Donnel Baird Raises Over $100 Million For BlocPower By Discovering The Right Problem To Solve

Donnel Baird created BlocPower to solve a huge problem that’s central to the global effort to address climate change. It is such a big problem that investors have poured over $100 million in debt and equity financing into the company to help him solve it. Nearly one-third of the carbon emissions generated in the United States comes from the energy required to heat buildings. Most of that energy comes from oil and gas which leads to the carbon emission problem. Donnel ultimately wondered, “what if we could change the source of energy? What if we could electrify buildings instead?”

Like many innovation stories, however, Donnel didn’t arrive

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