Lachlan McLean at Green LAVA – Sept 20, ROC, 6:30 PM

So a new day, a new venue, new leadership and a new sponsor to make this an event worth seeing.  Marty Metro, Founder and CEO of Used Cardboard Boxes, has taken over from Mike Miller, now CMO of Maverick Angels, and we are setting a high bar right from the start.  Marty will introduce himself and act as moderator for the event on Thursday evening at our new venue – Real Office Centers (604 Arizona, 90401).  The panel will include a VC (introduced below), a couple of start-ups funded in the usual way and a start-up funded in a very unusual way!  Come back every couple of days to this site for an update. 

Lachlan McLean is a US Renewables Group Principal based in Los Angeles whose responsibilities include new business development, investment analysis and execution, portfolio oversight, and fund raising. Before joining USRG, Mr. McLean worked in project management and marketing at Bloom Energy, a venture-backed distributed power generation company. Mr. McLean’s prior investment experience includes forming, raising, and investing a private equity fund within Thomas Weisel Partners’ Asset Management group focused on distressed investments in energy technology, software, and communications companies. Mr. McLean began his career in the investment banking industry at both Barclays Capital and Thomas Weisel Partners providing financing and advisory services.

Mr. McLean in active in the management and boards of Oski Energy, Novo Development Company, and SolarReserve and leads USRG’s business development efforts in numerous sectors including solar, waste-to-energy, geothermal, and energy agriculture. Additionally, Mr. McLean manages USRG’s international business development efforts.

Mr. McLean holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS with University Honors from Carnegie Mellon University.

Green LAVA is generously sponsored by Marcum, LLP and Stradling.  Green LAVA is the clean technology focused Special Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association.