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CEO, D.light Design.

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D.Light Design founding CEO Sam Goldman stepped down today to transition his role to board chairman Donn Tice. The company’s other founder Ned Tozun continues in his current role as president, retaining responsibility for developing new markets while Goldman will take on the role of chief customer officer said a press release. In a letter to employees, Goldman and Tozun write, “Since the beginning we have been clear with our board and investors that at some point we would ask for a seasoned CEO to ensure that we meet D.Light’s ambitious goals. That time has come and the board has supported our request.”

Founded in 2007 by Stanford Business School graduates Goldman, Tozun, Xianyi Wu, Erica Estrada and Gabriel Risk, D.Light is best described as a micro-multinational. It makes solar-powered lighting solutions for bottom-of-the-pyramid consumers. The company is headquartered in the Cayman Islands with corporate headquarters effectively in Palo Alto, California. Product design and international sales and marketing is based in Hong Kong. Manufacturing and design is done out of Shenzhen in China and its primary markets are India and Africa. The company’s product offering currently includes three solar lighting products: the S250 solar lantern and mobile charger, the S10 lantern and the Solata S380 study light. Revenues and profit numbers are not known.

New CEO Donn Tice has been an advisor to D.Light since March 2008 and joined the board in November 2008. He earlier founded Sustainable Solutions in 2006 which helped consumer and cleantech private equity investors growth their portfolios, served as CEO of Nano-Tex between 2003 and 2006 (where he built a stain-resistant fabirc technology into a successful consumer nanotech business) and led Winterland between 1997 and 2002, growing sales from $30 million to $110 million. At D.Light he has been closely involved with the firm’s fundraising and product launches.

D.Light has raised several rounds of funding from investors such as Nexus Venture Partners, Omidyar Network, Acumen Fund, DFJ, Gray Matters Capital, Garage Technology Ventures and Mahindra & Mahindra. The company raised a $5.5 million Series B round last June from Omidyar Network and existing investors. It raised a $5.5 million Series A round in November 2008. The round was led by Nexus and included a posse of investors including Mahindra and DFJ.

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Sam Goldman

CEO, D.light Design.

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Sam Goldman Biography

D.Light Design founding CEO Sam Goldman stepped down today to transition his role to board chairman Donn Tice. The company’s other founder Ned Tozun continues in his current role as president, retaining responsibility for developing new markets while Goldman will take on the role of chief customer officer said a press release. In a letter to employees, Goldman and Tozun write, “Since the beginning we have been clear with our board and investors that at some point we would ask for a seasoned CEO to ensure that we meet D.Light’s ambitious goals. That time has come and the board has supported our request.”

Founded in 2007 by Stanford Business School graduates Goldman, Tozun, Xianyi Wu, Erica Estrada and Gabriel Risk, D.Light is best described as a micro-multinational. It makes solar-powered lighting solutions for bottom-of-the-pyramid consumers. The company is headquartered in the Cayman Islands with corporate headquarters effectively in Palo Alto, California. Product design and international sales and marketing is based in Hong Kong. Manufacturing and design is done out of Shenzhen in China and its primary markets are India and Africa. The company’s product offering currently includes three solar lighting products: the S250 solar lantern and mobile charger, the S10 lantern and the Solata S380 study light. Revenues and profit numbers are not known.

New CEO Donn Tice has been an advisor to D.Light since March 2008 and joined the board in November 2008. He earlier founded Sustainable Solutions in 2006 which helped consumer and cleantech private equity investors growth their portfolios, served as CEO of Nano-Tex between 2003 and 2006 (where he built a stain-resistant fabirc technology into a successful consumer nanotech business) and led Winterland between 1997 and 2002, growing sales from $30 million to $110 million. At D.Light he has been closely involved with the firm’s fundraising and product launches.

D.Light has raised several rounds of funding from investors such as Nexus Venture Partners, Omidyar Network, Acumen Fund, DFJ, Gray Matters Capital, Garage Technology Ventures and Mahindra & Mahindra. The company raised a $5.5 million Series B round last June from Omidyar Network and existing investors. It raised a $5.5 million Series A round in November 2008. The round was led by Nexus and included a posse of investors including Mahindra and DFJ.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sam Goldman for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Sam Goldman, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sam Goldman or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Sam Goldman?

    Booking fees for Sam Goldman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sam Goldman, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Sam Goldman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sam Goldman for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sam Goldman for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sam Goldman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sam Goldman or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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