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Off the Grid: Mishal Thadani with Vir Kashyap

Off the Grid: Mishal Thadani with Vir Kashyap

In episode 21 of Venture Everywhere, Vir Kashyap, GP of The Fund India as part of Everywhere VC, chats with Mishal “Mish” Thadani, co-founder and CEO of Rhizome. Rhizome offers advanced climate risk mitigation for communities and businesses against extreme weather events. From his transition from wind and solar projects to leading his own company, Mishal discussed the challenges and opportunities within the clean energy sector. He elaborates on the complexities that utility companies encounter in justifying investments to stakeholders and how Rhizome’s innovations are paving the way to a sustainable future.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Mishal’s longstanding interest in the environment and passion for changing the energy sector toward a more resilient future. 

  • The need for utility companies to invest in infrastructure and technologies that will mitigate the effects of extreme weather events, particularly power outages.

  • Rhizome’s use of decision intelligence and AI to quantify resilience and help utilities justify investments. 

  • The role that regulatory bodies play in shaping grid resilience, and the collaborative nature of natural monopolies in distinct regions. 

  • Fear of missing out (FOMO) as a driving force in seizing opportunities and building strong relationships with potential customers. 

Learn more about Mishal Thadani | Rhizome

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mishal-thadani/

Website: https://rhizomedata.com/ 

Learn more about Vir Kashyap and Everywhere VC | The Fund India

Website: http://everywhere.vc/ | https://thefund.vc/community/india/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vkash/

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