Episode 12 | Part One: Prime Time

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This week, Greg hangs out with Dakin Sloss, the Founder and General Partner of Prime Movers Lab. Dakin’s company made news last week when they announced that they had raised $245 million for its second early-stage investment fund. In part one, Dakin explains what his team was able to accomplish with their first round of funding, how they support dozens of scientific disruptors and why Prime Movers Lab exists.

About Dakin Sloss:
Dakin is Founder and General Partner of Prime Movers Lab. Over the course of the last decade, he has created billions of dollars of enterprise value including founding two breakthrough start-ups OpenGov and Tachyus, investing in extraordinary early stage companies like Boom Supersonic, and coaching dozens of Prime Movers, founders who invent breakthrough scientific inventions to transform billions or lives. Dakin serves on the board of Momentus, Heliogen, Covaxx, Tarana, and Carbon Capture.

Prior to Prime Movers Lab, he served as the founding CEO of Tachyus, where he built the leading prescriptive analytics company in the oil and gas industry. Before Tachyus, Dakin co-founded OpenGov, where as CEO he recruited the core team, secured millions in angel funding and venture capital, arranged the initial pilot partnerships, and launched the world’s most advanced smart government platform. Before OpenGov, he built California Common Sense, the premiere California open data and government watchdog non-profit. Dakin earned a BS in Mathematics from Stanford University in 2011. In 2016, Dakin was recognized as the featured Forbes 30 Under 30 energy entrepreneur. In 2017, he was named as a San Francisco Business Times 40 Under 40 honoree.