Co-Founder and Managing Partner at ClearSky
Alexander Weiss is currently co-founder and Managing Partner of ClearSky and a member of its Investment Committee.
Mr. Weiss served as Vice President of Technology & Innovation Investments for NextEra Energy through 2020. In such role, Mr. Weiss co-headed NextEra Energy’s venture capital investment effort and was involved in the development of its business strategies. He shared responsibility for investment decisions and fund management for more than $10 billion of invested financial assets. Mr. Weiss was formerly Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of NextEra Energy.
Prior to joining ClearSky and NextEra Energy, Mr. Weiss was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley, and a Managing Director in the Investment Banking divisions at Smith Barney and Paine Webber. In these roles, he has over 20 years of experience working with private equity and venture capital funds. Mr. Weiss brings deep industry knowledge, having completed transactions across the investment life cycle in a range of industries, including extensive experience in investing, equity raising, high yield, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged recapitalizations and restructurings.
Mr. Weiss holds a B.A. in mathematics and economics from Boston University and an M.B.A. in finance from Columbia University.
Mr. Weiss currently serves as a member of the board of directors of BHI Energy, Mainspring, Pike Group, SKOUT, System Controls, and Ubicquia. Mr. Weiss also serves as a board observer of Aquicore. Mr. Weiss was also formerly a member of the board of directors of CloudGenix (acquired by Palo Alto Networks), CyberGRX, Cylance (acquired by Blackberry), iControl (acquired by Alarm.com and Comcast), NEXTracker (acquired by Flextronics), RedOwl (acquired by Forcepoint), Sentient Energy (acquired by Koch Engineered Solutions), Spruce Finance, and Verengo (acquired by Crius). He was also formerly a board observer of Entic (acquired by Aquicore) and Silver Spring Networks (acquired by Itron).