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Webinar Recap: Taking a Pragmatic Approach to the Circular Economy

Lux Research
October 28, 2021

Lux Research recently held a webinar, "Taking a Pragmatic Approach to the Circular Economy", which highlighted trends in innovation funding, showed how funding leads to technology deployment, and identified the most and least promising ways of funding innovation for the sustainability transition. Lux Research Director Anthony Schiavo outlined how funding for sustainability is on the rise and how the innovation ecosystem has a huge responsibility to get this right. Can we count on our current innovation ecosystem of start-ups, entrepreneurs, and investors to solve the climate crisis?

Governments, corporations, academics, and investors have long placed bets on future technologies that will shape the world. But with the issues of sustainability and climate change, there’s a huge imperative to get it right: billions of lives will be impacted by the issue. For those tasked with solving these problems, what approaches work? 

Lux Research analysts craft company profiles on a consistent basis, for which they interview CEOs of different start-ups and use a standardized assessment methodology that uses ten different scorecard metrics to assess the quality of the different companies and technologies. Using these 12,000 interviews, Anthony Schiavo tackled key questions, such as which start-ups are likely to scale up and which start-ups will get venture capital funding.


When it comes to which start-ups are likely to scale up, Lux determined that partnerships and momentum are the best predictors of future success. Although funders tend to have a bias towards management, good management does not predict future success.

Join Lux Research Director Anthony Schiavo as he provides new insights into the circular economy, the venture capital ecosystem surrounding it, and how it can help inform a practical strategy. Register today to watch the on-demand webinar for "Taking a Pragmatic Approach to the Circular Economy"!

Register for the On-Demand Webinar

KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THE WEBINAR:

  1. Funders bias towards management – but good management does not predict success!
  2. There’s plenty of good tech outside the existing VC ecosystem.
  3. Get this right to save the planet, please.
 
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