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Douglas Hansen-Luke: Future Planet Capital

Douglas Hansen-Luke launched Future Planet Capital in 2015 after 18 months researching the then-nascent university venturing scene and over the past seven years has built an impact-led global innovation investment platform that is active in ecosystems around MIT, Stanford, Oxford and others around the world.

Douglas tells us why Future Planet Capital focuses on these ecosystems and why they are so good at what they do. He also reveals the surprising reason the firm is no longer active in China (spoiler: it isn’t the current geopolitical climate).

He also talks about the changes he’s seen over the past few years and ponders why one portfolio company in particular means he isn’t too upset about an unsuccessful attempt at becoming a politician.

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