Impact at Scale connected with Alex Laplaza to discuss early-stage impact investing and what technologies are currently exciting him. 
Alex is a Partner at Lower Carbon Capital, a venture firm that "back kickass companies that make real money slashing CO2 emissions, sucking carbon out of the sky and buying us time to unf**k the planet." Lower Carbon's investments in leading-edge technologies include sustainable lithium mining, plasma-taming fusion magnets and electric passenger planes. 
Some of the topics that Alex covered:
  • The relationship between technology and policy
  • A single volcano cooling the earth
  • Producing better products not just climate products
  • Obligations of countries
  • How seeing the impacts motivated him
  • Scaling impact globally
Some other titles we considered for this episode:
  1. VC is a tool to scale solutions with a remarkable track record
  2. What to do in the "break glass in case of emergency" situation
  3. The risk of inaction
  4. We dont care if our customers care about the planet
  5. What to do to get the attention of a VC

Read the best-effort transcript below (This technology is still not as good as they say it is…):