NGEN Partners

Founded in 2001, NGEN Partners is a pioneering investor in companies in clean energy, resource and energy efficiency and other sustainable industries minimizing the impact on the environment and improving health and wellness. NGEN Partners is an active venture investor committed to backing world class entrepreneurs with innovative ideas and business models.

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Persimmon Tree Capital

Persimmon Tree Capital is a private equity firm established in 2008 to make investments in energy and related technology and infrastructure. The firm seeks to encourage and capitalize on the permanent shift to a base of global production that more fully balances the economic and environmental costs of producing energy.

Persimmon Tree Capital believes that the confluence of necessity, human ingenuity and technology create great opportunity and the fund makes private investments in firms possessing not only technical ambition but also superior management capable of leading this necessary and worldwide transformational of traditional energy systems.

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Roger W. Sant

Roger W. Sant is Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of The AES Corporation. Prior to starting AES in 1981, Sant was Assistant Administrator for Energy Conservation and the Environment at the Federal Energy Administration. He was also the director of the Energy Productivity Center, an energy research organization affiliated with the Mellon Institute at Carnegie-Mellon University. Sant is chairman of The Summit Foundation and the Summit Fund of Washington. He is a trustee of the World Wildlife Fund-US, having served as co-chair from 2009-2011 and chairman from 1994 to 2000. He is a member of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, having also served as its first chairman. He is vice-chairman of the National Museum of Natural History, and is a member of the boards of the National Symphony Orchestra and the D.C. College Access Program. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Marriott International from 1994 to 2006. He is co-author of Creating Abundance – America’s Least-Cost Energy Strategy (1982). Sant received a B.S. from Brigham Young University and an M.B.A with Distinction from the Harvard Business School.