Tech 4 Climate Podcast

Tech 4 Climate Podcast


Welcome to the Tech 4 Climate Podcast

During the show, you will have the opportunity to meet the best ClimateTech Founders, Investors, and Experts from Silicon Valley and around the Globe. 

They will share with you their stories and personal journeys into this growing and exciting industry, giving you some insights into the ecosystems that help you take part in the fight against climate change and benefit from the opportunities it can present.

How it works

The podcast is divided into 2 short interviews:

Part I :
“Meet the guest speaker”

During the first part, you will get to know our speakers, what they do and their perspectives on the climate crisis, and how ClimateTech is changing the game.

Part II :
“What’s my secret sauce?”

You will learn from the speakers; their secret sauce on how to and share with you their unique expertise on topics such as fundraising, management, strategy, etc, to help you to become a better leader in your field.


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Episode #19: Meet the Founder series


Karolina Ling-Vannerus

Founder & CEO @ Circulate

Part 1: Meet the Founder:

During this new episode of our Founder series, we are sitting down with Karolina Ling-Vannerus Founder & CEO @ Circulate, a B2B marketplace for sustainable packaging and a purchasing tool for European SMEs. They aim to be your  partner in finding the very best packaging out there, that is good for your needs, your budget, and the planet. 


I was excited to speak with Karolina and learn more about her beginnings as a consultant at McKinsey, her passion for free ski, nature, friends & wine, and the succession of life experiences that led her to the launch of Circulate. You will discover the booming sustainable packaging Landscape today (Est. B100+ USD in the EU only), how traditional packaging is contributing to 61% of plastic waste in the environment,  what’s happening in the industry, and then go deeper into their unique solution to help SME’s access better packaging alternatives. Finally, Karolina will share the next steps necessary to achieve their vision and how you can get involved in the process.  


Part 2: My secret sauce:

During the second part of the talk,  Karolina will give her secret sauce for early-stage founders looking to fundraise. Finally, she will share her own work-life balance tips for founders and her thoughts on the incredible role women are, and will continue to have, in the climate change fight.

#18 Sophie Purdom, Co-founder @ ClimateTech VC

From Blog Post to the ClimateTech Newsletter, Discover the story of ClimateTech VC co-founders.

#17 Ryan Kushner, Co-founder and Director of Startups @ Third Derivative

From Burning man, to writing a book, and dedicating his whole career to supporting ClimateTech founders, discover the unique story and insights from Ryan Kushner.

#16 Josh Santos, Co-founder and CEO at Noya

From a spreadsheet to +300k unique visitors, Climate Base helps you find the right job at a company or organisation that fights Climate Change.

#15 Troy Carter, Founder and CEO @ Earthshot Labs

Learn how their unique open-source machine learning models can incentivise better land use management contributing to solve ecological collapse at a global level.

#14 Jacqueline van den Ende, Co-founder at Carbon Equity

Good for your financial returns, good for the planet. Discover a new way to put your money to work for the climate while increasing your odds of making significant returns.

#13 Kimberly Baker, Director of Innovation at Elemental Excelerator

“It takes a village to empower founders tackling Climate Change”. Discover how Elemental Excelerator is bringing an enormous contribution into it.

#12 Robert Luo, Founder & CEO at Mi Terro

Mi Terro’s unique proprietary tech allows agricultural waste to be upcycled into compostable biomaterials to replace plastic and paper for food, fashion & packaging.

#11 Ryan Bethencourt, CEO at Wild Earth

Discover how Wild Earth are creating clean protein pet foods that are healthier for your pet and better for the environment.

#10 Federico Garcea, Co-founder & CEO @ Treedom

From selling Italian Gelato to launching the 1st online community to plant 1.9M trees remotely with local farmers.

#9 Bergur Sigfússon, Head of CO2 capture and injection at CarbFix

Learn more about the science and opportunities to turn C02 into stones with Carbfix.

#8 Andreea Constantinescu, Partner at Planet First Partners

From Goldman Sachs to ClimateTech VC’s. Discover the incredible story of Andreea and Planet First.

#7 Sylvain Carle, Senior Director at SecondMuse

From Tech To ClimateTech! Learn how Sylvain made the jump to support early stage Climate Tech founders.

#6 Lubomila Jordanova, CEO & Co-Founder at Plan A

Plan A in the fight against Climate Change.

#5 Chris Stern, CEO and Co-founder at CarbiCrete

Carbicrete’s innovative Carbon-negative concrete process is the new weapon to tackle the 10% of Global C02 emitted by the concrete production.

#4 Fridtjof Detzner &  Nick de la Forge, Co-founders of Planet A

Discover how Planet A’s team is driving their investment decisions using a quantitative approach to validate and measure impact as their central metric of success.

#3 Lisa Gautier, CEO and Co-founder of Hackyourcloset

From Spotify to Fashion: How Lisa is changing the way you can access clothes with style and impact.

#2 Heidi Lindvall, General Partner at Pale Blue Dot

From a human rights journalist to co-founding one of the Top European ClimateTech funds with 100+M USD under management.

#1 Ryan Shearman, Co-founder & CEO of Aether Diamonds

Discover how the world's first Sustainable Diamonds are made of CO2 captured in the air.


Do you value our support for ClimateTech founders?

By donating you will help the initiatives run by our small self-funded team to grow long-term. This will allow us to build more, and provide more ClimateTech founders with the access to resources, services, connections, and opportunities they are looking for. Join us, we want you to be part of this collective movement against climate change!

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September 23TH 2021

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