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Terraformation’s Yishan Wong: “Forest as a service”

Terraformation’s Yishan Wong: “Forest as a service”

Update: 2021-04-09
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The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Yishan Wong, founder of Terraformation, to talk about his plan to plant a trillion trees (3:30 ), his days running Reddit (8:10 ), on whether social media is manageable (10:50 ), working at Paypal and Facebook in the early days (13:15 ), marrying tech and tree planting (15:15 ), how he got into climate change (18:00 ), making tree-planting a business (23:15 ), the first project (28:20 ), the reforestation bottleneck (33:20 ), why solar is key (36:05 ), raising venture capital (44:00 ), selling forest “kits” (47:30 ), banking on a shift in thought (52:10 ), his lessons from scaling Facebook (57:45 ), why trees are the easiest answer (1:02:15 ), and why the goal is 1 trillion (1:04:50 ).

PLUS: Gianni Settino on why he joined an investor group that spent $208,000 on a Lebron James video highlight (1:06:40 ), tinkering with ethereum (1:08:50 ), cryptokitties (1:11:45 ), building a crypto football card experience (1:15:40 ), NBA Top Shot (1:16:30 ), buying the Lebron James card (1:19:00 ), what his parents said (1:22:00 ), and whether this is a bubble (1:25:15 ).


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Terraformation’s Yishan Wong: “Forest as a service”

Terraformation’s Yishan Wong: “Forest as a service”