Cleantech is a cross-discipline practice that includes a wide range of startups including those focused on Lithium production, biochemicals, and LED lighting. Josh Green joined Mohr Davidow’s team in 2006.
“Working on clean technology takes me back to the early 1980s in Silicon Valley when a single individual with a great idea can have maximum impact,” Josh says. “The entrepreneurs in this business are in it to change the world. The companies they are building have the potential to bring sustainable change and efficiency to classic industrial processes.
In a 25-year career in law, Josh acted as an advisor to some of Silicon Valley’s legendary startups in the computer, Internet, telecommunications, biotech and medical device industries. Josh gained a breadth of knowledge that makes him uniquely qualified for an investment area that spans multiple industries.
“I’ve been at the side of incredibly talented entrepreneurs during some of the most important times in their careers,” Josh says. He helped more than 150 companies complete successful IPOs, worked with Cerent in the largest technology acquisition in Cisco’s history ($8 billion) and partnered closely with companies such as Yahoo! during their formative stages.
Josh believes Mohr Davidow offers a unique combination of seasoned venture capitalists and the financial clout needed for early-stage startups. “We offer entrepreneurs the kind of advice that comes only with deep experience building the kinds of companies they have envisioned,” he says. “And as top tier firm, Mohr Davidow has the necessary capital to back up the commitments we make to our entrepreneurs.”
Facts & Stats
- Graduated magna cum laude from UCLA in 1977 and the UCLA School of Law in 1980 where he was on the Law Review.
- Founder and chair of the UCLA Venture Capital Fund and a member of the Board of Visitors of the UCLA Department of Economics.
- Josh helped more than 150 companies complete successful IPOs, worked with Cerent in the largest technology acquisition in Cisco’s history ($8 billion) and partnered closely with companies such as Yahoo! during their formative stages.
- Favorite Quote: “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are” – Legendary UCLA Head Basketball Coach John Wooden.