Who am I?
After a number of years as a successful software entrepeneur I now focus my efforts on carbon mitigation. I’m active in Cleantech venture capital, technology incubation and commercialization, and public advocacy. I am currently Managing Partner of the privately-backed MaRS Cleantech Fund, and a Senior Advisor at the MaRS Discovery District. I sit on the board of a number of clean energy companies and organizations.
I hold a BSc in electrical engineering (U of Waterloo), an MSc in philosophy of science (University of London and LSE) and an MA and PhD in philosophy (U of Toronto).
It is my belief that we have yet to have a serious, public conversation about the threat of climate change, and the economic opportunites afforded by the global transformation to a low-carbon economy.
I am the author of:
Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit
November 18, 2013
Speaking at a cleantech-y event recently, I bemoaned the lack of urgency in capital movement to the sector. Carbon builds, capital barely moves. Climate growls, capital purrs. Our national and global efforts to mitigate climate risk looks an awful lot … Continue reading
October 30, 2013
The first in a series of articles written for the Canadian Business Journal. Link for laptops/desktops here (full layout). Link for mobile devices here (no photo layout). Original text below. Solve a big problem and get a big reward. That’s how our … Continue reading
October 10, 2013
My Walrus TV Talk: Seven Ideas that will Change Everything. I’m posting this while in Aruba at the Caribbean Renewable Energy Conference (CREF2013) – where Hydrostor just had a signing ceremony with the Minister of Finance for their first commercial … Continue reading