The Keep Cool Show

By Nick Van Osdol

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Climate tech is constantly evolving to help solve some of the most important challenges facing our planet. With so much innovation it’s hard to pick out the companies you need to watch, it’s even harder to connect them to the wider climate tech picture. Join Nick Van Osdol, host of The Keep Cool Show. Nick dives deep into the latest technologies shaping climate solution technology, but also zooms out to help investors and anyone working in the industry to join the dots and get a broader view of what’s really going on. Every week Nick is joined by the founder of a climate tech company, to discuss how they’re working to solve climate change. He’ll join the dots in real time, bringing out the nuances, trends and patterns in the industry as they get into conversation. If you’re a climate tech investor, already working in the industry and looking for the next big opportunity or just curious about the space, this is the show for you Episodes every Thursday. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

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S4 Ep4: Flowcarbon: Meet The CEO Creating A Transparent Carbon Market
44:26

Dana Gibber is the former lawyer, turned tech entrepreneur, turned climate tech founder. Discover how Flowcarbon is changing the carbon credit marketplace.

Flowcarbon is the tech company bringing carbon offset credits on chain, leveraging blockchain technology to accelerate the innovation and scale of climate change solutions.

Nick and Dana get into conversation discussing how to incentivize communities to protect rainforests, the problems with carbon credit registries, and how Flowcarbon is offering solutions with blockchain-based tokens that can travel beyond registries.


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Feb 02, 2023
S4 Ep3: Thallo: Democratizing The Carbon Market Via The Blockchain
37:16

Thallo is filling a major gap in the voluntary carbon market. Discover how blockchain and climate tech together are revolutionizing financing for environmental projects in the developing world.

Joseph Hargreaves is the UK-based Co-founder of Thallo, the platform built on blockchain offering a transparent and efficient carbon offset marketplace for buyers and sellers.

Nick and Joseph dive into why we need to throw the kitchen sink at solving climate change, why thinking differently is key, and why keeping a human perspective is always worthwhile.

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Jan 26, 2023
S4 Ep2: ZwitterCo: Recycling Water Through Cutting Edge Filtration Tech
46:30

No-one thinks about water, until there’s a problem. Find out how a lack of water can impact businesses and ZwitterCo's solution.

ZwitterCo is on a mission to help industries recycle water and enhance product recovery with breakthrough advancements in filtration.


Nick gets into conversation with Alex Rappaport, CEO and Co-Founder, on his personal connection to water, why we should all go visit a water sanitation plant, and some seriously impressive case studies solving some hard, and expensive, waste water problems.


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Jan 19, 2023
S4 Ep1: Droneseed: How To Create Sustainable Forests
37:45

When more than 7 million acres of forests are swallowed up by fire every year, you need to find a smart way of reseeding them. 

Jonathan Loevner is the VP of Carbon Markets at DroneSeed, the company offering full lifecycle services for forestry management by using an efficient, cost-competitive fleet of drones to reduce reliance on manual labor.

Nick and Jonathan get into how DroneSeed is leveraging the voluntary carbon market to get results, the cost of wildfires every year, and how to make forests sustainable long into the future.


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Jan 12, 2023
S3 Ep8: Sesame Solar: Meet The CEO Changing The Face of Emergency Power
44:43

Lauren Flanagan is the lifelong entrepreneur on a mission to use clean energy for power in emergency situations. Find out how Sesame Solar is doing just that.

Sesame Solar manufactures the world’s first 100% renewably-powered Mobile Nanogrids. Using solar, battery storage, and green hydrogen, the Nanogrids offer clean, off-grid power and are delivered ready-to-use to meet essential services and emergency response needs.

Nick and Lauren discuss Lauren’s philosophy on founding companies with a narrow focus and scaling later , how Sesame Solar’s solution marries mitigation with adaptation, and the future of mobile renewable power as a service.


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Dec 15, 2022
S3 Ep7: Patch’s Software Solution For Corporate Carbon Removal Goals
42:50

Brennan Spellacy is on a mission to rebalance the Earth’s atmosphere at Patch. Find out why the business’ mission is so critical for the future of our world.

Patch is the software company scaling unified climate action. Effectively two businesses in one, its Co-founder and CEO, Brennan explains how Patch works with carbon credit developers and corporations to accelerate  carbon removal.

Nick and Brennan discuss how Patch provides infrastructure for the carbon removal industry to grow to gigatonne scale by 2050, how the platform helps stakeholders diligence carbon removal pathways and projects, and how they think aligning incentives for their business and customers.

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Dec 08, 2022
S3 Ep6: How Watershed is Helping Businesses Cut Carbon
49:19

How do you help complex businesses reduce carbon emissions? You combine science with practical solutions. 

Meet Steve Davies, Head of Climate Science at Watershed.


Watershed is on a mission to bend the climate curve, by helping businesses to measure, reduce, and report their carbon emissions with real-time, audit-grade emissions data.


Nick and Steve get into how companies are understanding their carbon emissions across complex supply chains , how Watershed is dismantling the barriers to corporate climate action, and how to drive more results based on research from academia.


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Dec 01, 2022
S3 Ep5: Inna Braverman’s Extraordinary Journey To Wave Powered Renewable Energy
42:59

Inna Braverman believes in second chances. Hear her incredible story from Chernobyl victim to Eco Wave Power Co-founder.

Eco Wave Power is the company harnessing the power of nearshore waves to create clean electricity. Having proven its viability as a stable form  of renewable energy, Inna is determined to commercialize wave power  globally.

Nick and Inna get into why a second chance at life inspired her mission, some of the mistakes early wave energy companies made, and how using existing manmade structures cuts down on paperwork and environmental concerns.

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Nov 23, 2022
S3 Ep4: The 5 Pillars Supporting The Push For Renewable Energy, With Kyle Cherrick
40:52

Kyle Cherrick has been banging the drum for renewable energy for years and it looks like the tide is finally turning. Find out how.

Nick and Kyle get into the future of batteries for the home, why he created an investment syndicate to back tomorrow’s climate tech founders, and renewable energy companies to watch.

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Nov 17, 2022
S3 Ep3: The Social, Political, And Financial Buy-in Needed To Scale Carbon Removal
54:03

Peter Olivier is at the cutting edge of carbon removal, helping develop developing innovative processes to remove CO2 from the atmosphere at scale. Find out how.

Beyond the technical processes, Nick and Peter talk about the social, political, and financial advances needed to scale carbon removal. Through Undo, Peter is working on cutting-edge partnerships with the agricultural industry to remove carbon and help them achieve their net zero goals.

You’ll hear how enhanced rock weathering processes can remove carbon from the atmosphere  as well as insights on the climate tech space as a whole which, in many ways, is where software was 10 years ago.

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Nov 10, 2022
S3 Ep2: How Oco & Element Packaging are Rewriting the Packaging Playbook
39:28

Madison Savilow and Nick Gardner are ripping up the plastics playbook, creating advanced packaging using captured carbon. Find out how.

As Chief of Staff at Carbon Upcycling Technologies, Madison is in the weeds improving some of the most common materials in the world. Nick is Co-founder of Element Packaging and together these companies are at the forefront of creating more sustainable alternatives to plastics.

They join host Nick Van Osdol in conversation about how to improve materials like plastics , why plastic recycling rates are so bad, and why it’s important to take a pragmatic approach to incremental changes when tackling big climate problems that also gets consumers excited.

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Nov 03, 2022
S3 Ep1: How Flood Mapping Tech Is Saving Lives
41:16

How do you help vulnerable countries prepare for the worst? You make your flood mapping data available to all.

Dr Subit Chakrabarti is Director of Technology at Cloud to Street, a climate tech company with a leading flood mapping platform designed to protect the world’s most climate-vulnerable communities. Using global satellites and AI, they monitor floods in near real-time and remotely analyze local flood exposure at a click of a button.

Nick and Subit dive straight into why Cloud to Street focuses on climate adaption, what makes up a disaster life cycle, and why policy needs to keep up with technology.

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Oct 27, 2022
S2 Ep 13: Why Molly Morabito Believes in Direct Action To End Fossil Fuel Reliance
48:45

How do you show world leaders you’re serious about creating climate solutions? You stand up against an unjust system.

Nick and Molly get straight into conversation about the importance of activism, Molly’s role at the Center for Biological Diversity, and how the current political administration is doing in helping reverse climate change.

You’ll also hear why Molly believes it’s time to end extraction from fossil fuels, and why she doesn’t shy away from causing disruption to get her point across.

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Sep 01, 2022
S2 Ep 12: How Charm Industrial is Putting CO2 Back Underground, Profitably.
41:17

In 2020 Shaun Kinetic had a scientific breakthrough. Now as Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of Charm Industrial, he’s putting tons of C02 back where it belongs.

Nick and Shaun dive straight into how he created a whole new method of carbon removal with bio oils, the challenges (and benefits) of founding a company during a pandemic, and why the climate tech space demands on-the-ground iteration to learn lessons quickly.

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Aug 25, 2022
S2 Ep 11: Unlocking New Business Models to Align Incentives and Drive Decarbonization
25:14

Businesses that focus on deploying climate solutions have the potential to become the world’s most valuable companies while positively impacting billions of people around the globe.

Meet Dan Lichtenberg, Founder & CEO of Keiki Capital LLC, a company focused on building and investing in companies solving the climate crisis.

In this episode we explore what it takes to start a venture fund in climate tech, navigating shifts in the funding landscape for climate tech startups, as well as how we can help founders unlock and scale completely novel business models that align incentives and drive decarbonization. 

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Aug 18, 2022
S2 Ep 10: Jaeson Cardiff: How CleanO2 is Bringing Carbon Capture Technology to the Consumer
41:54

Carbon capture technology has seemingly been reserved for large-scale applications, and widely unavailable to the average consumer. But how can we bring this important technology to the consumer market?

Enter Jaeson Cardiff, CEO of CleanO2 Carbon Capture Technologies Inc., a company focused on the decarbonization of the heating industry and providing consumer goods that are made from recycled carbon.

You’ll hear how Jaeson found inspiration from his career in HVAC to help found a carbon capture technology company that makes it possible for the average consumer to help make a positive impact on global health.

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Aug 11, 2022
S2 Ep 9: Lacey Reddix: The Founder On a Mission to Solve The Global Clean Water Crisis With Olokun Minerals.
32:43

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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Aug 04, 2022
S2 Ep 8: How Ecovative is Solving Sustainability Through Mushrooms
31:03

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.

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Jul 28, 2022
S2 Ep 7: How Nori is Building a Carbon Removal Marketplace, And Cutting Out The Middleman
44:15

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.

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Jul 21, 2022
S2 Ep 6: Framing Climate Change as a Massive Economic Opportunity with Alex Roetter
36:49

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.

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Jul 14, 2022
S2 Ep 5: How a Climate Tech VC is Helping Founders Create Scalable Solutions
40:19

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.

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Jul 07, 2022
S2 Ep 4: How Ample’s Cutting Edge Tech is Making it Easy to Run Electric Cars, With Levi Tillemann.
42:03

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.

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Jun 30, 2022
S2 Ep 3: Climate Core Capital And Real Estate Investing for a Changing Climate
50:04

Most real estate investors are unprepared for how climate change will impact their business. Owen Woolcock is one step ahead, investing in markets that will stay resilient long into the future.

Real estate is often seen as a ‘safe investment’, but with increasing focus on how buildings are built and how they impact the environment, it’s time to recognize the impact of climate change on the future of this industry.

Nick and Owen, Partner at CCC, discuss why his company is built on investing in real estate that considers climate tech alongside climate change, how things like flood risk are drastically changing the landscape, and why global financial systems need to re-evaluate business models before it’s too late.

You’ll also hear Owen’s spicy take on which towns in the US are growing significantly, and why. Hint, if you’ve never considered living in Ann Arbor Michigan, now might be the time to take a look.

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Jun 23, 2022
S2 Ep 2: How to Carbon Neutralize Your Garden, With Chad Massura of Rosy Soil
38:47

How do you make gardening greener? You engineer a new type of soil. This is the fascinating work of Rosy. Find out how.

Cultivating gardens is a part of life for hundreds of thousands of people, but if you’re using harmful fertilizers, there’s a problem. Rosy Soil is solving that problem thanks to cutting edge soil engineering.

Nick and Chad get deep into soil science. In this episode you’ll hear how Rosy’s new soil formulation has a negative carbon footprint, why it will make your plants thrive, and how it affects ecosystems across the world for the better.

You’ll also hear Chad’s take on most store-bought fertilizers and why Rosy is going all out to make their entire supply chain as sustainable and low-carbon as possible. A challenge pertinent to all climate tech verticals and industries.

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Jun 16, 2022
S2 Ep 1. How to Close The Funding Gap And Save The World, With Dimitry Gershenson, Enduring Planet
45:21

Despite trillions of dollars pouring into climate tech, there’s still a huge funding gap. So how do we close it? 

The answer is through forward thinking investment in founders at the forefront of cutting edge tech. And one company working to do just that is Enduring Planet.

Welcome to Season 2. Nick kicks off with a seriously impressive guest, Dimitry Gershenson, Co-Founder and CEO. They get into the reasons why we only get half the picture when it comes to investment and equity, and how non-financial factors can make a serious difference in lending. 

You’ll hear why Dimitry and his team are super intentional when it comes to championing under-represented founders, why they believe diversity makes better business sense, and Enduring Planet’s no BS approach for founders to apply and get funded.

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Jun 09, 2022
The Keep Cool Show: Season 2 Trailer
01:41

Climate tech is constantly evolving. As the urgency to tackle the climate crisis grows, so does the number of exciting companies offering cutting-edge solutions. 

It can be hard to keep up with trends and harder still to link them to the bigger picture of climate and the climate technology landscape.

I’m your host Nick Van Osdol. And on the Keep Cool Show, you get a front row seat to discussions with founders who are solving climate problems. I’ll also do my best to make connections back to other emerging technologies to arrive at a fuller industry perspective.

Every episode, I’ll take a deep dive into a startup’s new technology, getting into what problems they’re solving, and what makes them unique in the space.


Then we’ll get to know the person behind the headlines, digging into the nuances of their business as well as from where they take inspiration.


If you’re a climate tech investor, work in the industry, or just want to know what’s coming around the corner, this is the show with the answers. 

And if you want to go deeper still, sign up to my newsletter at workweek dot com, where you’ll get weekly updates, considered analysis, and thoughtful explorations into the latest climate technology news.

New episodes every Thursday, starting June 9th. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcast.

Jun 02, 2022
How Can You Reverse Climate Change? With Zach Stein, Carbon Collective.
43:22

It’s a big question and Zach Stein has the answers with Carbon Collective. Meet the CEO battling for the Earth’s future.

Traditional investment practice isn’t made to drive impact. And for individual investors who want to make sustainable choices, that can be a source of frustration. Carbon Collective is disrupting old school financial theory, creating investment products that make profit, are sustainable, and make a positive impact.


Nick and Zach get deep into the power of narrative to drive positive climate impact investing, why there are still considerable fault lines in the investment community around decarbonizing, and the debate over oll and gas.

If you want to know how you can reverse climate change, this is the episode to dive into.

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May 12, 2022
S1 Ep 6. Season Finale | Climate Tech| Startup Investment
20:41

The wait is finally over. One founder, or founding team, will leave with thousands of dollars worth of prizes to invest in their climate tech startup, but who will it be?

Nick and his investor co-hosts have heard pitches from five of the most innovative climate tech startups out there, and this week it’s time to pick a winner.

You’ll get a recap of the projects so far with Nick, before hearing from the investors and their reactions, and finally you’ll learn who the winner is, based on investor votes.

Who’s your favorite?

With over $40,000 in prizes for their business, there’s a lot at stake.

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Apr 28, 2022
S1 Ep 5. Stefania Di Bartolomeo, Founder and CEO of Physis Investment | Sustainable Investment | Climate Tech
34:39

How do you generate wealth and save the world? By disrupting traditional investment models. Meet Physis, empowering investors to make a positive impact.

This is the fifth of the Keep Cool Show’s mini-series, offering five startup founders the chance to pitch their climate tech business. Nick and investor co-host Dan Lichtenberg figure out what drives Stefania Di Bartolomew and what sets Physis apart from others in the space, tackling climate change.

Data is the key to understanding how investments impact the world. With millions of data points to choose from, Physis aggregates the most pertinent and shares them with investors to help them track and measure how their investments are performing for the good of the environment. And all through one platform.

With a mission to help investors build sustainable portfolios, Physis believes the future is data-driven. We’ll also hear Stefania’s thoughts on whether divestment or an activist investor approach is more impactful, and what regulatory tailwinds mean for the industry,

With over $40,000 in prizes for their business, there’s a lot at stake. Discover who our winner is in next week’s episode.

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Apr 14, 2022
S1 Ep 4. Vince Wong and Folasade Ayoola, Co-Founders of ElectricFish | Climate Tech | Decarbonization
35:25

If you want to decarbonize the world, you need a resilient source of electricity powering everything from the grid to cars. Meet ElectricFish, building solutions for energy storage.

Renewable energy is the future and renewable energy that offers super-fast EV charging, two-way flow to the grid AND can be set up on site in weeks, not months, will become the gold standard. ElectricFish is leading the charge.

Vince Wong and Folasade Ayoola are the Co-Founders with a brief to build distributed energy storage, powered by software. They’ve already deployed their storage tech at a pilot location and hungry for growth.

In the fourth of the Keep Cool Show’s mini-series, offering five startup founders the chance to pitch their climate tech business. Nick and an investor co-host will figure out what drives Vince and Folasade, how the company is tackling climate change, and what sets their business apart from others in the space.

We’ll learn all the applications for ElectricFish’s tech, why distributed energy sources are a critical component of a sustainable future, and understand how DERs can promote societal equity.

Finally, we’ll dig in deep on some of the key challenges that are unique to a hardware business, including how the team is thinking through manufacturing and selling at scale.

With over $40,000 in prizes for their business, there’s a lot at stake. Listen to our fifth founder’s pitch on next week’s episode.

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Apr 07, 2022
S1 Ep 3. Evan Hynes, CEO and Co-Founder of Climatebase | Climate tech | Environmental Science
33:14

Capital investment is great but it’s not enough for climate tech companies to scale. Climatebase is building a platform focused on providing human investment and the timing couldn’t be better.

Last year more venture capital dollars were invested in climate tech than ever before and every startup founder knows once the capital is secured, your attention turns to talent. Equipping your company with the very best people, whether that’s hardware engineers or those on the frontline installing solar panels, the search can be arduous.

That’s where Climatebase comes in, a platform with thousands of climate tech jobs and used by more than 350,000 people.

In the third of the Keep Cool Show’s mini-series, offering five startup founders the chance to pitch their climate tech business. Nick and an investor co-host will figure out what drives Evan, how the company is tackling climate change, and what sets his business apart from others in the space.

You’ll also hear Evan’s views on creating a deep data moat, the company’s genesis story and zoom out on where he sees climate tech heading over the next decade.

With over $40,000 in prizes for their business, there’s a lot at stake. Listen to our fourth founder’s pitch on next week’s episode.

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Mar 31, 2022
S1 Ep 2. John Ridd, CEO & Founder of Greenpixie
38:25

What are digital carbon emissions and how big a problem are they becoming? Greenpixie has the answers and is seizing the green initiative with both hands.

Nick and Lily Bernicker, principal at Wireframe Ventures, interview CEO & Founder, John Ridd, from Greenpixie, the company focused on reducing digital carbon emissions with cutting edge, climate tech. You’ll hear how they’re turning this challenge into an opportunity and why these types of emissions are among one of the more solvable problems in the environmental space.

You’ll also hear John’s view on the value of bootstrapping your business before moving towards the funding phase, plus how Greenpixie plans to roll out their MVP.

This is the second in the Keep Cool Show’s mini-series, offering five startup founders the chance to pitch their climate tech business. Nick and an investor co-host will figure out what drives them, what they’re doing to tackle climate change, and what sets their business apart from others in the space.

With over $40,000 in prizes for their business, there’s a lot at stake. Listen to our third founder’s pitch on next week’s episode.

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Mar 24, 2022
S1 Ep 1: Michael Medvedev and Peter Frelinghuysen, Co-Founders at Earth Brands
28:01

If you can get 1% better every day, you’ll achieve big goals surprisingly quickly. That’s the philosophy behind Earth Brands and Co-Founders Michael Medvedev and Peter Frelinghuysen.

On a mission to make sustainability cool, Earth Brands is constantly evaluating and iterating their environmentally-friendly products to be better and better.

Nick and Co-Host Mark Grace, investor at M13, talk to Michael Medvedev and Peter Frelinghuysen alongside about why you should constantly scrutinize your MVP to create premium products and how the brand has attracted its latest round of venture capital-backed funding to the tune of $1.7m.

You’ll hear why Michael Medvedev and Peter Frelinghuysen believe you should spend time nurturing superfans, how to turn these fans into evangelists, and even employees.

This is the first in the Keep Cool Show’s mini-series, offering five startup founders the chance to pitch their climate tech business. Nick and an investor co-host will figure out what drives them, what they’re doing to tackle climate change, and what sets their business apart from others in the space.

With over $40,000 in prizes for their business, there’s a lot at stake. Listen to our second founder’s pitch on next week’s episode.

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Mar 17, 2022
Trailer Keep Cool Show: Season 1
01:23

Climate tech is moving fast. As the urgency to tackle climate issues grows, so does the number of innovative startups in this space.

I’m Nick Van Osdol. If you read my Keep Cool newsletter, you’ll know I’ve recently joined forces with Workweek, a media company that puts creators at the heart of their strategy combining premium content and capital. To celebrate this partnership I’m applying that exact same strategy to this Keep Cool Show mini-series.

Every week we’ll hear a founder’s best pitch to investors and get to know what drives them on a personal level. You’ll hear what they’re doing to tackle climate change, what makes them unique from others in the space and why investors should supercharge their startup. What’s at stake? Over $40,000 in prizes for their business.

I’ll be joined by a different investor co-host each week, giving you a unique perspective on climate tech. When the season wraps up we’ll recap on the 5 company pitches we’ve heard and finally choose a winner for that sweet $40,000 worth of prizes.

If you’re an investor, founder or operator who wants to stay one step ahead of the competition - this is the series for you.

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

Mar 10, 2022