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What’s it all about? Addressing the heating issue through geothermal energy, even at a domestic level. I’ve seen Dandelion growing, and raising funds and thought it is a technology we haven’t yet covered on the podcast, so I was delighted when Michael agreed to join me and tell his, and their story, and how heat pumps are one more solution in our armoury. About Michael Sachse: Michael Sachse is an experienced executive who has previously scaled start-ups through periods of rapid growth. Sachse was previously CEO of Stardog, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at NEA, and Chief Marketing Officer at Opower, where he helped to guide the company through its IPO and acquisition by Oracle. About Dandelion Energy: Dandelion Energy's mission is to enable the widespread adoption of geothermal. The company offers homeowners affordable geothermal heating & cooling systems as an alternative to gas, oil, propane, or electric heating. Originally conceived at X, Alphabet’s innovation lab, Dandelion is now an independent company offering geothermal heating and cooling systems to homeowners, starting in the Northeastern US. The team brings leadership experience from X and SolarCity, and shares a personal commitment to mitigate climate change by making renewable technologies more accessible. Dandelion’s modern geothermal heat pump systems provide efficient heating, air conditioning, and warm water at significant savings over older fossil fuel burning devices. Dandelion systems eliminate the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, improve indoor air quality, and allow people to reduce their home’s #1 source of harmful carbon pollution. Social links: Michael Sachse on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-sachse/ Dandelion Energy Website: https://dandelionenergy.com/ Dandelion Energyon Twitter https://twitter.com/DandelionEnergy Dandelion Energy on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dandelion-geothermal/ About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email email@example.com EPISODE LINKS David’s Fundraising page for Muscular Dystrophy - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/david-hunt42 Dandelion- How Geothermal works and installs - https://dandelionenergy.com/how-geothermal-works The Weirdest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Weirdest-People-World-Psychologically-Particularly/dp/1846147964/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Joseph+Henrich&qid=1618934866&s=audible&sr=1-1-catcorr Dan Carlin's Hardcore History - https://open.spotify.com/show/72qiPaoDRf8HkGKEChvG5q Follow us online, write a review (please) or subscribe I'm very keen to hear feedback on the podcast and my guests, and to hear your suggestions for future guests or topics. Contact via the website, or Twitter. If you do enjoy the podcast, please write a review on iTunes, or your usual podcast platform, and tell your cleantech friends about us. That would be much appreciated. Twitter https://twitter.com/Cleantechleader Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DavidHuntCleantechGuide Instagram https://www.instagram.com/davidhuntcleantech/