Hardware to Save a Planet
Deep Sea Mining: A Responsible Approach to Resource Extraction with Oliver Gunasekara
June 6, 2024
Welcome to this episode of Hardware to Save a Planet. Our guest today is Oliver Gunasekara, Co-Founder and CEO of Impossible Metals Inc., a company focused on responsible seabed mining to drive a transition to circularity in mining. Join us as we discuss the controversial topic of deep-sea mining and its potential impact on the environment. Oliver shares his personal journey to climate tech and explains their innovative approach to collecting battery metals from the ocean floor without harming marine ecosystems. They discuss the economic factors, regulatory aspects, and challenges involved in deep-sea mining.
Welcome to this episode of Hardware to Save a Planet. Our guest today is Oliver Gunasekara, Co-Founder and CEO of Impossible Metals Inc., a company focused on responsible seabed mining to drive a transition to circularity in mining. 

Join us as we discuss the controversial topic of deep-sea mining and its potential impact on the environment. Oliver shares his personal journey to climate tech and explains their innovative approach to collecting battery metals from the ocean floor without harming marine ecosystems. They discuss the economic factors, regulatory aspects, and challenges involved in deep-sea mining.

Oliver is a business leader with thirty+ years of experience that encompasses three major technology trends: mobile computing, cloud computing, and multimedia technologies. He is a three-time Founder, two-time CEO, Investor, and advisor in DeepTech / ClimateTech and an early employee at ARM. 

Oliver is an experienced, driven, and innovative executive in business development, product management, and corporate strategy. He possesses a unique ability to bridge the business, technology, and consumer experience domains. He has a demonstrated track record of working with cross-functional teams to lead and drive new strategic initiatives. He has a history of generating multimillion-dollar revenue growth, enhancing global market share, and developing innovative consumer / mobile technology solutions.

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