VC and Early Stage Water Investing with Tom Ferguson


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Tom Ferguson of Imagine H2O fame and now captaining Burnt Island Ventures joins The Water Values Podcast for an engaging discussion on early stage and venture capital investing in the water sector and a big picture discussion about what the water sector needs to achieve greatness.

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • Tom’s unique story for how he landed in the water sector
  • Why Tom believes that deserving companies in water typically get funded, although their paths may be disparate
  • Burnt Island Venture’s “broad at seed” strategy
  • The due diligence Burnt Island Ventures undertakes looking for investment opportunities
  • Finding the pain point to accelerate the investment horizon
  • The investment lifecycle
  • Why investment diversification is important
  • Burnt Island Ventures’ current “Island” (you’ll need to listen to learn what this is)
  • What Tom likes about water sector investing. And what he doesn’t
  • Tom’s big picture thoughts on the water sector
  • Why the water industry needs to start shouting from the rooftops

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