John Tough

, Energize Ventures

John brings over ten years of experience in finance, investing and operational roles. He is integral to all aspects of Energize Ventures fund operations, including leading sourcing efforts, developing investment theses, driving diligence of potential investments, and supporting and monitoring portfolio companies. Previously, John was a venture capital associate for Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ Green Growth fund, where he focused on platform investments at the intersection of technology and energy.

Most recently, John was one of the first employees and ultimately scaled into the Chief Revenue Officer at Choose Energy, the largest online energy marketplace in North America. At Choose Energy, he led all operations and growth and raised over $30 million in capital. In 2017, John managed the successful sale of the company to RedVentures. John holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS from Duke University.

John currently sits on the Board of Directors for DroneDeploy, Nozomi Networks and Volta Charging.