In this episode, Silas and Somil chat with Robin Lane, CEO and founder of Transect, a product that aids and expedites site selection for infrastructure projects.
For Silas and I, this was an exciting mix of infrastructure meeting technology. Robin has been doing this for a while, so she had a lot to tell us about her experiences with developers, rolling Transect out to market, how she grew as a founder alongside her company, and what she sees for the future.
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We were really happy to have her on and learn a lot of new things about site selection and the problems plaguing infrastructure projects today – a major component of increasing the supply of renewables and advancing the climate transition.
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**02:37 Need for Transformation in Permitting
**05:58 How Transect Streamlines the process
**08:47 Building Trust with Developers
**11:50 Robin's Journey from Consultant to Entrepreneur
**23:33 Raising Transect's Seed Round
**24:38 Early Contracts and Scaling the Team
**32:24 Building a Culture-First Company and Hiring for Mission Alignment
**38:45 Being Customer-First
**45:32 Opportunities for Software in the Renewables Industry
**47:25 Future Solar Energy Costs
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