I tweeted out this TED Talks video this morning…and it’s main point has been sitting with me all day…

At one point the narrator states “It is the next 9 years that will determine whether we can achieve the targets of net-zero by mid-century.”

She’s referring to the steepness…

Source: US Air Force

Like many of you, I read the Sixth IPCC report with growing alarm. It used strong language like “unprecedented” and “irreversible.” And yet the IPCC report is written through a long and convoluted consensus process between scientists, governments and inter-government agencies. …

via Unsplash

“The decisions we make this decade… are the most important in human history”
David Attenborough to the G7. June, 2021

___

“Every day you fight, like you’re running out of time
Like you’re running out of time
Are you running out of time?”
Burr to Hamilton in Non-Stop

Tick. Tock…

Yes, SPACs have gone from a fringe to a market driver… 248 SPACs in 2020 alone, 200 in the beginning of 2021!

https://spacinsider.com/stats/

And yes, there are questions on whether this mad rush of cash into SPACs signals a peak of a bubble. SeekingAlpha tears down some of the negatives.

But…

Today we unveil 2150, a €200 million venture capital fund that seeks to back the technologies that will make our urban environment more efficient, resilient and sustainable.

“2150”, our name, represents both our ambition and our legacy. Our ambition is to back technologies that ensure that our cities become a…

If you were given the opportunity to back founders that wanted to change the world — and I mean truly change the world, for the better — would that not be the most amazing job? To dream that the technologies you support can define a certain future outcome? To see…

In 22 minutes I will turn 45… my youngest son has claimed that 44 is when you are officially “old”… so I guess I am now old…or at least halfway through my life (I hope!).

But I have a 79 year old father who reads a book a week, walks…

Annual global temperatures from 1850–2017

It was only seven years ago that Aileen Lee publicly coined the term “Unicorn” to describe companies with a valuation of over $1B and ‘found 39 companies [belonging] to… the “Unicorn Club”’. By mid-2020 CBInsights counts 479 companies who can claim that status. …

A very successful real estate investor recently mentioned that they proudly build “one-hundred year assets”… I raised my eyebrow (knowing very little about real estate to be honest) and quipped “In that case I could almost guarantee those assets are mis-priced as many of them won’t be around in 100…

On my reading list this summer was The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells which his expands on his 2017 New York Magazine article.

As The Guardian’s review of the book puts it, the book is scary “enough to induce a panic attack…” It elegantly outlines science and data to shake…

Christian Hernandez

Partner at @2150-vc backing technologies that make our world more resilient and sustainable. Salvadoran-born Londoner. YGL of the @wef Father ^3

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store