Today we're in conversation with Ben Hutt, the CEO of Evergen.
Ben tells us his roller-coaster journey growing an early-stage startup to a global marketplace, going public, then venturing into the renewable energy space with Evergen. This episode is packed with Ben's raw and honest look at the mistakes he's made leading an early-stage startup and also as a first-time publicly listed CEO. This episode is important for anyone that wants to grow their company, know what it’s really like to be publicly listed or get an insider’s look into the wins and challenges in the energy space.
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01:14 - Joining an early-stage startup and the mistakes made
6:19 - Scaling Search Party and the learnings from going public
15:28 - Three things Ben would do differently looking back at Search Party
20:14 - How Ben came across Evergen and joined them as CEO
23:31 - How Evergen stays close to customers as an energy company
26:32 - What it’ll take for the world to reach 90% renewable energy
33:46 - What Ben would like to see more of from the NZ/AUS startup space - choosing your investors carefully