On the heels of a backlash in the venture industry, 2020 started out with leading voices in tech, like Kara Swisher and Fred Wilson, evangelizing the investment opportunity in companies addressing the climate crisis. As COVID-19 has revealed the societal fault lines of environmental justice in the US, the chorus of ‘climate tech’ investors has grown louder, anchored by a $2B commitment from Amazon.
Whose strategies will prevail, and what does this mean for entrepreneurs? What will this mean for traditional ‘impact investing’? Can frontline communities expect to see any benefits as they grapple with extreme weather events, deep unemployment, and the worst public health crisis in a century?
We invite you to engage with a thoughtful conversation between a panel of climate investors as they shed light on the impacts of COVID-19 on the climate venture space, investment models and strategies, and topics such as car ownership and emissions, lower-density living, more bike lanes, and resource optimization.
Sophie Purdue – Founder of Climate Tech VC Newsletter, investor & advisor
Shilpi Kumar – Venture Partner, Urban Us
Amy Francetic – Managing Director, Buoyant Ventures
Lily Bernicker – Principal, Collaborative Fund
More speakers TBA.
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