Sean Parker, the founder of Napster, said it best when describing the potential of Facebook: "A million dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool? A billion dollars."

But investing in an internet company like Facebook is a lot different than investing in an energy company that needs massive amounts of capital to scale. So what's the best way to get an energy company to a billion-dollar valuation?

Christopher Marlett, CEO of MDB Capital Group, doesn't think it's through traditional venture capital. Rather, he believes the best strategy to scale breakthrough energy companies is to take them public early and raise follow-on funds after. In this week's show, we'll talk with Marlett about MDB's unique public venture approach to funding disruptive technology companies.

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