December 29, 2008
Prominent Venture Capitalist Nancy Floyd to Keynote 2009 Sustainable Business Symposium
Prominent clean tech venture capitalist Nancy Floyd recently was announced as the keynote speaker for the 2009 Sustainable Business Symposium, which is cosponsored by Law Students for Sustainable Business, the Oregon Law Review, and the Lundquist College of Business MBA program.
Floyd is founder and managing director of Nth Power, a venture capital firm based in San Francisco. Nth Power prides itself on being the first venture capital firm funding startup companies in the growing sector of energy technology.
Floyd has led Nth Power’s investments in Silicon Energy, Northern Power, Smartsynch, Serveron, SpectraSensors, and Propel Biofuels. She sits on the boards of the American Council on Renewable Energy (“ACORE”) and the Center for Resource Solutions. She has been an advisor to the National Renewable Energy Lab, was a board member of Sustainable Asset Management in Zurich, Switzerland, and is an active member of E2. She also helped organize the Northwest Business Leaders for Clean Energy campaign and also was appointed by Gov. Ted Kulongoski to serve on the Oregon Economic and Community Development Commission.
Floyd made news headlines this fall when she spoke at the Democratic National Convention, stating that President-elect Barack Obama’s policies would help to build a green economy in the United States.
The 2009 Sustainable Business Symposium will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 3, at the University of Oregon White Stag Building in downtown Portland.