David Mount

Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

As a partner in KPCB’s Green Growth Fund, David Mount supports young companies leading new markets in sustainable ways by focusing his work on software and services investments applicable to the energy and industrials markets. For over a decade, Mount has been investing in billion dollar technology and energy portfolios that span the petrochemical, oil and gas and consumer sectors. Before joining KPCB, Mount developed his principal investing expertise at Sankaty Advisors. There he helped manage Sankaty’s petro-focused portfolio, which included exploration, production, refining, field services and specialty chemicals. He also evaluated opportunities in renewable energy and alternative fuels and chemicals, predating the first wave of investing in these technologies. He has also worked closely with the teams at Silver Spring Networks, Opower, and Hara.

David earned a BA degree from Yale University, an MS degree in environment and resources from Stanford University, and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is on the boards of UpWind Solutions and Choose Energy, a board observer at OSIsoft, and led the firm’s investment in ServiceMax.

Live Event Appearances

Podcast Guest Appearances

C1 Revue: Can Our Connected Lives Be Green and Safe?

California has committed to getting one-half of its electricity from renewable sources by the year 2030. But clean energy advocates say the state could be more ambitious and shoot for 100% clean electricity. Still, not everyone agrees on how the existing energy grid can integrate new technologies, or whether getting to 100% is even technically possible yet. On today's program, we hear how smart technology and the "Internet of things" can be part of the solution, while making our lives greener, safer, and more convenient.