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BlocPower's smart cities platform leverages IOT, machine learning, and fintech to develop clean energy at scale in US cities.


Founded: 2013
Employees: 30
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BlocPower's smart cities platform leverages IOT, fintech, and machine learning to develop and finance green buildings projects at enterprise scale.


Founder/Chief Executive Officer

Donnel Baird

White House Champion of Change, Echoing Green / Open Society Institute Fellowship, Entrepreneur in Residence at Jalia Ventures, Columbia Business School MBA 2013, 2013 Poptech social innovation fellow, 2013 Best software/service at Northeast Clean Tech Open, Winner of National Net Impact Social Enterprise Business Plan Competition, National Associate Director of Change to Win Energy Efficiency Campaign, Senior Staffer Obama for America 2008

Business Development

Keith Kinch

Deputy Director ALIGN NY, OFA 2010 Deputy New York State Director, OFA 2008 PA Director of Faith Based Outreach. Masters in International Business


Tooraj Arvajeh

Tooraj is a mechanical engineer with an MBA from Columbia Business School. He has conducted hundreds of energy efficiency analyses on multiple continents. Tooraj invented a automobile engine heat exchanger, and looks to leverage his engineering, business, operations, and R+D experience as the leader of our engineering department

Co-Founder, Chief Investment Officer

Morris Cox

Morris majored in Math and Physics at MIT, invented an automated lumber cutting software for his first startup, spent several years leading the analytics team at a successful real estate data startup, worked in project finance at GE and in private equity at Red Oak, where he managed the acquisition of an Israeli technology firm

Corporate Operations

Neda Arabshahi

Neda has diverse experience in the energy and sustainability, customer engagement, and financial underwriting space. At the Rainforest Alliance (2003-07), Neda built corporate partnerships, launched volunteer programs, and oversaw external vendors to ensure successful project execution. Neda worked at Vestas Wind Systems in Germany and Denmark (2011-12), and has a similar strategy background in the Energy Track of the Clinton Global Initiative.


Jamil Ellis

Jamil has over 15 years of experience as a full-stack developer. Before BlocPower. Jamil served as a Technical Lead for HBO between 2012 and 2016 and worked as a software developer in various capacities for the Major Baseball League, Constratus LLC, and Jamil's experience specifically includes developing web and mobile applications, managing software products, and launching software products.

Project Operations

Thomas George

Thomas has over a dozen years of experience in engineering management and operations, in both tight knit operations to large scale operations in fast growing start-ups. Thomas has an an electrical and computer engineering background, with 14 years of experience in developing strong, iterative processes company-wide. He has proven success in establishing new project initiatives and operations in both established engineering firms and start-ups.


Dana Archer-Rosenthal

Dana has served as Program Officer for the Robin Hood Foundation for three years and managed the grant-making process for over 20 organizations in New York City. Dana has worked in similar capacities for the Rainforest Alliance and the Nonprofit Finance Fund, and currently serves on the board of the Hester Street Collaborative. Dana has developed expertise in data management, enterprise operations, community empowerment, and poverty alleviation.


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