Inspiring Sustainability - Podcast
#034: From Rock n Roll to Renewable Fintech - Phillip Bruner of Enian
Phillip Bruner is the CEO of Enian, a platform that makes investment in renewable energy projects easy for investors large and small. In a fascinating podcast with Adam Woodhall (left-side in the show picture), Phil shares both his journey and the challenges and opportunities that renewables is facing. In addition, he gives insightful advice on how to get involved in renewable energy.
Phil (right-side in the show picture) is a serial entrepreneur with more than a decade of experience working at every stage of a renewable energy deal from project conception to completion. He is the Founder of the Green Investment Forum, a private dinner club of market leaders in project finance and wealth management.
In this episode Phil shares his personal experiences from Rock n Roll frontman, founding of the Sustainable Community Energy Network, launching Enian and the experience of crowdfunding that they are currently going through.
- How his career in academia led him to the entrepreneurial world
- The importance of partnerships and collaborating
- How to generate network effects to grow a tech platform
- Why crowdfunding is a good strategy for a technology company
- What it means to be building a fossil fuel free world
- How to start a career in renewable energy
Enian - https://enian.co/
Phillip Bruner's Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/pbruner/
Phillip Bruner's Twitter - https://twitter.com/phibrune
Enian's Blog - https://medium.com/enian
Podcast host Adam Woodhall:
Twitter - https://twitter.com/adamwoodhall
Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamwoodhall/
Inspiring Sustainability - http://www.inspiring-sustainability.com
Podcasting Delivery Partner:
Woon Tan of Podcast Publishing: http://podcastpublishing.help
[02:46] Why are you passionate about renewables?
[03:36] How long have you been working in the renewables industry?
[06:01] What is Enian?
[06:37] Why Enian now?
[12:45] Who else is in the Enian team?
[14:21] What are your ambitions for Enian?
[17:29] How does Enian make money and how do they plan to scale the platform?
[18:35] How to get involved in the renewable energy sector?
[21:32] Examples of partnerships and impact
[23:30] The Rock and Roll career of Phil and his personal journey.
[30:06] What it means to be living in a fossil fuel free world?