2023 Live AMA Breakouts at the Summit

At the SOSV Climate Tech Summit (Sept. 26-27 / free & virtual / register now), we are gathering the biggest names in climate tech. Don’t just watch from the sidelines — join live AMA breakout sessions to meet with top investors and organizations. Sessions start with a brief presentation followed by a Q&A. Here is the first group of sessions announced:


At One Ventures

“Supporting Early-stage Deep Tech Ventures”
With Laurie Menoud, Founding Partner
At One Ventures backs companies with early-stage disruptive deep tech that has the potential to upend the unit economics of established industries while dramatically reducing their footprint on the planet, or pioneering industries that are actively regenerative.

Energy Impact Partners

With Sam Bursten, Vice President
EIP is a global investment firm leading the transition to a sustainable future, with over $3 billion in assets under management.

ESD NY Ventures

“Investing in diverse entrepreneurs and high-growth companies to support New York’s innovation ecosystem”
With Silvia Codony, Associate Vice President.
The state has devoted $100M – with an additional $35 million in SSBCI funding – to a direct investment venture capital fund that is actively deploying capital.

Fifth Wall

“Keeping Score: Carbon Accounting In The Built World“
With Francesca Whitehead, Vice President
Fifth Wall is the largest venture capital firm focused on the global real estate industry and property technology for the Built World.


“GRIDX the first biotech Company Builder in Latin America”
With Matias Peire, Founder.
We invest in biology-based scientific projects that want to transform into impact driven start-ups.

Khosla Ventures

With Rajesh Swaminathan, Partner
“Perspectives for the dozen instigators who will change the world”
Khosla Ventures (~$15B AUM) has invested in climate tech for 2 decades. Hear how we are using the lessons learned to guide the early, bold and impactful bets we will be making in climate tech.


“Powering collective innovation for climate solutions by breaking down silos and unleashing problem-solving capacity”
With Yin Lu, Partner.
MCJ Collective is renowned for its My Climate Journey podcast (hence, MCJ) and community of 2,400+ members who invest alongside the firm. If you want to transition into climate tech, Yin is a great person to meet.

New Energy Nexus (NEX)

“NEX ecosystem of funds and accelerators”
With Rebecca Lee, Managing Director & Kate Frucher, Managing Director.
New Energy Nexus (NEX) is a leading ecosystem of funds and accelerators supporting diverse clean energy entrepreneurs.

Pale Blue Dot 

With Hampus Jakobsson, General Partner
Pale blue dot has raised two funds with a total of €180m to invest in seed-stage climate tech startups in Europe and US.

Prelude Ventures

With Matt Eggers, Managing Director and Bryan Shill, Principal
Prelude Ventures invests in and supports early-stage startups with the greatest potential to mitigate climate change.

Prime Coalition

“Catalytic capital for climate solutions”
With Sarah Kearney, Founder & Executive Director
Prime Coalition is a nonprofit organization that steers and influences capital to support scalable solutions to climate change


“How Indiebio and HAX accelerate climate startups” 
With Pae Wu, IndieBio CTO and SOSV General Partner and Susan Schofer, HAX Chief Science Officer
SOSV’s startup development programs HAX and IndieBio have launched over 200 climate tech startups in virtually every category. SOSV starts at pre-seed and invests through later stages. 

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With Blaise Zandoli, SBIR Contract Analyst.
The Army SBIR and STTR Programs identify the top emerging technologies to meet critical Army priorities, modernizing our world-class Army and transitioning life-saving solutions into the hands of our Soldiers.


“Maximizing Energy Technology Impact from Ideation to SCALEUP”
With Dr. Daniel Cunningham, Acting Deputy Director for Technology.
ARPA-E, or Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy is a US government agency tasked with promoting and funding research and development of advanced energy technologies.


Goodwin (A Platinum Sponsor)

“Legal roundtable”
With Andrew Sparks, Partner and David Brekke, Senior Associate
Roundtable with early-stage climate tech company founders and investors to discuss winning legal strategies for early-stage financings and growth. At Goodwin, nearly 2,000 Goodwin lawyers support some of the world’s most successful and innovative investors and entrepreneurs.

Climate Tech VC (A Marketing Partner) 

“Market intelligence for the new climate economy.” 
With Kim Zou and Mark Taylor, co-founders of Climate Tech VC
A leading climate community with more than 50,000 subscribers to its must-read email, Climate Tech VC is building a market intelligence platform for the climate economy. 

Climatebase (A Marketing Partner)

“Green Talent Hunt: Navigating Recruitment in Climate Startups”
With Evan Hynes, CEO and Co-founder, and Anne Downing, Senior recruiting consultant & Advisory Board member.
Climatebase is a leading hiring platform for the climate workforce.

Breakout sessions run in parallel to the main stage presentations, which will be available on demand after the Summit.

Register Today

Register today for the SOSV Climate Tech Summit to join the breakout sessions.

Visit the Summit news page to read up on the other breakout sessions.

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