Tom Rand

After a number of years as a successful software entrepreneur, Tom now focuses his efforts on carbon mitigation. Active in Cleantech venture capital, technology incubation and commercialization, and public advocacy, he is currently Managing Partner of the privately-backed MaRS Cleantech Fund, and a Senior Advisor at the MaRS Discovery District. He sits on the board of a number of clean energy companies and organizations.

Tom’s first book Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit was published in early 2010, and his second (working title Hot Water) is to be published by ECW Press in Autumn 2013.

He holds a BSc in electrical engineering (U of Waterloo), an MSc in philosophy of science (University of London and LSE), and an MA and PhD in philosophy (U of Toronto). He is an Action Canada Fellow.

Tom’s doing ‘everything I can, with what little I’ve got, to stop our mad gallop to a very nasty place’.