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Firetech: A match for Silicon Valley

Inside the startups focused on developing technology to control and prevent fires

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Wildfires are getting larger, closer to human settlements, and more frequent. America’s west coast is especially vulnerable, which has Silicon Valley paying close attention. Its answer? Firetech, a whole new startup industry focused on developing technology to control and prevent fires. Read the full transcript here. (Presented by EY)

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Annalisa Merelli is the host of season 4 of the Quartz Obsession podcast, and a senior reporter covering the intersection of inequality and healthcare. She is obsessed with romantic comedies, interspecies friendships, and having strong opinions about the way you make Italian food.

Clarisa Diaz is a multimedia journalist at Quartz. She is obsessed with country vinyl records, gardening, chipmunks and birds at her home in Maine.


Show notes

Convective Capital

Blue Forest



Zambonis (which do not look like prosciutto)

This episode uses the following sounds from freesound.org:

digital wildfire by autumncheney

synth-and-flutes by frankum

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