Max Webster

Max Webster

Clean Energy Entrepreneur 


Max is an entrepreneur passionate about increasing adoption of clean energy. He is a founding team member of Bright, a Y-Combinator and First Round Capital backed company, where he's building a movement to spread solar in emerging markets. He was named a Forbes 30 Under 30 in Energy, has delivered two TEDx talks on the ethics of climate change, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Yale. 

Work experience

Work experience
Jan 2015 - Present



We're building a movement to spread residential solar in emerging markets. We currently have over 850 ambassadors who have helped over 200 people go solar in Mexico. 

Jan 2014 - Jan 2015


Niko Niko 

We built an enterprise mood tracking and analytics platform to help people measure what makes them happy and fulfilled. We participated in AngelPad, the #1 ranked U.S. startup accelerator. The company continues to operate in the U.S. and Europe. 

Jun 2012 - Jan 2014



We created a social referral network for clean energy / energy efficiency products. We were funded by SURGE, the top energy focused startup accelerator.


2008 - 2012

Political Science 


Graduated Magna Cum Laude (top 15% of class) with environmental legal coursework at Yale Law School.


  • 2014 - Participant in AngelPad (the #1 ranked startup accelerator in the world)
  • 2013 - Forbes 30 Under 30 - Energy 
  • 2012 - Participant in SURGE (the top ranked energy startup accelerator) 
  • 2011 - TEDx Nashville presenter on ethics of climate change (audience of > 800) 
  • 2011 - Udall Scholar - national award for top environmental student leaders
  • 2010 - Buck Jackson Prize for best oration in Yale Sophomore Class  
  • 2008 - Ranked top 5 nationally in high school extemporaneous speaking & debate