Hey, I'm Paul and I'm the founder of Climate Tech Network.
I have a long-standing passion for all things tech, right from coding my first game on a Commodore 64 at the age of 11. Since then I've consulted for some of the world's largest companies, including GE Capital, Reuters and Munch Re.
In the early 2000s I moved into web development, later specializing in software development.
In 2022 I watched a David Attenborough documentary which painted a very disturbing outlook for our planet. My kids were visibly worried, so I decided to find some good news. I started researching the solutions that were being developed - I wanted to show them some good news to encourage them. I started finding some amazing innovations, but it was frustrating how hard it was to find all these incredible things people are doing all over the world.
I then spent a couple of months researching everything I could find, including the challenges facing climate tech startups. This led to the first ideas of a platform that can bring them together with people who can help them.
The idea developed and in November that year I started coding the platform. In February 2023 this first beta version was released.
I'm proud of what we've achieved, and I'm truly grateful to each of our members for making this the first and best platform of its kind.
Can Crowdfunding Help Fill the Climate Tech Funding Gap?
- March 09, 2023
In an industry forecast to be worth $1.4 trilion by 2028, an enormous funding gap is emerging. We take a look at the role crowdfunding might play in filling this gap.
Getting Started Guide
- February 26, 2023
So you've signed up, now what? Well, before you go zooming around the site we want to make sure you get off to the best possible start. So let's run through the essentials.
Climate tech vs. cleantech: what’s the difference?
- January 24, 2023
In the last yerar, Greentech Media discussed the term on The Interchange Podcast, Greentown Labs revised their messaging around climate tech, new accelerators have hit the market like Third Derivative and For Climatetech venture studio, and the popular Climate tech VC newsletter by Sophie Purdom has built a strong following.
What an Investor Needs to Feel to Say Yes to Your Startup
- February 23, 2023
Former VC Melinda Elmboorg reveals what matters more than your pitch deck.
The CTN Climate Tech Podcast Roundup
- February 16, 2023
Here's a quick roundup of the podcasts we have found to be most insightful and informative. If you find any that are not on this list please get in touch and let us know about them.
SEO for Beginners - What is it and Why is it Important?
- February 14, 2023
We’ve built CTN from the ground up with SEO in mind, which means that the content you publish is automatically optimized. This guide teaches you what you need to know when publishing your content.
Former VC’s Guide to Fundraising for Early Startups
- February 09, 2023
VCs are slowing their check-writing pace as we head further into the year. And raising money for your startup could get even trickier in 2023, even for the early stages. But investing vets have a pointer or two for entrepreneurs on how to navigate it.
A Climate Tech VC Shares What You Need to Know About Funding
- February 09, 2023
As the climate crisis accelerates, you might be one of the growing number of people who are deciding to leave a job in another field to focus on the problem—and launch a climate tech startup of your own. But if you haven’t started a company before, it isn’t necessarily clear how the funding process works.