Discover how the minds, methods and money that fueled the explosion of innovation and disruption in silicon valley are working to build the technology, products and companies that will save the planet. Hosts: Lex Kiefhaber and Tony Noto. Music: Bill Gagliardi.
Commons: How to Turn Your Credit Card into a Force for Good... Part 2
When we last spoke to Sanchali Pal she was the CEO of Juro. Today, Juro is called Commons, and she has $10,000,000 reasons to be more optimistic about the future of personal carbon accountability.
Commons is an app that allows you to track your credit card spend and then offset your carbon footprint, a simple and elegant means of self-accountability. They've also partnered with pre-vetted businesses to offer more sustainable options to the products you purchase regularly.
Since we last spoke with Sanchali she's raised a Series A round from Sequoia Capital, the founders of Afterpay and the one and only Jay-Z. We dig into how she was able to achieve that milestone and what's in the store for the future of Commons.
Ample: Revolutionizing EV Battery Swapping (no recharge required)
What if recharging your EV was as easy as swapping out the batteries in your flashlight? That's exactly the future Ample is building.
In this episode we sat down with Ample president John de Souza to discuss the future of electric mobility, fighting entrenched legacy energy in the halls of congress, what it means to be an entrepreneur and more.
Earthforce.io: Saving the Forest from the Trees
Understanding a forest has long been a marriage of art and science, but without the technology to scale. Earthforce is determined to bring forestry into the 21st century so we might better prepare for natural disasters while protecting one of most important natural resources.
In addition to being as serial entrepreneur, Justin Dawe is also a native Hawaiian. Here are a few of the charities working to support fire relief efforts in Maui.
Maui Strong Fund
Kokua Restaurant and Hospitality Fund
Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement
Hedgehog: Using Europe as a Roadmap to Predict the Future of US Corporate Climatism
Europe has long been more aggressive in how it deploys legislation and regulatory agency to push for a more climate positive future from large corporate interests.
Still with me? Great, you'll love this episode.
Joost Walterbos is a dear friend, accomplished climate entrepreneur, wildly chill guy, and possessor of great foresight when it comes to translating the transformation we're seeing in Europe to future action in the US. His firm, Hedgehog, works with companies large and small based both in the US and Europe, so he has a uniquely broad perspective in how climate is finding its way onto balance sheets and into five year plans.
ePlant: Using AI to Speak to Trees... Literally.
It's morning, you walk into your backyard, stroll over to the Maple by the fence, and have a conversation about the weather. That, my friends, is exactly how the team at ePlant imagines your day will start, and sooner than you think.
On today's episode we sit down with ePlant.bio founder and CEO Graham Hine about the company he's built that allows us to, literally, commune with nature. Combining a custom built sensor that can measure tree growth, precipitation, humidity, and more, with cutting edge AI that leverage large language models, Graham and his team have built a means of bridging the gap between humans and nature through natural, everyday conversation.
This was a wild, fascinating, thought provoking and inspiring conversation, hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did.
Actual: Sim City, but for Real World Climate Change
What if you could build a virtual environment, a la Sim City, but with real world inputs about product pipelines, energy sources, construction cap ex, and environmental impact? That's exactly what Actual is building.
Tune in to this episode's interview with Actual President and co-founder Karthik Balakrishnan, and start planning for a better future.
Hopeful and uplifting
Such an uplifting and educational podcast series. It really has opened my eyes to all of the amazing work people are doing to create a healthier and more sustainable world!
Thankful fo Jenn Harper
As a Native it was gratifying to hear the interview with Harper. It helped that Jess was also a Native and that she identified with Jenn’s experiences. Such an easy to listen to story, even the tough parts. Well done. And now, I’m going to shop Native because I can.
Inspiring!! A must listen!