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Ryan Kushner

Head of Philanthropic Partners and Co-founder @ Third Derivative (D3)
  • Location
    United States of America
  • Area of Expertise
    Energy Technology, Innovation, Transformation, Governance, Communities, Purpose
  • Type

I am an expert in climate tech investing, innovation, commercialization and acceleration. Currently the  Head of Philanthropic Partners and Co-founder @ Third Derivative (D3), the largest climate accelerator in the world (a project of Rocky Mountain Institute). D3 now has the largest cohort of climate tech startups in the world, a $2M SPV to fund portfolio companies which have raised $680M in external funding, $4T in market cap across corporate partners and $8B in deployable funds across VC partners.

I started the New Energy Network, which is an open community one of the largest networks of climate tech entrepreneurs and funders in the world (join here: http://bit.ly/_JoinTheNetwork_ ). I have sourced and facilitated deals for hundreds of climate and hard tech companies that now are valued at $500M+ USD.

I am 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.


Climate Tech: The Good News/Bad News, Opportunity/Threat Of Our Lifetime