Thomas S. Porter

Entrepreneur and Investor

Thomas S. Porter is an entrepreneur and investor experienced in founding and funding early stage companies.  Tom divides his time between Great Lakes environmental issues through his family’s foundation and entrepreneurial ventures through his advisory firm Trillium Ventures.  As a venture philanthropist, Tom applies his business experience to support big ideas that can make a difference for the environment in the short term.  He co-founded the Michigan Climate Action Network and the Council of Michigan Foundation’s Green & Blue Network, and serves on the University of Michigan’s National Advisory Board for Tech Transfer.  Tom founded EDF Ventures and was Executive-in-Residence at the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.