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Zenobē Co-Founder Steven Meersman: From Costa Coffee to Climate Tech Titan
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Zenobē Co-Founder Steven Meersman: From Costa Coffee to Climate Tech Titan

UK energy firm raised $1 Billion last year from KKR and Infracapital
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Richard Delevan sits down with Steven Meersman, co-founder of Zenobē Energy, to discuss the electrifying path from a basement coffee shop meeting to leading a revolution in the renewable energy sector. Listen in as we explore the innovative strides Zenobē has made in battery storage and electric transportation, pushing the boundaries of what's possible in our pursuit of a sustainable future.

Episode Highlights

  • [00:06:12] Overcoming challenges and scaling up in the renewable energy sector.

  • [00:10:15] The transformative power of software in energy storage and electric vehicles.

  • [00:16:10] Zenobē's approach to electrifying transportation and reducing carbon emissions.

  • [00:21:47] Securing a monumental capital raise and planning for global expansion.

  • [00:25:04] The story behind the name change from BESS to Zenobē.

  • [00:31:55] Breaking into the U.S. market and the future of global energy systems.

  • [00:38:22] Influences and recommendations from Steven Meersman

Featured Quotes:

  • "We really got started in the Costa coffee on Piccadilly in the basement. I still remember doing the interview with our first employee Ned and him thinking like, 'Oh my God, what am I joining?'" - Steven Meersman

  • "It's going to be Better Energy Storage Solutions because that's what... Well, let's put on the tin what it does, right?" - Steven Meersman on the original name of Zenobē.

  • "If you want it to be ecologically sustainable and you want it to be adopted at scale today, then it has to be financially sustainable or advantageous to do so." - Steven Meersman

Steven's Catalysts

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