A moment to reflect.
Given it was just Thanksgiving, at least here in the US, I wanted to take a moment to give thanks.
I am thankful to have found an occupation where I can put purpose front and center and (hopefully) make a living.
I am thankful to have found wonderful partners to build MCJ with, who I have the utmost respect for professionally and as humans, and who I learn from every day.
I am thankful for this wonderful community of passionate, climate-motivated people, who have so much to teach to our team and each other, and who have collectively made and will continue to make a big dent towards tackling the wicked problem of climate change.
I am thankful for the many founders who have deemed little MCJ worthy of making room for on their often oversubscribed cap tables, and our team worthy of partnering with to help scale their companies.
I am thankful for the 180+ LPs, who have put their trust in us to be good stewards of their hard-earned capital, to have significant impact while generating significant profits.
I am thankful for a wonderful family, friends, and a truly blessed life in my first 45 years on the planet.
And finally, I am thankful to have been born with an optimistic spirit, as I have found that unbridled optimism can help you navigate through whatever life throws your way, and to achieve things you and most others never thought were possible.
What are you most thankful for? Drop us a line, we would love to hear from you.
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💸Last call on applying for the Activate Fellowship that provides over $300K in non-dilutive support for deep tech climatetech founders. Specifically, the new Activate New York community is 100% focused on Climatetech via their partnerships with NYSERDA and Columbia University. Cohort 2022 Activate Fellowship New York applications are open now through Nov. 30, 2021.
🏛Calling all MCJers in the DC Metro Area! Scott Knowles is looking to organize another meetup. Check out this post in the #dcmetroarea channel to chime in about your availability.
For more open positions, check out the #climatejobs channel in MCJ Slack.
Atmos Financial is looking to hire a React Developer and a Customer Success/Education position
📚MCJ Book Club Discussion: The Dispossessed (Tuesday, November 30th at 6 pm PT/9 pm ET)
Based on the poll results our next book will be The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin! As with the last two books, we’ll break them into sections and meet every 2 weeks to discuss. RSVP here!
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