Nancy Floyd is Founder and Managing Director of Nth Power, the pioneering energy venture capital firm. Based in San Francisco, Nth Power has $420M under management and has invested in 58 companies, some of the market leaders in renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart grid, clean transportation and green buildings.
Ms. Floyd has led Nth Power’s investments in Silicon Energy (NASDAQ: ITRI), Evergreen Solar (NASDAQ: ESLR), Smartsynch, Serveron, SpectraSensors, Propel Biofuels and Thetus. In addition to these Boards, Ms. Floyd sits on the boards of the New Leaders Council and the ACORE (American Council on Renewable Energy). Ms. Floyd was recently elected to the board of Washington Gas Light Company and its parent company WGL Holdings (NYSE: WGL). She has been an advisor to the National Renewable Energy Lab, was a board member of Sustainable Asset Management in Zurich, Switzerland, the Center for Resource Solutions, and the Portland Family of Funds, a community investment bank. Until recently, she was a Commissioner of the Economic Development Commission in the State of Oregon and was a Trustee at Franklin & Marshall College, in Lancaster, PA.
Prior to founding Nth Power, Ms. Floyd built, managed and negotiated the sale of two high-growth energy and telecommunications companies. In 1982, she founded NFC Energy Corporation, one of the country’s first wind development firms utilizing advanced technology developed by NASA and Sandia Labs. She developed over $30 million in projects and sold the company, generating a 25-fold return on the original capital invested in three years. In 1985, she helped found PacTel Spectrum Services, a network management company for private voice and data networks and a subsidiary of Pacific Telesis. Ms. Floyd was responsible for the nationwide launch of Spectrum Services, which was sold to IBM in 1987.
In 1977-1980, Ms. Floyd worked for the Chairman of the Vermont Public Utilities Commission where she worked on energy and telecommunications issues as well as served as the Commission’s chief legislative liaison. She sat on the New England Regional Facility Siting Council and founded one of the first non-profit companies in the U.S. to fund home energy audits.
Ms. Floyd holds a masters degree in political science from Rutgers University (1977), where she was an Eagleton Fellow. She received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Franklin and Marshall College (1976).