Good Energies hires VC veteran

Good Energies, a renewable energy investor, has appointed George Coelho as a managing director and head of venture capital, and will also take responsibility for European solar team.

Coelho joins Good Energies from Balderton Capital, formerly known as Benchmark

Capital, Europe, which he co-founded in 2000. The fund has actively invested in technology and cleantech companies in all development stages in both Europe and

North America. For Balderton, Coelho served on the board of a number of portfolio companies.

Before Benchmark, Coelho led all of Intel Corporation’s strategic venture capital investment activities outside the US. Prior to that he was a founder of the group that evolved to become Intel Capital and ran the M&A group as assistant treasurer. Previously, he served in a number of senior positions in corporate finance at Nomura Securities, Union Bank of Switzerland, and Bank of America.