Venture Capital: Crowdsourced
World's First, SmartCOUPLINGS that transfer power, Save Energy and Reduce Maintenance $
Fast, on-site, laboratory-grade water testing
Angaza Design removes the upfront price barrier of solar in off-grid markets with embedded Pay-As-You-Go technology.
High -efficiency electric motors using low-cost ferrite magnets rather than rare earth, compelling value prop in high duty data centers
Angel investor, impact investor, clean tech investor, Kauffman Fellow. Kiki Tidwell operates in both philanthropy and private equity, impact investing in both realms. Kiki is an active angel investor and completed a two year Kauffman Fellows venture capital training program in July 2012. She has a portfolio of angel investments, mostly cleantech, and has served on portfolio company boards and advisory boards. Kiki is individually a Limited Partner in several venture funds, some with sole or partial clean tech themes: Nth Power Fund IV, CalCEF Angel Fund, Good Capital’s Social Enterprise Expansion Fund, TrueBridge Capital Fund II, and III, SJF Ventures, DBL Investors, and Aligned Partners. She was a member of Northwest Energy Angels, now known as Element8 Angels, a clean tech only angel group, for 2007-2013, and served two years on its board. She now has been elected as an Advisor to Element8 Angels and has invested in the Element8 Fund. Kiki is President of the Tidwell Idaho Foundation, a small family foundation she started. She has served on the board and finance committee of the Idaho Community Foundation (ICF), served as a charitable grants panelist for ICF and the Idaho Children’s Trust Fund, served as a member of the Governor’s Council on Families and Children (Idaho) and has been a multi-year member of Social Venture Partners member in Seattle, Washington, with a stint on SVP's K-12 Grants Committee. The Tidwell Idaho Foundation is a member of Mission Investors Exchange, and was a Toniic member in 2012. The Foundation has a goal of 50% mission investments and has made carbon-reduction mission investments in E+Co, SJF Ventures, Micro Energy Credits, American Wind Farm, and Ardsley Partners Renewable Energy Hedge Fund. Kiki felt that Idaho could experience tremendous rural economic revitalization through the development of its renewable energy resources. In 2009, she hired As You Sow and won the first ever successful carbon reduction shareholder initiative with a utility with her initiative with IdaCorp, Inc. It was one of only 15 successful shareholder initiatives in any category the previous 10 years.
The Advisory Period is a critical part of Astias process, bringing together the most promising woman-led ventures with leading experts and investors from around the world.
The exceptional team at Empower Micro has invented a new, disruptive solar micro-inverter design, which provides a lower cost solution for module manufacturers through a semiconductor solution. The team has impressive credentials in serial entrepreneurship, semiconductors, grid-connected power electronics, and solar micro-inverters, and the adressable market opportunity is large - 100 million solar modules were sold in 2010, projected 500 million module annual sales in 2020.
Formerly PRIMakers and More for Mission, a merged organization for mission investors
Two year venture capital apprenticeship, completed.
Clean Tech angel investor network Proposed and drafted governance documents for NWEA- Board Skills Matrix, Board Conflict of Interest Policy, Board Member Duties and Responsibilities Started investor discussion groups for our angel investors to confidentially discuss their portfolio investment challenges and lessons learned Proposed and helped to implement an advisory board for NWEA of clean tech vcs and other experts in cleantech to strengthen our knowledge and connections in the sector Served on the Membership committee and conducted Member interviews and recruited new members Served on Marketing committee and participated in PR efforts and outreach Proposed and facilitated an angel investor education seminar with the Angel Capital Association served as a panelist on due diligence Blogged on NWEA website about angel investor issues and the clean tech cluster economy in Seattle Participated in strengthening deal flow for NWEA and participated in recruiting presenting companies
Sourcing great deals for crowdfunding to communities of accredited investors on the Crowdfunder platform
Kiki Tidwell has not indicated any interests.