[This post is part of an on-going series of video interviews with members of the start-up community – see a list of links to the full series here.]
Martin Flusberg is a serial entrepreneur with a twist. Not only has he started several companies, he has also been an angel investor for several years as well. This gives him a great perspective on the challenges of getting a company off the ground, communicating with investors to get it financed, and helping it grow. I am a friend and admirer of Martin’s, and an investor in his current company, PowerHouse Dynamics. I am also a very enthusiastic user of the product – for a full discussion of using the PowerHouse Dynamics eMonitor with a net-zero solar system, see this post.) The other thing about Martin that people may not realize is that he is the proud owner of one of the just 700 fully electric BMW 1 Series ActiveE test vehicles in the US – he was originally wait-listed and was fortunate to get the last one, vehicle #700. This car is a drivetrain testbed for the upcoming and extremely cool BMW i3 electric vehicle for model year 2014. I am very grateful to Martin and the other ActiveE drivers for testing the drivetrain of my future i3 for me, so the least I could do was sit down with him for a video interview. This conversation was recorded in May 2012 at PowerHouse Dynamics HQ in Newton Massachusetts, which is in an old pre-industrial revolution mill building on the Charles River. Of course the building is now powered by… (wait for it)… solar electricity. (Email subscribers, click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2 of the video)
Martin Flusberg – Part 1 of 2
Martin Flusberg – Part 2 of 2
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