According to investor Chris Sacca, “The climate is f’d.” The billionaire founder of Lowercase Capital is known for his investments in Uber, Twitter, Instagram, Stripe, and other famed unicorns. He came out of retirement in 2021 to “unf**k the planet” with Lowercarbon Capital, his new venture firm. Armed with $1.15 billion in capital across two
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
Climate Future Lab: How Singapore is approaching the future, with Sustainability Minister Grace Fu
There is no laboratory for our climate future quite like Singapore, where startup innovation is central to the country’s climate strategy. That’s why we invited Grace Fu, Singapore’s Minister of Sustainability and the Environment, to speak at the SOSV Climate Tech Summit (Oct. 25-26). In the video below, you can hear her take on how
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.
“How re-thinking materials can save our planet,” with Dr. Yet-Ming Chiang, MIT professor and serial climate unicorn founder
The world of industrial materials needs to be reinvented in ways that eliminate greenhouse gas emissions. Batteries, cement, steel, ammonia and plastics – you name it – must get on a sustainable path. No one has done more to bring science and commerce together to address that challenge than Dr. Yet-Ming Chiang
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
Khosla Ventures, USV, Quaise Energy and Finless Foods to Speak at the SOSV Climate Tech Summit 2022
SOSV is pleased to announce four more speakers for the upcoming SOSV Climate Tech Summit taking place virtually on October 25-26, 2022, joining the previous eight speakers already announced.
Announcing the SOSV Climate Tech Summit’s first eight speakers
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
Kicking off the 2022 SOSV Climate Tech Summit, October 25 & 26
2022 is here and SOSV is ready to convene the ecosystem once again. On October 25 & 26, we will produce the SOSV Climate Tech Summit 2022, and once again it will be virtual and free to all attendees. Register today.