The Tech 4 Climate Podcast

Guillaume de dorlodot

During the show, you will have the opportunity to meet the best ClimateTech Founders, Investors, Experts from Silicon Valley and around the Globe. They will share with you their stories and personal journey in this growing and exciting industry. Giving you some insights into the ecosystems that hopefully help you to take part in the fight against climate change as well as benefit from the opportunities it can represent. read less
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Ep.#98: Pioneering Zero-Carbon Retrofits with Ranjeet Bhalerao, Co-Founder & CEO @ MapMortar
May 17 2024
Ep.#98: Pioneering Zero-Carbon Retrofits with Ranjeet Bhalerao, Co-Founder & CEO @ MapMortar
Explore the cutting-edge of building retrofits and discover how Mortar.io is transforming commercial real estate for a zero-carbon future.Tech4Climate Podcast by Startup BasecampPART 1: Meet the Founder Ranjeet Bhalerao, CO-Founder & CEO @ MapMortarWelcome to another episode of Tech 4 Climate, today we’re zooming into MapMortar, a trailblazer in the real estate sector. With commercial buildings accounting for around 40% of the global carbon footprint, the push for a sustainable makeover is critical. Mortar.io tackles this challenge with its virtual modeling and simulation platforms, making decarbonization retrofits viable and also profitable. Ranjeet, a chartered engineer, shares his journey from working on groundbreaking solar thermal power technology in India to spearheading sustainable transformations in the building sector. Inspired by a legacy of family involvement in real estate and a series of innovative ventures, Ranjeet's approach to Mortar.io combines his engineering acumen with a deep commitment to fighting climate change.Join us as we explore the complex landscape of building retrofits, discussing the technical challenges, market opportunities, and regulatory frameworks that shape the industry. Ranjeet will share insights into how MapMortar's technology is advancing the movement towards zero-carbon commercial buildings and what the future holds for sustainable urban development.PART II: My Secret Sauce (AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS ONLY - More info on our site)In this second part of the episode, Ranjeet shares his strategies for navigating fundraising challenges and maintaining resilience during setbacks. He also reveals how prioritizing family time and structured breaks from work help him achieve a sustainable work-life balance.🚨 OUR COMMITMENT🚨When we reach 1000 subscribers we will plant 1000 trees with our partners.🌱Help us to reach this 1st goal.Share 1 episode with a friend.❤️  🌎Access to exclusive content & learn more about Tech 4 Climate Podcast by Startup Basecamp        👉  https://startupbasecamp.org/the-tech-4-climate-podcast/
Ep.#97 Shaping the Future of Biomanufacturing with Edward Shenderovich, the Co-founder & CEO @ Synonym Bio
May 2 2024
Ep.#97 Shaping the Future of Biomanufacturing with Edward Shenderovich, the Co-founder & CEO @ Synonym Bio
Uncover the innovative world of Synonym Bio, pioneering the next wave of sustainable biomanufacturing.Ep.#97 Tech4Climate Podcast by Startup BasecampPART 1: Meet the founder: Edward Shenderovich, the Co-founder & CEO of Synonym BioIn this episode of the Tech 4 Climate Podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with Edward Shenderovich, the Co-founder & CEO of Synonym Bio, a trailblazer startup reshaping how we approach biomanufacturing with their "fermentation farms," creating ecosystems where synthetic biology can flourish.Edward Shenderovich, has charted a fascinating path through the realms of mathematics and philosophy, eventually steering his way into entrepreneurship and synthetic biology. His unique journey is marked by a blend of rigorous analytical skills and a deep philosophical understanding of technology's role in society. In our conversation, Edward unpacks the story behind Synonym Bio's groundbreaking digital tools, Capacitor and Scaler, and their transformative impact on the biomanufacturing industry. We'll focus into the challenges of navigating complex biological processes, the strategic thinking driving the company's growth, and how Synonym Bio aims to streamline the biotech production pipeline. Let’s look into the nexus of innovation, sustainability, and the vision to build a more resilient future! PART 2: My secret sauce: (AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS ONLY - More info on our site)Building a genuine relationship with investors is equally important as having a strategic financial approach. Investors prioritize sincerity over hard sell—they're experienced in discerning authenticity. Regarding work-life balance, Edward emphasizes the importance of good sleep.🚨 OUR COMMITMENT🚨When we reach 1000 subscribers we will plant 1000 trees with our partners.🌱Help us to reach this 1st goal.Share 1 episode with a friend.❤️ 🌎Access to exclusive content & learn more about Tech 4 Climate Podcast by Startup Basecamp 👉 https://startupbasecamp.org/the-tech-4-climate-podcast/
Ep.#96 Harnessing the Power of Green with Daniel Sobek, CEO @1s1 Energy
Apr 14 2024
Ep.#96 Harnessing the Power of Green with Daniel Sobek, CEO @1s1 Energy
Join us as we unveil the next chapter in sustainable energy with 1S1 Energy's revolutionEp.#96   Tech4Climate Podcast by Startup BasecampPART 1.  Meet the founder:  Daniel Sobek, Co-Founder and CEO at 1s1 EnergyIn this new episode, let's explore the innovative world of 1s1 Energy & their renewable hydrogen technology. Together, we'll uncover how they're revolutionizing the green hydrogen sector by creating next-generation materials that enhance the efficiency and durability of fuel cells and electrolysis stacks. Their mission? To dismantle the barriers of traditional hydrogen production and spearhead a global movement towards a sustainable, emission-free future. Let's meet Daniel Sobek, co-founder & CEO of 1s1 Energy, whose eclectic engineering background in aerospace, mechanical, and electrical disciplines fuels his passion for solving some of the world's most complex and pressing problems. Let’s discover the story of a visionary who sees every problem as an opportunity for innovation and societal impact.This episode focuses into the critical role of hydrogen in decarbonizing our economy, the innovative strides made by 1s1 Energy in electrolyzer technology, and the broader implications for global energy markets. We explore the complexities and potential of green hydrogen, its applications, production challenges, and the regulatory landscape. Join me as we discuss the genesis and growth of 1s1 Energy, the economic dynamics of their solutions compared to traditional methods, and how they stand out in the global market.Part II: My Secret SauceDaniel emphasizes the importance of aligning your product with market needs and securing validation straight from the source. Next, he advocates for the urgency of generating revenue swiftly, highlighting the balance between rapid growth and maintaining product integrity. He also shares insights into achieving work-life harmony, advocating for strategic work intensity and the importance of perspective, exercise, good nutrition, and adequate sleep.🚨 OUR COMMITMENT🚨When we reach 1000 subscribers we will plant 1000 trees with our partners.🌱Help us to reach this 1st goal.Share 1 episode with a friend.❤️  🌎Access to exclusive content & learn more about Tech 4 Climate Podcast by Startup Basecamp        👉  https://startupbasecamp.org/the-tech-4-climate-podcast/
Ep.#95 Venturing Green: The Rise of Green Ammonia with Yair Reem, Partner @ Extantia
Apr 4 2024
Ep.#95 Venturing Green: The Rise of Green Ammonia with Yair Reem, Partner @ Extantia
Discover the synergy between venture capital and climate tech transforming agriculture. Ep.#95 Venturing Green: The Rise of Green Ammoniawith Yair Reem, Partner @ Extantia - Tech4Climate Podcast by StartupBasecamp PART 1: Meet the investorJoin me to discover Extantia, a pioneering climate-first venture fund. They're setting new standards by backing game-changers in the climate tech landscape, emphasizing real-world impact over mere green optics. Their mission? Fueling innovations that turn the tide against climate change, with a special focus on deep decarbonization solutions across Europe and the U.S.Let’s get to know together Yair Reem, an electrical engineer with the soul of a storyteller and a knack for transformative technology. He transitioned from tech expert to climate investor, armed with insights from the early days of cleantech.This episode zooms in on green ammonia's transformative potential, dissecting its role in reducing agriculture's carbon footprint.Let’s unpack the science and strategy behind it, with Extantia spotlighting the intersection of green tech and venture capital. And discover the innovations shaping our agricultural future and learn how Extantia's approach is nurturing the seeds of sustainable change. Tune in for a glimpse into the green ammonia revolution. Part 2: My Secret Sauce (Members only)In the second part of the show, Yair stresses the fact that in fundraising, storytelling is paramount. A good product and presentation are vital, but forming genuine relationships and conveying a clear vision can make a real difference. Regarding work-life balance, for him, it's about achieving harmony by engaging deeply in your passions. This balance isn't just dividing time between work and personal life but integrating both in a way that complements one another. 🚨 OUR COMMITMENT🚨When we reach 1000 subscribers we will plant 1000 trees with our partners.🌱Help us to reach this 1st goal.Share 1 episode with a friend.❤️ 🌎Access to exclusive contents & learn more about Tech 4 Climate Podcast by Startup Basecamp 👉 https://startupbasecamp.org/the-tech-4-climate-podcast/
Ep.#94  Innovations across the Cleantech Open Northeast Finalists
Feb 15 2024
Ep.#94 Innovations across the Cleantech Open Northeast Finalists
Meet the incredible entrepreneurs deploying new innovations in the fight against climate change. Tech4Climate Podcast by Startup BasecampPART 1: Meet the foundersIn this latest episode of our Founder series, join me in a roundtable discussion with Beth Zonis, the Senior Director at Cleantech Open Northeast, alongside six finalists from the 2023 program. Known as the cradle of cleantech innovation, the Cleantech Open is the launchpad for green technology ideas.This marks our third encounter with Beth and the latest cohort of change-makers who are shaping our environmental future, and the conversation has never been more compelling. In this session, you'll hear directly from these innovators: Shiv Bhakta, Founder of Active Surfaces - a startup that is commercializing an ultra thin-film solar technology based on decades of MIT research. Their technology can unlock terrawatts of dual land use next generation deployment. Ryan Letts, CEO of Cleonmaye - a company devoted to innovation primarily in the renewable and reusable energy sector. They are constantly striving for global method change through continuous learning, research, and development.Ed Smith, Co-Founder & Co-CEO at Amply Energy - a startup that  promotes the adoption of heat pump systems among American homeowners. They make game-changing software tools for HVAC contractors. From load calc to system design to quote to rebate management, Amply software makes heat pump installers' lives easier. Lingchen Kong, Co-Founder of Ellexco - which offers a chemical-free, electricity-driven direct lithium extraction technology. Battery-grade lithium hydroxide could be produced from geothermal brine or other aqueous lithium sources.John Harrold, Founder of Zinco Verde - a startup that makes new, enhanced, more eco-friendly, non-nano, ultra-pure metal oxides and metal oxide blends.Jyotsna Budideti, Co-Founder & CEO of Spacesense - a technology company helping organizations build geospatial AI solutions simpler. They provide an AI toolbox designed to help geospatial data scientists and developers build AI solutions faster, easier and at scale.Get ready to be part of their journey and discover how you can contribute to their mission for a cleaner, greener planet. Don't miss out on these stories of resilience, innovation, and the quest for a sustainable tomorrow. Tune in to learn more and mobilize to join the cleantech revolution!🚨 OUR COMMITMENT🚨When we reach 1000 subscribers we will plant 1000 trees with our Partners.🌱Help us to reach this 1st goal.Share 1 episode with a friend.❤️  🌎Access to exclusive contents & learn more about Tech 4 Climate Podcast by Startup Basecamp        👉  https://startupbasecamp.org/the-tech-4-climate-podcast/
Ep.#93 Feeding Change with Tim Fronzek - Ceo @ NoshBio
Feb 7 2024
Ep.#93 Feeding Change with Tim Fronzek - Ceo @ NoshBio
Discover how NoshBio is transforming the alternative protein landscape to reshape our environmental footprint.Ep.#93 Tech4Climate Podcast by Startup BasecampPART 1: Meet the founder: Tim Fronzek, Co-Founder & CEO of NoshBioJoin me to uncover the story of NoshBio, a visionary startup that is creating sustainability opportunities in the food industry. With groundbreaking fermentation technology, they're on a mission to make alternative proteins both available and desirable.In this new podcast episode, I sat down with Tim Fronzek, Co-Founder & CEO of NoshBio, whose journey is filled with bold entrepreneurship, sporting discipline, and a deep-rooted drive for environmental impact. Listen as he shares his path from athlete to CEO, and how personal passion fuels his professional mission.We will also dive into the food industry's hefty environmental toll and learn about NoshBio's fungi-based innovation impact. We will also talk about the regulatory framework as well as the market incentives and limitations. Let’s discover together their strategy to disrupt the market and the upcoming initiatives that could propel us into a new era of sustainable eating.   Get an insider's look at how they plan to bring delicious, eco-friendly options to plates worldwide and tune in to be part of the conversation that could change the way we eat forever!!!PART 2: My secret sauce: (AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS ONLY - More info on our site)During this second part of the show, Tim shares his previous fundraising experience and the importance of focusing on the rationales of the business model rather than solely focusing on revenues. Regarding work-life balance, Tim shares with us how implementing some daily habits have significantly simplified his life.🚨 OUR COMMITMENT🚨When we reach 1000 subscribers we will plant 1000 trees with our partners.🌱Help us to reach this 1st goal.Share 1 episode with a friend.❤️  🌎Access to exclusive content & learn more about Tech 4 Climate Podcast by Startup Basecamp        👉  https://startupbasecamp.org/the-tech-4-climate-podcast/
Ep.#92 Accelerating EV Adoption with Tiya Gordon from Itselectric.
Jan 26 2024
Ep.#92 Accelerating EV Adoption with Tiya Gordon from Itselectric.
Urban EV charging revolution: uncovering the electric pulse of cities.PART 1: Meet the founder: Tiya Gordon, Co-founder and COO at ItselectricDuring this new episode of our founders series, I sat down with Tiya Gordon, co-founder & COO at Itselectric, a climate tech startup at the forefront of a vehicular revolution, aiming to electrify our streets one curbside at a time. With a vision to proliferate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) across the United States, Itselectric collaborates with property owners, offering them a chance to tap into a new stream of passive income while contributing to the environment.  Tiya Gordon is a New Yorker with a passion for the vibrating life of cities and the potential of technology within them. From laying down the foundations of public technology in train stations and museums to influencing policy for urban infrastructures, Tiya has been recognized with prestigious awards, her drive now is harnessing design to combat the climate crisis. In this episode, we'll explore how charging solutions are currently deployed, the market dynamics, and regulatory impacts  (including the IRA's weight). Tune in as Tiya shares the challenges and opportunities she perceives in the market, and the unique narrative of Itselectric's inception. From the tangible aspects of hardware and user experience to the overarching questions of smart charging and grid impact, Tiya's insights are set to charge up the conversation. Join us to understand how Itselectric is selecting deployment sites, the economics of joining the network, and their business model – all in pursuit of an electrified, sustainable future. PART 2: My secret sauce: (AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS ONLY=> More info on our site)During the second part of the talk, Tiya shares advice on navigating investor relationships, emphasizing the futility of trying to change hearts and minds of the skeptical. Instead, she advocates for aligning with those already on board with your vision. Tiya also shares that by waking up early, she has uninterrupted time to focus which helps her achieve her goals and a work-life balance. 🚨 OUR COMMITMENT🚨When we reach 1000 subscribers we will plant 1000 trees with our partners.🌱Help us to reach this 1st goal.Share 1 episode with a friend.❤️  🌎Access to exclusive content & learn more about Tech 4 Climate Podcast by Startup Basecamp        👉  https://startupbasecamp.org/the-tech-4-climate-podcast/
Ep.#91 Steering Towards a Greener Future with Ivan Ladan from Marine Digital
Dec 18 2023
Ep.#91 Steering Towards a Greener Future with Ivan Ladan from Marine Digital
Discover how the maritime industry and shipping operations impact climate change.Ep.#91 Tech4Climate Podcast by Startup BasecampPART 1: Meet the founder: Ivan Ladan, Founder & CEO @ Marine DigitalIn this episode of our founders’ series, I sat down with Ivan Ladan, founder & CEO of Marine Digital, a tech company that focuses on the decarbonization of the maritime industry by delivering advanced energy efficiency analytics and optimization tools for supply chain and vessel operations.Ivan started his professional journey with a career in finance, achieving notable success but soon found himself yearning for a more innovative and less conservative culture.  His desire to bring meaningful change and passion for innovation and technology steered him toward the maritime industry with the founding of Marine Digital.Join our conversation as we dive into key issues plaguing the maritime supply chain and shipping, including non-standardized practices, poor data quality & lack of transparency, inefficient fuel consumption, and significant greenhouse gas emissions. Let’s explore together how Marine Digital is working to address these complex matters via data acquisition, performance analysis, and process simplifications.PART 2: My secret sauce: (AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS ONLY - More info on our site)During this second part of the show, Ivan discusses startup fundraising, sharing essential strategies for nurturing investor relations and  mastering the art of pitching and achieving work-life balance.🚨 OUR COMMITMENT🚨When we reach 1000 subscribers we will plant 1000 trees with our partners.🌱Help us to reach this 1st goal.Share 1 episode with a friend.❤️  🌎Access to exclusive content & learn more about Tech 4 Climate Podcast by Startup Basecamp        👉  https://startupbasecamp.org/the-tech-4-climate-podcast/
Ep.#90 Deep Tech's Role in Climate Change with Arnaud de la Tour CEO @ Hello Tomorrow
Dec 2 2023
Ep.#90 Deep Tech's Role in Climate Change with Arnaud de la Tour CEO @ Hello Tomorrow
How a global organization leverages deep technology to address pressing industrial, environmental, and societal challenges.  PART 1: Meet the Innovator Arnaud de la Tour, CEO & Co-Founder @ Hello Tomorrow In our latest episode, we engage in a thought-provoking conversation with Arnaud de la Tour, CEO and Co-founder of Hello Tomorrow which accelerates radical solutions for human and planetary health by leveraging deep tech ventures. They've built a vast deep tech network, helping startups and companies to develop innovative solutions. Their services include innovation consulting as well as organizing startup competitions and acceleration programs. Arnaud, who holds a PhD in Industrial Economics and a Master's in Engineering, is driven by his expertise to bridge the gap between deep tech startups, investors, and industry giants to address global challenges. His transition from BCG to leading the charge in Deep Tech was driven by a desire to make a tangible impact on the world's environmental issues. Tune in to discover the intricacies of funding for innovative deep tech solutions aimed at combating climate change as we discuss the evolving challenges and opportunities in the sector and navigate the complex web of capital resources. Let’s uncover together unique insights and challenges that deep tech startups encounter. Join us to gain a more profound understanding of the deep tech world!Part 2: My Secret SauceIn the second part of the show, Arnaud shares with us the importance of finding the right VC, specially for Deep Tech startups. He also sheds light into how resilience and grit are key while pitching to different VCs. 🚨 OUR COMMITMENT🚨When we reach 1000 subscribers we will plant 1000 trees with our partners.🌱Help us to reach this 1st goal.Share 1 episode with a friend.❤️  🌎Access to exclusive contents & learn more about Tech 4 Climate Podcast by Startup Basecamp        👉  https://startupbasecamp.org/the-tech-4-climate-podcast/
Ep.#89 Revolutionizing Facades: greener buildings with Anas Al Kassas, CEO @Inovues
Nov 2 2023
Ep.#89 Revolutionizing Facades: greener buildings with Anas Al Kassas, CEO @Inovues
Discover the innovative world of smart façades while exploring the future of sustainable construction in the US.Ep.#89 Tech4Climate Podcast by Startup BasecampPART 1: Meet the founder:  Anas Al Kassas, Founder & CEO @ InovuesIn this episode, I had an insightful discussion with Anas Al Kassas, founder and CEO of Inovues, a startup that makes buildings smarter & greener for a sustainable future by integrating the latest energy saving and smart glass technologies into existing windows and façades without replacing the existing systems. Anas, who is an architect and façade engineer, then talks about his passion for dynamic and smart façade systems and how his journey led him to work on mega-scale projects in Dubai before pursuing his master's in architecture in the U.S. Inspired by his father's entrepreneurial spirit, Anas embraced risk-taking and innovation to address the energy efficiency problems in older buildings by founding Inovues.In this Episode, you will have an insider's perspective deepening your understanding of the construction industry and the glass sector in the US. We will cover together the technologies that are being developed, and we will perform a zoom at the current and upcoming climate regulations and incentives tailwinds impacting the glass industry, as well as covering the strategies for penetrating this billion-dollar market. Finally, we will hear how you can get involved with Innovues’ mission to decarbonize the built environment.PART 2: My secret sauce (AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS ONLY - More info on our site)During this second part of the show, Anas discusses the importance of milestone-based approach while fundraising. Anas also shares how the flexibility from working from home has helped him achieve a work life balance.🚨 OUR COMMITMENT🚨When we reach 1000 subscribers we will plant 1000 trees with our partners.🌱Help us to reach this 1st goal.Share 1 episode with a friend.❤️  🌎Access to exclusive content & learn more about Tech 4 Climate Podcast by Startup Basecamp        👉  https://startupbasecamp.org/the-tech-4-climate-podcast/
Ep.#88: Investing in Renewable Energy with Alba Forns from Climatize
Oct 26 2023
Ep.#88: Investing in Renewable Energy with Alba Forns from Climatize
Empowering Climate Action by Investing and Unlocking the Secrets of the Solar Industry and Community Solar Projects in the USPart 1In this episode, we dive into the world of climate finance and renewable energy investment with Climatize, a platform that's making it easier for individuals to take meaningful action against climate change while also growing their portfolios. Join us as we sit down with Alba, the co-founder and COO of Climatize, to explore her inspiring journey and gain insights into the state of the solar industry in the United States and the exciting opportunities in community solar projects.Climatize was born out of Alba's passion for climate justice and inclusion. With a strong engineering background and a double master's degree in renewable energy and sustainable energy technologies, Alba's journey led her to co-found Climatize as a means to empower individuals to take tangible climate action. Her activism, technical expertise, and commitment to solving climate challenges have shaped her remarkable journey as an entrepreneur. Alba is also a Young Energy Ambassador for the European Commission and has been recognized by Forbes' 30 Under 30 list for her contributions to social impact.Then we dive deep into the solar industry in the United States and why solar energy plays a crucial role in the energy transition. Alba sheds light on community solar projects, their significance, and the opportunities they offer for both investors and communities. We explore the existing solutions in place to finance and develop renewable energy projects and discuss the market's organization, including key players and regulations.  Part 2: Secret Sauce (Available to Members Only- More info on our site)Alba shares with us the importance of research and preparation in the funding stage of startups. She emphasizes the importance of understanding the industry, identifying weaknesses, and finding ways to strengthen startups. 🚨 OUR COMMITMENT🚨When we reach 1000 subscribers we will plant 1000 trees with our partners.🌱Help us to reach this 1st goal.Share 1 episode with a friend.❤️  🌎Access to exclusive content & learn more about Tech 4 Climate Podcast by Startup Basecamp        👉  https://startupbasecamp.org/the-tech-4-climate-podcast/
Ep.#87: Beyond Sustainability: Minerals & Markets with Helen Lin, Partner at At One Ventures
Oct 20 2023
Ep.#87: Beyond Sustainability: Minerals & Markets with Helen Lin, Partner at At One Ventures
Helen's Journey from Finance to Climate Tech While Challenging Net Zero Norms, Embracing Renewable Realities, and Navigating the Geopolitics of Green TechEp.#87 Helen Lin, Partner at At One Ventures - Tech4Climate Podcast by Startup BasecampPART 1: Meet the investorToday on the Tech4Climate podcast, I met Helen Lin, Partner at At One Ventures which is a forward-thinking venture capital firm dedicated to investing in early-stage companies that leverage disruptive deep technology to challenge traditional industries while significantly reducing their environmental impact. Helen's journey undertakes a transformation from a conventional finance career to a purpose-driven path. She began in investment banking and private equity, later realizing the need for meaningful work. She completed an MBA before dedicating eight years to microfinance in Africa. Witnessing the intertwined challenges of climate change and social impact in vulnerable regions fueled her passion for climate tech and venture capital. Helen's commitment to climate justice, equitable resource allocation, and investment in emerging markets reflects her deep sense of responsibility to address climate change's impact on underserved populations and the planet - making her journey an inspiring example.The conversation then delves into Helen's unique insights and experiences within the climate tech sector, offering a glimpse into the innovative solutions regarding mining technologies to ensure the sustainable supply of critical minerals, its challenges & opportunities, plus the Geopolitical considerations. Stay tuned to gain valuable insights into the exciting world of climate tech, mining technologies and sustainable investing.Part 2: My Secret Sauce (Members only)In the second part of the show, Helen gives tips for founders who are fundraising and shares the best way to stand out and catch investor’s attention. Helen also shares how carving out time for yourself is essential to succeed. 🚨 OUR COMMITMENT🚨When we reach 1000 subscribers we will plant 1000 trees with our partners.🌱Help us to reach this 1st goal.Share 1 episode with a friend.❤️ 🌎Access to exclusive contents & learn more about Tech 4 Climate Podcast by Startup Basecamp 👉 https://startupbasecamp.org/the-tech-4-climate-podcast/
Ep.#86:  How do we innovate to reduce E-Waste and make Data Centers sustainable? - Phoebe Wang
Aug 16 2023
Ep.#86: How do we innovate to reduce E-Waste and make Data Centers sustainable? - Phoebe Wang
Phoebe Wang from Amazon Climate Pledge Fund helps us explore the environmental impact of data centers and e-waste, highlight areas for improvement and some current innovations in chip design, cooling and energy storage. Ep.#86  Phoebe Wang Investment Partner Amazon Climate Pledge Fund - Tech4Climate Podcast by Startup basecampPART 1: Meet the investorPhoebe Wang is an investment partner at the Amazon Climate Pledge Fund, a $2 billion fund focused on sustainability and climate change. Their goal is to help Amazon and their Climate Pledge signatories achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 through investments in various sectors like transportation, food, circularity, data centers, manufacturing, materials, and nuclear fission.Phoebe has been involved in climate tech investing for the past 12 years, backing over 30 companies, 3 of which have become unicorns. Phoebe’s passion for sustainability was sparked by witnessing pollution and smog in Asia whilst growing up, which motivated her to pursue a career in climate-focused fields. Phoebe has a background in material science engineering, business, and environmental engineering, and has worked in various roles before becoming an entrepreneur and investor in the climate tech space.In today’s episode Phoebe discusses the impact of data centers and e-waste focusing on greenhouse gas emissions and the importance of finding alternative more sustainable solutions, especially moving into the AI era. Phoebe also tells us about developments and innovations in chip designs, cooling techniques and energy storage to reduce energy consumption. We discuss the urgency for self-regulation by big tech companies and the need for circularity and recycling in data centers. Part 2: My Secret SauceIn the second part of the show, Phoebe gives her advice on the best way to catch an investor’s attention with your pitch deck and the importance of building a support system. Phoebe also shares how she navigates a healthy work-life balance with 2 school age children. 🚨 OUR COMMITMENT🚨When we reach 1000 subscribers we will plant 1000 trees with our partners.🌱Help us to reach this 1st goal.Share 1 episode with a friend.❤️  🌎Access to exclusive contents & learn more about Tech 4 Climate Podcast by Startup Basecamp        👉  https://startupbasecamp.org/the-tech-4-climate-podcast/
Ep.#84: Tech-Enabled Unicorns & Navigating the Energy Transition - Albert Bielinko, Telstra Ventures
Aug 3 2023
Ep.#84: Tech-Enabled Unicorns & Navigating the Energy Transition - Albert Bielinko, Telstra Ventures
From Australia’s Energy Sector to scaling Unicorns. Albert Bielinko discusses the challenges for residential adoption of renewable energy and gives us an insight into what it takes to build and scale a unicorn. Ep.#84  Albert Bielinko @ Telstra Ventures - Tech4Climate Podcast by Startup basecampPART 1: Meet the investorOn today’s podcast I had the pleasure of meeting with Albert Bielinko, Partner at Telstra Ventures. A very exciting firm that has invested in 91 tech-enabled companies of which 15 have become unicorns. Their focus is one post revenue Series A to Series C, writing 3 to 12mil USD on initial cheques and working closely with founders to grow their businesses. Albert talks very fondly of his two young daughters and makes sure he spends lots of time with his family, in his spare time he enjoys running and football. He describes himself as a geek regularly reading and researching about the energy transition. Albert was very early to the food delivery space, starting a business with some friends in 2011 and describes how his naivety took him on a steep learning curve. He then went on to spend time at Goldman Sachs on the finance and technology side and was an advisor to companies, CEO’s, CFO’s which gave him a good grounding to become an investor. In today’s episode we discuss the transformation of Australia’s energy system towards renewable sources, particularly solar power and the challenges faced for residential adoption such as high upfront costs and lack of awareness still existing. However, the increasing cost of electricity from traditional sources is creating a stronger incentive to make the switch. Albert also discusses Telstra’s approach to supporting companies that have potential to solve challenging problems at scale and how they go about supporting international expansion. Part 2: My Secret SauceIn the second part of the show, Albert gives his top three pieces of advice for founders pitching for investment, and shares his go to book and podcast for learning about climate and climate tech. 🚨 OUR COMMITMENT🚨When we reach 1000 subscribers we will plant 1000 trees with our partners.🌱Help us to reach this 1st goal.Share 1 episode with a friend.❤️  🌎Access to exclusive contents & learn more about Tech 4 Climate Podcast by Startup Basecamp        👉  https://startupbasecamp.org/the-tech-4-climate-podcast/
Ep.#85: Building a sustainable future: Modernizing & Decarbonizing the Built Environment
Jul 27 2023
Ep.#85: Building a sustainable future: Modernizing & Decarbonizing the Built Environment
Deep diving the Mining Industry: Environmental Impacts, Solutions, and Corporate InnovationEp.#85 Francesca Whitehead, Vice President on Climate Tech Investment Team - Tech4Climate Podcast by Startup basecampPART 1: Meet the investorToday on the Tech4Climate podcast I meet with Francesca Whitehead, Vice President on Climate Tech Investment Team. Fifth Wall are the largest asset manager focused on modernizing, future proofing and decarbonizing the built environment and their LPs include 110 of the largest owners, operators and developers of real estate across 15 countries. They currently have 125 portfolio companies across both climate tech and prop tech.Francesca grew up in Vietnam and Hong Kong before heading to the US to study and has been there until very recently when she was asked to relocate to London to jumpstart Fifth Wall’s European Climate tech investing as a fund. Francesca started her career in climate tech immediately after university working in Goldman Investment Banking covering natural resources, before joining the KKR Global Impact Fund’s inaugural team. She then went on to join G2 VP fund focused on applying emerging tech to improving inefficiencies and sustainability in traditional industries across a variety of sectors before joining Fifth Wall at the end of last year. In this episode Francesca deep dives into the mining industry’s impact on climate change and the importance of introducing sustainable practices and solutions. She speaks about the negative impacts of the industry, not only from emissions but also pollution, waste, land degradation and human rights. We discuss existing solutions, from electric vehicles to the electrification of machinery, and also the potential role of corporate ventures in driving innovation and sustainability in the mining industry. Part 2: My Secret SauceIn the second part of the show, Francesca gives tips for founders who are fundraising and shares the differences she’s noticed in founder pitches between Europe and the US. She also shares her routine for maintaining a healthy work-life balance and her love for podcasts. 🚨 OUR COMMITMENT🚨When we reach 1000 subscribers we will plant 1000 trees with our partners.🌱Help us to reach this 1st goal.Share 1 episode with a friend.❤️ 🌎Access to exclusive contents & learn more about Tech 4 Climate Podcast by Startup Basecamp 👉 https://startupbasecamp.org/the-tech-4-climate-podcast/
Ep.#83 Unlocking the Future of Energy Storage: Decarbonizing Industries with Martin Schichtel
Jun 22 2023
Ep.#83 Unlocking the Future of Energy Storage: Decarbonizing Industries with Martin Schichtel
Join us as we unlock the potential of multifunctional high temperature energy storage and its pivotal role in spearheading the global transition away from fossil fuels.Ep.#83   Tech4Climate Podcast by Startup BasecampPART 1: Meet the founder: Martin Schichtel, Founder and CEO of KRAFTBLOCKIn this episode of our Founders Series, I had an insightful discussion with Martin Schichtel, co-founder and CEO of KRAFTBLOCK which he describes as a multifunctional high temperature energy storage system with the mission to decarbonize various industries. Having studied Chemistry and completed a PhD in Nanotechnology, Martin went on to develop materials as part of a research institute before falling into selling these types of products. Kraftblock started out as a hobby in 2008, which he approached in a very scientific way spending 3 years doing extensive literature and market research, before building the business proposition and launching. Martin is also an avid reader and lover of nature, trail runs and deep discussions with family and friends about theories he’s read about and new ideas. Historically, energy storage has been discussed with electricity or battery storage in mind, however less so about heat, hydro and sunlight. In this episode we discuss different types of energy storage, new technologies and how if we want to really move away from fossil fuels for energy production we need to ensure energy storage can be sustained through the night time hours, or when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing in order to sustain lifestyles, industry and wealth for the future.  PART 2: My secret sauce: (AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS ONLY - More info on our site)During this second part of the show, Martin shares his experience of his fundraising journey for a large scale hardware company and some tips he wishes he knew beforehand. He also shares his advice for reaching a healthy work-life balance as a busy founder. 🚨 OUR COMMITMENT🚨When we reach 1000 subscribers we will plant 1000 trees with our partners.🌱Help us to reach this 1st goal.Share 1 episode with a friend.❤️  🌎Access to exclusive content & learn more about Tech 4 Climate Podcast by Startup Basecamp        👉  https://startupbasecamp.org/the-tech-4-climate-podcast/
Ep.#82: Adaptation is decarbonization with Alex Laplaza from Lowercarbon Capital
Jun 16 2023
Ep.#82: Adaptation is decarbonization with Alex Laplaza from Lowercarbon Capital
Is there a zero sum trade-off between investing in mitigation and investing in adaptation?  Alex Laplaza from Lowercarbon Capital discusses the importance of adaptation and building resilience to mitigate the felt human and economical impacts of climate change.Ep.#82  Alex Laplaza @ Lowercarbon Capital - Tech4Climate Podcast by Startup basecampPART 1: Meet the investorToday we are speaking with Alex Laplaza, Partner @ Lowercarbon Capital. Lowercarbon is a seed and early-stage fund investing in technologies and solutions to dramatically reduce and remove greenhouse gas emissions. They aim to be the first money in and remain investing in the company for its full lifecycling. Alex was born in Spain but grew up in New York, after studying International Relations he found himself spending a summer working in a school in rural Uganda and describes how he first experienced the magic of environmental solutions being implemented with the installation of a water well meaning increased school attendance of young girls. He went on to continue working on water security issues as a Fulbright scholar in Indonesia before studying Energy Policy at Stanford which eventually led him to work at Lowercarbon Capital. In today’s episode we discuss scaling adaptation solutions and the green vortex, a positive feedback loop between policy and technology. And how policies can make the cost of technologies cheaper, and vice versa. Alex also gives his take on what the most promising sectors are for building impactful companies at scale whilst being highly profitable.Today we are speaking with Alex Laplaza, Partner @ Lowercarbon Capital. Part 2: My Secret SauceIn the second part of the show, Alex tells us how he switches off to find a healthy work-life balance. He also shares his go-to podcast and books and also tells us his tip for catching the attention of a climate tech investor!🚨 OUR COMMITMENT🚨When we reach 1000 subscribers we will plant 1000 trees with our partners.🌱Help us to reach this 1st goal.Share 1 episode with a friend.❤️  🌎Access to exclusive contents & learn more about Tech 4 Climate Podcast by Startup Basecamp        👉  https://startupbasecamp.org/the-tech-4-climate-podcast/
Ep.#81: Regeneration Generation - Meet Katie Hoffman, Partner @ Regeneration VC
Jun 7 2023
Ep.#81: Regeneration Generation - Meet Katie Hoffman, Partner @ Regeneration VC
Katie Hoffman from Regeneration VC helps us explore the textiles industry and how new consumer products with regenerative qualities can help to create better methods, mechanisms and systems, whilst reducing pollutants.Ep.#81  Katie Hoffman @ Regeneration VC - Tech4Climate Podcast by Startup basecampPART 1: Meet the investorToday on the Tech4Climate podcast we meet with Katie Hoffman, an entrepreneur, investor and activist, who built several companies from scratch before going down the VC route. She’s now a partner at Regeneration VC, an early stage venture fund focused on adopting circular principles within consumer markets, that notably has Leonardo Di Caprio as an investor in the fund. Katie comes from a family of lawyers and always thought she would go down the same route until her mother sadly got sick with cancer which led her down a path of exploring what toxicity and pollution in our environment can cause someone she loves to get sick. Now she dedicates herself to deeply understanding the climate crisis and particularly the polluting industries. In this episode Katie talks us through the intersections of finance and policy with the climate crisis. And deep dives into the 2.5 trillion dollar textile industry and how changes in different parts of the value chain such as using alternative non-toxic dies, alternative fibers that can biodegrade into natural systems can have a significant impact on reducing pollutants from the overall process.Part 2: My Secret SauceIn the second part of the show, Katie gives three tips for founders who are fundraising. She also shares her routine for maintaining a healthy work-life balance and her essential reading for climate tech founders. 🚨 OUR COMMITMENT🚨When we reach 1000 subscribers we will plant 1000 trees with our partners.🌱Help us to reach this 1st goal.Share 1 episode with a friend.❤️  🌎Access to exclusive contents & learn more about Tech 4 Climate Podcast by Startup Basecamp        👉  https://startupbasecamp.org/the-tech-4-climate-podcast/
Ep.#80: How do we bring this to the masses? - Meera Clarke @ Redpoint Ventures
May 31 2023
Ep.#80: How do we bring this to the masses? - Meera Clarke @ Redpoint Ventures
Taking consumer products from one to beyond. Meera Clarke from Redpoint Ventures helps us explore where the B2B and B2C consumer market is going from a Climate focused venture perspective. Ep.#78  Meera Clarke @ Redpoint Ventures - Tech4Climate Podcast by Startup basecampPART 1: Meet the investorToday we speak with Meera Clarke from Redpoint Ventures. Redpoint has been around since the late 90s and has partnered with the likes of Stripe, Twilio and Snowflake to name a few. Their scope is broad however Meera joined a year ago to focus on building out Redpoint’s footprint within Climate.Meera hails from North Carolina and she explains how a lesson from her dad when very young sparked an initial curiosity to care for the planet. From working in the House and Senate, to Finance at Morgan Stanley where she was identifying disruptive trends in the markets to VC at Obvious Ventures and now Redpoint, Meera talks about her propensity for action and desire to be where things are happening. In this episode Meera deep dives into what companies have really scaled on the consumer side and how to empower and motivate the mass market to live their best lives both personally and professionally whilst keeping the impact of their actions on the planet in mind. She covers the importance of risk mitigation and how they, at Redpoint, assess this when considering investment for both B2B and B2C businesses. And why they’re less prescriptive in their approach to measuring impact when considering investment at an early stage. Part 2: My Secret SauceIn part 2, Meera shares how Redpoint focuses on Team and TAM, and how to demonstrate your build velocity. She gives her advice on building longitudinal relationships with investors and tells us about her secret recipe for success. 🚨 OUR COMMITMENT🚨When we reach 1000 subscribers we will plant 1000 trees with our partners.🌱Help us to reach this 1st goal.Share 1 episode with a friend.❤️  🌎Access to exclusive contents & learn more about Tech 4 Climate Podcast by Startup Basecamp        👉  https://startupbasecamp.org/the-tech-4-climate-podcast/
Ep.#79 A concrete solution to remove carbon & make cement carbon neutral - Mario Schmitt @ Ecolocked
May 23 2023
Ep.#79 A concrete solution to remove carbon & make cement carbon neutral - Mario Schmitt @ Ecolocked
Using biochar as a replacement for cement, Mario pulls carbon from the atmosphere and addresses the emissions of the world’s second most used material. Ep.#79   Tech4Climate Podcast by Startup BasecampPART 1: Meet the founder: Mario Schmitt, Co-Founder of ecoLockedIn this episode of our Founders Series, we had a concrete discussion with Mario Schmitt, co-founder and CEO of Eco-locked which turns biochar into an additive for concrete that partially replaces cement and other emission-intensive ingredients to make concrete carbon neutral, lighter, more insulating, along with a couple of further benefits.  As an economist by training, but an environmentalist by nature, Mario was already alarmed by climate change at 18 but did not know how to address it. After working in a consulting firm for several years, but still drawn by his love of nature and biodiversity, he knew he wanted to make an impact while he was still young and decided to start ecoLocked after meeting his co-founder. Concrete is the second most used material in the world after water, and with that use come a lot of emissions. In this episode, we examine those emissions, which ones are harder to abate, and how are they addressed by ecoLocked’s solution? We then take a wider view of the industry - how is the market organized, who are main actors, what are the current regulatory frameworks. In doing so, we get a concrete understanding of ecoLocked’s solution and how it fits in the larger sector.  PART 2: My secret sauce: (AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS ONLY - More info on our site)During this second part of the show, we learned where Mario has focused his efforts to accelerate his fundraising and what has been successful. We then learn how Mario keeps up his energy and why, sometimes, you just need to take a break. 🚨 OUR COMMITMENT🚨When we reach 1000 subscribers we will plant 1000 trees with our partners.🌱Help us to reach this 1st goal.Share 1 episode with a friend.❤️  🌎Access to exclusive content & learn more about Tech 4 Climate Podcast by Startup Basecamp        👉  https://startupbasecamp.org/the-tech-4-climate-podcast/