Len Bland is the CEO of Nano Gas Environmental. Nano Gas Environmental provides a patented nanobubble technology that cleans and energizes water with tiny bubbles. This solution is one of the best ways to treat dirty water. Additionally, Len is the CEO of Nano Gas Technologies and the CEO and Capital Matchmaker at Concept Equity Group.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- How did Len Bland transition into the nano-gas environmental field?
- Len explains the nanobubbles technology
- Future opportunities for clean water
- What are the biggest questions asked by potential buyers?
- Six attributes Len looks for in a pitch from prospective investors
- How do investors make money?
- The most influential people in Len’s entrepreneurial journey
In this episode…
In small communities that rely on sewage lagoons, the pond water can quickly become riddled with sludge, algae, bugs, and other harmful debris. Additionally, this type of waste cleanup can cost communities millions of dollars. But thanks to modern-day technology, there are options to disinfect these types of lagoons without devastating the bottom line.
When world-changing technology was introduced to entrepreneur Len Bland, he knew he had to share it with the public. This technology has the potential to clean sewage lagoons, oil industry wastewater, and water wells without impacting the environment. So, what is this new technology, and how can you access it?
In this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast, join Dr. Jeremy Weisz as he speaks with the CEO of Nano Gas Environmental, Len Bland. The two discuss Len’s transition into the environmental field, the effectiveness of nanobubbles and how it’s safe for the environment, Nano Gas Environmental opportunities and initiatives, and the assets they look for in potential investors.
Resources mentioned in this episode
- Mois Navon on LinkedIn
- Daniel Kurzrock on LinkedIn
- Avril Tomlin-Hood on Linked
- Tim Garrabrant on LinkedIn
- “Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action | TED Talk”
- “[Top Israel Leader Series] Engineering the Autonomous Revolution With Rabbi Mois Navon of Mobileye”
- “Developing Sustainable Solutions From Beer Waste With Dan Kurzrock Co-Founder of ReGrained”
- “[One Question] The Value of Learning from Mistakes and Missed Opportunities with Dave Colina Founder of O2”
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Jeremy Weisz 0:22
Dr. Jeremy Weisz here, Founder of Inspired Insider, where I talk with inspirational entrepreneurs and leaders. Today is no different. I have Len Bland of Nano Gas Environmental. And before I formally introduce Len Bland, I always like to mention other episodes, people should check out the podcast since we’re talking about innovative technologies that can help the world I had Mois Navon of Mobileye, and he talks about his journey to being acquired by Intel for $15.3 billion in helping fuel the autonomous vehicle journey. Also at Daniel Kurzrock, Co-founder of ReGrained, and ReGrained take the technology that basically transforms beer waste, the spent grain into food and granola bars. So there they call it edible upcycling and I was talking with Avril Tomlin-Hood, who runs boa. They do paid marketing for brands that care about people on the planet, we’re having this very conversation like Who are some of the brands and companies that are just doing amazing things by doing good also, and some, you know, some of her favorite companies are like Beyond Meat and some of the those plant based company, so check out those and others InspiredInsider.com now this episode is brought to you by Rise25, and at Rise25, we help businesses give to and connect their dream 100 relationships and how do we do that? We help you run your podcast, we’re an easy button for helping you launch and run your podcast. You know, for me, Len, the number one thing in my life is relationships. I’m always looking at ways to give to my best relationships, I found no better way to do that than the profile that people and companies I most admire on this planet and profile them and share with everyone else what they’re working on. So if you thought about podcasting, you should if you have questions, just go to Rise25.com And we’re happy to answer them. I want to do give a big thank you and shout out to Jay rover, who is been a financial advisor for over 40 years, who runs a high level networking group. And I met Timothy Garrabrant, who then introduced me to lens Oh, thank you, Tim for introducing us. I know he works with Milimatch. So check out Milimatch. It’s a science and of risk mitigation by matching cultural proto, to potential so I want to introduce Lana’s use such an impressive background, you know, doing research about you. Len Bland, co founded Patrick Corp, which now has 2000 employees. And he’s helped entrepreneurs raise millions as the owner of Concept Equity Group, and has served as VP of Sales for a Silicon Valley software vendor and is the CEO of Nano Gas. And he’s introduced, he’s was introduced to the world changing technology behind Nano Gas Environmental, so he had to be a part of it. And he’s going to explain it better than me. But Nano Gas Environmental cleans and energizes water with tiny bubbles as one of the best solutions for actually treating dirty water. He’s going to talk about some of the application and in some of the amazing stuff they’re doing to help clean up the planet, essentially. So, Len, thanks for joining me.
Len Bland 3:29
Well, Jeremy, thank you for having me on your podcast, really excited about it.
Jeremy Weisz 3:34
And one thing I want to start with how did you even get into this field of Nano Gas Environmental?
Len Bland 3:43
Well, you know, 17 years ago, I started working with my first time entrepreneur, and I learned that I love providing insight that leads to entrepreneurial growth. So I started preparing entrepreneurs for investment and helping them raise millions. And then when I was introduced to this technology to it’s just was so world changing and affected so many different things. I knew I had to be part of it. So we tracked down the intellectual property and we created the company.
Jeremy Weisz 4:14
How did you discover it?
Len Bland 4:16
Well, just like all the other companies that come to us, early stage companies looking to raise capital one other companies came to us they were looking to raise capital. They described what they were doing. It sounded really exciting. We went to see them the we thought maybe we’ll market for them. The meeting went great. On the way home, they said they’re in their technology came out of Wayne State University. I called somebody I know they’re at the incubator, and they said, Hold on these people don’t own the technology. So that was the beginning of our journey. You get a lot of
Jeremy Weisz 4:55
pitches and you probably talk to a lot of entrepreneurs what stuck out with this one
Len Bland 5:01
As soon as, as soon as we looked at it, we saw that this was brand new science. That effect that we in will be developed three pages of multi billion dollar markets that we could go after with the technology was so, so interesting and fact that so many things that we just, we couldn’t put it down.
Jeremy Weisz 5:25
I would love to hear what you look for in in investment. Right? It looks like one of those things is the size of the market. What do you what are you thinking when you get a pitch? You’re trying to help someone? You know, they’re raising money?
Len Bland 5:40
Well, we run a monthly group. And we ask the entrepreneurs to answer six questions. What’s the product? Why will the customer buy it? What’s amazing about the management team? And I’ll tell you that a lot of investors, that’s the number one thing they look at is what’s amazing about the management team. How does the company make money? What kind of traction does the company have? And we want to see that traction? And how does the investor make money? So it needs to have a certain amount that the investor needs to be able to make based on projections. There needs to be something that looks like there’s a competitive standout. And, and something that has an amazing management team.
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