Tony Fadell

Build Climate Fund

Founder and CEO of Nest Labs and the Apple iPod, Fadell has authored over 300 patents and is the principal at Future Shape—A global investment firm acting as a coaching platform for over 200 startups working on “foundational technology.” Then he wrote a book.

Why They Made the Worthy 100: Entitled Build, an Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making, Fadell bills it as an encyclopedia of everything he’s learned in his career. All the book’s proceeds are going to the Build Climate Fund, Fadell’s investment fund for companies he believes will help fight the climate crisis. He’s pledged a 5x match for those proceeds out of his pocket up to $25 million.

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