The VentureFizz Podcast: Shimon Elkabetz - Co-Founder and CEO of ClimaCell
After 11 years in the Israeli Air Force, it was multiple near-death experiences that prompted Shimon’s passion for the weather.
This passion ultimately led him and his co-founders to start ClimaCell, a company that has the very ambitious mission to map all of the weather data in the world. They are combining hyper-sensing technologies that use high-performance computing, which allows them to provide weather forecasts that are much more accurate. Examples of their customer are major companies like JetBlue, Delta, and Autodesk.
The company recently raised $45M in Series B funding, and their total funding to date is now $65M.
In this episode of our podcast, we cover:
- Shimon’s experience in the Israeli Air Force and what it taught him about leadership.
- The evolution and details behind the weather forecasting industry.
- ClimaCell’s business and how they are working on building the world’s largest weather platform.
- Advice for entrepreneurs on raising funding in the early days of a business in a unique market.
- How he evaluates talent, and why founders should never compromise on the quality of people hired at their company.
- Plus, a lot more.
ClimaCell is hiring! Click here for all of their job openings.
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