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Peter Rive


Mr. Peter Rive is a Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of SolarCity. He is a Chairman of Sofar Ocean Technologies. 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.

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

Peter Rive Investments (3)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Bellwether Coffee 03-Sep-2019 Later Stage VC 0000 Application Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000
00000 00000 000000 06-Feb-2019 00000 00000 000 Electronic Equipment and Instruments Startup 00000 0000
0000000000 000000 27-Aug-2018 00000 00000 0000 Application Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000
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Peter Rive Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Peter Rive Angel Investor 0 0 San Francisco, CA

Peter Rive Co-Investors (14)

Name With Exits Lead Partner
DBL Partners 1 0
New Ground Ventures 0 0
Spindrift Equities 0 0
Tandem Capital 0 0
True Ventures 0 0
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