Chairman, Factor(e) Ventures
Hal Kruth has been a founder, mentor, seed investor, executive manager and active board member in over 50 early stage technology ventures. He currently is Chairman of Factor(E) Ventures, a pioneering venture development firm that propels access-to-energy solutions into the developing world. Factor(E) provides a unique blend of risk capital and world-class technical resources to support early stage ideas and entrepreneurs. From 2001 through 2008 Hal was one of the top executives responsible for a spin-out ($2+billion dollar IPO) of the UK’s defense science and engineering labs. Prior to that, Hal was the Senior VP of Ventures and Licensing for Stanford Research Institute (SRI) where he managed the internal SRI process to develop new business opportunities (spin-outs and license deals). He is currently an active board member and investor in several early-stage ventures, including high-social impact companies Sparkmeter, Aperia Technologies and Waste Enterprisers, LLC.