12 MINUTES – Episode 1: Christian Poensgen from Maya Climate

In 12 MINUTES Alan talks with Chris about how Maya came to life, how he met his co-founders Till and what was Antler's role in building Maya

Antler in Continental Europe

June 13, 2023
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In our latest episode of 12 MINUTES, Antler partner in Germany Alan Poensgen sits down with Christian Poensgen, a lawyer, software engineer, and co-founder of Maya Climate. Maya Climate offers something unique for the emerging nature tech market: a digital project financing platform for natural capital projects. The platform connects project developers with institutional investors on a single platform that digitizes project origination, risk assessment, and due diligence. But how did the idea for Maya Climate come to life? How did Chris find his match with co-founder Till Tornieporth? And how do they deal with conflicts when "there are no other people on this planet they spent more time with"?


You will have conflicts with your co-founder, and you resolve them by creating a system of de-briefing and talking.


Watch the full 12 MINUTES interview on YouTube. To join our 12 MINUTES live interviews, dial in using this link every first Wednesday of the month at noon Central European Time.

Antler in Continental Europe

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