Marble is a climate tech venture studio solving hard climate problems. Our mission: bring us at least one gigaton closer ...View Company Profile
Marble is a climate tech venture studio. Our north star is to erase billions of tons from annual greenhouse gas emissions and create a thriving future.
We partner with scientists, engineers and operators to create new deeptech companies that solve hard climate problems — slash industrial emissions, remove carbon from the atmosphere, and cool the planet — while reshaping multi-billion $ industries.
We're proud to be backed by leading climate investors across Europe and the US.
Achieving net zero by mid century will require a deployment of clean energy technologies at a speed and scale which has no historical precedent, to shift from consumable fossil fuels to a highly electrified system based on durable metals.
The supply of critical minerals is one of the most acute bottlenecks for the energy transition. Although the world holds more than enough resources, current supply pipelines cannot meet the rapidly growing demand for batteries, renewables and the power grid.
This gap is particularly acute for copper, lithium, graphite, and rare earth elements, with demand surges of 1.5-6x by 2030. Nickel and cobalt will also face tensions but evolutions in battery chemistries may help alleviate them.
Compounding these challenges are declining ore grades, long lead times for new mines (up to 20 years), and geographical concentration of mining and refining. Environmental impacts need to be minimised across energy, water, waste, pollution and CO2 emissions.
We are exploring novel approaches to close the supply gap of energy transition minerals with maximum speed, sustainability, and geographical diversification.
We are interested in a broad range of opportunities along the critical minerals value chain, with an primary focus on copper and rare earth elements (Nd, Pr, Tb, Dy). However, we’re also interested in lithium, nickel, graphite and the battery supply chain.
Examples of opportunities we are considering:
We are looking for Founder in Residences to join our programme ASAP, to explore these approaches further and create the most scaleable company to bridge the supply gap in critical minerals for the energy transition.
We are looking for entrepreneurial scientists with deep technical expertise (e.g. PhD level or equivalent industry experience) in critical minerals, to further explore several opportunities listed above and create a high-impact climate company with Marble.
Examples of relevant backgrounds:
Nice to have: the more industry exposure the better! Experience with techno economic modelling and life cycle analysis is also a strong plus.
We encourage you to apply even if you don’t feel you meet all requirements. Above all, we value intelligence, creativity and Founder Potential.
Especially if you recognise yourself below:
As a Founder-in-Residence, you will join stellar individuals who also believe in the need for deeptech solutions to solve hard climate problems.
Together, we would be scoping high potential approaches before converging on the most promising one and finding your future co-founders
We offer (among other things)
We are currently taking applications for the late November 2023 cohort:
We believe that a diverse group of minds is key to solving the climate crisis. We strongly encourage women and people of colour to apply.
Studies have shown that under-represented candidates are less likely to apply for a role unless they feel they meet every single qualification.
We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and mission-driven cohort. If you’re excited about the programme but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with what you read on our website, we encourage you to apply anyways!
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