Grant Allen is Vice President of ABB Technology Ventures (ATV), the venture capital arm of ABB, Inc. (NYSE: ABB), a global leader in power and automation technologies. ATV is focused on bringing together technology and talent to discover tomorrow's energy solutions and grow ABB's global businesses, with a particular focus on smart grid, data centers, energy efficiency, analytics and distribution.
Previously, Mr. Allen was a Vice President with Core Capital Partners, a Washington, D.C.-based venture capital firm with $350 million under management. There, he focused on investments in cleantech, analytics, communications infrastructure and mobile applications. In addition to working closely with Infinite Power Solutions, a thin-film battery company, and representing Core on the Boards of Mobo Systems and Univa, Mr. Allen was on the Steering Committee for the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association’s (MAVA) Capital Connection and on the board of MobileMonday DC.
Prior to Core Capital, he was a Product Manager at Microsoft Corporation in the Mobile & Embedded Devices division. Other experience includes working for Liberty Associated Partners, the investment arm of the Berkman family; strategy consulting at Dean & Company; and various start-ups, including an IT consulting firm, A-k Presence, he co-founded as an engineering undergraduate at Duke.
He is a Managing Director of Keybridge Venture Partners, a Washington D.C. seed fund; on the Board of Directors of the L’Enfant Society for the Trust for the National Mall; and Chairman of the Ocular Melanoma Foundation, a novel non-profit cancer research and advocacy group he founded in 2003.
Mr. Allen holds a BSE in civil and environmental engineering with honors from Duke University and an MBA from The Wharton School where he was on the board of the Wharton Alumni Association and a Citi Foundation Leadership Fellow.