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Freya Pratty (of FT-backed Sifted): Mission Zero's £22m A round for DAC led by 2150 and more 'buzzy' deals
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Freya Pratty (of FT-backed Sifted): Mission Zero's £22m A round for DAC led by 2150 and more 'buzzy' deals

Bill Gates backing UK-based Mission Zero DAC; Adaptation Tech inc ClimateX's Series A; Geoengineering...oh my.
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Freya Pratty, FT-backed Sifted.eu’s prolific climate tech reporter, joins the conversation with Richard Delevan. Just in time for her scoop this morning about 2150.vc leading a ‘buzzy’ £22m Series A investment into Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy-backed, UK-based, direct air capture pioneer Mission Zero.

Episode Highlights:

  • The Quest for White Hydrogen: Freya opens up about her exploration into white hydrogen, emphasizing its potential impact and the formidable challenges associated with harnessing this elusive energy source.

  • Climate Adaptation & Venture Capital: A significant portion of the conversation is dedicated to adaptation technologies. Freya shares her insights on the venture capital community's cautious engagement with climate adaptation tech despite its critical importance.

  • Synergy Between Startups and Legacy Energy: The dialogue explores the nuanced relationship between innovative startups and established energy giants, revealing both the challenges and opportunities of bridging new and old energy paradigms.

  • The Rapid Evolution of Direct Air Capture (DAC): Freya discusses the advancements in DAC technology, highlighting companies that are pioneering scalable and efficient solutions to carbon capture.

  • Unveiling the Vargas Group's Success: Anticipation builds as Freya teases her upcoming piece on the Vargas Group, a conglomerate known for its streak of successful climate tech ventures, underscoring a unique model of innovation and execution.

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