Chris sits down with Naman Trivedi, CEO and founder of Wattbuy. They discuss renewable energy, the future of electricity, resilience of entrepreneurs and more. Enjoy! Follow Chris on Twitter: @Fortworthchris Make contact with The FORT:...
Chris sits down with Naman Trivedi, CEO and founder of Wattbuy. They discuss renewable energy, the future of electricity, resilience of entrepreneurs and more. Enjoy! Follow Chris on Twitter: @Fortworthchris Make contact with The FORT: firstname.lastname@example.org For more information on Chris Powers and Fort Capital, visit www.fortcapitallp.com
02:11 — Naman’s Background
06:24 — Has renewable energy always been something you were passionate about?
07:17 — Was your first start-up, Grid Potential, the pivot that got you into Wattbuy?
11:06 — How are you thinking about getting your product out to the masses?
14:03 — Are we going to see more de-regulation among previously regulated states?
16:15 — How do you know what the right data is?
18:25 — What constant feedback or data are you getting from your customers?
21:57 — Where are we in the story of solar? What do the next five years look like?
26:10 — What is something super interesting that you are working on?
28:40 — For the utility companies that sign up with you, is the network effect at play?
30:18 — How does the electric company that is feeding the line into my house know whose electricity it is?
32:30 — Why would one utility provider be able to charge more than the other?
33:52 — What has been your experience in building a start-up?
37:28 — When you are hiring, do the early employees buy into the transparency and vision?
38:28 — What has your experience been raising capital?
40:30 — Would you recommend to anyone starting a start-up to go through an accelerator program?
42:21 — Was there one moment that changed the course of Wattbuy?
44:50 — What is the best book you have ever read and why?
45:27 — What is the best advice you have ever received?
46:12 — When do you take time to think?
48:16 — Is the sprint a short-term goal that needs to get done quickly?
49:18 — When you are building something new for the first time, is it difficult to communicate what you want?