2012 - Angels: Investors & Eco System Support

Angels: Investors & Eco System Support

Tom Rand

Lead Cleantech Advisor, MaRS Discovery District

After selling his software company in 2005 Tom used some of the proceeds to start his own cleantech seed fund and is now the Lead Cleantech Advisor at the MaRS Discovery District, where he has advised approximately 240 cleantech companies who have collectively raised about $150 million—likely 75 per cent of the cleantech total in Ontario. Author of Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit(8000 copies), creator of The Planet Traveler, arguably the greenest hotel in North America, and leader of the Green Bonds policy team, Tom has given dozens of talks internationally on the subject of climate science and the role of policy, innovation and finance in solving the climate crisis.