Ramez Naam

Venture Partner

Energy Expert, Award Winning Author (Fiction and Non-Fiction), Investor and Speaker.


Ramez Naam is the Co-Chair for Energy and Environment at Singularity University at NASA Ames. He speaks around the world on innovation, exponential technology, and disruptive energy technologies.

Ramez Naam is a computer scientist, startup investor, advisor to numerous Fortune 50 energy and transportation companies, and the award-winning author of five books, including the Nexus trilogy of science fiction novels.

Ramez was one of the first to forecast the incredible price decline in clean energy.

His seminal 2011 Scientific American article, “Smaller, Cheaper, Faster” observed that the price of solar power was dropping exponentially and would eventually be lower than that of any other energy source.

He’s since detailed the exponential trends in wind power, energy storage, and electric vehicles and their disruptive impact on the energy and transportation sectors.
Ramez is an investor in numerous startups in the fields of energy, mobility, sustainability, and artificial intelligence. He leads syndicates where others can invest with him.

Prior to his work in energy and transportation, Ramez spent 13 years at Microsoft, where he led teams working on artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, and internet search.

He’s the author of more than 20 patents, many of them co-authored with Bill Gates. Ramez’s software has touched the lives of more than a billion people.Ramez’s work has appeared in or been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Atlantic, Slate, Business Week, Discover, Wired, and Scientific American. He’s spoken to corporate CEOs and boards on six continents, from Istanbul to Shanghai; from Buenos Aires to Washington DC.

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