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Clean energy technology is now disruptive to existing energy markets. The price of cleantech is plunging, and will continue to plunge, following a pattern familiar to those working with digital tech. The more scale they achieve, the cheaper they'll become, as the industry plows funds back into explicit R&D and learns lessons through execution. These disruptive technologies are now almost certain to power a multi-trillion dollar transition of the energy system away from fossil fuels. Yet investing in them is tricky. How do you invest in startups in an area where prices keep plunging? I look for investments that have one or more of the following: 1. Network effects or business model innovations that generate high value. 2. The application of software, IoT, and other digital tech to clean energy. 3. Unique, game-changing IP that's hard to compete with. 4. Extremely scalable, capital-efficient business models. In my role as co-chair of the Energy & Environment program at Singularity University, and through my five books and widely read blog posts on energy technology, I see a great many startups doing innovative things in the cleantech space. It's from that pool that I select potential investments.
I'll syndicate all deals in which I'm able to obtain a significant allocation for my syndicate.
Ramez Naam
Co-Chair Energy & Environment at @SingularityU. Cleantech Investor. Energy & Innovation Wonk. Science-fiction author (Nexus series). Ex-Microsoft.
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Jesse Robbins
Founder @Orion , @Chef , VelocityConf. Board @Heavybit. Early investor @Fastly @PagerDuty @Instacart & more. ex @Amazon
Jeremy Levine
Founder/CEO @DRAFT. Investor in 40+ startups.
Vasu Kulkarni
Founder / CEO of @Krossover , Managing Partner @Courtside Ventures
David Bill
CTO @Freestyle Capital Previously: VP Technology @ExactTarget (IPO, acq by @Salesforce) CTO (acq by @AOL) Head of Eng @Virta
Sundeep Ahuja
70+ Syndicates incl @Mosaic @Good Eggs @Burrow @Starcity @Notable Labs; 3yrs @AWS; Co-founder @Richrelevance; Advisor @Indiegogo; BS CS Stanford.
Tyler Willis
Founder of @Unsupervised — Investor in companies like @Lyft, @Patreon & @Lambda School.
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“I founded one of the top companies in the AI space and was exceptionally early (founding employee) at two successful startups — where I ran marketing,...more
Armando Biondi
Cofounder @AdEspresso, acquired by @Hootsuite in Feb 2017. Investor in 60 startups + @AngelList Lead. Guest Contributor, former Radio Speaker, proud #500strong
Ramez is more than an investor. He's a visionary. Hands-off when appropriate, but an excellent resource for mapping how an idea might re-form the shape of the world around itself.
Ian Baker
For Ramez Naam's investment at Threadable
A master class intellectual with deep knowledge sets across technology, science, environment, energy, AI, and policy. Also, his books are rad!
Chris McCoy
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Ramez has built up worldwide acclaim for amazing books, such as the Nexus Series. He is a brilliant thinker, with an affinity for the future. His expertise in enterprise software, and experience developing systems with Microsoft made him a perfect fit for Imporium.
Joseph Douglas
For Ramez Naam's work with Imporium
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