Interview: When to sacrifice for your business with green tech investor Stephane Boudon
Stephane Boudon is the CEO of AIM Investment, green/alternative technology investment firm focused on long term renewable infrastructure assets. He bet everything he had that green tech would be a viable long term investment. In this interview, we discuss his sacrifice and the future of green technology.
Below is a summary of our interview:
Stephane goes through his path from green energy entrepreneur to investing he had to start Akuo Investment Management.
Stephane talks about the difficulty he had after the 2008 financial crisis especially the scandals with Bernie Madoff and Lehman Brothers to acquire capital for his business
Stephane discusses how he convinced his first major investor, a former competitor, invested more than 10% of the funds.
Stephane’s work now
We chat about the origin of the name “Akuo” and the challenges of convincing investors that green infrastructure and renewable energy are long term investments
What’s exciting Stephane now
Stephane talks about decentralizing energy production to local cities and municipalities
Book Stephane Recommends: Quantum Computing
Helpful Habit: Always having a project going that has nothing to do work
Internet Resource: Flipboard
What’s Your Purpose: What I will regret: not knowing what will happen next
Where to follow Stephane
Let Stephane know how much you enjoyed this interview.
When we talk about green energy, green infrastructure, climate change, you always hear about the negative things…Over time you will see more green [energy] seen for more positive things.
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