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Leaders in Cleantech is a weekly podcast with host David Hunt speaking to Cleantech CEOs and industry leaders about their trials, tribulations, successes, failures and future predictions for #cleantech #emobility #energystorage #renewables #smartcities #circulareconomy

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Leaders in Cleantech is a weekly podcast with host David Hunt speaking to Cleantech CEOs and industry leaders about their trials, tribulations, successes, failures and future predictions for #cleantech #emobility #energystorage #renewables #smartcities #circulareconomy

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Leaders in Cleantech #137 - Akshat Rathi - Bloomberg News

1/24/2024
What’s it all about? People, Policies and Technology. Unsung cleantech heroes, why we shouldn’t worry too much about Trump in the Whitehouse, at least where the IRA is concerned. I take a deep dive into the economic and technological drivers of the energy and mobility transition with Bloomberg Climate reporter and Author of Climate Capitalism, Akshat Rathi, it’s a great episode, Take a watch/listen. About Akshat Rathi: Akshat Rathi is an award-winning senior climate reporter for Bloomberg News. He is the host of Zero, a weekly climate podcast for Bloomberg Green and writes a weekly newsletter on climate solutions. He has a PhD in chemistry from the University of Oxford, and a BTech in chemical engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai. He has worked for Quartz and The Economist. About Climate Capitalism: Our age will be defined by the climate emergency. But contrary to the doomist narrative that’s taken hold, the world has already begun deploying the solutions needed to deal with it. On a journey across five continents, Climate Capitalism tracks the unlikely heroes driving the fight against climate change. From the Chinese bureaucrat who did more to make electric cars a reality than Elon Musk, to the Indian entrepreneur showing how to deploy solar on a tight budget, or the American oil executive building the technology that can reverse climate damages, we meet the people working to scale technologies that are finally able to bend the emissions curve. Through stories that bring people, policy and technology together, Akshat Rathi reveals how the green economy is not only possible, but profitable. This inspiring blend of business, science, and history provides the framework for ensuring that future generations can live in prosperity and that the wheels of progress don’t falter. Social links: Akshat Rathi on LinkedIn ZERO Podcast: Zero ZERO Newsletter on Linked In Climate Capitalism book Chapters: 00:04:13 - Unlikely Heroes in the Clean Tech Industry 00:09:08 - Overcoming Industry Resistance 00:18:58 - Hope for Climate Change Solutions About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com Follow us online, write a review (please) or subscribe I'm very keen to hear feedback on the podcast and my guests, and to hear your suggestions for future guests or topics. Contact via the website, or Twitter. If you do enjoy the podcast, please write a review on iTunes, or your usual podcast platform, and tell your cleantech friends about us. That would be much appreciated. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hunt-cleantech/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidHsearch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidhuntcleantech/ Also follow our podcast handles to stay up to date. LinkedIn: ...

Duration:00:44:59

Leaders in Cleantech #136 - Stephen Brittain - Insurtech Gateway

1/16/2024
What’s it all about? The perhaps surprising insurtech solution to unlocking innovation and scaling for clean technology deployment. We've often discussed how business model innovation can be as important if not more so, than technological innovation. Fundability and risk can be inhibitors, can insurance innovation solve that problem? Take a listen as I explore this topic the with co-founder of Insurtech Gateway. About Stephen Brittain: Stephen co-founded the Insurtech Gateway in 2016, using his 15 years of innovation experience to help bring disruptive insurtech businesses like FloodFlash, By Miles, Collective Benefits and IBISA to market. Previously, as Hambro Perks first Creative Director, he supported their growing portfolio (including Sipsmiths, Laundrapp, Takumi, TheDots) through early-stage development and testing. This, combined with previous agency projects (including Native, SeymourPowell, BBC, Nike, DEFRA) gave Stephen a deep understanding of startups, strategic innovation and translating this to investors. As an avid designer and entrepreneur himself, Stephen has won several awards including Sunday Times Ski Product of the Year, for his map business MountMaps. Stephen is now focused on supporting Insurtech Gateway’s founders tackling complex climate and social challenges. About Insurtech Gateway: The specialist insurtech investor. Insurtech Gateway is on a mission to support founders tackling complex climate and social challenges. The Gateway incubates early-stage founders to de-risk their regulatory and insurance metrics. Founded in 2016, the Gateway has authorised incubators in London and Sydney, supporting 28 portfolio companies, live in 97 countries, working with 26 insurers. The Gateway would like to meet early-stage founders with game-changing ideas or products, and progressive (re)insurers who are interested in collaboration. Chapters: 00:00:00 - Introduction and Background of Insurtech Gateway 00:07:41 - Enabling Smart People to Succeed 00:15:47 - Unlocking Opportunities in the Renewable Energy Industry 00:23:15 - Mitigating Risk in the Insurance Sector 00:30:57 - Global Solutions for Global Problems 00:38:23 - Unlocking Solutions for Risk Prevention and Innovation Social links: Stephen Brittain on LinkedIn: Stephen Brittain | LinkedIn About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com Follow us online, write a review (please) or subscribe I'm very keen to hear feedback on the podcast and my guests, and to hear your suggestions for future guests or topics. Contact via the website, or Twitter. If you do enjoy the podcast, please write a review on iTunes, or your usual podcast platform, and tell your cleantech friends about us. That would be much appreciated. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hunt-cleantech/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidHsearch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidhuntcleantech/ Also follow our podcast handles to stay up to date. LinkedIn: ...

Duration:00:46:17

Leaders in Cleantech #135 - Bill Esterson - MP Shadow Minister

1/4/2024
What’s it all about? Policy and government. For a long time I’ve said that the cleantech sector has done well despite, not because of politics and policy. I do however think that to truly scale we do need politicians and policies to support the energy and mobility transitions, and over the last years we have seen this increase. But we still have a deeply entrenched fossil fuel funded government in the UK, and in many partsof the world, and the Orange buffoon lurking again in the US. I’ve recently seen a number of posts from the Labour Party, and Bill Esterson in particular that gave me hope for the UK at least, when and if they get elected. I thought I’d ask Bill to join me to share some thoughts, as a former entrepreneur turned Shadow Minister/Minister. A bit different but I hope you enjoy the episode. About Bill Esterson: Bill Esterson was first elected Labour MP for Sefton Central in 2010 and is Shadow Minister for Roads. His brief includes the automotive sector, roads and motoring, logistics, decarbonisation, air quality and integrated transport. Mr Esterson has previously served on the frontbench as Shadow Minister for Business and Industry, Shadow Minister for Small Business, and Shadow Minister for International Trade. He was a member of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Education, Housing, Communities & Local Government and Treasury Committees between 2010 and 2015, is Treasurer of the Tribune group of Labour MPs, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, vice-chair of the All Party Group for Children in Care and Care Leavers, vice chair of the All Party Group on Carbon Capture and Underground Storage and vice-chair of the All Party Group on Hydrogen. Before entering Parliament, Mr Esterson started and grew a number of businesses between 1995 and 2010, alongside serving as a local councillor. He graduated from Leeds University in 1990 with BSc Hons in Maths and Philosophy and trained as an accountant after graduating. Social links: Bill Esterson on LinkedIn: Bill Esterson | LinkedIn Bill Esterson on X: (16) Bill Esterson (@Bill_Esterson) / X (twitter.com) Bill Esterson website: Bill Esterson Chapters: 00:00:00 - Introduction to Bill 00:04:28 - Recovering from the financial crisis 00:09:20 - Becoming a Clean Energy Superpower 00:14:11 - Grid Connection Challenges in the UK About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com Follow us online, write a review (please) or subscribe I'm very keen to hear feedback on the podcast and my guests, and to hear your suggestions for future guests or topics. Contact via the website, or Twitter. If you do enjoy the podcast, please write a review on iTunes, or your usual podcast platform, and tell your cleantech friends about us. That would be much appreciated. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hunt-cleantech/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidHsearch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidhuntcleantech/ Also follow our podcast handles to stay up to date. LinkedIn: ...

Duration:00:42:28

Leaders in Cleantech #134 - Anton Arts SET Ventures

12/20/2023
What’s it all about? An end of year reflection on the cleantech funding landscape during 2023, and a view of a leading European Cleantech VC on what will be the defining technologies for investment in 2024. Some tips for founders who need to raise in the first half of 2024, and some optimistic thoughts to end the year. About Anton Arts: Anton Arts is a Managing Partner at SET Ventures since 2018. He is a board member of Green Eagle Solutions, ESFORIN, instagrid and GreenFlux (acquired by DKV). From 2010 until 2018, he was an independent advisor providing strategic advisory and corporate finance services to deeptech companies. Before that, Anton was a Partner at US firm New Venture Partners where he worked closely with the R&D organizations of major European technology companies such as Philips to incubate and invest in spin-out transactions. Prior to NVP, Anton was a Partner at Gilde IT Fund, a leading international venture capital fund based in the Netherlands that he joined in 1997. His track record includes 20+ investments and exit transactions valued at €1B+. He started his career at Uniface, a successful Dutch software company acquired by Compuware in 1994. Anton holds a degree in Business Administration from Nyenrode University. About SET Ventures: Since 2007, Amsterdam-based SET Ventures has invested in digital technology for a carbon-free energy system by backing pioneering founders with capital, community, and insights. SET Ventures invests in companies with sustainable solutions and a strong digital DNA leading the systemic change of how energy is generated, distributed, stored, and consumed in sectors such as distributed infrastructure, energy retail, buildings, mobility, and industry as well as enabling technologies. Social links: Anton Arts on LinkedIn: (99+) Anton Arts | LinkedIn SET Ventures website: HOME - SET Ventures SET Ventures on Linked In: (99+) SET Ventures: Overview | LinkedIn About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion Executive Search is a global executive search firm, who specialise in hiring C-suite, Board, VP’s, Heads of, and other Leadership roles in the cleantech sector. We work with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrep About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com Follow us online, write a review (please) or subscribe I'm very keen to hear feedback on the podcast and my guests, and to hear your suggestions for future guests or topics. Contact via the website, or Twitter. If you do enjoy the podcast, please write a review on iTunes, or your usual podcast platform, and tell your cleantech friends about us. That would be much appreciated. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hunt-cleantech/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidHsearch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidhuntcleantech/ Also follow our podcast handles to stay up to date. LinkedIn: ...

Duration:00:28:51

Leaders in Cleantech #133 - David Watson – Ohme

11/7/2023
What’s it all about? Flexibility, the energy transition, the mobility transition, convergence, entrepreneurship, luck, customer focus and Apples!! There is a whole lot to unpack in this episode, and some great insights and advice into the energy and mobility transitions, entrepreneurship, and the joys, challenges and opportunities that come with them all. Enjoy the episode. About David Watson: David Watson worked in the financial markets as a risk manager and portfolio manager at investment banks and a hedge fund, focused on asset-backed securities and credit instruments. He co-founded Temporis with business partner Derry Guy in 2010, investing in renewable energy and clean technology to help create a positive impact for the environment. In 2017, he co-founded Ohme also with Derry Guy when researching clean energy projects and saw an opportunity to adjust demand to meet supply using electric vehicles. He envisioned a smart charging system that would encourage customers to charge at off-peak times by reduced rates with suppliers even sometimes paying them to charge during times of over-supply. He bought a Tesla and came up with the idea of controlling charging with a smart cable and giving customers better and more visible control. The first working prototype for the Ohme Home Charger was produced in 2018 (it’s still in David’s office today) and Octopus was the first supplier with the final production version in 2019 taking advantage of Octopus’s agile overnight tariffs for EV drivers. Ohme has also been named by outside investors as a ‘gigacorn’ – a company that has the potential to get rid of one gigatonne of CO2 from the atmosphere per year. About Ohme: At the forefront of EV charging, Ohme offers a dynamic smart charging system solution for consumers, business and fleets that enables consumers to charge at off-peak times and reduce their charging costs and environmental impact. Ohme has been named by outside investors as a ‘gigacorn’ – a company that has the potential to get rid of one gigatonne of CO2 from the atmosphere per year. Ohme is the official charger provider for Mercedes-Benz UK, Polestar and the Volkswagen Group in the UK and Ireland, Volvo Car Ireland, the NHS and customers on the Motability scheme, the largest UK fleet operator in the UK, and has been named as 2023 Fast Track Company of the Year by UK Green Business and the Best Electric Charging Point Pr About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com Follow us online, write a review (please) or subscribe I'm very keen to hear feedback on the podcast and my guests, and to hear your suggestions for future guests or topics. Contact via the website, or Twitter. If you do enjoy the podcast, please write a review on iTunes, or your usual podcast platform, and tell your cleantech friends about us. That would be much appreciated. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hunt-cleantech/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidHsearch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidhuntcleantech/ Also follow our podcast handles to stay up to date. LinkedIn: ...

Duration:00:45:56

Leaders in Cleantech #132 - Joshua Aviv – SparkCharge

10/3/2023
What’s it all about? Speeding the mobility transition where grid connections and EV infrastructure are lacking, expensive or flaky. Award winning entrepreneur Josh Aviv has developed both a unique product and business model that delivers electrons where you are. This is not so much for drivers who run low on range, although that too, but about getting fleet users up and running quickly, smoothly and reliably with a Charging as a service (CaaS) solution. About Joshua Aviv: Joshua Aviv is a certified data scientist and the founder and CEO of SparkCharge. His experience in the cleantech and automotive OEM Industry spans 10 years, and he is a dynamic figure in the cleantech community. Aviv has raised over $50 million to advance EV charging infrastructure and clean initiatives across the country. About SparkCharge: SparkCharge is a pioneering technology company at the forefront of revolutionising the electric vehicle (EV) charging landscape. With a commitment to making EV charging accessible, convenient, and efficient, SparkCharge has developed innovative solutions that address the challenges faced by both EV owners and the broader charging infrastructure. They have created the world's first portable DC fast charger, the Roadie. The Roadie powers its charging-as-a-service programs that deliver the EV charge to the vehicle wherever it is parked. By bringing the DC fast charge to the vehicle, regardless of grid access, SparkCharge can help accelerate the adoption of EVs for businesses and consumers. Learn more on sparkcharge.io Social links: Joshua Aviv on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-aviv/ SparkCharge on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sparkcharge/ SparkCharge on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sparkcharge?s=20 SparkCharge website: sparkcharge.io About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com Follow us online, write a review (please) or subscribe I'm very keen to hear feedback on the podcast and my guests, and to hear your suggestions for future guests or topics. Contact via the website, or Twitter. If you do enjoy the podcast, please write a review on iTunes, or your usual podcast platform, and tell your cleantech friends about us. That would be much appreciated. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hunt-cleantech/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidHsearch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidhuntcleantech/ Also follow our podcast handles to stay up to date. LinkedIn: ...

Duration:00:41:44

Leaders in Cleantech #131 - Alexander Helling – Baseload Capital

9/26/2023
What’s it all about? Geothermal. How big is the opportunity to exploit this renewable resource for heating, cooling and for power generation? Where are the hot spots (excuse the pun), what are the business models and use cases? How can we use heat to cool a warming world! This and all things Geothermal. About Alexander Helling: As CEO, Alexander is in charge of Baseload Capital’s investments and overall portfolio performance. He has extensive experience in international project finance as well as founding, operating, and running companies. Alexanders key competence lies in equity and debt finance having spent more than 20 years of raising capital and structuring corporate debt and project finance structures for projects and companies. He is motivated by working with companies that have a higher purpose like the energy transition and how we can speed the transition up by new technologies, smart funding solutions and motivated teams. About Baseload Capital Baseload Capital is a specialized investment entity that leads partnerships to scale up geothermal power deployment worldwide. Geothermal power comes from the Earth’s inner core and provides a fossil-free, stable, 24/7 available baseload for electricity and heating and cooling. We work with like-minded investors to fund geothermal energy projects and tap into the planet’s largest renewable energy source that lies right beneath our feet. We establish operating companies in global locations, which comprise the Baseload Power organization. They partner with local communities and power providers to commission, permit and build Baseload Capital-funded geothermal power plants. Together we dream of a planet in balance with resilient societies that run on renewable energy. We will be part of this transition by leading partnerships to scale up geothermal project development. Social links: Alexander Helling on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexander-helling-177140a/ Baseload Capital on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/baseload-cap/ Baseload Capital website: https://www.baseloadcap.com/ Episode Links: About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading clea About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com Follow us online, write a review (please) or subscribe I'm very keen to hear feedback on the podcast and my guests, and to hear your suggestions for future guests or topics. Contact via the website, or Twitter. If you do enjoy the podcast, please write a review on iTunes, or your usual podcast platform, and tell your cleantech friends about us. That would be much appreciated. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hunt-cleantech/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidHsearch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidhuntcleantech/ Also follow our podcast handles to stay up to date. LinkedIn: ...

Duration:00:42:49

Leaders in Cleantech #130 - Ulrich Seitz – Climate Impact Investor

9/19/2023
What’s it all about? The A-Bomb- No not that one. Why does no one talk about Adaptation? Of course we should and must keep working on inventing, scaling and investing in technologies that combat climate change, and help prevent the worst outcomes, but we’re already well down the path of negative climate feedback loops. We have to talk about, and invest in technologies that help mitigate the worst of what is already happening, and what’s to come. Floods, water shortages, food disruption, climate refugees and extreme weather events. They are here, we can’t ignore it. About Ulrich Seitz: Entrepreneurial and purpose driven business leader with 15+ years of experience in clean-tech and sustainability. Thereof 10 years as venture capital investor, managing director and board member of various growth companies to reduce CO2 emissions and deliver financial returns with proven track record and impact. Co-Founder of several deep tech companies in the cleantech and semiconductor industry. Set up the corp. venture investor BayWa r.e. Energy Ventures GmbH and managing it for 6 years. Currently active as advisor for cleanech investors on the topics of climate adaptaton and portfolio management. Social links: Ulrich Seitz on LinkedIn: (2) Ulrich Seitz | LinkedIn BayWa r.e. Energy Ventures on LinkedIn: (2) BayWa r.e. Energy Ventures: Overview | LinkedIn BayWa r.e. Energy Ventures website: BayWa r.e. Energy Ventures GmbH (baywa-re.com) (3) Oxfordshire Greentech: Overview | LinkedIn Episode Links: Climate Adaptation Climate Adaptation | United Nations About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com Follow us online, write a review (please) or subscribe I'm very keen to hear feedback on the podcast and my guests, and to hear your suggestions for future guests or topics. Contact via the website, or Twitter. If you do enjoy the podcast, pleas About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com Follow us online, write a review (please) or subscribe I'm very keen to hear feedback on the podcast and my guests, and to hear your suggestions for future guests or topics. Contact via the website, or Twitter. If you do enjoy the podcast, please write a review on iTunes, or your usual podcast platform, and tell your cleantech friends about us. That would be much appreciated. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hunt-cleantech/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidHsearch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidhuntcleantech/ Also follow our podcast handles to stay up to date. LinkedIn: ...

Duration:00:31:01

Leaders in Cleantech #129 - Hannah Scott – Climate Tech Supercluster

9/12/2023
What’s it all about? Innovation and University spin-outs! In particular we look at the UK scene and support in the Oxford, Cambridge, London triangle. I had a great conversation with CEO of Oxfordshire Greentech, Hannah Scott about the support and challenges and opportunities facing founders, universities and the ecosystems that support them. Enjoy the episode. About Hannah Scott: Hannah Scott is the Co-Founder and CEO of business network Oxfordshire Greentech, which aims to grow and support the county’s low-carbon economy. Hannah leads the organisation in managing and engaging Oxfordshire Greentech’s members, connecting them with funding, identifying new customers, technologies and business expertise as well as facilitating scale-up innovation. She also works with key institutions across Oxfordshire to advocate for more ambition around net zero in strategies for the county. Since launching Oxfordshire Greentech in 2019, Hannah has led the team in delivering numerous successful events, commercial opportunities, and projects for an ever-growing community of over 100 members. About Climate Tech Supercluster/Oxfordshire Greentech: Climate Tech Supercluster is an ecosystem of talent, technology and investment across the UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Co-founded by Oxfordshire Greentech, Cambridge Cleantech and Liminal, Climate Tech Supercluster’s mission is to showcase, develop and scale climate-critical technologies by bringing together innovators, investors and institutions across the region and globally. Oxfordshire Greentech is a business network supporting the growth of the low-carbon sector in Oxfordshire. Started as part of the OxFutures programme, a £3.2m project to boost low carbon economic development in Oxfordshire, it was supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and run through a collaborative partnership between the Low Carbon Hub, Cherwell District Council, Bioregional, Oxford City Council, the University of Oxford, and Oxford Brookes University. Now a separate entity, we’ve been flourishing as our own network since March 2020. Social links: Hannah Scott on LinkedIn: Hannah Scott | LinkedIn Climate Tech Supercluster on LinkedIn: Climate Tech Supercluster: Overview | LinkedIn Climate Tech Supercluster website: ClimateTech SuperCluster Oxfordshire Greentech on LinkedIn: (3) Oxfordshire Greentech: Overview | LinkedIn About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com Follow us online, write a review (please) or subscribe I'm very keen to hear feedback on the podcast and my guests, and to hear your suggestions for future guests or topics. Contact via the website, or Twitter. If you do enjoy the podcast, please write a review on iTunes, or your usual podcast platform, and tell your cleantech friends about us. That would be much appreciated. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hunt-cleantech/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidHsearch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidhuntcleantech/ Also follow our podcast handles to stay up to date. LinkedIn: ...

Duration:00:42:43

Leaders in Cleantech #128 - Marc Multin - Switch

9/6/2023
What’s it all about? A seamless e-mobility experience! From Phd to Founder, solving some of the key technical aspects of a fully integrated user experience for changing at all scales, public, fleet, residential and all of these combined. We talk company culture, talent, hiring better than yourself, motivation on dark days, optimism for the future, fundraising, expansion and much more besides. Enjoy the episode. About Marc Multin: Marc is the CEO and visionary force behind Switch, a deep-tech company in founded in 2020 to reshape the EV charging landscape. Armed with over 13 years of experience in the EV industry and a PhD in Computer Science, he has become a global authority in EV communication standards. Switch has forged an innovative, vertically integrated solution encompassing the cutting-edge EV charger OS, Josev, and the transformative Switch cloud platform. As a co-author of ISO 15118, Marc has trained over 100 companies worldwide on this future-proof technology. About Switch: Switch is a fast-growing deep tech and knowledge company offering the only future-proof and backwards-compatible EV charging system on the market. The combined Switch system is set to heal the globally fragmented ecosystem across locations and operators. It brings unmatched customer convenience and the potential to increase revenue with Plug & Charge, Vehicle-to-Grid and Advanced Diagnostics. Its vertically integrated architecture helps EV charging businesses improve customer retention, match the reliability of fueling stations and exceed them in return on investment. The company, based in London, is a team of 35+ with a growing list of high-profile clients which includes charge point OEMs and charging networks. Founded in 2020 by Dr Marc Mültin, a world-renowned leader in the communication standards that underpin the global EV charging ecosystem. Social links: Marc Multin on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcmueltin/ Switch on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/switch-ev/ Switch website: https://www.switch-ev.com/ About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com Follow us online, write a review (please) or subscribe I'm very keen to hear feedback on the podcast and my guests, and to hear your suggestions for future guests or topics. Contact via the website, or Twitter. If you do enjoy the podcast, please write a review on iTunes, or your usual podcast platform, and tell your cleantech friends about us. That would be much appreciated. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hunt-cleantech/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidHsearch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidhuntcleantech/ Also follow our podcast handles to stay up to date. LinkedIn: ...

Duration:00:42:08

Leaders in Cleantech #127 - Christoph Berger - vilisto

8/2/2023
Christoph Berger - vilisto What’s it all about? Renewable Heat, as we’ve featured recently, so often the elephant in the room. Addressing the needs of decarbonising heat is critical to the clean energy transition. In this episode we address heating and inefficiency in commercial and public buildings as I speak to CEO and Founder of Vilisto, Christophe Berger. Having recently raised a £5m they are focused on scaling to bring their solutions to a wider audience. About Christoph Berger: Christoph Berger is Co-Founder and CEO of vilisto. During his studies of Energy Systems at the TU Hamburg and UC Berkeley, Christoph first came into contact with the topic of heat management. His scientific research focused on evaluating and implementing methods of predicting future energy demand in buildings. He soon realised that especially non-residential buildings are often heated inefficiently and that the solutions available on the market were not able to comfortably solve this challenge. Backed up by the results of his study and based on his expertise in energy systems, Christoph then founded vilisto in 2016 with co-founders Christian Brase and Lasse Stehnken. About vilisto: vilisto digitizes the heat management of non-residential buildings and in turn helps companies and public clients reduce their heating costs and CO₂ emissions by up to 32%. At the heart of their digital heat management solution is the intelligent thermostats with an integrated, patented presence detection and learning algorithms that automatically manages the individual room temperature. In addition, a connected online platform allows for a central and efficient management of property portfolios. So far vilisto has optimized a wide range of customer buildings across the DACH-region with convincing savings results and won prestigious awards like the German Innovation Prize for Climate and Environment, demonstrating an essential path that realizes both – the ecological and the economic dimension of a sustainable energy transition. Social links: Christoph Berger on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christoph-berger/ vilisto on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vilisto/ vilisto website: https://www.vilisto.de/ About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com Follow us online, write a review (please) or subscribe I'm very keen to hear feedback on the podcast and my guests, and to hear your suggestions for future guests or topics. Contact via the website, or Twitter. If you do enjoy the podcast, please write a review on iTunes, or your usual podcast platform, and tell your cleantech friends about us. That would be much appreciated. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hunt-cleantech/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidHsearch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidhuntcleantech/ Also follow our podcast handles to stay up to date. LinkedIn: ...

Duration:00:41:31

Leaders in Cleantech #126 - Helen Czerski

7/11/2023
Helen Czerski What’s it all about? Letting lose my inner nerd! I’ve known Helen for some time, known in a loose sense, we shared a panel session at a Fully Charged event some years ago, and I’ve watched with enthusiasm much of her TV and Fully Charged presenting, When I saw she’d written a book about a gigantic solar powered machine, I needed to know more! But seriously, the topic of how our planet works has held my interest and curiosity since I was a child. Helen’s latest book, ‘The Blue Machine’ was a must read, and inviting her to the podcast to share more really is me indulging that inner nerd, and hopefully yours too. Enjoy the episode. About Helen Czerski: Helen was born in Manchester. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University College London. As a physicist, she studies the bubbles generated by breaking waves in the ocean to understand their influence on weather and climate. Helen has been a regular presenter of BBC TV science documentaries since 2011. She also hosts the Ocean Matters podcast, is part of the Cosmic Shambles network, and is one of the presenters for the Fully Charged Show. She has been a science columnist for the Wall Street Journal since 2017 and she is the author of the bestselling Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life, Bubbles: A Ladybird Expert Book, and Blue Machine: how the ocean works. Social links: Helen Czerski on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/helen-czerski-045b956/ Helen Czerski on Twitter: https://twitter.com/helenczerski Helen Czerski on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/helen_czerski/ Helen Czerski Website: https://www.helenczerski.net/ About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com Episode Links: Blue Machine: Blue Machine by Helen Czerski | Waterstones The fascinating physics of eve About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com Follow us online, write a review (please) or subscribe I'm very keen to hear feedback on the podcast and my guests, and to hear your suggestions for future guests or topics. Contact via the website, or Twitter. If you do enjoy the podcast, please write a review on iTunes, or your usual podcast platform, and tell your cleantech friends about us. That would be much appreciated. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hunt-cleantech/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidHsearch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidhuntcleantech/ Also follow our podcast handles to stay up to date. LinkedIn: ...

Duration:00:52:57

Leaders in Cleantech #125 - Jo-Jo Hubbard - Electron

7/4/2023
What’s it all about? Flexibility, curtailment and how to use software, as well as new infrastructure to create the resilient, flexible, fit for purpose grid we need now and for the future. We also talk co-founding a company at 21, the challenges and opportunities this brings, building teams, culture, and how an English Literature graduate falls in love with energy and builds a cleantech business. About Jo-Jo Hubbard: Jo-Jo started her energy career in cleantech financing and investment, specialising in solar, wind and batteries. She spent 2 years at McKinsey focusing on digital transformation before co-founding Electron. As well as being Co-Founder and CEO of Electron, Jo-Jo also acts as: A UK Government advisor on Net Zero (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-holds-first-net-zero-council) A UK regulator advisor on network regulations (https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/sites/default/files/docs/2021/01/biogs_updated_for_ed2_final_1.pdf) A member of the National Grid Technology Advisory Council (https://www.nationalgrideso.com/what-we-do/our-people/esos-stakeholder-groups/eso-technology-advisory-council-tac) About Electron: Electron is a tech start-up which enables grid operators, local energy markets and distributed energy assets to unlock value in decarbonising energy systems, believing that energy systems need digitally optimised marketplaces to deliver net zero in a cost efficient and resilient way for generators, operators and consumers. Social links: Jo-Jo Hubbard on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jo-jo-hubbard-76bb7723/ Electron on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/electron-platform/ Electron website: https://electron.net/ About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com Chapters: 0:00 | Introduction to Jo-Jo 0:27 | Jo-Jo's journey to founding Electron 5:49 | The evolution About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com Follow us online, write a review (please) or subscribe I'm very keen to hear feedback on the podcast and my guests, and to hear your suggestions for future guests or topics. Contact via the website, or Twitter. If you do enjoy the podcast, please write a review on iTunes, or your usual podcast platform, and tell your cleantech friends about us. That would be much appreciated. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hunt-cleantech/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidHsearch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidhuntcleantech/ Also follow our podcast handles to stay up to date. LinkedIn: ...

Duration:00:41:50

Leaders in Cleantech #124 - Christophe Williams - Naked Energy

6/28/2023
What’s it all about? The often overlooked issue of renewable heat. I take dive into the world of solar thermal with Hyperion client Naked Energy. Co-founder and CEO Christophe Williams has a great founder story too, from inventors genes to global advertising exec, to cleantech founder. Christophe shares about the Cinderella story of solar thermal, and well as the trials and tribulations of founding and scaling a tech business. About Christophe Williams: Christophe is the CEO and Co-Founder at Naked Energy. Prior to that, Christophe has been connected to the renewable energy industry for generations. His first inspiration was his grandfather Peter Williams who worked with renowned engineer Stephen Salter in the 1970s to develop 'the oscillating duck', a form of oscillating wave technology generating clean electricity. Christophe previously worked as a senior creative executive in the advertising industry for over fifteen years, gaining many awards from prestigious organisations such as ‘Creative Circle’ and ‘Clio’. He has worked with major blue-chip clients and global brands such as Microsoft, Barclays, BMW, Sony and also directly with a number of UK government bodies, including DEFRA and the Central Office of Information on high profile advertising campaigns on sustainability. About Naked Energy: Naked Energy is a British design and engineering business, leading the global innovation in solar heat and solar PVT. Naked Energy’s mission is to change energy for good, by decarbonising heat, the largest global energy end use in buildings across the world. Naked Energy’s high energy density solutions are capable of decarbonising heat cost-effectively and with limited space; its solar PVT technology delivers up to 3.5 times the carbon savings per m2 in comparison to conventional solar PV. Social links: Christophe Williams on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christophe-williams-3b12102b/ Christophe Williams on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Xtophe_Williams Naked Energy on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/naked-energy-limited/ Naked Energy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NakedEnergyLtd Naked Energy website: http://www.nakedenergy.com/ About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com Follow us online, write a review (please) or subscribe I'm very keen to hear feedback on the podcast and my guests, and to hear your suggestions for future guests or topics. Contact via the website, or Twitter. If you do enjoy the podcast, please write a review on iTunes, or your usual podcast platform, and tell your cleantech friends about us. That would be much appreciated. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hunt-cleantech/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidHsearch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidhuntcleantech/ Also follow our podcast handles to stay up to date. LinkedIn: ...

Duration:00:42:02

Leaders in Cleantech #123 - Jørgen Erdal - Evyon

6/20/2023
What’s it all about? Batteries, smart use of second life batteries. There is of course so much demand for new batteries, and that won’t go away, but soon we have a lot of batteries too useful to recycle just yet, but not useful for electric vehicles of first use cases. Entrepreneur and founder, Jorgon Erdal shares his vision and experience building a business to take advantage of this opportunity, and to play a large and important role in the energy transition. We also delve into his background and the importance of proactively building company culture. About Jørgen Erdal: As the Co-founder & CEO of Evyon, Jørgen is fully devoted to maximizing the value of every Battery, by converting a growing volume of discarded batteries into high-quality battery energy storage systems. With his passion to create a positive impact on the planet, Jørgen and his team at Evyon are in a leading position to reach their ambition of becoming the European leader in reused batteries in 2025. Jørgen is also a Co-founder of Protect Our Winters's branch in Norway, a worldwide NGO working to raise awareness of climate change within the winter sports community. As an ex-BCG consultant specializing in renewable energy strategy, financing, operating models, and more, he supported some of Europe's largest energy companies to succeed in the energy transition. During his time at BCG, Jørgen was also the main driver of the local and regional sustainability activities of BCG as a company. Jørgen holds a Master's Degree of Science in Electrical Energy Engineering from The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and ETH Zürich. Jørgen's master's thesis was to develop a stochastic optimization algorithm for how to operate a residential battery system in order to maximize its value under different tariff structures. About Evyon: Evyon is a Norwegian Antler portfolio company founded in 2020 by Jørgen Erdal and Radu Achihai. Evyon exists to enable maximum value generation from second-life batteries by repurposing them in a safe, data-driven, and cost-effective way. Evyon’s proprietary hardware and Battery Cloud ecosystem enable the conversion of EV batteries into high-quality, affordable, and plug-and-play battery energy storage systems. Towards 2030, the amount of discarded EV batteries is estimated to grow to more than 200 GWh per year - the equivalent of more than 3 million EVs. Most of these are expected to be fully functional with less t About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com Follow us online, write a review (please) or subscribe I'm very keen to hear feedback on the podcast and my guests, and to hear your suggestions for future guests or topics. Contact via the website, or Twitter. If you do enjoy the podcast, please write a review on iTunes, or your usual podcast platform, and tell your cleantech friends about us. That would be much appreciated. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hunt-cleantech/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidHsearch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidhuntcleantech/ Also follow our podcast handles to stay up to date. LinkedIn: ...

Duration:00:42:17

Leaders in Cleantech #122 - Tore Harritshøj - Spirii

6/14/2023
What’s it all about? Seamlessly easy EV charging and the evolution to a full stack of revenues and grid services, the mobility transition supporting the energy transition. Also, the challenges and motivations of a co- founder CEO, and his own transition from corporate to start up life, the importance of good people and letting go. About Tore Harritshøj: Tore is an experienced Chief Executive Officer of Spirii, with a demonstrated success in the utilities solutions industry. Skilled in People and Change Management, Design Thinking & Innovation, Business Development within Mobility, Life Cycle management, Energy solutions, and Wind & Solar Energy production. Professional International board experience with a MS focused in Econ from Copenhagen University and international management schools. Driving a wide range of innovative subsidiaries and partnerships within sustainable solutions (Refarmed, Racell, Geoop, Spectro Inlets, Grøngas, Sønderjysk Biogas, Limfjorden Biogas). About Spirii: Leading the charge toward simpler, smarter eMobility. Spirii enables an accelerated transition towards sustainable transportation by offering innovative, agile, and end-user oriented e-mobility charging solutions build on their evergreen platform. Spirii enables you to easily deploy and scale a bespoke commercial EV-charging solution – backed by a cloud platform with a continuously-developing feature suite. Social links: Tore Harritshøj on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/%F0%9F%8C%8E-tore-harritsh%C3%B8j- b02b394/overlay/contact-info/ Spirii on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/spirii/ Spirii website: http://www.spirii.com/ About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com Follow us online, write a review (please) or subscribe I'm very keen to hear fee About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com Follow us online, write a review (please) or subscribe I'm very keen to hear feedback on the podcast and my guests, and to hear your suggestions for future guests or topics. Contact via the website, or Twitter. If you do enjoy the podcast, please write a review on iTunes, or your usual podcast platform, and tell your cleantech friends about us. That would be much appreciated. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hunt-cleantech/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidHsearch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidhuntcleantech/ Also follow our podcast handles to stay up to date. LinkedIn: ...

Duration:00:42:01

Leaders in Cleantech #121 - Will Tope

6/7/2023
What’s it all about? Sodium metal batteries have hit the headlines of late, with major announcements from BYD and CATL for use in electric vehicles. I speak to CCO or LiNa, a UK start-up developing Sodium batteries for stationary storage, now beyond TRL6 and making good traction. We talk tech, but also the journey of Will Tope, from O&G to Cleantech, from global corporate to small start-up. Enjoy the episode. About William Tope: Will is the Chief Commercial Officer at LiNa Energy, with over 10 years of global experience in the energy industry, working across oil and gas business development, corporate strategy, and power trading where he focused on grid-scale batteries. Will leads the planning, development, and implementation of strategies to commercialize and scale-up LiNa Energy’s technology, forming partnerships with customers in target storage markets and with manufacturing partners. Will has a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bath. About LiNa Energy: At LiNa Energy, we are leading the charge to develop and commercialise high-performance solid state sodium batteries, with a focus on the renewable energy storage market. Our battery technology is built around proven technology based on 1980s sodium chemistry, with modern materials science and advancements in fuel cell ceramics. As well as improving standards in safety, performance, and sustainability, we can commercialise faster by reducing lab development time and lowering the cost of deployment. Materials are abundant and thanks to our patented design, our batteries are ideal for mass manufacture. All of which means less risk to investors, partners and customers. Today, we are well on our way to offering a market-ready solution and are seeking additional partners to help us stress test the product and leverage the opportunity. Our strategy is to target fast-growing economies, such as India, where the performance challenges around lithium are more acute and the potential to make a difference quickly is greatest. Social links: William Tope on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/williamtope/ LiNa Energy on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lina-energy/ LiNa Energy website: http://lina.energy/ About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com Follow us online, write a review (please) or subscribe I'm very keen to hear feedback on the podcast and my guests, and to hear your suggestions for future guests or topics. Contact via the website, or Twitter. If you do enjoy the podcast, please write a review on iTunes, or your usual podcast platform, and tell your cleantech friends about us. That would be much appreciated. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hunt-cleantech/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidHsearch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidhuntcleantech/ Also follow our podcast handles to stay up to date. LinkedIn: ...

Duration:00:44:17

Leaders in Cleantech #120 - Uri Levine

5/16/2023
What’s it all about? Entrepreneurship, and the journey of failures. Uri Levine is the founder of not one, but two Unicorns, Waze and Moovit. He continues to be an active entrepreneur and investor, but his passion to help create more start-up success stories, and to support entrepreneurs led him to write ‘Fall in love with the problem, not the solution’. According to Steve Wozniak (Apple co-founder) it’s the ‘bible’ for entrepreneurs, I’d have to say it’s indispensable, especially for B2C and App founders, but for anyone building, or thinking of building a business. I caught up with Uri prior to an investor event in Prague. I hope you enjoy the episode. About Uri Levine: Uri is a passionate serial entrepreneur and disruptor. He co-founded Waze, the world’s largest driving traffic and navigation app, in 2007. The app, nowadays used by more than 750 million drivers around the globe, was acquired by Google in June of 2013 for $1.1 billion. Another achievement he is proud of is Moovit, ‘Waze for public transportation’, where he was the first board member and an investor. Moovit, which is used by more than 750 million individuals worldwide, was acquired by Intel for $1 Billion in 2020. Since Waze’s acquisition, Uri is actively pursuing his dream to create significant value for large audiences through the series of startups he founded. His vision is specifically intended to disrupt inefficient markets and improve under-functioning services, focus on solving ‘BIG problems’, saving consumers time and money while empowering them. Committed to spreading entrepreneurial thinking, it was only natural for Uri to take the next step with writing the book, “Fall In Love with the Problem – Not the Solution, a Handbook for entrepreneurs” In line with his vision, Uri dedicates significant time to public speaking engagements to audience around world, inspiring them through the lens of entrepreneurship and disruption, speaking of contemporary revolutions of markets and startups. Uri’s presentations rely heavily on his entrepreneurial and personal experiences with the intention to benefit people from the lessons he has learned and look back on both success and failures he has witnessed along his path. Uri is also motivated to encourage the next generation of thinkers and innovators and leads an academic workshop entitled “How to Build a Startup”, aimed at undergraduate and graduate leve About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com Follow us online, write a review (please) or subscribe I'm very keen to hear feedback on the podcast and my guests, and to hear your suggestions for future guests or topics. Contact via the website, or Twitter. If you do enjoy the podcast, please write a review on iTunes, or your usual podcast platform, and tell your cleantech friends about us. That would be much appreciated. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hunt-cleantech/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidHsearch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidhuntcleantech/ Also follow our podcast handles to stay up to date. LinkedIn: ...

Duration:00:25:09

Leaders in Cleantech #119 - Domenico Traverso

5/10/2023
What’s it all about? Innovation and Intraprenuership! How can large organisations be disruptive, innovative and avoid the challenges of inertia that so often exist in corporations. Domenico has been doing this for many years, in more than one corporation. Danfoss are hugely active in the energy efficiency in buildings and industry, as well as the electrification on transport. Being a founder isn’t for everyone, but you can still be creative and disruptive, and work in a corporate environment, if the company has the right mindset. About Domenico Traverso: Passionate leader, entrepreneur at heart, outgoing by nature. On a mission to be ahead of the pack and outperform the competition. Sparking innovative thinking and driving cultural change. Track record of sustainable business transformations, turnarounds, profitable growth, and scaling innovation from various international leadership positions. At Danfoss, he is responsible for Editron, a global business changing the way the world moves with electric and hybrid powertrain systems, and the Incubation Division, a portfolio of 6 high-tech and high-potential global business units, developing innovative solutions for electrification, autonomous driving, digital hydraulics. Co-founder of Leadership Challenges, a podcast series debating how the working landscape is transforming with professionals from globally leading organizations and institutions. Domenico lives in Hamburg, Germany, and he has three children. About Danfoss: Danfoss engineers solutions that increase machine productivity, reduce emissions, lower energy consumption, and enable electrification. Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, power conversion, motor control, industrial machinery, automotive, marine, and off- and on-highway equipment. We also provide solutions for renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, as well as district-energy infrastructure for cities. Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Danfoss is family-owned, employing more than 42,000 people, serving customers in more than 100 countries through a global footprint of 95 factories. Social links: Domenico Traverso on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/domenicotraverso/ Domenico Traverso Podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/leadershipchallenges Danfoss on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/com About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com Follow us online, write a review (please) or subscribe I'm very keen to hear feedback on the podcast and my guests, and to hear your suggestions for future guests or topics. Contact via the website, or Twitter. If you do enjoy the podcast, please write a review on iTunes, or your usual podcast platform, and tell your cleantech friends about us. That would be much appreciated. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hunt-cleantech/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidHsearch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidhuntcleantech/ Also follow our podcast handles to stay up to date. LinkedIn: ...

Duration:00:39:37

Leaders in Cleantech #118 - Zena Everett

4/26/2023
What’s it all about? Company culture, high performing teams and leadership. I speak with long time friend and collaborator Zena Everett about these topic and more as we dig into our personal and client experiences in this field for many years. It ended up a fluid and hopefully very valuable conversation. I look forward to your feedback. About Zena Everett: Leadership Coach and in-demand Speaker Zena Everett is the author of Mind Flip, Take the Fear out of Your Career and the award winning, best-selling Crazy Busy Cure. Originally a recruitment entrepreneur, Zena sold her business in 2007 then studied an MSc in Career Management and Coaching. She then took further post-graduate qualifications in psychological coaching and leadership with neuroscience (MIT Sloan Business School). She has coached on the Executive MBA Programme at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School and is a member of the Associate Faculty at Henley Business School. Zena is a regular speaker on Crazy Busyness and Leadership for the London Business Forum. Social links: Zena Everett on LinkedIn: Zena Everett MSc | LinkedIn Zena Everett on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZenaEverett1?s=20 Zena Everett Website: https://www.zenaeverett.com/ About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com EPISODE LINKS HERE The Crazy Busy Cure: https://www.zenaeverett.com/the-crazy-busy-cure/ Mind Flip: https://www.zenaeverett.com/book/ The One Thing The One Thing, Essentialism The Disciplined Pursuit Of Less 2 Books Collection Set: Amazon.co.uk: Gary Keller, Greg McKeown: 9789123777822: Books Follow us online, write a review (please) or subscribe I'm very keen to hear feedback on the podcast and my guests, and to hear your suggestions for future guests or topics. Contact via the website, or Twitter. If you do enjoy the podcast, please About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com Follow us online, write a review (please) or subscribe I'm very keen to hear feedback on the podcast and my guests, and to hear your suggestions for future guests or topics. Contact via the website, or Twitter. If you do enjoy the podcast, please write a review on iTunes, or your usual podcast platform, and tell your cleantech friends about us. That would be much appreciated. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hunt-cleantech/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidHsearch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidhuntcleantech/ Also follow our podcast handles to stay up to date. LinkedIn: ...

Duration:00:43:36