Living Carbon is a biotech company that engineers plants to capture and store more CO2. We developed and commercialized the world’s first plant for carbon removal: a photosynthesis-enhanced tree.
Why carbon removal? In order to limit warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, we need to reduce our global emissions and remove excess carbon in the atmosphere. We remove carbon using proven, existing technologies, such as forests, and engineered solutions like direct air capture. Living Carbon sits at the intersection of those two.
When I decided to make the transition to "climate", I spent a couple of months researching what problem I wanted to solve. There are plenty of resources out there, and below I list a few that helped me navigate the space and make more of a top-down decision.
📚 Books: How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, Speed & Scale, Project Drawdown
📈 Accelerators: YC, Elemental Accelerator, Third Derivative
🗞️ Reading: Mental model for combating climate change, CDR Primer, Climate Tech VC
🎧 Podcasts: My Climate Journey
👥 Communities: Work on Climate, Climate Draft
💻 Courses: Terra.do, Airminers
🚀 Investors: Lowercarbon Capital, Breakthrough Energy, Voyager Ventures, Frontier
Many people were kind enough to respond to my (cold) messages and emails and answer my questions. As an experiment for the next few months, I'm opening up a couple of hours every month to chat with anyone interested in making the transition to climate tech. Schedule a call here.