Tony Fadell: Investing in our future and leaving the planet better than we found it

We’re adding Tony Fadell, Principal at Future Shape, to the lineup at the SOSV Climate Tech Summit (Oct. 20-21). Register for free today.

The inventor of the iPod, the iPhone, and Nest thermostat is focused on making the world a better place for his kids (and all of us) to live. And he’s doing so through Future Shape, his investment and advisory firm—a no-LP fund that has made 200+ investments across the full spectrum, from climate tech to biosciences to energy and manufacturing. 

Notable among its many investments, Future Shape has backed more than 50 companies in categories belonging to the “big five” contributors to greenhouse gas emissions: agriculture and food (Modern Meadow), energy (Advano, Universal Hydrogen, Turntide), transportation (WiTricity), manufacturing (Mantle, MycoWorks) and buildings efficiency (Phononic). Fadell is also an early investor in Impossible Foods and a strong believer in the future of bio-manufacturing and connecting everything with electricity.

We’re eager to hear what he believes founders and entrepreneurs can invent next and how they can work toward creating meaningful change. 


Tony Fadell, Principal, Future Shape

Moderator Darrell Etherington, News Editor, TechCrunch

Disclosure: Tony Fadell is an investor in SOSV program graduates MycoWorks (mycelium leather) and Simbe Robotics (retail inventory analytics).

The SOSV Climate Tech Summit is taking place online on October 20-21. It is a gathering to support Climate Tech innovators and investors across all sectors.