Ramez Naam

Climate tech investor, clean energy advocate, author
Ramez Naam advocates for the inevitability and increasing price advantage of clean energy.

Why you should listen

Ramez Naam is as an investor in and advisor to clean energy, mobility and climate-related startups around the world, and the founder of Planetary Venture Capital. Educated as a computer scientist, he started out at Microsoft before switching to climate and energy. Beginning in 2011, he was one of the first people to accurately forecast that the cost of clean energy technologies like solar, batteries and electric vehicles would drop exponentially, eventually becoming the cheapest forms of energy and transportation on earth.

Naam is the award-winning author of five books: Nexus, Crux and Apex (a series of near-future sci-fi novels); The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet (on how to innovate to solve climate change and other environmental challenges); and More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement (on the potential of upgrading human capabilities).

Ramez Naam’s TED talk