Early growth: How VCs at USV, Khosla and EIP pick their series A and B investments

In 2021, US venture capital firms invested a record $56 billion in climate tech startups, according to SVB, up from $14 billion in 2017. That growth was especially pronounced in early stages. The value of Series A investments in climate tech grew 76% to $5.3 billion between 2020 and 2021, while Series B investments doubled

Carbon captured: The new promise of CO2 removal with Climeworks’ Dr. Christoph Gebald

With global CO2 emissions at an alarming 50 gigatons annually, the IPCC now believes that averting a climate catastrophe will be impossible unless we act to remove carbon directly from the atmosphere. Direct air capture (DAC) has emerged as a promising but controversial solution. DAC systems suck in air like a vacuum cleaner and filter

Star power: The Future of Nuclear Fusion with David Kirtley, Founder & CEO of Helion Energy

At the SOSV Climate Tech Summit (Oct. 25-26 / free & virtual / register now) Dr. David Kirtley, founder and CEO of Helion Energy, will tackle that question and many more in a fireside chat. One of three fusion unicorns, Helion has secured $500 million in funding and is currently building Polaris, which Kirtley believes will be the first ever fusion reactor to generate more electricity than it consumes, which is the idea, of course.

Sci-Fi author Neal Stephenson will speak at the SOSV Climate Tech Summit 2022

We are delighted to announce that Neal Stephenson spoke at the SOSV Climate Tech Summit (Oct. 25-26). Neal Stephenson’s latest, “Termination Shock,” is a riveting take on what the near-future life might look like when climate goes badly sideways. You can hear his take on the issue below. Neal Stephenson is a world-renowned speculative fiction

Announcing the SOSV Climate Tech Summit’s first eight speakers

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Who knew that the climate tech ecosystem in 2022 would face such surprising challenges? Just a year ago, investors happily doubled down on climate tech startups, deploying more than $40 billion according to TechCrunch. Now we face inflation-driven economic turmoil, war in the Ukraine, and the related instability of carbon-based energy markets. If there’s a