Guiyu, the global capital of e-waste,
has the
highest ever
recorded levels
of dioxins

ES&T, 2007

Every day,
US consumers dispose of
Enough TVs
to fill
more than

600 trucks

EPA, 2011

Sourcing metals for electronics
more than
30 million
tons of CO2
every year

UN, 2009

Recycling metals
10% of the
used for
mining metals

UNU, 2009

$12 Billion
is spent annually
to identify new virgin

EPA, 2011

In 2009, More Than
of US consumer
e-waste was

land filled

EPA, 2010

Guiyu, China
4000 tons
of e-waste 
every hour

ES&T, 2009

70% of all
toxic metals
in US
come from


of all platinum group metal &
rare earth mining
took place
in the last
30 Years

WRAP, 2012

Copper disposed
annually in
is equivalent to 
a third of
global copper

European Commission, 2009

There are more
rare earth metals
in land filled electronics than in
all known
global reserves

Nature Materials, 2011

Electronic waste is the
fastest growing
waste stream
in the world

EPA, 2008

Every day,
US consumers dispose of
enough cell phones
to cover
over 50
football fields

EPA, 2011

Less Than
of rare earth metals are
currently recycled

EPA, 2011

of the energy a
computer consumes comes from its
rather than
its use

UNU, 2004

1 ton
of cell phones contains
as much gold as
70 tons
of gold ore

UNU, 2009

More than
a billion
cell phones
are sold
every year

Gartner, 2012

Less than
of global e-waste
any form of

GIS Watch, 2010

One Third
of the silver and copper mined
is used to
produce electronics

UN, 2009

Mark Goodman is Founder and General Partner at Terawatt Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Terawatt invests in commercially focused technology innovation in Sustainability, Cybersecurity and Hardware.  Mark has over 20 years of venture capital, corporate finance, operating and academic experience.

From 2004 to 2010, he was the Managing Partner at Brookline Venture Partners (BVP), the venture capital investment vehicle for a family office.  Under his leadership BVP achieved competitive returns during historically challenging years for the venture capital asset class.  Mark has distinguished himself as a hands-on investor, actively assisting portfolio companies with business development, strategy, restructurings and exits.

Mark began his career at First Chicago (now part of Chase), where he gained broad experience in corporate finance, capital markets and credit analysis.

Mark holds a BA in Economics and Philosophy from Emory University, an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and an MA and PhD in Philosophy from Boston College.

Mark was appointed by President Obama to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council in 2010. He serves on the Board of Overseers at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and on the Board of Trustees at Temple Israel in Boston. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and three children.