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Episode 230 | September 3, 2023

Why VCs Should Require Startups to Track ESG Metrics

Elizabeth Meyer, Chief Legal Officer, Novata and Rosalind Bazany, Partner and Head of ESG and Impact at Antler

Why should VC firms require the entrepreneurs they fund to track ESG metrics from day one and for the long-term? We’re excited to bring you Part 2 of our series with Novata, the platform built to empower private companies and investors to collect, analyze and report relevant ESG data. Our guests are Elizabeth Meyer, Chief […]

Episode 172 | August 14, 2022

Silverline: Helping Venture Capital Firms Tell Their Story

Laura Taylor, President and CEO at Silverline

“The Story you tell today will decide the future.” This is the motto that guides today’s guest, Laura Taylor, President and CEO at Silverline Communications, a national agency that delivers strategic marketing and communications to a diverse portfolio of clients in climate, cleantech and ESG. Silverline is the oldest woman-owned climate tech PR agency in […]

Episode 170 | July 17, 2022

Forging a New Way to Build Early Stage Private Companies

Oliver Libby, Co-Founder and Managing Director of H/L Ventures

H/L Ventures is forging a new way to build companies with a unique approach that combines Daily Active Engagement with every portfolio company and a focus on investing in growth, impact, and diversity, with a strong preference for diverse founding teams. Oliver Libby, who co-founded H/L Ventures in 2009, and I talk about creating impact […]

Episode 93 | August 17, 2020

How Kesi Gibson Makes Sustainable Fashion Possible and Profitable

Kesi Gibson, Chief Executive Officer, Founder, Club Debut & Founder, Creative Director, KYU BY KESI

How can the fashion industry promote the UN Sustainable Development Goals? Gibson talks about Club Debut, her value-driven, sustainable fashion platform for independent designers and creatives, as well as her own design line, KYU BY KESI, and how these companies are “Putting Humanity Back into Fashion (TM).”

Episode 78 | April 23, 2020

Women Tech Entrepreneurs Outperform Men When Given Access to Capital

Nisa Amoils, Venture Tech investor through Grasshopper Capital

In her book Women Tech Founders on the Rise (WTF), Amoils describes how in 2019 women founders got only 2% of VC capital when there was no male co-founder, while women teams outperform all-male teams by 63% (2015 data). In this podcast Amoils talks about Grasshopper Capital, her VC firm that invests in blockchain and […]

Episode 72 | March 18, 2020

Harnessing the Power of Science to Build Scalable Impact Solutions

Michele Demers, Founder and CEO, Boundless Impact Investing

Demers’ science-based research methodology provides investor-friendly, rigorous and cost-effective impact assessments by experts in financial analysis and environmental informatics.

Episode 67 | January 14, 2020

Attacking the $800B Climate Infrastructure Deficit with Venture Debt

John McCartney, Founder at Artesian Capital Management

The global climate infrastructure deficit is $800 billion–a year! McCartney explains how Artesian Capital Management’s High Impact Green Bond Fund blends green bonds, venture debt, and asset backed securities related to clean energy infrastructure projects to address this serious funding shortfall.  

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