Dandelion Energy: Kathy Hannun
🌋 geothermal energy, challenges and benefits of being both a 👨👩👧👦 mother and a 👩💼 founder, fundraising while🤰pregnant, transitioning from CEO to President of 🌼Dandelion, and so much more!
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Join us as we discuss how 🌼 Dandelion is utilizing 🌋 geothermal energy, why homeowners want geothermal heat pumps, Kathy’s approach to leadership, the challenges and benefits of being both a 👨👩👧👦 mother and a 👩💼 founder, fundraising while🤰pregnant, transitioning from CEO to President of Dandelion, and oh so much more!!
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🎧 New podcast episode:
“How is everyone not working on climate change?...In my understanding of the science, I would say it will define the lives of people in my generation.” -Kathy Hannun, Founder and President of Dandelion Energy
@KathyHannun, Founder and President of @DandelionEnergy, the largest residential geothermal company in the United States. Before founding Dandelion, Hannun was a Rapid Evaluator at X, Alphabet’s innovation lab, where she focused on finding “Moonshots”. Kathy initiated Dandelion as an X project and then launched it into an independent startup company in May 2017. Dandelion has since raised millions in funding from top VCs, set a new standard for geothermal quality and cost-effectiveness, and empowered homeowners to avoid over 100 million pounds of carbon emissions and counting. In February 2021, Dandelion raised a $30MM Series B funding round led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures.
🥃 What we drank during the episode: 🍋 Meyer lemon water and 🍷 wine
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[4:00] Drink of the show
[6:00] Becky Myers, Dandelion’s first customer
[7:00] Why Kathy chose to work on climate change
[11:00] How Dandelion is utilizing geothermal energy
[14:30] Matt attempting to explain how Dandelion’s technology works & Kathy’s response
[21:00] Where Dandelion can/should operate geographically
[23:00] Dandelion’s go-to-market journey
[28:30] Why homeowners want geothermal heat pumps
[30:30] Where Dandelion is today
[32:00] Kathy’s approach to leadership
[36:50] Being a mother and a founder
[41:30] Positive impacts of being a mother+founder on Dandelion
[44:30] Fundraising while pregnant and Zoom leveling the playing field
[46:30] Transitioning from CEO to President of Dandelion
[54:30] Top 3 books
[59:00] Top 3 Founders+Startups
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