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The Latest MCJ Happenings
Just boring old Jason again, no member guest post this week!
Things have been pretty crazy in MCJ-land. We have only been operating as a newly expanded team since October 1, so we are all getting used to working together, and have been building the plan/budget for growth.
We’ve been neck deep in a branding/positioning engagement with The Regenerates (who met in the MCJ community!), which is coming out great!
We are neck deep in deploying our Core Fund, which at ~$3.5m/quarter, is the largest it has ever been. That’s a lot of $100-250k startup investments!
We are neck deep in pulling an Opportunity Fund together for Q1, to write much fewer (and larger) checks (1-2 investments/quarter, and $1m-$1.5m investment size) and go deeper in the most promising companies from the Core Fund portfolio.
Combined with my son playing on 4 hockey teams, that leaves approximately zero hours to sleep. But we feel truly blessed to be in the position we are in with MCJ, where we have the potential to build a thriving business/community over a long period of time that also makes an outsized impact on accelerating the transition to a decarbonized world.
Thank you for being with us on this journey, and as always, let us know how we can be a better resource on your climate journeys, as well.
Jason & Team MCJ
This week, Jason sat down with Dr. Etosha Cave, Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer, Dr. Kendra Kuhl, Co-Founder & CTO, and Nicholas Flanders, Co-Founder & CEO of Twelve. Twelve is the carbon transformation company, a new kind of chemical company built for the climate era. They make essential products from air, not oil.
Twelve is hiring! Check out their open positions here: Twelve Careers!
For more open positions, check out the #climatejobs channel in MCJ Slack.
Noon Energy - a long-duration energy storage startup - is looking for incredible team members who want to change the world! See here for several openings including R&D Test Engineer, Chief of Staff, Business Development Fellow, and Office Manager.
YourStake, an ESG data aggregator and communicator with >$200B in assets on the platform is hiring two full-stack engineers and a senior software engineer
ReSource is taking CO2 + inedible biomass to make a high-performing bioplastic that can replace PET/polyester, hiring a process engineer to scale their new bioplastics engineering
You're invited to Climate Con 2021- Nov 9-11 A doom-free, virtual gathering with real talk, real stories, and a real sense of solidarity, Climate Con 2021 is for those of us who aren't diplomats or maybe don't see ourselves as activists—but are still wondering what the heck we’re gonna do about climate change. If using reusable cups isn't enough for you, you're wondering how to leverage your professional skills, or are trying to figure out how to be a parent right now, join us! Registration is free.
📢DEI-Climate Justice Monthly Meet-up (Friday, November 5th at 12pm ET)
Going the MCJ DEI and Climate Justice group at their monthly meet-up. For more information joining the #dei-climatejustice channel. RSVP here!
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