Jun 30, 2014 • 22M

Episode 53: Todd Stevens, Renewable Tech Ventures

 
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June 26, 2014 - Read the full Your Mark on the World article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/1s6DuWD. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwitunes or on Stitcher by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwstitcher. Todd Stevens, founder and managing director of Renewable Tech Ventures, who will be speaking at the Social Enterprise and Crowdfunding Conference on September 26, 2014 at Snowbird in Salt Lake City, has been having impact through his investments for years. More about Renewable Tech Ventures: RenewableTech Ventures is committed to creating exceptional returns for both the entrepreneurs we invest in and our fund investors. These exceptional returns are achieved by investing in early stage and growth stage energy innovations in renewable energy, clean technology, energy conservation, green materials and other clean technologies. Our investment activity is focused in the Rocky Mountain region of Canada and the United States. This region is an area rich in energy and technology resources and is an underserved region for venture capital. While located in the Rocky Mountain region, we welcome the opportunity to talk with entrepreneurs located throughout Canada and the United States. Through our 80 years of combined venture capital, clean tech and entrepreneurial experience we have funded and helped dozens of successful companies. Our investment philosophy is centered in helping the entrepreneur succeed and by doing so, our investment and venture fund also succeeds. RenewableTech Ventures provides capital, market intelligence, active board representation and an exceptional international network of industry contacts, technology leaders and co-investors. Todd’s bio: TODD STEVENS, MANAGING DIRECTOR, RENEWABLETECH VENTURES. Mr. Stevens is the co-founder of RenewableTech Venture Fund and is a leading energy and clean technology investor in the Rocky Mountain region. RenewableTech Ventures has completed five investments with a focus on renewable energy and clean technology companies in the Rocky Mountain region of the US and Canada. Prior to founding RenewableTech Ventures, Mr. Stevens was Founder and Managing Director of Wasatch Venture Fund, now EPIC Ventures from 1993 to 2009. Mr. Stevens was also Manager of the Zions Bank Venture Capital Department from 1993 to 2009. During his 20 years career as a venture capitalist, Mr. Stevens has raised seven venture funds focused on early stage technology companies with commitments totaling over $250 million. Prior to his venture capital career, Mr. Stevens was a development and finance executive in the independent power/ cogeneration industry from 1988 to 1991. He assisted in developing over 300 MW of cogeneration and renewable energy projects including wind, hydro, biomass and geothermal power plants and has financed over $400 million in energy projects. He also worked as a real estate executive in Chicago, Illinois with Homart Development from 1985 to 1988. Mr. Stevens received his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah, cum laude, in Accounting and Management and received his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business.