Episode 704

704: Better Funding For Climate Entrepreneurs? Dimitry Gershenson explains

Published on: 30th May, 2024

If we’re going to address climate change through capitalism, we’ll need about $10 Trillion. 

The growing climate crisis demands that we take urgent action, but early-stage climate entrepreneurs still face significant barriers in finding the funding to bring their innovations to market. 

CEO and co-founder of Enduring Planet, Dimitry Gershenson, offers a solution to a critical funding gap climate entrepreneurs face. After building the Energy Access program at Facebook and seeing first-hand how hard it was to get access to this much-needed startup capital, Dimitry has leveraged his experiences and network to create a fintech platform that provides fast, flexible, and founder-friendly working capital to climate-focused startups.

Enduring Planet offers non-dilutive capital (funding that doesn’t require a founder to give up equity or ownership) and comprehensive financial advisory services to help climate entrepreneurs navigate funding challenges. By doing so, they enable these startups to accelerate their projects and make significant strides in the fight against climate change.

Expect to learn:

  • Practical advice for securing and managing funding in the climate tech space.
  • The unique financial hurdles faced by climate entrepreneurs (and how we can overcome them).
  • How Enduring Planet’s innovative grant advance product works.
  • Why non-dilutive capital is critical for early-stage companies.
  • Dimitry’s story of transitioning from Peace Corps volunteer to climate finance leader.

Hit play to find out more about Enduring Planet’s innovative climate finance solutions.

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