Ryan Kushner

Singularity Expert: Singularity Expert, in Energy and Environment, Energy, Innovation, Startup Investing, Corporate Innovation

Ryan is an expert in climate technology commercialization and acceleration and the Co-founder and Director of Startups at Third Derivative (D3), a joint venture between Rocky Mountain Institute and New Energy Nexus. D3 now has the largest cohort of climate tech startups in the world, a $2M SPV to fund portfolio companies, $3T in market cap across corporate partners and $2B in deployable funds across VC partners.Ryan started the New Energy Network, which is now one of the world’s largest networks of climate tech entrepreneurs and funders in the world. He has sourced and facilitated deals for hundreds of climate and hard tech companies that now are valued at $500M+ USD.He is the author of “Accelerate This! A Super Not Boring Guide To Startup Accelerators and Clean Energy Entrepreneurship”, sponsored by the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, World Wildlife Fund, and New Energy Nexus, and featuring Y Combinator, Techstars, 500 Startups, Google X, and other innovation programs around the world.Formerly, Ryan was Network and Curriculum Lead at New Energy Nexus, founding team of the Free Electrons global utility accelerator, Singularity Expert, at Singularity University in Energy + Environment, advisor to Carbon180’s CarbonTech Lab, founder of The Oceantech Community, mentor at Techstars Energy and Big Ideas Ventures.His life's mission is taken from Buckminster Fuller’s World Game, which is to, “Make the world work for 100% of humanity (and life)“, and his epitaph will be “Let’s All Have Fun.”