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Our Team

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Sam Cooke 

  • CEO

Sam has spent his entire adult life working on making the world a greener place and has worked with multiple companies and NGOs to do just that.

Lavine Hemlani

  • Co-founder

Lavine has two goals in life: to eliminate financial barriers to education and to make the world a greener and fairer place. He is  the founder of Xccelerate - Hong Kong’s leading ed-tech platform.

Nitin Nihalani

  • Sr. Tech Advisor

Nitin is the guy to go to if you have questions in anything tech having worked for both BFMA and Goldman Sachs.

Bruno Barthas

  • Advisor & Instructor

Bruno is one of our rock star instructors. He is a serial entrepreneur, having founded or co-founded multiple companies in the environmental space. He has also worked at Airbus for the past 9 years, including over 7 years in their sustainability and low carbon divisions.

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Velichko Yanchev

  • Investment Manager

Velichko is a venture / angel investor and the Managing Partner of CarbonX Capital. As an investor at VU Venture Partners, a global VC fund, he led a number of early-stage investments across different verticals. He has been investing in climate tech and sustainablitlgy companies - both in the public and private markets - for more than 7 years.

Tony Poon

  • Advisor 

Tony worked in various marketing leadership capacities covering over thirty-five markets in Asia, Europe and the U.S. His aim is to help companies better value and connect with their most important asset, their customers.

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Daniel Lo

  • Advisor

Daniel specialises in go to market strategy, paid search ads, ASO, user acquisition, and growth with global scale for companies all over the world with over 10 years and consulted for Fortune 500 clients and helped over 2000+ products globally.

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Tien Nguyen

  • Advisor 

Tien Nguyen is an experienced venture investor, having previously worked at an Irish VC firm and a German family office. He is the General Partner of Earth Venture - a climate-tech focused, early-stage VC fund based in Vietnam.

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