Today we are talking to Josh Goldman, the Co-Founder and CTO at KoBold Metals. And we discuss how KoBold is discovering the raw materials we need to fully transition the world to electric vehicles. The technology behind different approaches for mineral exploration, and how they are maintaining ethical business integrity while exploring and creating new mines.
All of this, right here, right now on the Modern CTO Podcast!
To learn more about KoBold Metals, check them out at https://www.koboldmetals.com
About Josh Goldman:
Josh was an advisor to top executives at oil & gas, electric power, and energy equipment and services firms with the Houston office of McKinsey & Company. Josh was at the forefront of McKinsey’s deployment of advanced analytics, leading operational transformations that delivered 10%+ performance improvements in power and oil & gas equipment engineering design and sourcing and power plant operations. His work on strategy and corporate finance ranged from E&P business unit growth strategy, to electric power utility disintermediation strategy, to acquisition target scans and due diligence.
As principal of Phase Change Resources, Josh led business development, sourcing investment opportunities and leading commercial underwriting and valuation of all PCR transactions. He also wrote PCR’s proprietary forecasting and valuation software and led PCR’s big-data digital prospecting efforts.
Josh earned his Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University for experiments in atomic physics that demonstrated how trapped electrons could be used to make quantum computers. He also holds master’s degrees in history of science from Imperial College London and applied mathematics from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a B.A. in physics from Cornell.
About KoBold Metals:
KoBold Metals is pioneering Digital Exploration by applying statistical modeling, big data aggregation, and foundational ore-deposit science to materially improve the pace and efficacy of natural resources exploration. We are deploying our Machine Prospector tool to discover new ethical sources of cobalt, a metal that is necessary for making safe, durable, fast-charging, high-capacity lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles.