Making the World’s Waste Visible, Verifiable and Valuable

Really great to speak with Michael Groves, co-founder and CEO of Topolytics, a data analytics company that is making the world’s waste Visible, Verifiable and Valuable! We discussed why tracking waste is so important, how they utilise multiple data sources to generate insights, how monetization in cleantech has evolved over the years, the pros and cons of building a startup in Edinburgh and much more!

https://carbotnic.com/topolytics

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The Natural Carbon Revolution

Delighted to speak with Oliver Bolton, CEO of Earthly, a company which makes it easy for businesses to invest in the most effective nature-based climate solutions! We discussed the need for greater natural carbon solution funding, how they think about the carbon permanence of different approaches, the importance of having a strong and independent science board, which approaches have the greatest scalability, how path to entrepreneurship and much more!

https://carbotnic.com/earthly

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A New Method to Sequester Carbon?

Great to chat with John Lin cofounder and President of Exaquest Carbon, a research nonprofit developing a new carbon sequestration technology which slows down the decomposition of biomass! We discussed the pros and cons of different biomass carbon sequestration technologies, why understanding decomposition is so important to climate change, what is next for their research, his interesting path to working on this problem and more! 

https://carbotnic.com

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Enabling the Circular Economy


I learned so much from Garry Cooper, CEO and cofounder of Rheaply, a company which is an exchange platform for organizations to visualize, quantify, and utilize their physical assets. We discussed how a cart in a university laboratory was the genesis for Rheaply, how they are targeting the $630 billion of underutilized US asset capacity, the future of the circular economy, the importance of market place dynamics and gamification design principles to their product, how he thinks about customer feedback and shipping product, and much more!

Cleaning Up Manure Lagoons!

Really great to chat with Karen Schuett, co-founder and CEO of Livestock Water Recycling (LWR), a company cleaning up manure lagoons and reducing the climate footprint of farms! We discussed the multiple pivots along the way, why manure lagoons have such a massive impact on climate, their approach to working with farmers, the importance of good data to their technology, why agtech is so exciting right now and much more!

https://carbotnic.com/lwr

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Karen is also a new member of Canada’s Clean 50 list! https://clean50.com/honourees/karen-schuett/ 

Regenerative Practices and Climate Goals

Fantastic podcast with Cees Jan Hollander, Global Farming Expertise Manager at Danone! We discussed how companies like Danone can best reach climate goals, the central role that regenerative farming practices play in decarbonization, how best to approach measuring impact, his thoughts on engaging farmers with new practices, how dairy is changing with the rise of alternative milks and much more!

https://carbotnic.com/hollander

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Upcycling with Global Impact

Fantastic conversation with Joshua Shefner, co-founder and CEO of Agricycle Global, a company Upcycling natural fruit overabundance and diverting food waste into healthy, all-natural brands you love! We discussed their fascinating founding story which hops from Jamaica to Panama to Uganda, their pivots along the way, how they built a community of thousands of farmers through word of mouth, their impact on climate change, how they are impacting rural poverty, the challenges in building a global team and much more!

https://carbotnic.com/agricycle

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#MapMyApple

It was a true pleasure to chat with David Blazevski, co-founder and CEO of Fresh Agriculture Technologies, a company that uses data science to predict when crops like apples are at risk of disease!  We discussed the various ways of building trust with farmers and agronomists, how a research project with Cornel was a game changer, the climate impact of their product, the different go to market strategies they explored, what comes next after apples, building a company in Serbia and much more!

https://carbotnic.com/

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Healthy and Happy Bees

It was a true pleasure to chat with Fiona Edwards Murphy, co-founder and CEO of ApisProtect, a company using advanced sensors and data science to keep beehives healthy and productive! We discussed what colony collapse disorder is and why helping prevent is so important, the impact bees have on food and agriculture, the importance of getting a startup’s technology team in front of users (even if it means bee stings!), the state of sensor and data science technology today, building a company in Ireland and much more!

https://carbotnic.com/apisprotect

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Making the complex, simple!

Fantastic podcast with Dmitry Dementiev, co-founder of GeoPard Agriculture, a company simplifying precision farming with data rich maps! We discussed how a weekly basketball game was key to their founding story, what it like to go through a startup acquisition, how their product helps farmers understand their farms better, the relationship between sustainability and agronomy and much more!

https://carbotnic.com/geopard

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