Daniel Colbert

Finance and Energy Advisor

Managing Partner at North Energy Ventures

Daniel Colbert

Finance and Energy Advisor


Dr. Daniel Colbert earned his Bachelor’s in Chemistry from Cornell University and he received his Ph. D in Physical & Theoretical Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and continued with his Postdoctoral education in Theoretical Chemistry at the University of California-Berkeley. 



Dr. Colbert began his career as a Ph.D. theoretical and physical chemist on the faculty of Rice University. While at Rice University, he co-founded with Nobel Laureate Rick Smalley, Carbon Nanotechnologies, Inc., to commercialize their ground-breaking research on carbon nanotubes. Later, Dr. Colbert was CTO of NGEN Partners, and subsequently designed and launched the Institute for Energy Efficiency at UC Santa Barbara. He later established the first cleantech venture fund in Russia under Wermuth Asset Management. Currently, Dr. Colbert is the Managing Partner of North Energy Ventures, a binational Russia/US early-stage cleantech fund. Dr. Colbert also engages in consulting work with early-stage companies as Colbert Venture Consulting.


Dr. Colbert has over 50 peer-reviewed papers in leading academic journals and over 60 issued patents. He has been awarded various academic and professional awards and recognitions. 


Dr. Daniel Colbert specializes in materials, cleantech, and nanotechnology. He also specializes in various aspects of early-stage businesses, including patent strategy. Dr. Colbert can aid in most areas of technology, including applications, general business strategy, and intellectual property issues.


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