Board & Advisors
Reuben Munger (Board)
Reuben is currently the Managing Partner of Vision Ridge Partners, LLC, a clean energy oriented investment firm active in renewable energy, green building, future utility business models and advanced transportation. Vision Ridge endeavors to accelerate the execution of a low carbon future. Reuben was the co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Bright Automotive, Inc, a start-up electric vehicle company focused on providing economic solutions to commercial and government fleets.
Prior to founding Vision Ridge, he was a Managing Director with The Baupost Group, LLC. a leading investment firm with over $25 billion in assets. Reuben led the firm's European investing efforts, co-led the Trading Room Operations Committee and managed investments in telecommunications, media, shipping and other special situations in the United States, Canada and Asia. During his decade at Baupost, the firm compounded assets under management from $1 billion to $12 billion. He has also been a consultant to Texas Pacific Group and an investment banker with James D. Wolfensohn, Inc.
Reuben is Chairman of Securing America’s Future Energy (www.secureengery.org), a trustee of the Rocky Mountain Institute (www.rmi.org), and a founding member of the Executive Committee of the Electrification Coalition (http://www.electrificationcoalition.org), in addition to serving on the boards of a number of private companies. He recently completed terms as Chair of the Governing Board of EdVestors, a director of the Energy System Network and Entrepreneur in Residence at Washington and Lee University. Reuben graduated magna cum laude from Washington and Lee University with a B.A. in Politics and Economics and a B.S. in Business Administration.
Clay Collier (Board)
Clay's expertise in communication architecture and software development has established him as a leading player in both the geospatial and energy markets. Clay began his career in the software industry with Teknekron Financial Systems, and was soon tapped by Telemecanique to work in Sophia Antipolus, France on Process Control Software (Grafcet). When he returned to the Bay Area, he joined Navteq, and led the team that developed the world’s first fully functional car navigation software.
Clay then was the Founder and CEO of Kivera, which delivered the first Location Based System application for smart phones – FindFriend, first deployed by AT&T Wireless. Other major Kivera milestones include developing the routing application for the Internet Triptik offered by the American Automobile Association (AAA), and performing the only algorithmic map database merge to provide complete North American map coverage for DENSO, the provider of in-dash navigation for Lexus and other leading luxury car brands.
Clay was most recently the Co-Founder and CEO of Akuacom, the inventor of the full suite of software and hardware that created the Automated Demand Response market and led to the OpenADR standard with the support of Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, and the California Energy Commission. Honeywell acquired Akuacom in 2010 and Clay spent three years in Business Development domestically and internationally.
Clay received a B.A. in Physics from UC Berkeley, and has patented multiple technologies in the areas of geospatial and energy software.
Laura Schewel (Board, CEO)
Laura, founder and Chief Executive Officer, is a leading advocate and researcher in advanced transportation, with particular expertise in transportation systems, sustainability and safety, and vehicle/system modeling and analysis.
After completing degrees in engineering and comparative literature at Yale University, she worked at the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), managing their vehicle electrification projects, including the Smart Garage Charrette and Project Get Ready. Next, Laura joined the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to develop planning for regulatory strategy for electric vehicles and energy storage. Laura’s work at StreetLight is an extention of her graduate studies at UC Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group. She is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in Energy Engineering, and the author of several publications about vehicle electrification and sustainable transportation.
Paul Friedman (Board, CTO)
Paul, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in engineering and product management of business intelligence, analytics, database architectures and Big Data technologies. He has started three successful software companies and has built four successful engineering teams that delivered scalable enterprise software products.
Initially, Paul served as a software engineer at Microcom, MIT Media Lab, DEC, and Oracle. He later co-founded and served as Vice President, Chief Technology Officer or Chief Architect at Stanford Technology Group (acquired by Informix), Supplybase (acquired by I2 Technologies), and Purisma (acquired by Dun & Bradstreet). Paul has a MS and BS in Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Thorsten Claus (Advisor)
Thorsten loves growing startups and building companies for web-based services, telecom enablers, transport network and data center solutions. He is helping his portfolio companies to engineer product and service innovations, and to create and execute strategies for a flat and free world. As a corporate venture capital investor at T-Venture he focuses on B2B business models in the areas of IT infrastructure, communication & networking, and software platforms, driving partnerships and helping with business development in Europe and the U.S. T-Venture is a stage-agnostic corporate venture capital firm that provides seed, venture and growth-stage funding for startups with strategic relevance to Deutsche Telekom Group and its global markets.
Rich Miller (Advisor)
Rich, co-founder and adviser, is a Silicon Valley veteran with extensive technical and commercial experience in cloud computing, IT infrastructure, middleware, and wireless/telematic data. Rich has a strong executive background (CEO/COO, Board and Advisory Board Member) as well as a successful track record in business development.
Most recently, Rich served as CEO/COO and managed the financing for a number of early stage companies including Replicate Technologies and Univa. He was on the founding team at General Magic (IPO) and successfully drove its early business development efforts. As Managing Director and Principal of Telematica Inc., a holding company and consultancy, he has made significant contributions to influential technology companies including Instill, Phone.com, WebTV, Palm Computing, PostX, Beatnik, Diffusion, iPass, Slam Dunk Networks, Moai Technologies, NetMoves, and others. Rich has a MA in Communication Research and Information Science (Doctoral Candidate in Information Science) and BA in Political Science from Stanford University.
Dan Kammen (Advisor)
Dan holds multiple positions at the University of California, Berkeley, including Professor in the Energy and Resources Group Energy and Resources Group (ERG), Professor of Public Policy in the Goldman School of Public Policy and Professor of Nuclear Engineering in the Department of Nuclear Engineering. He is also the founding Director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL).
Dr. Kammen's research interests include: the science, engineering, management, and dissemination of renewable energy systems; health and environmental impacts of energy generation and use; rural resource management, including issues of gender and ethnicity; international R&D policy, climate change; and energy forecasting and risk analysis. He is the author of over 90 journal publications, a book on environmental, technological, and health risks and numerous reports on renewable energy and development. He has been featured on radio, network and public broadcasting television and in print as an analyst of energy, environmental, and risk policy issues and current events. His recent work on energy R&D policy appeared in Science, and Environment, and has been featured on PBS, KQED, CNN, and in many newspapers via the Reuters news service.
In addition to advising StreetLight Data, Dr. Kammen advises the U. S. and Swedish Agencies for International Development, the World Bank, and the Presidents Committee on Science and Technology (PCAST), and is a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Working Group III and the Special Report on Technology Transfer). Dr. Kammen serves on the technical review board for the GEF (the STAP), is a lead author for the Special Report on Technology Transfer of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and advises the World Bank and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as the African Academy of Sciences.
Alan Z. White (Advisor)
Alan has held executive positions in business development, operations, product management, and corporate finance for technology companies developing CleanTech, Design, and Building solutions.
He was recently the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at SCIenergy, where he secured strategic/channel partners, raised venture financing, and directed the company’s next-generation solutions. Prior to SCIenergy, Mr. White was Vice President of Market Development for Coulomb Technologies (now ChargePoint), where he drove partnerships, support, and products to catalyze the networked EVSE market.
Alan previously directed technology development and partnerships within the Office of the CTO at Autodesk, Inc, focusing on SaaS, immersive environments and sustainable innovations for the architectural, infrastructure, and manufacturing industries. He began his career at Silicon Graphics at the outset of the graphics workstation and Internet business, and subsequently co-founded and was President of SupplyBase, which was acquired by i2 Technologies.
He holds a BS in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Union College, and an MS from the MIT Sloan School.
Hugh Morgan (Advisor)
Hugh has a wealth of marketing, sales and business development experience and advises early stage SaaS companies on their marketing and sales efforts. Clients include: Buildingi, Desk.com, FunMobility, MonetaSuite, PeoplePower and Voodoo Viral. Prior to this, at ASTEROP, which provided business intelligence tools to retailers and CPG companies, he built out its North American sales effort. At Corrigo, a field service software company, Hugh negotiated strategic partnerships, built and managed an enterprise sales team and managed its relationship with wireless carriers.
Prior to working with Corrigo, Hugh spent 10 year working in the finance and real estate industries and started his business career in investment banking. Hugh trained as an architect in his native Canada and has an MBA in finance from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.