Tech 4 Climate Podcast

Discover, get inspired & take a step into climate tech

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Ep. #59

Meet the Founder series

More than offsetting, it’s about reducing

During the show, you will have the opportunity to meet the best climate tech founders, investors, and experts from Silicon Valley and around the globe. 

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

The podcast is divided into 2 parts

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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The Nordic countries are home to a significant proportion of climate tech startups. So what makes the region so fruitful for innovation?



Is it too late for the VC model for climate change?

Ibrahim AlHusseini, Managing Partner @ FullCycle

If there is a fire in your backyard, you don’t develop firefighting technology, you deploy what you have at scale. Ibrahim is helping do that.



How can climate tech make a positive impact in India?

Priya Shah, General Partner @ Theia Ventures

India is the fourth global emitter and soon will be the most populous country. Its role in the climate challenge is key. So what is it doing to address that and how is Priya Shah at the center of it?



Sweeping away the world’s carbon emissions

Raphael Güller, Co-Founder and Chief Design Officer @ Sweep

Designed for big companies, Sweep tackles a big problem - how to manage a company’s emissions and that of all their suppliers and customers.



Can you drink Avocado seeds? Yes indeed!

Sheetal Bahirat, Founder and CEO at Hidden Gems Beverage Company

Sheetal was frustrated with the amount of food wasted in regular food processing, so she founded a company that explored the hidden gems left behind in the food we treasured.



Is Israel poised to be a climate tech leader?

Itamar Weizman, Partner and Head of Climate Investments @ Firstime VC

From politics to publishing, and now venture capital, Itamar Weizman provides a fascinating look at the climate tech landscape in Israel and beyond.



Using naturally occurring minerals for direct air capture

Noah McQueen, Co-Founder and Head of Research at Heirloom

Noah understands that DAC is not only necessary to counteract climate change, but is an important tool for carbon-producing countries to take responsibility for their emissions.



On a mission to retrofit every fossil-fuel based facility

Natan Shahar, Founder and CEO @ Standard Carbon

Natan believes in the power and potential of humanity; that’s why he is doing his part to protect it.



Creating a retirement fund that actually fights climate change

Zach Stein, Co-founder @ Carbon Collective

Zach has always worked as a sustainability entrepreneur; from a worm farm to Carbon Collective, Zach understands the scale of investing required to counteract climate change.



Partnering with founders for human and planetary health

Paul Straub, Managing Partner & Co-Founder at Wireframe Ventures

Based in the Bay Area and with investments reaching across the pond, Paul Straub explains why focusing on the environment and human health are a multi-decade need and trend that he has capitalized on to ensure his investments make a significant impact.



A carbon-negative solution to cement-making

Cody Finke, Co-founder and CEO @ Brimstone Energy

Looking for solutions to climate change can often be in the overlooked processes we use to build our society



Funding Frontier Tech

Michael Luciani, founder @ Exponential Impact

From political tech to frontier tech, Michael found you don’t need a science background to make a big impact in climate tech.



A free & reliable carbon footprint solution for SMEs

William Loopesko, Founder and CTO of Aclymate

Starting his career as an environmental engineer, William found that one of the best ways of protecting the planet was with climate tech.



A founder-friendly capital solution for climate entrepreneurs

Dimitry Gershenson, Founder and CEO of Enduring Planet

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Profitability with sustainability is the key to win big with impact

Ben Kortlang, Partner @ G2 Venture Partners (G2VP)

From Goldman to Kleiner and the launch of G2VP, this Aussie has been at the forefront of support for entrepreneurs at the growth stage who are unlocking new paths to environmentally and socially responsible economic growth. Meet Ben Kortlang, Partner @ G2VP



Incentivising consumers to buy better.

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Returning the atmosphere to 280 ppm CO2, profitably.

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17+ years dedicated to the nexus of climate tech.

Christina O’Conor, Partner @ Congruent Ventures

This VC firm is supporting the companies that will positively impact how we move, create, eat, & live.



Using Drones to Reforest & Offer Carbon Offsets.

Grant Canary, Founder and CEO @ DroneSeed

From using food waste to feed insect larvae for industrial fish feed, to launching a reforestation startup and one-stop reforestation shop, meet the incredible man behind Drone Seed.



Is cleaner aviation possible? Yes, and its getting support!

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Investing in Startups That Can Save 100 Mgt CO2 eqv

Danijel Višević, Founding Partner @ World Fund

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The Climate Change Battle Happens in Cities.

Christian Hernandez, Partner & Co-Founder @ 2150

A self-described Geek who supports and backs mission-driven tech entrepreneurs focusing on the full stack of the urban environment, meet the incredible Christian Hernandez



GMO bacterias to produce alternatives to oil-based chemicals

Benjamin Ng, Co-founder @ AromatEco

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Finally, a 401K that makes it easy to stay out of fossil fuels investments

Alex Wright-Gladstein, CEO and Founder @ Sphere

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Carbon Removal is vast & VC Firm focus on it

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From the South African Mining industry to investing in and supporting pre-seed and seed carbon removal entrepreneurs, meet the incredible Caitlin Wale.



Mother, Founder & Successful Climate Tech Investor

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“Real Time” Space Imagery for Better Climate Decisions

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Can You be a Certified B Corp VC fund? Yes!

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Does the “Impossible” of Fish Cultured Meat Exist? Yes!

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Are you a VC Looking to Invest in Climate?

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The New Zealand VC Investing in Climate & Frontier Tech

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Clean Energy Startups Have a Home!

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Can Impact Tech Founders & VC’s Work Together?

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Better Packaging 4 the Planet? Yes, But Where?

Karolina Ling-Vannerus, Founder & CEO @ Circulate

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The Climate Tech Industry is Booming & That’s Good News!

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

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Josh Santos, Co-founder and CEO at Noya

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Can an Open Source AI Model Solve The Eco Collapse?

Troy Carter, Founder and CEO at 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.



Good 4 Your Financial Returns, Good 4 The Planet

Jacqueline van den Ende, Co-founder at Carbon Equity

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Founders Fighting Climate Change Are Not Alone

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.



The Death of Petrol Based Plastics is Possible

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.



Plant Based Food 4 Your Dogs? Yes! As Seen on Shark Tank

Ryan Bethencourt, CEO at Wild Earth

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Planting Trees to Fight Climate Change? Yes, & It's Fun.

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.



Turning CO2 Into Stones to Store it? Yes You Can!

Bergur Sigfússon, Head of CO2 capture and injection at CarbFix

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From Goldman Sachs to Climate Tech VC

Andreea Constantinescu, Partner at Planet First Partners

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From Tech To Climate Tech! Learn How

Sylvain Carle, Senior Director at SecondMuse

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What is Your Plan? Let's Fight Climate Change!

Lubomila Jordanova, CEO & Co-Founder at Plan A

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Carbon-Negative Concrete Exists!

Chris Stern, CEO and Co-founder at CarbiCrete

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Quantitative Approach to Validate and Measure Impact

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Access Clothes With Style and Impact

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One of the Top European Climate Tech Funds

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.



Diamonds Can be Made of Captured CO2

Ryan Shearman, Co-founder & CEO of Aether Diamonds

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


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