Catherine Benz


Catherine Benz is an Associate at Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners (SIP). In addition to providing transaction support, she is responsible for SIP’s Strategic Value Creation program, which provides its partners with a platform for programmatic engagement with industry leaders on high-impact topics.

Previously, Catherine was an Associate on the Investments and Partnerships team at Sidewalk Labs. She has prior experience at Ibis Networks, a plug load energy management company, as well as at the World Resources Institute, where she was responsible for conducting analyses on U.S. energy infrastructure economics. More recently, she worked at a mobility startup, Zendrive, where she led and launched the company’s first large-scale data mapping project.

Catherine graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Energy Strategy & Engineering and an MS in Sustainability Science & Practice. While at Stanford, Catherine was selected for the Mayfield Fellowship. Catherine is based in SIP’s Silicon Valley office and lives in San Francisco, California.