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Carbon capture technology has seemingly been reserved for large-scale applications, and widely unavailable to the average consumer. But how can we bring this important technology to the consumer market? Enter Jaeson Cardiff, CEO of Clean02 Carbon Capture Technologies Inc., a company focused on the decarbonization of the heating industry and providing consumer goods that are made from recycled carbon. You’ll hear how Jaeson found inspiration from his career in HVAC to help found a carbon capture technology company that makes it possible for the average consumer to help make a positive impact on global health. And if you want to save money and the world. Carbon Collective Investing makes that possible through ethical portfolios. If you’re a founder or a member of a benefits team, book a demo at https://401k.carboncollective.co/ (https://401k.carboncollective.co/) and your company can get 20% off management fees for life if you sign up before August 31st! And if you love listening to The Keep Cool Show, please leave me a 5-star review on Rate My Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/keepcool (https://ratethispodcast.com/keepcool) Thank you so much! Find Jaeson at: https://cleano2.ca/ (https://cleano2.ca/) Stay up-to-date on all things Keep Cool:https://workweek.com/discover-newsletters/keep-cool/ (https://workweek.com/discover-newsletters/keep-cool/ )or follow Nick Van Osdol on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol (https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol)
How do you solve a problem like clean water for all? When you can turn waste products into sustainable solutions. Meet Lacey, CEO and Founder of Olokun Minerals, the company developing new technologies to harvest minerals from the brine waste created through desalination.  Nick and Lacey get straight into the danger of taking water for granted, how Olokun’s working with brackish water to remove and potentially valorize different metal ingredients, and why sourcing metals this way solves way more problems than it creates. You’ll also hear Lacey’s ambition to filter multiple metals at the same time, what fundraising felt like, and other climate tech she’s excited about. And if you want to save money and the world. Carbon Collective Investing makes that possible through ethical portfolios. If you’re a founder or a member of a benefits team, book a demo at https://401k.carboncollective.co/ (https://401k.carboncollective.co/) and your company can get 20% off management fees for life if you sign up before August 31st! And if you love listening to The Keep Cool Show, please leave me a 5-star review on Rate My Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/keepcool (https://ratethispodcast.com/keepcool) Thank you so much! Follow : Lacey LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lacey-reddix-7b53b540 (linkedin.com/in/lacey-reddix-7b53b540) Stay up-to-date on all things Keep Cool:https://workweek.com/discover-newsletters/keep-cool/ (https://workweek.com/discover-newsletters/keep-cool/ )or follow Nick Van Osdol on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol (https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol)
What happens when plastic, meat and leather become unsustainable to produce? You up-cycle from natural growing products like mushrooms, using cutting-edge mycelium technology. Eben Bayer is CEO of Ecovative, the biotechnology company, pioneering the art and science of growing complete structures with mycelium. Nick and Eben get into how a small mushroom sample can create whole sheets of tissue, why Ecovative is growing bacon, and how the business interacts with other industries such as fashion and retail. You’ll also hear who else is inspiring Eben in the climate tech space right now. And if you love listening to The Keep Cool Show, please leave me a 5-star review on Rate My Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/keepcool (https://ratethispodcast.com/keepcool) Want your company’s 401(k) to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon society? Join https://hubs.ly/Q01hxK9F0 (Carbon Collective Investing) to gain access to climate-forward portfolios. Carbon Collective is a paid sponsor of The Keep Cool Show. Thank you so much! Follow Eben: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ebenbayer (linkedin.com/in/ebenbayer) Twitter: https://twitter.com/ebenbayer (twitter.com/ebenbayer) Stay up-to-date on all things Keep Cool:https://workweek.com/discover-newsletters/keep-cool/ (https://workweek.com/discover-newsletters/keep-cool/ )or follow Nick Van Osdol on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol (https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol)
Carbon removal is critical for global health, but all the paper pushing makes it hard for businesses to get on board. Nori has the solution, find out how. Nick gets into the nuts and bolts of climate change and carbon removal with Paul Gambill, CEO of Nori, the company on a mission to lower the overall concentration of Co2 below 300 parts per million. You’ll hear why Paul believes reversing climate change is an achievable goal, why the barriers aren’t tech or engineering but organization and finance, and how Nori is coordinating efforts with financial incentives. And if you love listening to The Keep Cool Show, please leave me a 5-star review on Rate My Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/keepcool (https://ratethispodcast.com/keepcool) Thank you so much! Follow Paul: LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/paulgambill (linkedin.com/in/paulgambill) Twitter: https://twitter.com/paulgambill (twitter.com/paulgambill) Stay up-to-date on all things Keep Cool:https://workweek.com/discover-newsletters/keep-cool/ (https://workweek.com/discover-newsletters/keep-cool/ )or follow Nick Van Osdol on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol (https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol)
How does a VC investor turn climate change into a sound investment opportunity? Alex explains how he’s changing the world, by retooling the entire economy. Alex Roetter is Managing Director and General Partner at Moxxie Ventures, backing exceptional founders building products designed to change the world, while making life and work better. Nick and Alex dive into his background in software and how it overlaps with climate, why you need to follow the talent to make great investments, and the three elements your people need to thrive in their jobs. And if you love listening to The Keep Cool Show, please leave me a 5-star review on Rate My Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/keepcool (https://ratethispodcast.com/keepcool) Thank you so much! Follow Alex: LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/alex-roetter (linkedin.com/in/alex-roetter) Stay up-to-date on all things Keep Cool:https://workweek.com/discover-newsletters/keep-cool/ (https://workweek.com/discover-newsletters/keep-cool/ )or follow Nick Van Osdol on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol (https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol)
When you start working in climate tech, it’s hard to feel the same way about any other industry. And that’s what keeps Lily Bernicker, Principal at Wireframe Ventures, deep in the trenches. Nick and Lily get into conversation about why flexibility is critical to be a great climate tech investor, why saying no to companies is still hard, and the challenges of a long feedback loop. You’ll also hear Lily’s take on why scientists are learning the business playbooks and how that can only help drive forward innovation. And if you love listening to The Keep Cool Show, please leave me a 5-star review on Rate My Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/keepcool (https://ratethispodcast.com/keepcool) Thank you so much! Follow Lily: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lily-bernicker-2b638a89 (linkedin.com/in/lily-bernicker-2b638a89) Stay up-to-date on all things Keep Cool:https://workweek.com/discover-newsletters/keep-cool/ (https://workweek.com/discover-newsletters/keep-cool/ )or follow Nick Van Osdol on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol (https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol)
Climate tech needs public and private sector support. Leading the charge, and driving vehicle electrification, is Levi Tillemann. Find out how. Ample’s goal is to make electric cars available for everyone by solving charging problems. Utilizing autonomous robotics and smart-battery technology, Levi and his team can charge a car in minutes, but that’s just part of his day job. Nick and Levi get into his role as VP for Policy and International Outreach, what goes into shaping public policy, and why it seems to move so slowly. You’ll also hear Levi’s takes on the healthy tension between the public and private sector, the critical role battery swapping plays in electrification, and how you can help influence public policy and drive green transport technology forward. And if you love listening to The Keep Cool Show, please leave me a 5-star review on Rate My Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/keepcool (https://ratethispodcast.com/keepcool) Thank you so much! Follow Levi: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/levi-tillemann-226825a (linkedin.com/in/levi-tillemann-226825a) Stay up-to-date on all things Keep Cool:https://workweek.com/discover-newsletters/keep-cool/ (https://workweek.com/discover-newsletters/keep-cool/ )or follow Nick Van Osdol on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol (https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol)
Most real estate investors are unprepared for how climate change will impact their business. Owen Woolcock is one step ahead, investing in markets that will stay resilient long into the future. Real estate is often seen as a ‘safe investment’, but with increasing focus on how buildings are built and how they impact the environment, it’s time to recognize the impact of climate change on the future of this industry. Nick and Owen, Partner at CCC, discuss why his company is built on investing in real estate that considers climate tech alongside climate change, how things like flood risk are drastically changing the landscape, and why global financial systems need to re-evaluate business models before it’s too late. You’ll also hear Owen’s spicy take on which towns in the US are growing significantly, and why. Hint, if you’ve never considered living in Ann Arbor Michigan, now might be the time to take a look. And if you love listening to The Keep Cool Show, please leave me a 5-star review on Rate My Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/keepcool (https://ratethispodcast.com/keepcool) Thank you so much! Follow Owen: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/owenwoolcock (linkedin.com/in/owenwoolcock) Twitter: https://twitter.com/owen_cameron (twitter.com/owen_cameron) Stay up-to-date on all things Keep Cool:https://workweek.com/discover-newsletters/keep-cool/ (https://workweek.com/discover-newsletters/keep-cool/ )or follow Nick Van Osdol on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol (https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol)
How do you make gardening greener? You engineer a new type of soil. This is the fascinating work of Rosy. Find out how. Cultivating gardens is a part of life for hundreds of thousands of people, but if you’re using harmful fertilizers, there’s a problem. Rosy Soil is solving that problem thanks to cutting edge soil engineering. Nick and Chad get deep into soil science. In this episode you’ll hear how Rosy’s new soil formulation has a negative carbon footprint, why it will make your plants thrive, and how it affects ecosystems across the world for the better. You’ll also hear Chad’s take on most store-bought fertilizers and why Rosy is going all out to make their entire supply chain as sustainable and low-carbon as possible. A challenge pertinent to all climate tech verticals and industries. And if you love listening to The Keep Cool Show, please leave me a 5-star review on Rate My Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/keepcool (https://ratethispodcast.com/keepcool) Thank you so much! Follow Chad: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/camassura (linkedin.com/in/camassura) Stay up-to-date on all things Keep Cool:https://workweek.com/discover-newsletters/keep-cool/ (https://workweek.com/discover-newsletters/keep-cool/ )or follow Nick Van Osdol on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol (https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol)
Despite trillions of dollars pouring into climate tech, there’s still a huge funding gap. So how do we close it?  The answer is through forward thinking investment in founders at the forefront of cutting edge tech. And one company working to do just that is Enduring Planet. Welcome to Season 2. Nick kicks off with a seriously impressive guest, Dimitry Gershenson, Co-Founder and CEO. They get into the reasons why we only get half the picture when it comes to investment and equity, and how non-financial factors can make a serious difference in lending.  You’ll hear why Dimitry and his team are super intentional when it comes to championing under-represented founders, why they believe diversity makes better business sense, and Enduring Planet’s no BS approach for founders to apply and get funded. Follow Dimitry: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dgershenson (linkedin.com/in/dgershenson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/d_gershenson (twitter.com/d_gershenson) Stay up-to-date on all things Keep Cool:https://workweek.com/discover-newsletters/keep-cool/ (https://workweek.com/discover-newsletters/keep-cool/ )or follow Nick Van Osdol on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol (https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol)
The wait is finally over. One founder, or founding team, will leave with thousands of dollars worth of prizes to invest in their climate tech startup, but who will it be? Nick and his investor co-hosts have heard pitches from five of the most innovative climate tech startups out there, and this week it’s time to pick a winner. You’ll get a recap of the projects so far with Nick, before hearing from the investors and their reactions, and finally you’ll learn who the winner is, based on investor votes. Who’s your favorite? With over $40,000 in prizes for their business, there’s a lot at stake. Stay up-to-date on all things Keep Cool:https://workweek.com/discover-newsletters/keep-cool/ or follow Nick Van Osdol on Twitter:https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol (https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol)
How do you generate wealth and save the world? By disrupting traditional investment models. Meet Physis, empowering investors to make a positive impact. This is the fifth of the Keep Cool Show’s mini-series, offering five startup founders the chance to pitch their climate tech business. Nick and investor co-host Dan Lichtenberg figure out what drives Stefania Di Bartolomew and what sets Physis apart from others in the space, tackling climate change. Data is the key to understanding how investments impact the world. With millions of data points to choose from, Physis aggregates the most pertinent and shares them with investors to help them track and measure how their investments are performing for the good of the environment. And all through one platform. With a mission to help investors build sustainable portfolios, Physis believes the future is data-driven. We’ll also hear Stefania’s thoughts on whether divestment or an activist investor approach is more impactful, and what regulatory tailwinds mean for the industry, With over $40,000 in prizes for their business, there’s a lot at stake. Discover who our winner is in next week’s episode. Follow Stefania: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefanialea (linkedin.com/in/stefanialea) Twitter: https://twitter.com/dbstefi (twitter.com/dbstefi) Stay up-to-date on all things Keep Cool:https://workweek.com/discover-newsletters/keep-cool/ or follow Nick Van Osdol on Twitter:https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol (https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol)
If you want to decarbonize the world, you need a resilient source of electricity powering everything from the grid to cars. Meet ElectricFish, building solutions for energy storage. Renewable energy is the future and renewable energy that offers super-fast EV charging, two-way flow to the grid AND can be set up on site in weeks, not months, will become the gold standard. ElectricFish is leading the charge. Vince Wong and Folasade Ayoola are the Co-Founders with a brief to build distributed energy storage, powered by software. They’ve already deployed their storage tech at a pilot location and hungry for growth. In the fourth of the Keep Cool Show’s mini-series, offering five startup founders the chance to pitch their climate tech business. Nick and an investor co-host will figure out what drives Vince and Folasade, how the company is tackling climate change, and what sets their business apart from others in the space. We’ll learn all the applications for ElectricFish’s tech, why distributed energy sources are a critical component of a sustainable future, and understand how DERs can promote societal equity. Finally, we’ll dig in deep on some of the key challenges that are unique to a hardware business, including how the team is thinking through manufacturing and selling at scale. With over $40,000 in prizes for their business, there’s a lot at stake. Listen to our fifth founder’s pitch on next week’s episode. Follow Vince on: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincecwong (linkedin.com/in/vincecwong) Follow Folasade: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/folasadeayoola (linkedin.com/in/folasadeayoola) Stay up-to-date on all things Keep Cool:https://workweek.com/discover-newsletters/keep-cool/ or follow Nick Van Osdol on Twitter:https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol (https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol)
Capital investment is great but it’s not enough for climate tech companies to scale. Climatebase is building a platform focused on providing human investment and the timing couldn’t be better. Last year more venture capital dollars were invested in climate tech than ever before and every startup founder knows once the capital is secured, your attention turns to talent. Equipping your company with the very best people, whether that’s hardware engineers or those on the frontline installing solar panels, the search can be arduous. That’s where Climatebase comes in, a platform with thousands of climate tech jobs and used by more than 350,000 people. In the third of the Keep Cool Show’s mini-series, offering five startup founders the chance to pitch their climate tech business. Nick and an investor co-host will figure out what drives Evan, how the company is tackling climate change, and what sets his business apart from others in the space. You’ll also hear Evan’s views on creating a deep data moat, the company’s genesis story and zoom out on where he sees climate tech heading over the next decade. With over $40,000 in prizes for their business, there’s a lot at stake. Listen to our fourth founder’s pitch on next week’s episode. Follow Evan on: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/evanhynes (linkedin.com/in/evanhynes) Twitter: http://twitter.com/evandhynes (twitter.com/evandhynes) Stay up-to-date on all things Keep Cool:https://workweek.com/discover-newsletters/keep-cool/ or follow Nick Van Osdol on Twitter:https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol
What are digital carbon emissions and how big a problem are they becoming? Greenpixie has the answers and is seizing the green initiative with both hands. Nick and Lily Bernicker, principal at Wireframe Ventures, interview CEO & Founder, John Ridd, from Greenpixie, the company focused on reducing digital carbon emissions with cutting edge, climate tech. You’ll hear how they’re turning this challenge into an opportunity and why these types of emissions are among one of the more solvable problems in the environmental space. You’ll also hear John’s view on the value of bootstrapping your business before moving towards the funding phase, plus how Greenpixie plans to roll out their MVP. This is the second in the Keep Cool Show’s mini-series, offering five startup founders the chance to pitch their climate tech business. Nick and an investor co-host will figure out what drives them, what they’re doing to tackle climate change, and what sets their business apart from others in the space. With over $40,000 in prizes for their business, there’s a lot at stake. Listen to our third founder’s pitch on next week’s episode. Follow John on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnriddjnr LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-c-ridd/ Stay up-to-date on all things Keep Cool:https://workweek.com/discover-newsletters/keep-cool/ or follow Nick Van Osdol on Twitter:https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol
If you can get 1% better every day, you’ll achieve big goals surprisingly quickly. That’s the philosophy behind Earth Brands and Co-Founders Michael Medvedev and Peter Frelinghuysen. On a mission to make sustainability cool, Earth Brands is constantly evaluating and iterating their environmentally-friendly products to be better and better. Nick and Co-Host Mark Grace, investor at M13, talk to Michael Medvedev and Peter Frelinghuysen alongside about why you should constantly scrutinize your MVP to create premium products and how the brand has attracted its latest round of venture capital-backed funding to the tune of $1.7m. You’ll hear why Michael Medvedev and Peter Frelinghuysen believe you should spend time nurturing superfans, how to turn these fans into evangelists, and even employees. This is the first in the Keep Cool Show’s mini-series, offering five startup founders the chance to pitch their climate tech business. Nick and an investor co-host will figure out what drives them, what they’re doing to tackle climate change, and what sets their business apart from others in the space. With over $40,000 in prizes for their business, there’s a lot at stake. Listen to our second founder’s pitch on next week’s episode. Follow Earth Brands on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/earthbrandsco LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/earthbrands/ Stay up-to-date on all things Keep Cool:https://workweek.com/discover-newsletters/keep-cool/ or follow Nick Van Osdol on Twitter:https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol
Climate tech is constantly evolving. As the urgency to tackle the climate crisis grows, so does the number of exciting companies offering cutting-edge solutions.  It can be hard to keep up with trends and harder still to link them to the bigger picture of climate and the climate technology landscape. I’m your host Nick Van Osdol. And on the Keep Cool Show, you get a front row seat to discussions with founders who are solving climate problems. I’ll also do my best to make connections back to other emerging technologies to arrive at a fuller industry perspective. Every episode, I’ll take a deep dive into a startup’s new technology, getting into what problems they’re solving, and what makes them unique in the space. Then we’ll get to know the person behind the headlines, digging into the nuances of their business as well as from where they take inspiration. If you’re a climate tech investor, work in the industry, or just want to know what’s coming around the corner, this is the show with the answers.  And if you want to go deeper still, sign up to my newsletter at workweek dot com, where you’ll get weekly updates, considered analysis, and thoughtful explorations into the latest climate technology news. New episodes every Thursday, starting June 9th. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcast.
It’s a big question and Zach Stein has the answers with Carbon Collective. Meet the CEO battling for the Earth’s future. Traditional investment practice isn’t made to drive impact. And for individual investors who want to make sustainable choices, that can be a source of frustration. Carbon Collective is disrupting old school financial theory, creating investment products that make profit, are sustainable, and make a positive impact. Nick and Zach get deep into the power of narrative to drive positive climate impact investing, why there are still considerable fault lines in the investment community around decarbonizing, and the debate over oll and gas. If you want to know how you can reverse climate change, this is the episode to dive into. Follow Zach:  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zach-stein-100 (linkedin.com/in/zach-stein-100) Twitter:https://twitter.com/OsmoBot ( twitter.com/OsmoBot) Stay up-to-date on all things Keep Cool:https://workweek.com/discover-newsletters/keep-cool/ or follow Nick Van Osdol on Twitter:https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol (https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol)
Climate tech is moving fast. As the urgency to tackle climate issues grows, so does the number of innovative startups in this space. I’m Nick Van Osdol. If you read my Keep Cool newsletter, you’ll know I’ve recently joined forces with Workweek, a media company that puts creators at the heart of their strategy combining premium content and capital. To celebrate this partnership I’m applying that exact same strategy to this Keep Cool Show mini-series. Every week we’ll hear a founder’s best pitch to investors and get to know what drives them on a personal level. You’ll hear what they’re doing to tackle climate change, what makes them unique from others in the space and why investors should supercharge their startup. What’s at stake? Over $40,000 in prizes for their business. I’ll be joined by a different investor co-host each week, giving you a unique perspective on climate tech. When the season wraps up we’ll recap on the 5 company pitches we’ve heard and finally choose a winner for that sweet $40,000 worth of prizes. If you’re an investor, founder or operator who wants to stay one step ahead of the competition - this is the series for you. New episodes every Thursday, starting March 17th. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
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