Steve Foster is a managing director at SF Advisors, which invests in and advises early startups in energy and information technology. Steve brings over 30 years of technology and energy experience including 17 years in private equity and venture capital. He was most recently a Managing Partner at ClearSky Power and Technology Fund, a $275m fund focused on energy technology. Prior to ClearSky, Steve was a partner with Altira Group, an energy-focused venture capital fund based in Denver. Steve also spent ten years with TPG (formerly Texas Pacific Group) helping to start their venture capital and growth equity funds, and was a partner with Crosspoint Venture Partners. Prior to joining Crosspoint, he led business development at 3Com and at Hewlett Packard.
Steve currently serves on the board of ConXtech, is Chairman of the Advisory board of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University, and serves on the advisory board of the National Renewable Energy Labs.