based capital to the oceans.

While philanthropy and concessionary impact Investing are vitally important private sector sources, we believe market based investing can unlock substantial additional capital to help us collectively create a sustainable Blue Economy in the future.

Our listed investments span:
  • All Asset Classes: Public Equities, Fixed Income, Private Equity, and Venture Capital
  • All Sustainable Blue Sectors: Energy Solutions, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Plastics & Pollution, Shipping & Ports, and Tourism.
This platform seeks to support and enhance the important work and growing success of fund managers, incubators and accelerators. Access to the platform is subject to various screens, which includes referrals, capital raised, credentials, affiliations, awards and other validating criteria and data points.
Investing Ecosystem
The Investable Oceans platform allows its users to:
  • Invest with access to a broad array of investment opportunities across all asset classes and all sustainable sectors
  • Learn through curated research, commentary and tools to facilitate analysis
  • Get Inspired by browsing a collection of ocean books, films, art, and innovations
  • Find Events via an extensive global calendar of upcoming virtual and in-person events, sourced from the ocean community.
Our Team

Ted Janulis

Ted has served in various executive positions, including CEO, at financial institutions involved in Capital Markets, Banking and Asset Management over a 30+ year business career. He is President Emeritus of The Explorers Club in New York City and has served on numerous for-profit and not-for-profit Boards, currently holding positions with Gannett Co. Inc., Roc Capital, RiskSpan Inc., EcoWatch and Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.

The oceans have been one of Ted’s passions since he was young, including a life-changing year after graduating from college when he worked with scientists, explorers and filmmakers as the 1981 Rolex Scholar of the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society.

Brian Watson

Brian has a passion for technology and a love of the oceans. He has spent the majority of his working career in various technology roles. He is currently a Board Advisor to RiskSpan Inc., a SaaS Data and analytics company. Prior to that, he was COO at CRT Capital, responsible for Technology, Risk and Business Management and had a long career at RBS North America, ending up as their CIO.

Vanessa Fajans-Turner

Vanessa has a 15-year track record in the field of sustainable development with a focus on climate and environmental programming. She has previously worked as the Managing Director for SDG Financing for the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the Associate Director of the Avatar Alliance Foundation, and in the documentary space as a producer for Seasons 1 and 2 of National Geographic’s Emmy Award-winning documentary series, Years of Living Dangerously.

She is currently a fellow with the VC firm Yard Ventures and a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She has an MA in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins-SAIS and a BA in Social Studies from Harvard.

Hope Gunston

Hope Gunston is a visual designer with over 19 years of experience designing for clients like AARP, Georgetown University, Scholastic, McClennanMason, Holiday Retirement, Laurel Springs School, and SF AppWorks. Prior to that Hope worked at The Walt Disney Company, Tyco International and International Paper. Hope is excited by new products, technologies, trends and the future of the web.

When not creating online, Hope loves to scuba dive in wild places.

Tiffany Duong

Tiffany is a committed ocean storyteller and change-maker. After a decade in renewable energy project finance law and environmental advocacy, an epic scuba trip to the Galapagos inspired her to focus on our oceans. Now, she protects what she loves as a scientific diver, field reporter, and ambassador for change.

When she's not underwater, she can be found on her yoga mat or planning her next adventure.

Ismini Ethridge

Ismini currently works at the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. She received her BSc in Development Sociology from Cornell University, during which time she studied oceanography, contributed to research on the role of small indigenous fish for global nutrition, and interned for National Geographic Society’s Metrics & Evaluation team.

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