For millennia, food innovators have used fermentation to create delicious things like beer, yogurt, and sourdough bread. Now, at least 88 precision fermentation startups have collectively raised more than $2.8 billion to develop animal proteins—without the animals and associated greenhouse gas emissions. Essentially, they program microorganisms to produce proteins chemically identical to those found in
Join Breakthrough Energy Ventures, National Science Foundation, and Lowercarbon Capital for Breakout Sessions at the SOSV Climate Tech Summit
The SOSV Climate Tech Summit (Oct. 25-26 / free & virtual / register now) gathers the top entrepreneurs, investors, and organizations in climate tech. Throughout the Summit, VC funds and federal agencies will be hosting live breakout sessions where summit attendees can meet team members and ask live questions. If you’re a founder, you won’t
How the CEO of GenZero, Temasek’s $3.6 billion spinout climate fund, plans to put that fresh capital to work
In June 2022, Singapore’s sovereign investment fund Temasek—which had a portfolio valued at USD288 billion as of March 2022—launched GenZero, the world’s largest climate tech fund with $3.6 billion in backing. At the SOSV Climate Tech Summit GenZero’s CEO Frederick Teo will discuss how his team plans to accelerate progress towards net-zero emissions.
New VCs in climate: How Voyager, World Fund and Earthshot Ventures plan to stand out
VCs from Voyager, World Fund, Earshot and Transition will speak at the SOSV Climate Tech Summit
Breakout Q&A with partners at Khosla Ventures, MCJ Collective, and World Fund at the SOSV Climate Tech Summit
Khosla Ventures, MCJ Collective, and WorldFund are running breakouts at the SOSV Climate Tech Summit.
The carbon capture option: Three startups aiming to reduce CO2 with forest expansion, algae farming, and upcycling captured carbon
With the world emitting about 50 gigatons of CO2e per year, IPCC scientists are convinced that a climate disaster is unavoidable unless we remove carbon from the atmosphere. So too is the White House, which increased the 45Q tax credit for carbon capture in the Inflation Reduction Act (aka, the climate bill) from $50 to
Picking early stage climate winners: The view from SOSV’s HAX, MCJ Collective and Innovation Endeavors
Much of the VC industry is in retreat this year, but early-stage climate tech investors are charging ahead. In fact, seed deals in climate tech doubled year over year in the first half of 2022.
Meat the Plants: A Conversation with NotCo founder Matías Muchnik
NotCo CEO Matías Muchnik joins the SOSV Climate Tech Summit to discuss how his company’s plant-based dairy and meat might outcompete livestock. A food tech unicorn based in the US and Chile, NotCo and its proprietary AI, named Giuseppe, have engineered a plant-based milk claimed to taste, cook, and blend just like cow’s milk. And it’s on grocery shelves today.
Unlocking the Heat of the Earth: A Panel on Geothermal energy with startups Dandelion and Quaise
Dandelion CEO Kathy Hannun and Quaise CEO Carlos Araque join the SOSV Climate Tech Summit (Oct. 25-26 / free & virtual / register now) for a panel on rethinking and scaling geothermal. Born at X, Alphabet’s moonshot factory, Dandelion brings geothermal heating and cooling to residential homes. Dandelion’s proprietary drills make a hole that is only a few inches wide, minimizing the cost for consumers and the impact on their property. Investors in Dandelion’s $30 million Series B included Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures, GV, and NEA.
The DOE’s $40 billion: Jigar Shah oversees the “bridge to bankability” for energy startups in advanced nuclear, biofuels, next-gen vehicles, and more
f you could direct $40 billion towards the world’s most critical climate technologies, which would you choose? For Jigar Shah, Director of the Loan Programs Office (LPO) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), that’s no hypothetical.