#206 Manik Suri, Founder and CEO of Therma
Manik Suri is the Founder and CEO of technology company Therma. Before founding Therma, Manik co-founded the Governance Lab (GovLab), an innovation center at NYU that developed technology solutions to improve government. He is a former Affiliate of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and has held positions at global investment firm D.E. Shaw & Company and the White House National Economic Council.
Manik holds an A.B. in Government summa cum laude from Harvard College, an M.Phil in International Relations (Highest Honors) from Cambridge University, where he studied as Harvard University’s annual Paul Williams Scholar, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he earned numerous Dean’s Scholar commendations. He is admitted to the California Bar, has published in leading academic journals, edited volumes, and national media outlets.
Therma° combats climate change by reducing the carbon footprint of one of the least understood and most significant causes of global warming: refrigeration. The global refrigeration system – the cold chain – warms the planet in 3 distinct ways: food waste, energy use, and refrigerant leakage. Therma’s integrated suite of software, IoT sensors, and equipment controls optimize refrigeration to reduce electricity usage and prevent catastrophic food loss. These customer benefits yield substantial energy savings and produce measurable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Therma° enables its customers to simultaneously improve business profitability and advance sustainability.