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Meet Kiel Berry, former EVP at Linkin Park's Machine Shop Co. now Founder of Mission One Capital.

At The Venture City summit 2023, Gigapay had the pleasure of connecting with Mission One Capital and its founder Kiel Berry. With a successful career in investment banking in New York and London, and even traveling the world as the EVP of Linkin Park's Machine Shop Co., Kiel Berry brings a wealth of experience and insights to the table.

According to Kiel, clean tech 1.0 has already brought about significant decreases in energy costs, a growth curve in renewable energy, and a smaller green premium. But with climate tech growing faster than ever before, Kiel sees immense potential for innovative solutions to emerge. When climate tech founders pitch to Kiel, he's always on the lookout for the "secret sauce" they've discovered in regulatory changes that could create new opportunities. “I also like to see people that come from outside the industry working with industry experts to maybe apply a SaaS model to renewable energy and break traditional norms”, Kiel says. 

Andrea, Head of Community interviewing Kiel Berry

But Kiel doesn't just focus on the product or the pitch. He emphasizes the importance of community building in B2C companies, as a crucial element for establishing thought leadership and fostering trust among consumers. A massive community of dedicated supporters can ultimately lead to the growth and success of the business.

As the founder of a small yet mighty venture capital firm, Kiel Berry's insights on climate tech, investor relations, and community building are invaluable for any entrepreneur looking to make a meaningful impact on the world. We thank him for the good chat and wish him the best of luck on his ventures! 

In the interview, Kiel shares with us who his favorite influencer is, which is someone who inspires him in business. He also shares a few more tips for founders who are currently raising money. Do you want to know more? Watch the full video below!

Gigapay Interviews Mission One Capital's Founder Kiel Berry, Former EVP of Linkin Park's VC - YouTube

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