In 1993 David Gottfried founded the nonprofit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and was the mastermind behind the LEED® green building rating system – now in use worldwide. Ten years later David founded the World Green Building Council, now with GBCs in ~100 countries.

David founded Regenerative Ventures, the RegenNetwork‘s parent company, in 2005 to accelerate green building market opportunities in the private sector. RV has assisted over 100 leading global and venture capital backed start-up companies and also incubated its own “Regen” start-ups, including RegenNetwork.

In 2009, David founded the RegenNetwork to bring together his portfolio of global green building manufacturing clients with his growing group of disruptive technology start-ups. The Network quickly expanded to include hand-selected exclusive leading green product manufacturers and service providers.