Daniel Colbert is a managing director of North Energy Ventures an early stage venture fund. Dan has more than 20 years of venture capital and entrepreneurial experience in cleantech industry. Prior to joining NEV he was a c-level executive at US cleantech venture capital firm NGEN Partners with $230m+ AUM and a lead fund partner at $140m+ cleantech fund with German firm Wermuth Asset Management. Dan also co-founded with Nobel laureate Richard Smalley a materials company Carbon Nanotechnologies, acquired by WisePower for $140m after merger with Unidym. Dan holds a PhD in Chemistry from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.S, and MS from Cornell. He served as a post-doctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Industry Experience

Renewable energy, energy efficiency, nanomaterials, green chemistry, universities, venture capital


Alternative energy; Alternative fuels; Biofuels; Business Development; Business Planning; Clean Technology; Climate Change; Coaching; Energy; Energy Efficiency; Energy Generation; Fundraising; General Business Management; General Entrepreneurship; General technology; Intellectual Property; International Development; Investing; Market Assessment; Research and development; Strategy; Technology Assessment; Venture Capital

Universities Mentored For

Rice University, University of Michigan, University of Washington

Daniel Colbert

North Energy Ventures

Santa Barbara, California

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