Peter Rive Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
  • Investments
  • 6
  • Portfolio
  • 5

Peter Rive General Information


Mr. Peter Rive is a Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of SolarCity. He serves as Chairman at Sofar. He serves as Board Member & Advisor at Bellwether Coffee. Mr. Rive also serves as an Advisory Board Member at Drawdown Fund. He has helped grow SolarCity into the largest full-service solar provider in the nation, installing one in every three new residential solar systems in the U.S. In his role as CTO, Peter develops the strategy and direction of SolarCity's next-generation software and hardware technologies including battery systems, solar mounting hardware and solar module technology. He also leads SolarCity's utility collaboration efforts in economics, policy, technology and operations integration with the goal of creating a cleaner, more affordable and more resilient way to provide electricity to homes and businesses. His passion for solar stems from concerns about climate change and the belief that solar represents the most practical path to sustainable energy production. Peter has held several senior technology positions throughout his career focused on streamlining operational activities through the use of advanced software. Before he co-founded SolarCity, he held the position of CTO at Everdream where he designed a software platform to centralize computer management.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

Peter Rive Investments (6)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Zola Electric 23-Sep-2021 Later Stage VC 0000 Alternative Energy Equipment Generating Revenue 00000 0000
00000 08-Jul-2021 00000 00000 00000 Alternative Energy Equipment Generating Revenue 00000 0000
0000000000 000000 03-Sep-2019 00000 00000 000.00 Machinery (B2B) Generating Revenue 00000 0000
00000 00000 28-Mar-2019 00000 00000 000 Electronic Equipment and Instruments Generating Revenue 00000 0000
Bellwether Coffee 27-Aug-2018 Early Stage VC 0000 Machinery (B2B) Generating Revenue 00000 0000
SolarCity 15-Sep-2006 Early Stage VC 0000 Alternative Energy Equipment Generating Revenue/Not Profitable
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Peter Rive Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Peter Rive Angel Investor 0 0 San Francisco, CA
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Peter Rive Co-Investors (25)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
DBL Partners 2 0 Series chart Industry bar
Lyndon Rive 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Heliad Equity Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Helios Investment Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
True Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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