I'm a managing partner at MNL Partners, where we develop energy and environmental projects in global markets, with a focus on China. Earlier, I made venture capital investments at Venrock, co-founded and led Lux Research, and forecasted technology futures at Forrester. I really do live and breathe this stuff.
I'm also chromosomally incapable of keeping quiet. This blog hosts opinions (mine alone) on energy, venture capital, human behavior, start-ups, societal collapse, hope for the future, and everything in between: hopefully useful, usually numerate, and occasionally long-winded.
- MNL Partners hiring spring 2015 interns in Boston. Chinese fluency required, MBA/science PhD students ideal. matthew at mnlpartners dot com 5 days ago
- Epigenetic mechanisms may account for the speed and extent of human evolution vis-a-vis other great apes. Fascinating bit.ly/1A8l73D 1 week ago
- The truth about the DOE loan program from @JMSilver_energy. Dunno how we keep efforts like this from becoming theater m.huffpost.com/us/entry/62639… 2 weeks ago
- RT @ShanaRappaport: Getting energized: My Studio C interview w @MatthewNordan @ our 2014 #VERGEcon on hope for our energy future http://t.c… 4 weeks ago
- Word on Google's conclusion that RE is not <C has made rounds for a while, but interesting to see it written down bit.ly/1F2XgFv 1 month ago
Sites I devour
“Cleantech”I'm not a fan of the term -- IMHO it's a vague catch-all that doesn't accurately reflect anybody's interest -- but it's what the world has decided to use. If you'd like, when you see it, mentally find-and-replace with "energy, environmental, and resource technologies" instead.