Dan Miller

Dan Miller

Managing Director, The Roda Group

Dan Miller is Managing Director of The Roda Group, a seed-stage venture capital group focused on clean technology. Dan co-founded the firm with Roger Strauch in 1997.

Mr. Miller serves on the Board of Directors of Gridtential, a Roda affiliate that will fundamentally advance the way we store energy. 

Mr. Miller was previously the president and member of the board of Ask Jeeves, Inc. (now Ask.com), a former Roda Group affiliate. He has served on the boards of other former affiliates including PolyServe (now owned by HP), SightSpeed (which was acquired by Logitech), and Solazyme (IPO May, 2011). 

Prior to The Roda Group, Mr. Miller was Executive Vice President of TCSI Corporation, a company he co-founded with his Roda Group partner, Roger Strauch. TCSI (now owned by Rocket Software) is a leading provider of integrated software products and services for the global telecommunications industry. Prior to TCSI, Mr. Miller was a systems engineer at Hughes Aircraft's (now Boeing) Space and Communications Group where he was responsible for designing communications payloads for commercial communications satellites. 

Mr. Miller is a member of Cornell University's Faculty Computing and Information Science and School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Boards. He is also a founding board member of the Pacific Pinball Museum, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching art, history, and science through pinball. 

Mr. Miller was a 20-year member of the board and former President of the Foundation Board of

Trustees of the Chabot Space & Science Center. At Chabot, Dan spearheaded the development of a climate change exhibit and web site for kids called Bill Nye's Climate Lab, featuring Bill Nye the Science Guy. 

Dan is a leading speaker on the urgent need to address climate change, including at the COP15 conference in Copenhagen. An online version of his talk is considered one of the top climate talks by The Sanders Institute and other groups. Mr. Miller was a volunteer member of the Biden-Harris energy and environment policy committee prior to the election. Dan collaborates with world renowned climate scientist James Hansen on advancing Fee and Dividend carbon pricing policies. 

Dan received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, with distinction, from Cornell University and his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He holds three patents in the areas of compression technology and wireless communications systems.