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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

Jan 2015Present



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 2014Jan 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 2012Jan 2014



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



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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