Innovate Climate is an online community centered around a weekly newsletter that highlights startups to the broader climate and sustainability ecosystem. Innovate Climate's mission is to help startups succeed and create impact, specifically by providing visibility to others in the sector and facilitating introductions.
Innovate Climate launched in January and has already attracted hundreds of startups and investors.
I’ve been living and breathing the “give first” mentality in the climate sector for the last 3 years. This started by working with Powerhouse Ventures, meanwhile volunteering organizing and facilitating Techstars Startup Weekends. This led to my involvement with Cleantech Open and One World Training & Investments.
Earlier in 2020, I participated in John Gannon’s GoingVC Program to formalize my learnings in venture capital. This program enabled me to start sourcing startups, which allowed me to reflect on the climate funding landscape.
I discovered that founders in the sector needed assistance understanding which firms would be a perfect fit for them, in addition to realizing that fundraising is a numbers game - and fundraising in the climate sector is even harder.
During the last half of 2020:
- I connected with 49 startups and 87 investors
- I facilitated 112 introductions
- Investments were made in 6 startups
My mission is to help as many climate-tech startups succeed as possible.
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