Business phenom Magic Johnson is adding more big boss energy to his multi-hyphenate career portfolio.
According to CNBC, the former Los Angeles Lakers legend will take a seat on the Board of Directors at Uncharted Power, an award-winning renewable energy tech company founded by Jessica O. Matthews in 2011. In his new role, the CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises will help establish and expand the smart startup’s partnerships and programs in U.S. communities.
“Many of America’s urban, multicultural communities are being left behind when it comes to basic human rights such as feeling safe in the community, providing for family, getting an education and, quite literally, keeping the lights on,” Johnson said in a statement.
Matthews first discovered her passion for renewable energy after witnessing the issues in Nigeria’s power infrastructure. As a result, Uncharted Power’s aim is to achieve access to cost-effective, clean power networks in underserved areas by creating new energy sources.
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To date, Uncharted Power has raised $12.5 million, in part to an undisclosed amount from Magic Johnson’s venture capital investment conglomerate during a $7 million Series A funding round. Other investors include Disney, Kapor Capital, BBG Ventures, and Lingo Ventures.