David Miller, PhD - Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Clean Energy Venture Fund
David Miller is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Clean Energy Venture Fund (CEVF), an early stage venture fund in formation focused on maximizing returns by investing in seed stage companies commercializing scalable, disruptive clean energy technologies and business model innovations which provide solutions to global climate disruption.
David is also a co-founder and Executive Managing Director of the Clean Energy Venture Group (CEVG) an active and successful angel group composed of 18 investing partners which has invested in 25 early stage companies over 10 years with a successful track record. Recently, David has been instrumental in bringing third party family office funding to co-invest in CEVG portfolio companies.
An engineer by training, David brings over twenty years of technology startup management experience and over sixteen years of seed stage investing experience. He has been on the board of directors or advisory board of several clean energy companies and has been extensively involved in helping grow the local clean energy ecosystem in New England by participating in a wide range of advocacy initiatives. David also currently has an appointment as Research Affiliate at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Previously, he founded several companies, including Quantum Telecom Solutions, which was acquired by a division of Lucent Technologies. At Lucent, he served as Director in the New Ventures Group, where he managed and evaluated a diverse set of early stage investments.
David received his BS and MS in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT, and completed his doctorate at MIT’s Lab for Energy and the Environment, where he studied the utilization and commercialization of distributed generation and energy efficiency measures. His dissertation examined the impact of a wide range of management and investment strategies and public policy initiatives on the success of new clean energy ventures.