|Stanford University, MS|
|Cornell University, BS|
Dan Miller is Managing Director of The Roda Group, a seed-stage venture capital group focused on clean technology. Dan co-founded the firm with Roger Strauch in 1997.
Mr. Miller is on the Board of Directors of the three most recent Roda Group investments - mOasis, Inventys, and Gridtential. The Roda Group believes that mOasis, Inventys, and Gridtential will fundamentally advance the way we grow food, produce energy and store energy, respectively.
Mr. Miller was previously the president and member of the board of Ask Jeeves, Inc. (now Ask.com), a former Roda Group affiliate. He has served on the boards of other former affiliates including PolyServe (now owned by HP), SightSpeed (which was acquired by Logitech), and Solazyme (IPO May, 2011).
Prior to The Roda Group, Mr. Miller was Executive Vice President of TCSI Corporation, a company he co-founded with his Roda Group partner, Roger Strauch. TCSI (now owned by Rocket Software) is a leading provider of integrated software products and services for the global telecommunications industry. Prior to TCSI, Mr. Miller was a systems engineer at Hughes Aircraft’s (now Boeing) Space and Communications Group where he was responsible for designing communications payloads for commercial communications satellites.
Mr. Miller is a member of Cornell University’s Faculty Computing and Information Science and School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Boards. He is also a member of the board of the Pacific Pinball Museum, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching art, history, and science through pinball.
Mr. Miller is a member of the board and former President of the Foundation Board of Trustees of the Chabot Space & Science Center. At Chabot, Dan spearheaded the development of a climate change exhibit and web site for kids called Bill Nye’s Climate Lab, featuring Bill Nye the Science Guy.
Dan is a leading speaker on the urgent need to address climate change, including at the COP15 conference in Copenhagen. An online version of his talk is the second most viewed climate change lecture on the FORA.tv web site. He is a member of Board of Directors of Climate Healers, a group dedicated to deploying solar cooking stoves in developing countries. Mr. Miller is also a member of The Climate Project. You can learn more about climate change and Dan’s activities at his Climate Place web site.
Dan received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, with distinction, from Cornell University and his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He holds three patents in the areas of compression technology and wireless communications systems.