Every decision is a financial decision for startups.

From hiring decisions to supply agreements, investors evaluate an entire company through a financial lens. But some entrepreneurs muddling along through challenges fail to think holistically about the growth of their company.

That’s what our guest, Kathrin Ohle, says in her new book, The Decision-Maker’s Guide to Long-Term FinancingThis week, we’ll have Kathrin on the show to discuss the mechanics of financing for entrepreneurs -- including how to ensure you don’t lose control of your company to investors.

We’ll also discuss the landmark climate agreement between the U.S. and China. Is it a dramatic breakthrough? Or is it an overhyped incremental step?

Later in the show, we’ll look at some clean energy themes coming out of the World Economic Forum.

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The Energy Gang is produced by Greentechmedia.com. The show features weekly discussion between energy futurist Jigar Shah, energy policy expert Katherine Hamilton and Greentech Media Editor Stephen Lacey.