In this discussion from the 2023 SOSV Climate Tech Summit (http://sosvclimatetech.com) (Sept 26-27, 2023), we feature three speakers: Rob Leclerc, Founding Partner at AgFunder, Kate Danaher, Managing Director at S2G Ventures Ocean Fund, and Greg Smithies, Partner at Fifth Wall.
They discuss the benefits and challenges of raising funds from category-specific climate tech firms. They also talk about the most exciting spaces in agriculture, buildings, and oceans, as well as the state of the climate tech funding market. The speakers emphasize the importance of specialized underwriting, pattern recognition, and the need for realistic valuations in the climate tech sector. They also highlight the opportunities presented by the Infrastructure and CHIP Acts.
This conversation is moderated by Katie Fehrenbacher, Climate Tech Reporter at Axios. The video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLM-v07-sXQ) of this episode and more can be found online at sosvclimatetech.com (http://www.sosvclimatetech.com).
Rob Leclerc, Founding Partner, AgFunder
Greg Smithies, Partner, Fifth Wall
Kate Danaher, Managing Director, S2G Ventures Ocean Fund
Katie Fehrenbacher, Climate Tech Reporter, Axios
Producer: Ben Joffe (https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjaminjoffe/)
Podcast Summary: Written by gpt-3.5-turbo, edited by Ben Joffe
Intro Voice: Cloned voice of Ben Joffe by ElevenLabs (http://elevenlabs.io)
Intro Music: EL Waili (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEqiuC66vsc)
Keywords: #deeptech #venturecapital #climatetech #vc #robotics #lifesciences #biology #hardware #startups #innovation #technology #frontiertech #hardtech