This week, we welcome Amy Carter-James and Ben Keene, Co-founders of Raaise, who share their mission to empower climate startups to create a better future for our planet.
Raaise is a SaaS platform powering bold, game-changing climate startups to prepare for and execute a funding round with as little friction as possible so they can create climate solutions for a better, greener future.
We start the episode with a piece from Verge on COP27. “It brings the world together around this conversation of how we solve the problem of climate change,” Ben optimistically admits, “but from a marketplace perspective of scaling bold, bright ideas, it feels like we can’t rely on COP and the Governments of the world.”
Raaise was born from the devastation of one of the worst climate disasters to hit the southern hemisphere. It destroyed Amy’s home, along with hundreds of others in Mozambique. Fast forward a few months, they started their journey by finding mission-driven founders with powerful ideas and helping them scale.
As we dive into our next piece by PR Week on ESG in businesses, Amy is quick to point out that “it’s ridiculous that it’s 2022, and ESG isn’t hard coded into every corporation around the world. It’s frustrating that people even consider cutting ESG when we are living in this climate era.”
Our conversation continues to explore how Ben and Amy showcase and support these amazing startups. We also find out what they think is the evilest application of Tech and big predictions about the Tech for Good space this year and beyond.
- To find out more about Raaise: https://www.raaise.co/
- Check out Rebel Book Club, created by Ben to help people to accelerate and mix up their reading habits and to connect with different people: https://www.rebelbook.club/
- Check out Nema Foundation, created by Amy to support displaced students, women and children in Northern Mozambique fleeing the war in Cabo Delgado: https://www.instagram.com/nemafoundation/?hl=en