CleanTechies Podcast

#132 The Role of Science in VC, Successfully Building in Hardware, and Calculating Decarbonization w/ Iris Ten Have (Extantia)

November 01, 2023 Silas Mรคhner (CT Headhunter) & Somil Aggarwal (CT PM & Investor) Season 1 Episode 132
CleanTechies Podcast
#132 The Role of Science in VC, Successfully Building in Hardware, and Calculating Decarbonization w/ Iris Ten Have (Extantia)
CleanTechies Super Subscriber
Support the show & get subscriber-only content.
Starting at $5/month Subscribe
Show Notes

In this episode, Somil Aggarwal (@somilagg) interviews Iris Ten Have about her journey into VC from a science background, what ie means to be a Head of Science in VC, how to successfully build in hardware, and more.
 
 Enjoy the Episode! ๐ŸŒŽ
 
 ๐Ÿ“บ ๐Ÿ‘€ Prefer to watch: subscribe on YouTube.

๐Ÿ“ซ Interested in written summaries and takeaways from the episode? Subscribe to the newsletter.

Want to be part of the community and engage further? Check out the Slack Channel. https://tinyurl.com/mwkn8zk5

-----
Topics:
**
6:25 Academia to venture
**15:46 What helped her prepare for VC
**18:42 How Extantia started
**25:33 What makes a successful hardware investment
**30:16 How to get your pre-orders for your MVP
**36:05 Evaluating decarbonization potential
**44:38 Advice to founders
**48:36 What VCs can learn from scientists
**51:11 Biggest challenges for funds

-----
 Links:
**Connect with Iris: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iris-ten-have/
**Extantia: https://extantia.com/
**Check out our Sponsor, NextWave Partners: https://www.next-wavepartners.com/
**Follow CleanTechies on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/clean-techies/
**HMU on Twitter: @somilagg

-----
Other episodes you might enjoy:
**Most Recent Episode: #131 Selling to Utilities, The Disruptor Mistake, Clean Your Camp, Carrot vs Stick Regs, & More w/ Michael Jung (ICF Climate Center)
**Similar Topic: #117 Early Stage Hiring Decisions, Heeding the Lessons from CleanTech 1.0, Energize's $300m Growth Fund Close, & More w/ Eileen Waris (Energize Capital)
**Something Totally Different: From 30% to 90% Li Recovery, Founding a ClimateTech Co, & Talent Moat w/ Teague Egan (EnergyX)

Support the show

We are proud to continue working with NextWave as our official show sponsor for this podcast. NextWave and all of its staff are highly motivated to advance the ClimateTech revolution and are constantly innovating ways that they can help affect that transition. From experts in the talent space to ESG experts, NextWave is taking on Climate and Social responsibility head-on and helping companies build great cultures that not only make the world a better place but also increase workplace satisfaction. Reach out to NextWave Partners today to learn more about how we might partner with you today. https://www.next-wavepartners.com/ / info@next-wavepartners.com