Nov 27, 2017

Renowned Cleantech Investor and OPower Founder Join Voltus Strategic Advisory Board

Voltus announced today that Raj Atluru and Alex Laskey have joined its Strategic Advisory Board.

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Voltus, Inc., a leading provider of cash-generating energy products, announced today that Raj Atluru and Alex Laskey have joined its Strategic Advisory Board.

"Raj and Alex have made incredible contributions to the energy industry as leaders, visionaries, and investors who are personally committed to seeing the world's energy resources managed better through the use of technology and progressive business models. They will evangelize our mission with utility customers and regulators, help attract world-class talent, and hold us accountable to the highest standards," said Gregg Dixon, Voltus CEO. "We are thrilled that they've agreed to join forces with our team to reinvigorate innovation in DR while continuing to level the playing field for distributed energy resources of all types."

As a Managing Director of Activate Capital, Mr. Atluru has been investing in the energy sector for more than 20 years. His primary area of interest is the intersection of technology and distributed energy resources. Prior to Activate, Raj was a co-founder of Silver Lake Kraftwerk, a growth equity fund focused on late-stage private companies in the energy and resource sectors. From 2000 until 2011, Raj led the cleantech practice at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, one of the premier early stage venture funds in Silicon Valley, where he co-founded DFJ Element, the largest fund ever raised for the cleantech sector at the time. DFJ was an early investor in notable companies including Tesla Motors, Solar City, and EnerNOC.

Mr. Laskey is the Founder and former President of Opower, now an Oracle company, an industry leading smart grid and energy efficiency software company that works with utilities to drive large-scale, verifiable reductions in energy usage through a combination of behavioral science, data analytics, and software expertise. Alex is a highly sought-after speaker at energy-related conferences throughout the country and abroad.

"As we choose candidates for our strategic advisory board, we look for folks who combine tremendous experience and results with the kindred spirit of the Voltus culture: bright, gritty, and good. Along with fellow Voltus SAB members Jon Wellinghoff and Phil Giudice, Raj and Alex exemplify the kinds of leaders we seek counsel from .... folks who think big, expect a lot from themselves and their teammates, and put potential into action. We're excited to drive results from the guidance they provide," added Matt Plante, President of Voltus.

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About Voltus, Inc.
Voltus represents the "potential of us" to better manage energy through simple, cost-free energy management products. Our commercial and industrial customers generate cash by allowing us to be their energy expert while we deliver innovative demand response, energy purchasing, and energy efficiency programs to them. It's this simple: a customer signs up with Voltus and every quarter we deliver dollars. Voltus makes money when our customers make money by sharing the cash generated from working together. What's more, there are significant community benefits that accompany working with Voltus — a cleaner, more reliable energy future and dollars invested back into your business and jobs instead of being wasted on a larger energy bill.