Unreasonable Mentors

Danny Kennedy

Chief Energy Officer at New Energy Nexus

Danny is an Unreasonable Mentor. Danny was part of Unreasonable Impact Americas 2022, and has advised over 12 Unreasonable companies.
Danny is the CEO of New Energy Nexus. NEX is a global platform organization for funds and incubators, with chapters in the USA, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Uganda, Australia and India. This includes overseeing the CalSEED.fund of $25m for early-stage companies in the California economy and the $12m CalTestBed initiative with UCOP. Kennedy helps run Li-Bridge, a public-private partnership with DoE and National Labs on building better batteries.
Kennedy co-founded Sungevity in 2007, the company that created remote solar design, and Powerhouse, in Oakland, CA. He was an early backer of Mosaic in 2011, and remains on the Board of Powerhive, a solar mini-utility in Kenya. He was a founding Director of Sunergise, the solar-as-a-service business out of Fiji and the EnergyLab Australia. He is an adviser to the company Solar Philippines. Kennedy authored Rooftop Revolution: in 2012. Prior to being an entrepreneur and investor he worked at Greenpeace and other NGOs on climate & energy since 1989.
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