Climate Tech VC

A weekly newsletter on climate and innovation.
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  • 🌏 Google searches for a lower carbon future #75
    18 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    Happy penultimate-Monday-to-COP26! With just one more Monday before the UN negotiations officially kick off, there’s minimal news this week as everyone holds their breath - or journeys to Glasgow. We ...
  • 🌍 Industrial first movers will buy low-carbon #74
    11 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 8 0
    Happy Monday! In lieu of carbon taxing, US’ own special envoy for climate Kerry is moving in on a big push of big industry towards low carbon procurement adoption. As we alluded to with Friday’s featu...
  • 🌎 The meta-startup Activating climate scientist-entrepreneurs
    08 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 13 0
    VCs often wax poetic about the magic of “founder-market fit.” But in academia, it’s the exception not the norm that potential founders manage to bridge the science-to-market gap. Ilan Gur, founder and...
  • 🌏 The energy crunch goes global #73
    04 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 5 1
    Happy Monday! In this week’s issue, climate tech deals bring us around the world - including mega-rounds from British darling, Octopus Energy, and Indian e-mobility star, Ola Electric. Almost $600m of...
  • 🌍 Constructing the Energy Transition
    01 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 18 0
    If you’re bullish on renewables, you’re bullish on construction. To reach net zero goals, more than $4 trillion will need to be invested in renewable energy infrastructure globally by 2030, tripling t...
  • 🌎 Breakthrough catalyzes climate deployment #72
    27 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 5 0
    Happy Monday! In this week’s issue, we cover the alignment, deployment, and standard setting of Breakthrough Energy’s myriad approaches to “getting to zero.” In an impressive half decade, they’ve beco...
  • 🌏 Solar for the People
    24 Sep 2021 • 10 min read • 9 0
    What’s new about solar? The largest manager of community solar subscriptions in the US has never built a solar project themselves. Arcadia plays software in a sea of hardware, and is following the fin...
  • 🌍 MPower debuts new ESG fund in Japan #71
    20 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 10 0
    Happy Monday! In this week’s issue, we profile the rise of a new fund in Japan, the revivals of mammoths, and the unfortunate reality of most mega CCS projects. In the news, John Kerry comes out swing...
  • 🌎 Corporate Climate Venturing
    17 Sep 2021 • 10 min read • 11 1
    The ABCs of CVCs’ climate investing Amidst the rise of climate tech venture funders and newly green-reformed PE Goliaths, another actor has quietly been capitalizing climate startups. This week, we sh...
  • 🌏 Code red on climate #70
    13 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 5 0
    Happy Monday! Welcome to our 1,020 new subscribers who’ve joined us since our last Monday issue! We’re grateful for our long term collaborators and friends Nat Bullard at BloombergNEF and Shayle Kann ...
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