25 Who Ditched Infotech for Cleantech

Raj Atluru

Background: VC with TL Ventures focused on early stage software and wireless. At Kleiner led investments at Agentis Software, American Compliance Systems, Vizional, Amazing media

Current: Partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, lead cleantech investments in EnerNOC, Bright Source Energy, CoalTek, Deeya Energy, Live Media, Miartech, Reva Electric Vehicle, SOA Software, and Tioga Energy

Atluru has a strong background in environmental engineering, so it should come as no surprise that he dove deeply into the cleantech world. Atluru led DFJ’s investment in EnerNOC, the poster child of cleantech IPO exits. Meanwhile, his diverse investments across solar, clean coal, energy storage and electric vehicles show the breadth of the industry. We got to sit down with Atluru and Jurvetson (#7) to talk cleantech shop, check the video.