Laurie Yoler: Tesla, Green Motivations

Laurie Yoler: Tesla, Green Motivations

by Alison van Diggelen, host of Fresh DialoguesLaurie Yoler, Growth Point Technologies

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Laurie Yoler was an early enthusiast and angel investor for  Tesla Motors, the pioneering electric car maker. She talked to me about her rationale for backing green technology and Tesla. Laurie doesn’t believe we should be green at any cost. Instead she focuses on the great opportunity to find innovative businesses and make (a lot of) money. Laurie points to General Electric which has a long standing history in clean energy innovation, inspired by the profit motive.

“The reason I’m involved in Tesla and I’m passionate about green technologies is I feel you can both be solving the world’s problems and making a profit at the same time.” Laurie Yoler

This is an extract of an interview recorded on October 15, 2008 at the WITI conference in Silicon Valley. For the full interview click here for Part One and here for Part Two