Boston, MA, December 5, 2019 – Clean Energy Ventures (CEV), an investor in early-stage advanced energy start-ups, today announced the hiring of veteran marketing strategy advisor Ted Dillon. Mr. Dillon will provide marketing strategy to CEV and its portfolio companies.
CEV’s $110 million Clean Energy Venture Fund targets the current capital gap for seed and early-stage investments in promising advanced energy innovations. CEV focuses on technologies and business model innovations in the U.S. and Canada that are ready to scale and commercialize, and that have the potential to significantly mitigate global greenhouse gas emissions.
Ted brings over a decade of marketing experience to CEV and will support the fund on its marketing strategy, as well as portfolio companies on brand strategy, marketing strategy, customer and other stakeholder engagement, and competitor assessment. Prior to joining CEV, Mr. Dillon was Managing Director and member of the executive team at Captains of Industry, a Boston-based marketing consulting firm with a deep focus in advanced energy and clean energy industries. As Managing Director, Mr. Dillon oversaw client engagements, created new products, led business operations, and advanced the overall goals of the firm.
“On behalf of Clean Energy Ventures, we are extremely excited to welcome Ted to the team and to leverage his knowledge and deep experience to support both CEV’s and our portfolio companies’ marketing activities. Marketing may not always be top of mind for clean energy entrepreneurs, but we believe it should be a priority in order to transition from a primary focus on the development of disruptive technologies to a customer-centric model that can scale-up in complex energy markets,” commented Daniel Goldman, a Co-founder and Managing Director of Clean Energy Ventures.
“CEV has a meaningful focus on providing mentoring and support to early-stage companies that goes well beyond investment. Bringing marketing guidance to these companies early and often will create an additional strategic advantage at a unique and critical stage in their growth. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join a venture firm with such a strong track record. CEV is filling a critical gap in early-stage clean energy investing, and I’m looking forward to contributing to our goal of bringing new technologies to market to advance the clean economy and address global climate disruption,” noted Ted Dillon.