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April 11, 2024 51 mins

Manik Suri is implementing smart technology into cooling, ushering in the era of Cold Chain 2.0. Before founding GlacierGrid in 2020, Manik finished top of his class at Harvard, went to Cambridge for a masters in international relations, returned to Harvard for a law degree, co-founded the Governance Lab, with stops at storied institutions like DE Shaw and the White House Economic Council along the way. 

Cooling technology has lagged behind other industries in the clean energy transition, but GlacierGrid’s all-in-one management platform is using smart technology to bridge that gap and build a more sustainable, advanced, and efficient cold chain.

Hear Manik share how he’s pursuing dual passions for entrepreneurship and positive impact, why cooling technology is vital for the modern world, and how smart technology can decarbonize an entire industry. 

Episode Highlights:

00:00 Manik Suri on the planet’s cooling crisis

00:57 Conor Gaughan introduces Manik and GlacierGrid

07:00 Academic upbringing, Harvard, and international internships

16:03 Law school, The White House, and path to entrepreneurship

23:25 GlacierGrid’s rebrand, the hidden economy, and the cold chain

33:34 Pitching investors, aligning profits with impact, and future scale 

40:09 Exciting innovations, long-term thinking, and staying positive

48:07 Where to learn more 

49:03 Conclusion and end credits 

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