SUNIL PAUL, Founding Partner, has a track record of creating successful companies as well as making high performance investment decisions. He co-founded Freeloader (acquired by Individual, Inc. 1996 for $38M) and Brightmail (acquired by Symantec 2004 for $370M) and made the firm's initial investments in industry leaders like Linkedin and Solazyme. Sunil coined the term “cleanweb” to describe the aggressive application of social, mobile, and internet media to accelerate cleantech deployment and restructure sectors as diverse as hotels, automobiles, agriculture and food, clothing, buildings, lighting and renewable finance.
Sunil began cleantech investing in 2002 because he saw the opportunity to address climate change, energy security, and resource scarcity with new technological advances from a variety of fields like semiconductors, biotechnology, the Internet, surface science, nanotechnology and social media. These forces are now producing profound breakthroughs as a result of the creativity of entrepreneurs and investment from venture, corporate, and government. He has a prior history in firms like America Online and work for the US Congress and work on the NASA space station. He is also active in non profit projects such as Clean Economy Network, Gigaton Awards and Gigaton Throwdown, Carbon War Room and MAPlight.
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