Addressing the Capital Challenge: Early-Stage Climate Tech Solutions
Addressing the Capital Challenge: Early-Stage Climate Tech Solutions with Jane Woodward
The urgent need to combat climate change has never been more apparent. Yet, early-stage climate tech ventures face significant challenges in attracting the capital necessary to bring their innovative solutions to market. This gap represents not only a market failure but also a missed opportunity to accelerate the transition to a sustainable future.
In 2021, Jane Woodward, Managing Partner of WovenEarth Ventures, with over three decades of experience in teaching at Stanford and investing in energy transition and decarbonization, identified this critical challenge. She recognized that the market for US early-stage climate tech was poorly understood and that the timing was ripe for intervention. Many investors were understandably hesitant to invest in early stage, given the small, young, and technical nature of most funds in a rapidly evolving and complex market. Jane’s insights led to the creation of WovenEarth, a curated and highly diverse fund of funds designed to address these challenges.
During this live fireside chat and audience Q&A, Impact Entrepreneur’s Laurie Lane-Zucker welcomes Jane Woodward to discuss the difficulties faced by early-stage climate tech companies in attracting capital. They will explore examples of fund managers and co-investments within WovenEarth’s portfolio, Jane’s insights about the urgency of the climate situation, and the broader opportunities that impact entrepreneurs and their climate tech solutions offer to help mitigate this extremely challenging situation.
Join us for an enlightening conversation that goes beyond investment strategies to delve into the heart of the climate challenge and the innovative solutions that hold the promise of a sustainable future.
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023