42 min

S7 E4: Understanding biodiversity loss and how to support businesses that reverse it, with Tom Quigley of Superorganism‪.‬ The Keep Cool Podcast

    • Technology

Nick and Tom Quigley, co-founder and Managing Director of Superorganism, a venture firm focused on biodiversity, discuss what biodiversity is, why it matters to the world, and how it fits into the burgeoning climate tech ecosystem. Specifically, Nick and Tom dive deep on:
The evaluation process behind creating a venture firm focused on biodiversityWhy biodiversity loss is about much more than just global warming and climate changeHow venture-scale businesses are being built to address biodiversity loss 
Don't miss out on this podcast if you’re interested in learning more about climate tech beyond well-covered sectors like energy and transportation! Subscribe on Spotify, Apple, Google, or your favorite podcast platform to catch all the latest episodes.
00:00:13 - The first venture firm focused on biodiversity
00:04:51 - What is biodiversity, what drives biodiversity loss, and why is that a problem
00:10:30 - How venture capital can support biodiversity-focused businesses
00:13:25 - Company examples: Discussing Inversa, lionfish, and invasive species
00:18:00 - The many benefits of supporting biodiversity and its overlap with climate
00:26:42 - Exploring more companies and tech trends at the forefront of biodiversity
00:31:20 - Request for start-ups: Opportunities for innovation in biodiversity
00:36:06 - Zooming out: the future growth of the biodiversity tech market
00:41:15 - What it means to be "nature tech" vs. "climate tech"
Learn More About Superorganism: https://www.superorganism.com/
Follow Tom on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommquigley
If you love listening to The Keep Cool Show, please leave me a 5-star review on Rate My Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/keepcool
Thank you so much! 
Plus, stay up-to-date on all things Keep Cool here: https://keepcool.co/ and follow Nick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol and LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholasvanosdol/

Nick and Tom Quigley, co-founder and Managing Director of Superorganism, a venture firm focused on biodiversity, discuss what biodiversity is, why it matters to the world, and how it fits into the burgeoning climate tech ecosystem. Specifically, Nick and Tom dive deep on:
The evaluation process behind creating a venture firm focused on biodiversityWhy biodiversity loss is about much more than just global warming and climate changeHow venture-scale businesses are being built to address biodiversity loss 
Don't miss out on this podcast if you’re interested in learning more about climate tech beyond well-covered sectors like energy and transportation! Subscribe on Spotify, Apple, Google, or your favorite podcast platform to catch all the latest episodes.
00:00:13 - The first venture firm focused on biodiversity
00:04:51 - What is biodiversity, what drives biodiversity loss, and why is that a problem
00:10:30 - How venture capital can support biodiversity-focused businesses
00:13:25 - Company examples: Discussing Inversa, lionfish, and invasive species
00:18:00 - The many benefits of supporting biodiversity and its overlap with climate
00:26:42 - Exploring more companies and tech trends at the forefront of biodiversity
00:31:20 - Request for start-ups: Opportunities for innovation in biodiversity
00:36:06 - Zooming out: the future growth of the biodiversity tech market
00:41:15 - What it means to be "nature tech" vs. "climate tech"
Learn More About Superorganism: https://www.superorganism.com/
Follow Tom on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommquigley
If you love listening to The Keep Cool Show, please leave me a 5-star review on Rate My Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/keepcool
Thank you so much! 
Plus, stay up-to-date on all things Keep Cool here: https://keepcool.co/ and follow Nick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol and LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholasvanosdol/

42 min

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