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Warming Up to Climate Tech
An introduction to a newsletter that will go in-depth on climate tech, climate finance, and more on how startups can help to reverse climate change.
Warming Up to Climate Tech is a newsletter that goes in-depth on climate tech trends, startups within the industry, and key individuals who are driving it forward to help reverse climate change and save the planet.
My name is Jacob Sheldon and I’ve been fascinated by climate tech since high school. Back then, I built solar panels from scratch, started a website to help others build solar panels, and even made plans to build a wind turbine in my backyard (which my parents denied because it had to clear the tree line).
In university, I helped to start a vertical wind turbine company that sadly never felt the wind. I then worked for Exelon Corporation on their Innovation Team, supporting multiple clean energy initiatives including EZEV (now called Steer) which increased the adoption of electric vehicles through easier access and education.
Since then, I’ve been supporting and starting early-stage startups, gaining valuable operating experience. My most recent venture, Shiny, connects startups with fractional executives and has placed execs at exciting companies including Jeeves, Kyte, Empire Flippers, Fairmint, Huddle, Chisos Capital, and many more.
2022 has been a pivotal year for climate tech, seeing a substantial amount of new investment and funds allocated from the Inflation Reduction Act, new VC funds being raised, and more climate funding initiatives announced every week.
I’ve been saying for nearly a year that my next startup will shift my career back into climate tech. Although I am not ready to start another startup just yet, Warming Up to Climate Tech is my first step.
While at Slice Capital and running Shiny, I’ve developed a lot of informational and analytical content. This newsletter combines my content creation experiences with my climate tech passion.
Subscribe to this newsletter and expect two deep dives each month within climate tech. There are some fascinating companies being created with huge problems to solve, so there isn’t a shortage of captivating content for you.
If you have a topic in mind that you think is worthwhile for me to cover in this newsletter, or if you’d just like to connect and have a good chat about climate tech, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with me on LinkedIn.
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