Tao has a background as a corporate executive, venture capitalist and entrepreneur with 20 years of experience and a track record of successfully building new technology businesses in venture backed startups. He has a strong market acumen and an ability to authentically lead global organizations to create results with social and environmental impact.
As Senior Advisor to the technology start-up Solstroem, Tao works at making carbon markets smarter, more trusted, and more automated. More specifically Solstroem automates the generation of micro carbon offsets (MCOs) from distributed solar installations in real-time, thus offering a fully-traceable and data-driven offsetting option to businesses and individuals.
Tao is an active participant in the startup community as board member and investor. He holds an Executive MBA from SIMI and has studied executive courses at Harvard Business School. His former positions include Group Vice President at Grundfos, Investment Partner at Vækstfonden, Business Developer at Risø National Laboratory, Commercial Sales Manager at Bang & Olufsen, and Managing Director at Rainier Technology.