26 Apr '11, 4pm

Former CIA Director James Woolsey Leaves VantagePoint for Lux Capital: James Woolsey, the former CIA director

James Woolsey, the former CIA director and venture partner with VantagePoint Venture Capital, has joined Lux Capital along with Richard Foster, a McKinsey alum and prolific author. Woolsey is one of the regular speakers on the greentech circuits -- and one of the more interesting ones. He was one of the first to hammer home the lesson that green technology and national security are intertwined. Woolsey will concentrate on energy and Foster on life sciences. The two are a coup for Lux, which primarily invests in early-stage companies with an emphasis on cutting-edge scientific research. The firm, for instance, has invested in two companies started from research conducted by Angela Belcher, the MIT professor that creates genetically modified organisms to produce industrial chemicals. It also put money into Transphorm, a University of California Santa Barbara spinoff that mak...

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The rousing success of DC's Capital Bikeshare

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switchboard.nrdc.org 26 Apr '11, 1pm

Capital Bikeshare , Washington’s wildly popular bikesharing program, now claims to have nearly 11,000 members and 1100 bik...