Our Kingmakers
"The main ingredient in stardom is the rest of the team." --Coach John Wooden

Kevin Underkofler

"Der Underkofler"

"Der Underkofler" uses his finely-tuned intuition to bring companies to greatness. His mission: to positively impact humanity.

Kevin shares his impressive stores of wisdom with Carbonwolf Energy Portfolio Interests to inspire, educate and fundamentally improve them. He is the consummate investment professional with over three decades of Founder-Level experience with varying styles of Hedge Fund, Startup, Investor Group and Institutional leadership. Kevin understands what is necessary for success at any stage from incubation to market domination.

Underkofler also has a keen eye and sense for brilliant companies at the seed and expansion stages. His intuition is often times responsible for taking projects to the "next-level of play." Moreover, his intuition is guided by his strong compassion for the "human elements" of every project we participate with.

Kevin focuses on projects, startups and companies in the responsible food, life-saving and life-improving technology sectors.

Prior to Carbonwolf, he worked with and in Fortune 1000 institutions with specialized experience in leadership, sales and advising. Carbonwolf Energy is proud to count Kevin among its Venture Partners.

Underkofler was and is an active volunteer for human-empowering groups, including: a leader within the St. Paul, MN area United Way as well as a Member of the St. Paul, MN Children's Hospital Board Development Committee. He also developed curriculums for men's spirituality at the College of St. Catherine's and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Kevin also served as a Board Member and Audit Chair of Midwest Special Services, an organization dedicated to supporting adults with intellectual and physical disabilities -helping them reach their personal goals and achieve their full potential.

He was also Head Coach in community basketball and baseball as well as being a trained kettlebell instructor. Kevin’s hobbies include engaging in the outdoors, Pilates, backpacking, climbing, shooting sporting clays, cross-country skiing racing and coaching.


Our Fundamental Values

Massive progress is never made by the majority peacefully deciding to get better. Advancements, improvements and giant leaps forward for mankind have always been brutal, painful as well as dangerous. The individuals and groups of caring people who choose to boldly move forward in spite of those deep risks are brothers- and sisters-in-arms with us.


Adding value to individuals, society and the world is Priority One. Improving standards of living, empowering positive communities and inspiring the next-generations to do even better are fundamental human qualities, albeit often de-prioritized. We make it fundamental to each task we're a part of.


It is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all. It precedes all worthwhile habits. It forges through despite overwhelming odds. "Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment." --Jim Rohn