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Shimon Elkabetz
By Shimon Elkabetz
Shimon Elkabetz
Shimon Elkabetz
Shimon Elkabetz is the Co-founder and CEO of (formerly ClimaCell). He served in the Israeli Air Force for 11 years where he experienced multiple near-death weather-related experiences - stoking a deep fascination with weather. He holds a BA in economics from Ben Gurion University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Dec 6, 2021· 3 min, 4 sec

Why We Are Taking Public Platform Infographic has just announced the exciting next stage of our journey as a company: we’re going public by combining our business with a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) called Pine Technology Acquisition Corp. If all goes as it should, in the first half of 2022 you’ll be able to invest in a brand new stock symbol on NASDAQ: TMW. 

Why go public now? The SPAC vehicle enables us to take in a significant amount of money, and just like our slogan allows us to take control of tomorrow, today

We have a clear plan and a well-defined problem to solve. In Pine Technology we’ve found a truly unique partner with a team that believes in our vision and our ability to execute. Not only that: as a major insurance business concerned with exposure to the effects of climate change, they use our solution themselves!

To date, has done well raising more than $200M in equity financing. We have accomplished a lot in just a few years, including developing a software platform that enables any business or organization to proactively prepare for incoming weather, building a world-class weather forecasting operation in-house, earning the trust of customers around the world ranging from JetBlue to Uber to NOAA and NASA, securing funding from the U.S. Air Force for our first four satellites, and more.

As a private company, however, we have noticed something is broken. Seemingly endless sums of capital are fueling business productivity apps and consumer solutions, but the hard truth is in the face of out-of-control climate change most of it won’t matter. The world has printed a substantial amount of money and created significant wealth in the last two years, but an astonishing, wasteful amount has gone to build P2P businesses – privileged people solving privileged people’s problems.

The next generation of elite investors won’t be focused on “solutions” for making people click on more ads or spend more time in front of screens. They will be the ones focusing on the world’s most pressing issues. Our house is burning, and we risk leaving an even worse world for our kids.’s mission is to equip humanity with the weather intelligence needed to adapt and thrive in an era of climate crisis. We are focused on building a technology powerhouse that will improve weather forecasting on a global scale and with historic impact, shielding communities and businesses and saving lives around the world. With such a bold mission, we need more than a few VCs to stand behind us. We need every individual’s support to help our world adapt to climate change.

Now, is the SPAC vehicle the best way to go public? There has been some well-deserved attention to misuses over the past year or two, but we believe we are exactly the kind of business that these acquisition companies are designed to acquire: special ones, for which access to the capital markets will be transformative in the best possible way. Not only do we stand out in the marketplace, we can actually demonstrate that companies with clear business models and differentiated technology can thrive as public companies even in relatively early stages of revenue growth, although is much further along than some of the more recent SPAC announcements making headlines.

We’re proud to be building a business like, and believe we can materially move the needle on solutions in facing climate change. The road ahead of us is long and we have tremendous value to create, both for our shareholders and for our customers and the global community.

Thank you for being part of our community.

Shimon Elkabetz,

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