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Darren Kimura


Mr. Darren Kimura is the Founder of Energy Smart News. Mr. Kimura also serves as Vice Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer at LiveAction. He founded and served as the Director at Energy Laboratories. Mr. Kimura is a Co-Founder and serves as General Partner at Enerdigm Ventures. He founded Sopogy and was also an Investor. He is a Managing Partner at Enerdigm Group, Inc. He has led a 20-year career in the technology industry. 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 holds 12 patents, led the acquisition of 76 patents/licenses and has led teams over 500. His entrepreneurial career began in High School as he helped bring paintball to Hawaii. While in college he led to the foundation of Nalu Communications an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and Energy Industries Corporation a leading US energy efficiency provider. He has since gone on to create and operate other cleantech, media and IT companies. Darren 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). He is also an Angel Investor. He also served as General Partner at Enerdigm.

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

Darren Kimura Investments (3)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Sopogy 03-May-2007 Later Stage VC 00.000 Alternative Energy Equipment Out of Business 000000 000000
000000 0000000000 00000 00000 Environmental Services (B2B) Out of Business 000000 000000
0000000000 00000 00000 Other Energy Services Product Development 000000 000000
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Darren Kimura Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Energy Industries 01-Jan-2015 Bankruptcy: Liquidation Completed
000000 22-Apr-2014 0000000000: 000000 Completed
0000000000 000000000 00000000 Completed
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Darren Kimura Team (1)

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