25 Who Ditched Infotech for Cleantech

David Kaplan

Background: Helped build Microsoft’s SQL server

Current: founder of electric vehicle smart charger V2Green

Kaplan is a 12-year Microsoft veteran who helped build the company’s SQL server business. He’s now using his software background for electric vehicles and the power grid as founder of “smart charging” startup V2Green. V2Green’s software and hardware connects a plug-in vehicle with the utilities’ backend system, enabling the utility to control the rate of the charge.