Nancy Floyd is Founder and Managing Director of Nth Power, the pioneering energy venture capital firm with $450M under management and investments in more than 60 companies including some of the market leaders in renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart grid, clean transportation and green buildings. A highly respected entrepreneur, Nancy has founded and helped launch 17 companies, has worked with global Fortune 500 companies on energy innovation, and served as a judge for idea competitions including the MIT Energy Prize, MIT-Lemelson Award and many clean tech and NREL events. Nancy currently sits on the Boards of First Fuel, Tempronics and Glasspoint Solar, CERES, Washington Gas Light Company and its parent company WGL Holdings. She is a Fund Advisor to Activate Capital and on the Investment Committee for The Christensen Fund.
An early energy pioneer, Nancy founded one of the country’s first wind development firms in 1982, utilizing advanced technology developed by NASA and Sandia Labs. She developed over $30 million in projects and sold NFC Energy Corporation, generating a 25-fold return on the original capital invested in three years. In 1985, she helped found and launch PacTel Spectrum Services, a network management company for private voice and data networks and a subsidiary of Pacific Telesis. She also founded one of the first non-profit organizations in the U.S. to fund home energy audits.