DiscoverupsideCC030: investing in socially responsible, high-growth companies // a coffee chat with Rose Maizner (RenewableTech Ventures)
CC030: investing in socially responsible, high-growth companies // a coffee chat with Rose Maizner (RenewableTech Ventures)

CC030: investing in socially responsible, high-growth companies // a coffee chat with Rose Maizner (RenewableTech Ventures)

Update: 2019-09-16
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Interview begins: 5:30
Debrief begins: 44:38

Rose Maizner is a partner at RenewableTech Ventures and a co-founder of Womenpreneurs.

RenewableTech Ventures is a Salt Lake City based venture capital fund focused in cleantech. An impact investment fund, Renewable Tech Ventures has helped a number of green energy startups find stamina in the venture market. Rose discusses her journey from nonprofiteer to becoming a partner in a venture capital fund and Renewable Tech Ventures's current outlook on funding.

Rose is also a co-founder of Womenprenuers, an all-women network focused on empowering and educating women in entrepreneurship and venture capital. She talks about the need for these communities and how she came to lead one.

We discuss:

  • Ad: Improved methods to sourcing talent and finding new possible colleagues (4:20)

  • Rose's background in nonprofits and coming to venture capital (5:40)

  • RTV's work in Utah (13:19)

  • RTV's funding (17:39)

  • Boom and bust of cleantech investment in the 2000s (19:55)

  • Current companies with RTV (22:55)

  • The start of Womenpreneurs and it's model (30:45)

  • How men can help women in venture capital (39:22)

RenewableTech Ventures was founded 2010 and based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Learn more about RenewableTech Ventures: http://www.renewablevc.com/
Learn more about Womenpreneurs: http://www.womenpreneursutah.com/
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This episode is sponsored by Integrity Power Search, the #1 full stack high growth startup recruiting firm between the coasts. They partner with venture capitalists, private equity groups and CEOs to build amazing teams for the world’s most disrupting companies.

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CC030: investing in socially responsible, high-growth companies // a coffee chat with Rose Maizner (RenewableTech Ventures)

CC030: investing in socially responsible, high-growth companies // a coffee chat with Rose Maizner (RenewableTech Ventures)

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