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Snippet from “A year in the life of CO2” by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

In the previous section of this series we looked at the economic forcing mechanisms of Emissions Trading Systems (ETSs) and Certified Emissions Reductions (CERs) to support reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across industries and geographies. In this section we investigate i) why, in fact, these mechanisms are unlikely to get us to reach key climate targets and ii) what other options may be available.

Bear with me! This is an extensive and involved topic that requires somewhat of an academic approach to get anywhere. …


Climate change is real and increasingly pronounced. At the same time, consumers, corporates and governments around the world are ever more willing to go out of their way to take action against it.

This is the first piece of a series that will explore the nature of combating climate change and how venture capital may be part of the solution.

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The US Global Change Research Program released the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) report on Nov 23, 2018. The NCA4 is a “stand-alone report of the state of science relating to climate change and its physical impacts”. …


eSports have been around for as long as the video game industry itself, and collectively refers to competitive video game play by professional and amateur gamers. As a long-time casual DotA / Dota 2 player this is a phenomenon I can relate to. However, it is only recently that the immense growth in audience and player engagement has moved eSports into mainstream culture as a legitimate professional sport with a massive global following.

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NewZoo estimates there are over 2.2bn active gamers globally. Currently, the eSports audience represents just 5% of that online gaming population, which suggests that there should be…


Update: On Feb 7, 2019, Orbex held the public opening of their new 2000 sq m HQ and design & assembly facility in Forres, Scotland, showcased a finalized engineering prototype of the second stage of the Prime rocket (incl the world’s largest 3D printed rocket engine) as well as announced their first two launch customers, SSTL and Astrocast SA.

When venture capitalists talk about their work they often jokingly remark “it’s not rocket science” — for Heartcore Capital it is just that.

As announced at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow, Heartcore has become a shareholder in space launch company Orbital…

Philippe Klintefelt Collet

VC partner @GlobalFoundersCapital, living in Stockholm. Ex-management consultant, physics/mathematics @ÉcolePolytechnique. 🇸🇪 🇫🇷

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