Peter L. Corsell is an entrepreneur and investor known for successfully bringing emerging technologies to market. MIT’s Technology Review recognized him as one of the world’s top innovators under age 35, the World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader in 2010, and he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Corsell is Chairman of GridPoint, which he founded in 2003 and led as CEO until 2010. An established cleantech leader and a pioneer in the Internet of Things, GridPoint enables businesses, utilities and government agencies to maximize energy savings and environmental sustainability. The company has deployed more than 450,000 connected devices and has saved its customers more than 2.4 billion kilowatts of energy. GridPoint has received honors from The World Economic Forum, Bloomberg Businessweek and The Guardian, and has been featured in books by Thomas Friedman, Fred Krupp, Robert Galvin and Kurt Yeager.
Corsell is also the founder and CEO of Hubub, a digital platform for exploring and discussing interests. Users create multimedia channels, or “hububs,” that provide a stream of related content including videos, articles, blogs and polls, as well as innovative features like one-on-one debates. Hubub has raised $14 million to date, including a $5 million strategic investment from Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company.
Corsell is also a driving force behind other venture-backed technology companies. He is a founding investor and board member at inStream, the leading cloud-based wealth management platform for independent financial advisors; Trenchware, a provider of advanced cybersecurity solutions to U.S. corporations and government agencies; Clearpath, a cloud-based service that streamlines the U.S. immigration application process; and Kichink!, the leading e-commerce platform in Mexico, home to more than 25,000 online stores.
Corsell serves on the board of the Wolfsonian Museum in Miami Beach, a collection focused on social, historical and technological change. Earlier in his career, Corsell served with the U.S. Department of State in Havana, Cuba, and as a political analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency. He holds a BSFS degree from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.