Founders For Good

Philipp von Lamezan is the CEO and Co-Founder of Squake. 

Travel and transport are responsible for 20% of emissions worldwide, with the global population growing, this footprint is only going to increase in the next decade unless we do something about it now. 

Squake are advocating for short and long term change, by building a platform that makes sustainable travel and transport accessible to everyone. They do this by focusing on three main steps:

1.      Working with businesses to accurately calculate emissions, so consumers can understand the impact of their travel decisions.
2.      Reducing or avoiding emissions through alternative means or better modes of travel.
3.      Compensating for any remaining emissions by investing in carbon projects. 

In this episode Philipp explains more about sustainability in travel and what needs to change, his journey building Squake, the hardest part about being a Founder and his advice for hiring as a startup. 

  • 02.00: Travel and transport make up 20% of global emissions
  • 05.06: Changing consumer behaviour to minimise the impact 
  • 10.39: The pressures on businesses to change
  • 14.33: Transitioning to Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in the future
  • 17.34: Squake overview
  • 23.46: Emission calculation, regulations and frameworks 
  • 26.42: Helping consumers minimise their impact
  • 33.30: Raising their Seed round, the good and the bad 
  • 37.11: The hardest part of the Founder’s role
  • 42.31: Early stage and engineer hiring advice 
Our Host:
Craig Turner. Founder of Confido Talent, a business that helps Tech For Good startups to scale their product, design and engineering teams. / /

Our Guest:
Philipp von Lamezan, CEO and Co-Founder of Squake. /

Our Sponsor:
Jobs For Good. The only job platform to find the best jobs in sustainability, impact and much more. /

Our Producer:
Jabriel Al-Suhaimi. Jabriel is a podcast aficionado, editing and producing podcasts for many, including himself. / 

What is Founders For Good?

We speak to Founders of Tech For Good startups to learn about their journey in building an impact business, their secrets for success and how they go about hiring mission-driven people.
Our aim is to inspire people to make the world a better place and share with you how you can be part of the solution.