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Kiki Tidwell

Idaho Land & Pine

Kiki Tidwell operates in both philanthropy and private equity, engaging in impact investing in both realms. Kiki is President of the Tidwell Idaho Foundation, a small family foundation she started 23 years ago; President of her family office, Idaho Land & Pine; and an active angel investor.

The Tidwell Idaho Foundation has been a member of Philanthropy Northwest and Toniic and is a current member in Mission Investors Exchange. The Foundation has reached its goal of 50% mission investments and has made mission investments in E+Co, Micro Energy Credits, American Wind Farm, and Ardsley Partners Renewable Energy Hedge Fund. Kiki believed Idaho could experience tremendous rural economic revitalization through the development of its renewable energy resources. In 2009, she won the first-ever successful carbon reduction shareholder initiative with a utility with her initiative with IdaCorp'one of only 15 successful shareholder initiatives in any category in the previous 10 years.

Kiki has invested in cleantech, across the spectrum of investment vehicles: direct investments in startups, LP investments in VC funds (DBL, SJF Ventures, CalCEF Angel Fund, Nth Power), cleantech-only hedge funds (Ardsley Partners), public equity, project finance, and emerging markets renewables project companies. She looks for companies where her angel money can help get a company to milestones that make it attractive to further funding. Kiki has been in a cleantech-only-angel group NWEA, now Element8 Angels, since 2006.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Kiki has served on the board and finance committee of the Idaho Community Foundation (ICF); served as a charitable grants panelist for ICF and the Idaho Children's Trust Fund; served as a member of the Governor's Council on Families and Children (Idaho); and has been a multi-year member of Social Venture Partners in Seattle, Washington, with a stint on SVP's K-12 Grants Committee.

Kiki holds a BSBA from the University of Denver.

As a member of Class 15, Kiki served her fellowship at the Northwest Energy Angels under the mentorship Co-Chair Byron McCann and Robert Wiltbank of Montlake Capital.