About Orange

We formed Orange to bring accessible, affordable and convenient EV charging to all multi-unit properties. To make this possible, we created a hardware and software solution which automates transactions between EV drivers and property owners. Our mission is to bring accessible EV charging to everyone regardless of where they live and build foundational technology to bring reliable charging to the masses.

Core Orange Team

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Jon Thomas

Jon has always been fascinated with the intersection of design and manufacturing.  An early love for cars lead to the study of mechanical engineering and energy, where the global impacts of the technology we enjoy are studied and quantified. Transitioning between roles at the automotive giant BMW and the earth shaker Tesla has reinforced the mission that change isn’t only possible but also necessary.

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Nicholas Johnson

CEO

Nicholas loves to commercialize technology that creates new ways for people to contribute to living carbon-neutral lives without compromising or making life worse. Before starting Orange, he built a company that created A.I. traffic management and transit software to optimize traffic signals to reduce congestion. He first started his career in EVs working as an electrical design engineer at Tesla, bringing the Model 3 thermal designs to market. Orange was founded after speaking with Sven and Marc (now investors) about the challenges for multi-unit dwellings looking to offer electric vehicle charging. Today Orange has created a solution that offers property owners an affordable charging platform generating a true return on investment while providing electric vehicle drivers convenient, affordable energy.   

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Neil Joseph

COO

With a passion for launching products focused on delivering customer value, Neil joined Orange as an advisor on day one.  Neil is a former founder himself, successfully scaling and exiting Stack Lighting (acquired by Philips Lighting) then later becoming VP of operations at Go Capital. Before branching off on his entrepreneurial journey, Neil worked for three years as Head of the delivery organization at Tesla, shipping Model S worldwide.  

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Volker Schönefeld

CTO

Volker is a successful entrepreneur and co-founder at ARVO, making mobile games that are available world-wide. Previously he was co-founder and CTO at Limbic acting as the principal architect of the software infrastructure, game engine, and game designer. His wealth of technical experience is being deployed at Orange to bring EV drivers seamless charging experiences and property owners deep analytical insights.

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Joseph Nagle

Head of Marketing

Joseph worked on special projects at Nokia, Microsoft and Samsung. He then joined electric vehicle startup, EverCharge, whose goal was to make installing charging in multi-family properties easier, more than six years later and the problem is still unsolved. His time at EverCharge showed him what customers want. When Joseph found Orange and reached out, he made it clear Orange’s simple solution was exactly what residents and property owners needed to scale charging.

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Don MacNeil

Head of Sales

Vision-Driven EV Strategist and Former Director of Sales SemaConnect and Senior Vice President of Business Development JuiceBar, Don brings over ten years of EV sales experience to Orange.  He’s a confident, creative senior executive with an insightful strategy to scale Orange’s sales team and reduce operational costs.  Don also worked in the early days at Tesla Motors, scaling roadster deliveries. Don joined Orange to help build our sales team and is currently automating sales data for business strategy, scalability, and operations to ensure long-term stability and growth.

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Investors and Advisors Helping Orange

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Martin Eberhard

Co-founder of Tesla. Now a serial entrepreneur in battery technology.

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Marc Tarpenning

Co-founder of Tesla, he now invests in environmentally impactful companies with Spero.vc

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Sven Thesen

Partial Nobel Prize winner under Al Gore for climate change research.

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Marc Geller

Expert in clean energy and electric vehicles, with decades of experience in clean energy. On the board for Plug In America.

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Arash Keshmirian

Serial entrepreneur developing indie mobile games with a passion for software & design.

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Jonathan Crowder

Founding Partner at Intelis Capital, passionate about energy markets and clean energy technology.