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Ron Mahabir Ron Mahabir

CEO | Asia Cleantech Capital

San Francisco, CA, UNITED STATES

Cleantech entrepreneur. Singapore. San Francisco.

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Biography

Ron Mahabir has been focused on sustainable transportation and clean energy since 2006. He currently runs Greenlots, a developer of open charging networks for electric vehicles which has sold systems in 13 countries. Ron also helped establish Annex Power, one of the largest clean energy groups in Southeast Asia with over 120 MW of solar, biogas and wind experience.

In late 2004, Ron foresaw that the US was heading towards a massive housing crisis and led an investment in and turnaround of The Walz Group. Walz is now the leading mortgage default communications company in the US and ranked #45 on the Inc. 500 (2008).

Previously, Ron established the Japan operations for Colony Capital, a global private equity group.

Ron graduated from Berkeley where he launched his first start-up, the Credit Union for Berkeley Students.

Industry Expertise (3)

Cleantech

Energy

VC and Private Equity

Areas of Expertise (8)

Asia Clean Energy

Asia Clean Technology

Electric Vehicles

Macro Economics

Early-Stage Investing

Early-Stage Capital Raising

Asia-Pacific Issues

Private Equity & Venture Capital

Education (1)

University of California, Berkeley: B.S., Business administration 1996

Affiliations (8)

  • Asia Cleantech Capital
  • Annex Power
  • Greenlots
  • California Plug-in EV Collaborative
  • Sun-eee
  • Walz Group
  • Colony Capital
  • Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

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Prior speaking engagements include Asian Development Bank, Asian Venture Capital Journal, BBC, BusinessWeek Global, CNBC, Cleantech Group, Euromoney, Greentech Media, PEI Media, and Verge, among others.

Media Appearances (1)

Mixergy Interview

Mixergy  online

2013-01-18

What do you do if your first idea doesn’t work? Today’s guest said that rather than fighting the reality of being wrong, he pivoted. Then, when the next idea didn’t work, he had to do it again. Ron Mahabir is the founder of Greenlots, which makes the stations that recharge electric vehicles smarter.

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0 to 5000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee

Patents (1)

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR CHARGING OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES

20160364658

2016-12-15

Abstract: A method of reserving an electric vehicle charging station is disclosed. The method includes: providing an electric vehicle charging station with one or more charging slots, wherein the electric vehicle charging station is configured to receive and manage reservations for the charging slots at the electric vehicle charging station; sending, from a mobile device, a charge transfer request for an electric vehicle of a first user over a network link to a cloud server, wherein the charge transfer request from the mobile device includes identification information and credit account information; authorizing the charge transfer request received at the cloud server using the identification information and credit account information received from the mobile device; and charging the electric vehicle of the first user in a first charging slot at the electric vehicle charging station for a first charging session.

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Articles (3)

SINGAPORE SHOULD INVEST MORE HEAVILY IN CLEANTECH Business TimesF

2012-12-05

AS WE speed dangerously along the highway of global economic growth, it has become awfully clear that we are headed for major accidents in food, water and other resource shortages, as well as increasing environmental disasters.

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Time to step up clean-energy drive Business TimesF

2017-04-10

The assumption of cheap conventional energy consumption is wrong and we can’t wait for another energy shock to scramble for solutions.

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Can Southeast Asian Cleantech Start-ups Save the World? Inc MagazineF

CRISTINA MORALES

2017-06-23

The clean technology sector operates at high risk and even higher ambitions, precisely because it needs to. Here’s what you need to know.

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