Darren Kimura Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 4

  • Portfolio
  • 2

  • Exits
  • 3


Darren Kimura General Information


Mr. Darren Kimura serves as Partner at Sway Ventures. He serves as Chief Operating Officer at Zededa. He also serves as Chairman at Forma Vision. He serves as Managing General Partner at Enerdigm Ventures. He is the Founder of Energy Smart News. He serves as Research Associate at eControls. He is an angel investor. He served as Vice Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer at LiveAction. He founded and served as the Director at Energy Laboratories. He founded Sopogy and was also an Investor. is a technology and finance executive with over 20 years of experience in 24 countries including the USA, Japan, and India. His areas of expertise include Information Technology (IT) and energy. Over his career, he has overseen the acquisition of $2 billion in contracts, raised over $80 million in venture capital/private equity, and over $100 million in project financing. He has served in corporate executive positions leading key strategic initiatives including Initial Public Offering (IPO), company acquisition, and numerous distribution and strategic agreements with Global 500 companies. He has been an inventor on 14 patents, led the acquisition of 76 patents/licenses, and led teams of over 500. His entrepreneurial career began in High School as he helped bring paintball to Hawaii. He was recognized as the SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002, Ally of the Year by Hawaiian Electric, an Energy Pioneer by the EPA Energy Star Program and was awarded the Honua "Earth" Prize by the Blue Planet Foundation. He is also a Certified Energy Manager®, a licensed electrical contractor, Google Cloud Certified, and is an Eagle Scout. While in college he led to the foundation of Nalu Communications which was acquired by Prodigy, Energy Smart News Podcast which was acquired by GreenTech Media, Energy Industries Corporation which was acquired by VWI Holdings, Solar Power Technology (SOPOGY) which was acquired by MEMC and Hitachi, and LiveAction which was acquired by Insight Venture Partners. He has since gone on to create and operate other cleantech, media, and IT companies. He attended Portland State University where he studied Electrical Engineering and graduated with a BA from the University of Hawaii where he studied Information and Computer Sciences and Business. He is a Certified Fiber Optic Designer (CFOD), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Demand Side Manager (CDSM), and Certified Cogeneration Professional (CCP).

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States
+1 (415) 000-0000

Darren Kimura Investments (4)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
LiveAction 16-Feb-2016 Later Stage VC 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000
Sopogy 03-May-2007 00000 00000 00.000 Alternative Energy Equipment Out of Business 000000 000000
Energy Industries Early Stage VC Environmental Services (B2B) Out of Business 000000 000000
Technozone Early Stage VC Other Energy Services Product Development 000000 000000

Darren Kimura Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Energy Industries 01-Jan-2015 Bankruptcy: Liquidation
Sopogy 22-Apr-2014 0000000000: 000000
Technozone 000000000 00000000

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Darren Kimura Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Darren Kimura Angel Investor 00 0 San Francisco, CA

Darren Kimura FAQs

  • Who is Darren Kimura?

    Darren Kimura is an angel Investor who has made 4 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Darren Kimura?

    Darren Kimura is an angel investor.

  • What does Darren Kimura do?

    As an angel investor, Darren Kimura invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Darren Kimura invested in?

    Darren Kimura has made numerous investments in companies like LiveAction, Sopogy, and Energy Industries within the Business/Productivity Software, Alternative Energy Equipment, and Environmental Services (B2B) industries.

  • What has Darren Kimura invested in recently?

    Darren Kimura's latest investment was on 16-Feb-2016 in LiveAction, a company within the Business/Productivity Software industry.

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