25 Who Ditched Infotech for Cleantech

Sunil Paul

Background: Founder, CEO Brightmail, founder CEO Freeloader

Current: Seed investor, early stage cleantech companies like Nanosolar, Advent Solar, Oorja, City Carshare

One of the earliest cleantech converts, Paul first invested in Nanosolar nearly six years ago. The veteran of Internet firms such as Brightmail and Freeloader told us about the early, lean days of cleantech investing when he had trouble getting enough people together for a lunch discussion. For those thinking of joining Paul on the green side of energy investments, he advises that you’ve got to consider policy.