Today’s guest is Joshua Posamentier, Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Congruent Ventures. Congruent partners with entrepreneurs to build companies addressing sustainability challenges, investing early across hardware, software, enterprise, consumer, deep technology, fin-tech, and business model innovation.
Joshua oversees Congruent’s investments in PolySpectra, Sense Photonics, Energetic Insurance, TeleSense, Bellwether Coffee, Xtelligent, ArcByt, Fox Robotics, and Emergy Labs. He has rich experience in venture (Prelude Ventures, Intel Capital) and operating roles (Intel, National Semi, TI), and entrepreneurship (CEO of Blipstream). He was an integral member of Intel’s first wireless chip team, started and ran National Semiconductor’s EV, Energy Storage and Smart Grid business units and initiated investment in several new business lines. Joshua has over 50 patents issued or pending, holds a BA in physics from the University California at Berkeley, and holds MBAs from the Columbia Business School and the Haas School of Business. Josh is an avid cyclist, skier, sailor, surfer, and photographer and lives with his family in the SF Bay Area.
In this episode we discuss:
Joshua’s background in both operating roles and ventures roles that gave him the conviction to start Congruent and focus on sustainability investing
How Joshua balances generating returns vs making impact through his investments
Examples of some of the companies Joshua and Congruent have invested in and the impact they are having on sustainability markets
Joshua’s views on the climate issue and his advice to others who are struggling with the decision on where to spend their time in the climate fight
I hope you enjoy the show!
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Links for topics discussed in this episode:
Joshua Posamentier's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/posamentier
Joshua Posamentier's Twitter: https://twitter.com/posamentier
Congruent Ventures Website: http://www.congruentvc.com/
Congruent Ventures Twitter: https://twitter.com/CongruentVC
Abe Yokell's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abe-yokell
Daniel Hullah: https://www.myclimatejourney.co/episodes/daniel-hullah
Prelude Ventures: https://www.preludeventures.com/
Amp Robotics: https://www.amprobotics.com/
Energetic Insurance: https://www.energeticinsurance.com/
James Bowen: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesbowen/
Jeff McAulay: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jlmcaulay/