What’s it all about?
Deeptech, Innovation, and creating the ecosystems that drive both forward. My guest, Rubina Singh has a fabulously broad career in cleantech, from a solar engineer to a leader in Deeptech investment. We discuss innovation, barriers, challenges and solutions, deeptech, and diversity and inclusion. Enjoy the episode.
About Rubina Singh:
Rubina is a pre-seed deeptech fund manager at Octopus Ventures where she focuses on investing in deeptech enabling a sustainable planet. Previously, she established and led the innovation division at British Gas and the net-zero strategy at Centrica Ventures. She started her career as a solar engineer at Fraunhofer, where she headed up Fraunhofer TechBridge, a division dedicated to validating and backing early-stage cleantech. She also holds advisory roles with the European Innovation Council’s deep tech programme and the Solar Impulse Foundation and sits on the board of POWERful Women.
Rubina has published several technical papers and thought leadership on cleantech innovation in the likes of IEEE and TechCrunch, and has a B.Eng. and M.Eng. in sustainable energy engineering. She has won three awards for her contribution to the energy sector, including the Innovator Award 2022.
About Octopus Ventures:
At Octopus Ventures we invest in the people, the ideas and the industries that will help change the world. Our investment team is built to specialise in the six areas where we see the most potential for growth and innovation: health, fintech, climate tech, deep tech, consumer and B2B software. Since 2008 we have backed over 130 teams, including Zoopla Property Group, Secret Escapes, Depop and Cazoo. With £2 billion under management and investing over £200 million a year, Octopus Ventures is one of the largest and most active venture investors in Europe.
About Hyperion Executive Search:
Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy.
If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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