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Adam Grosser, Foundation Capital, General Partner: Influence: Has made several key investments in smart grid firms from Silver Spring Networks, to EnerNOC to Control4. Adam Grosser was the only investor we put on the list (though our hats are off to Foundation partner Warren Weiss as […]

Adam Grosser, Foundation Capital, General Partner:

Influence: Has made several key investments in smart grid firms from Silver Spring Networks, to EnerNOC to Control4.

Adam Grosser was the only investor we put on the list (though our hats are off to Foundation partner Warren Weiss as well) given his and Foundation Capital’s overall track record for smart grid and energy efficiency investments. Grosser and Foundation bet on EnerNOC, a company selling demand response energy services (an early version of smart grid), back in 2005 when the energy biz wasn’t even a glimmer in the eye of Sand Hill Road. EnerNOC went public in mid 2007, and its shares rose 260 percent this year. Grosser and Weiss also invested in smart grid networking leader Silver Spring early on and kept on investing when the firm hit some early hurdles.

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  1. [...] Earth2Tech’s Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers Posted August 26, 2009 Filed under: Uncategorized | http://earth2tech.com/2009/08/26/earth2techs-top-15-smart-grid-influencers/ [...]

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  2. [...] Usually when IBM catches our eye with a cleantech play these days, it’s related to the smart grid: Big Blue has developed a variety of software to give utilities more intelligence on the power grid, and the computing giant’s Energy & Utilities chief, Guido Bartels, ranks among our top 15 smart grid influencers. [...]

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  3. [...] Earth2Tech’s Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers: By some accounts, the build-out of the smart grid could be the biggest driver of wealth in the next decade. Thousands of companies are now racing to sell software, hardware, and consulting services to utilities that are trying to design smart grid networks and tap into stimulus funds. Here’s our list of the top 15 most influential people in the smart grid space. [...]

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  4. OK, but who are the analysts/independent thought leaders in this space???

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  5. [...] via Earth2Tech’s Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers. [...]

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  6. [...] effect on smart grid innovation than Foundation, which is why I put Foundation’s Adam Grosser as the only investor in our Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers. [...]

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  7. [...] Usually when IBM catches our eye with a cleantech play these days, it’s related to the smart grid: Big Blue has developed a variety of software to give utilities more intelligence on the power grid, and the computing giant’s Energy & Utilities chief, Guido Bartels, ranks among our top 15 smart grid influencers. [...]

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  8. Impressive list! It sounds like George Arnold & all these companies plus many more have their work cut out for them. Wishing everyone all the luck to create a cleaner, smarter and more efficient energy system.
    There are other companies that are working just as hard but not mentioned above. For example, http://www.titanenergyworldwide.com/

    Thank you for posting!

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  9. [...] As George Arnold, NIST’s National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability (and one of our Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers) notes in the release: “[W]e have set a timetable that is much swifter than usual for [...]

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  10. [...] Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy, DOE [...]

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  11. [...] with Guido Bartels, General Manager of IBM’s Global Energy & Utilities industry and one of Earth2Tech’s Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers, revisited that sentiment. When I asked him for some tips on how startups and smaller companies [...]

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  12. [...] has been selling “smart grid” technology since 2004, says Bartels (who was on our Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers list). But as the smart grid industry is about to receive $4 billion in federal stimulus funds and [...]

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  13. [...] process at the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST), George Arnold (one of our Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers), getting the standards established for connecting smart appliances in homes is one of the key [...]

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  14. [...] Earth2Tech’s Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers: One of my favorites of the year: a list of who I think are the most influential execs in the smart [...]

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  15. [...] Earth2Tech’s Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers: Who are the big influencers in the emerging smart grid industry? Here’s our 15 top picks about the movers and shakers of tomorrow’s digital power grid. [...]

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  16. [...] Earth2Tech’s Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers: Who are the big influencers in the emerging smart grid industry? Here’s our 15 top picks about the movers and shakers of tomorrow’s digital power grid. [...]

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  17. [...] because the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), led by George Arnold (one of our Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers), has been advocating an open approach. The FCC has also been supporting an open standards approach [...]

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