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We make investing in solar dead simple.

Wunder Capital develops and manages solar investment funds by leveraging its national partnership network, tested processes, proprietary underwriting framework, and best-in-class online investment portal. Wunder actively manages everything, from the sourcing of commercial solar opportunities, to the underwriting, contracting, and construction of each project. Once a system is live, Wunder manages the ongoing operation and maintenance of the array, bills the energy customer, and distributes proceeds to investors.

Accredited Investors

Put your capital to work in a diversified solar portfolio while also helping to combat climate change.

Solar Professionals

Offer your customers tailored financing packages with flexible terms and competitive rates.

Energy Customers

Qualify for a solar loan to benefit from reduced energy costs and a smaller carbon footprint.

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The Company

Wunder is a financial technology company that is based out of Boulder, Colorado. Founded in 2013, Wunder won the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2014 Sunshot Challenge, as well as COSEIA’s 2015 Summit Award. Wunder also participated in the Techstars technology accelerator program. Although Wunder’s solar funds are capitalized by individual accredited investors, the parent company and the operator of each of Wunder's solar funds - The Wunder Company - is backed by venture capital.

Wunder has assembled a solar project team comprised of Department of Energy researchers, seasoned project developers, and standard-setting industry leaders to deliver to investors a diverse portfolio of thoroughly vetted solar investments. We understand the hard science, the practicalities on the ground, and the risk evaluation processes, as members of both the National Renewable Energy Lab’s solar financing committee, and the industry-leading solar evaluation group TruSolar®. We have also developed proprietary software and automation measures that allow us to complete financings in days instead of the industry-standard weeks. This gives us the edge when competing with other financiers for great projects, and it ensures that our underwriting process is efficient, effective, and consistent. From electronic signatures and digital document handling, to automating data collection for potential investment opportunities, to electronic billing and distribution, Wunder’s veteran engineering team is pulling cost and time out of the solar financing equation. Not only does this allow Wunder to finance solar projects more quickly and efficiently, but also more accurately, as our software-enabled approach allows us to collect vastly more project data than a manual process would.

Bryan Birsic Chief Executive Officer

As President and CEO, Bryan leads strategy, finance, hiring, team management, and fundraising.

Bryan brings extensive finance and capital raising expertise to Wunder, from private equity investing at Bain & Company to financing online commercial lending companies at Village Ventures. Notably, Bryan's firm led early investments into commercial lending market leader OnDeck Capital. Along with his finance background, Bryan has built and led several companies that bring software approaches to new markets, most notably and recently SimpleReach, where Bryan was President and which has raised more than $15mm. Bryan attended Williams College, and moved with his family to Boulder from New York City several years ago.

Dave Riess Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Dave leads Wunder's engineering efforts which include the automation of project underwriting and the development of Wunder's online investment portal.

Dave brings extensive engineering and software development experience to Wunder. Formally trained as an electrical engineer and professionally experienced as a software developer, Dave has architected and built products and software for multiple venture capital backed technology companies. Along with his technology background, Dave has deep expertise in electric infrastructure and distributed energy systems. Prior to co-founding Wunder, Dave held a research position at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he worked with the Grid Integration team on software systems and communication protocols aimed at modernizing the national electric infrastructure.

Sam Beaudin Head of Product

As Head of Product, Sam leads Wunder’s product vision, brand communiqué, and design efforts.

A serial entrepreneur and former consultant, Sam has advised and designed software solutions for some of the world’s preeminent technology, financial, and government organizations. His experience in both consumer applications and enterprise software uniquely positions him to develop an investment product that delights investors while meeting stringent regulatory requirements. Sam has also served as Designer-in-Residence at WGI (an early stage venture fund) and designed digital products for a number of prominent early-stage consumer and enterprise technology organizations, including MakeSpace, Propellr, Alphaboost, Moat, PaperlessPost, and SinglePlatform. Sam grew up in Colorado, attended the University of San Diego, did a 5-year stint in New York City, and is now happily a Colorado resident once again.

Cameron Ramey Director of Operations

As Director of Operations, Cameron oversees Wunder's project underwriting and risk assessment processes; working with engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) partners to match qualified small commercial solar projects with financing.

A market researcher and data scientist, Cameron has extensive experience designing and improving energy-efficiency and conservation programs for energy companies, utilities, governments, and non-profit organizations using market research, communication, analysis, and evaluation techniques. His work experience spans residential, multifamily, low-income, commercial, and agricultural market segments. Some of Cam’s recent projects included multi-year, multi-state evaluations for two northwestern utilities, and several long-term engagements with utilities in Ohio, Arkansas, and Pennsylvania, and utility commissions in Texas and California.

Investors

Wunder’s solar funds are capitalized by accredited individuals, trusts, family offices, foundations, hedge funds and pension funds. However, The Wunder Company, the parent company and the operator of each of Wunder's solar funds, is backed by venture capital.

Techstars
Fenway summer
Fintech collective
Royal street
Launch capital
Farmore capital group
Jove capital

Partners

Wunder is a proud partner of select financial and energy organizations that share our values and mission. Here are a few of these exemplary organizations:

Investwithvalues
Ccia
Coseia