David Mount is a founding partner at G2 Venture Partners and a seasoned investor at the forefront of the IoT, energy and industrials markets. David spent his career advancing the ‘Industrial Awakening’ by supporting companies at the intersection of connectivity, advanced processing, and traditional industry. He is currently on the boards of G2 portfolio companies Seegrid, AiDash and Nikola Labs.
Previously, David led a number of successful investments as a Partner at Kleiner Perkins’ $1B Green Growth Fund, and also founded and incubated Element Analytics, a high-growth industrial software company. David has invested in OSIsoft (shares sold to SoftBank), ServiceMax (acquired by GE), Opower (acquired by Oracle), SilverSpring Networks (SSNI), UpWind Solutions (acquired by Vestas) and Choose Energy (acquired).
Prior to Kleiner Perkins, David developed his principal investing expertise at Bain Capital Credit, a $20B structured finance unit of Bain Capital. There, David helped manage a traditional energy portfolio, which included exploration, production, refining, field services, and specialty chemicals. His involvement in the firm’s consumer portfolio included investments in multinationals within the food, health, and sustainable business sectors.
David holds a B.A. from Yale University, an M.S. in environment and resources, and an M.B.A. from Stanford University, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. In addition to his work at G2, David is an adjunct professor at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability.