David Mount (Greentech)


David Mount joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2008 and is a partner in
KPCB’s Green Growth Fund (GGF), which supports young companies leading new
markets in sustainable ways. David is focused on software and services
investments applicable to the energy and industrials markets. He is on the
boards of UpWind Solutions and Choose Energy, a board observer at OSIsoft, and
led the firm’s investment in ServiceMax. He has also worked closely with the
teams at Silver Spring Networks (SSNI), Opower (OPWR), and Hara (acquired by

For over a decade, David has been investing in billion dollar technology and
energy portfolios that span the petrochemical, oil and gas and consumer
sectors. Before joining KPCB, David developed his principal investing expertise
at Sankaty Advisors, a $20B structured finance unit of Bain Capital. There
David helped manage Sankaty’s petro-focused portfolio, which included
exploration, production, refining, field services and specialty chemicals. He
also evaluated opportunities in renewable energy and alternative fuels and
chemicals, predating the first wave of investing in these technologies. David’s
involvement in the firm’s consumer portfolio included investments in
multinationals within the food, health and sustainable business sectors.

David holds a B.A. degree from Yale University and an M.S. degree in
environment and resources from Stanford University. He completed his M.B.A. at
the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.
He remains involved in course development at the Stanford Graduate School of
Business and School of Earth Sciences.

Other Resources

  1. Choose Energy Raises $7.5 M And Appoints Kerry Cooper As CEO
  2. ServiceMax Raises $71 M To Perfect Field Service Delivery Across The Globe
  3. An Enormous Change Is About To Hit This $15 Billion Industry


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