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

Marty Aquino

"The Strategist"

Marty raises millions of dollars for humanity-improving technology, cleantech and status-quo-defying companies. His obsession is grand: to positively change the world by funding and influencing world-changing companies along with rabble-rousing people. He understands that the truly great works of life take time and need to be executed vigorously. Starting his first business when he was in junior high school, he is an accomplished and battle-tested serial entrepreneur, having experienced the beautiful highs and soul-searching failures of business ownership.

Aquino is the creator of the proprietary Carbonwolf Energy methodology of funding projects. This method combines and choreographs several techniques that allow high-quality projects to achieve funding goals without unnecessary “brain-trust dilution,” a widespread problem where the soul of a project is fundamentally distorted or washed away post-funding –nearly always unintentionally because of inadequate forecasting.

Marty also serves as Chief Advisor to several companies including Luma Solar (a custom solar roof company). Among many other accolades, Luma Solar was the first solar company in history to be endorsed by the President of the United States during a State of the Union Address.

Since 2009, Aquino has also been a passionate writer on startup, cleantech, technology, business strategy and entrepreneurial topics, writing for advice sites and other popular publications. He has written over 150 published articles -many with national and international reach.

Prior to Carbonwolf, he worked with high net worth individuals as a banker for over a decade. This specialization helped him generate and accumulate insights on project funding innovations as well as develop a dynamic investor network.

He was also Chair of a nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty in Southeast Asia. Marty’s hobbies include skydiving, adrenaline sports, foreign languages, skiing, rock climbing, and road rallying.

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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.

AMBITION

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.

SERVICE

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

DISCIPLINE