Stephane Boudon AIM Investment CEO

Stephane Boudon

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:

His Journey

Stephane goes through his path from green energy entrepreneur to investing he had to start Akuo Investment Management.

Low Point

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

Aha Moment

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

Lightning Round

Book Stephane RecommendsQuantum Computing

Helpful Habit: Always having a project going that has nothing to do work

Helpful Person: Eric, a friend who called Stephane to ask him to start AIM 

Internet Resource: Flipboard

What’s Your Purpose: What I will regret: not knowing what will happen next

Where to follow Stephane

Stephane’s LinkedIn Profile

AIM Website

Let Stephane know how much you enjoyed this interview.

Parting Words

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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Derrick Duplessy

Executive Director at Duplessy Foundation
Derrick has coached 500+ executives in 10 years as an executive coach. He runs Duplessy Foundation which is dedicated to creating meaningful careers for everyone. He also hosts Purpose Rockstar, a daily show on iTunes where he shares the career stories of a variety of guests.

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