18 episodes

A one-time opportunity for promising climate tech startups to pitch investors to support their future.

Each episode your host, Nick Van Osdol alongside a rotating series of investor co-hosts, shines the spotlight on a founder and their business. For founders, investors and operators interested in staying one step ahead of the competition and those folks looking for some positive climate news, this series will draw out in-depth insights into what cutting-edge businesses are doing to tackle climate change today.

At the series’ conclusion, one company will be chosen as the winner and receive over $40,000 worth of prizes to help move their mission forward.

New episodes weekly, starting March 17th. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

The Keep Cool Show Nick Van Osdol

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A one-time opportunity for promising climate tech startups to pitch investors to support their future.

Each episode your host, Nick Van Osdol alongside a rotating series of investor co-hosts, shines the spotlight on a founder and their business. For founders, investors and operators interested in staying one step ahead of the competition and those folks looking for some positive climate news, this series will draw out in-depth insights into what cutting-edge businesses are doing to tackle climate change today.

At the series’ conclusion, one company will be chosen as the winner and receive over $40,000 worth of prizes to help move their mission forward.

New episodes weekly, starting March 17th. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

    S2 Ep 9: Lacey Reddix: The Founder On a Mission to Solve The Global Clean Water Crisis With Olokun Minerals.

    S2 Ep 9: Lacey Reddix: The Founder On a Mission to Solve The Global Clean Water Crisis With Olokun Minerals.

    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.


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    Thank you so much!


    Follow : Lacey
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lacey-reddix-7b53b540 (linkedin.com/in/lacey-reddix-7b53b540)


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    • 32 min
    S2 Ep 8: How Ecovative is Solving Sustainability Through Mushrooms

    S2 Ep 8: How Ecovative is Solving Sustainability Through Mushrooms

    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)


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    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)


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    • 31 min
    S2 Ep 7: How Nori is Building a Carbon Removal Marketplace, And Cutting Out The Middleman

    S2 Ep 7: How Nori is Building a Carbon Removal Marketplace, And Cutting Out The Middleman

    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)

    • 43 min
    S2 Ep 6: Framing Climate Change as a Massive Economic Opportunity with Alex Roetter

    S2 Ep 6: Framing Climate Change as a Massive Economic Opportunity with Alex Roetter

    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!


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    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)

    • 35 min
    S2 Ep 5: How a Climate Tech VC is Helping Founders Create Scalable Solutions

    S2 Ep 5: How a Climate Tech VC is Helping Founders Create Scalable Solutions

    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)

    • 39 min
    S2 Ep 4: How Ample’s Cutting Edge Tech is Making it Easy to Run Electric Cars, With Levi Tillemann.

    S2 Ep 4: How Ample’s Cutting Edge Tech is Making it Easy to Run Electric Cars, With Levi Tillemann.

    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)

    • 41 min

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