Climate Change for VCs

Connect and join a community of venture investors and experts in climate

Climate Change for VCs is a program and community that brings together investors from across the world to connect, explore, and exchange ideas around investments in Climate Tech.

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A community focused on unlocking the market opportunities that climate change disruption presents.

Our members are angel investors, venture capitalists and family offices working to deploy capital into frontier solutions in climate. They come from diverse backgrounds, from across the globe and share a strong spirit of service, a belief that startups and funding can address climate change.

World-class Instructors and guest speakers

Jackie Ros Amable

Managing Director, For ClimateTech

Program Director and Lead Instructor

Jackie currently serves as the Managing Director for Nextcorps' Venture For ClimateTech (V4C). V4C supports New York State's bold vision to be leaders in ClimateTech adoption and environmental justice alongside partners and co-creators NYSERDA and SecondMuse. Previously, she was the CEO & founder of Revolar, a safety wearables company designed to keep loved ones safe. She raised millions from great investors such as Foundry Group and Techstars and shipped products globally. Before building V4C, Jackie served as the Regional Director of the Americas for the Techstars Community. In that role she helped elevate entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders from Canada all the way to Argentina. She is an advisor to startups such as Rebundle and for businesses in the manufacturing, sustainability and supply chain space. From circular food systems, localized fashion supply chains, workforce tech, future city tech and wearable tech, she is deeply committed to helping our global community evolve our systems. She invests in companies and founders she believes she can help advance.

Zoe Welz

Investment Associate, Avesta Fund

Assistant Program Director

Zoe Welz is an Investment Associate at Avesta Fund, a seed stage fund investing in scalable solutions to boost economic opportunity and climate action. Prior to becoming an investor she was the CEO & Founder of Grazeable, an agtech company built to empower farmers and ranchers with the tools they need to to effectively deploy regenerative techniques on their land. Zoe holds hands-on experience working with ClimateTech founders through her previous role as Program Manager of Venture For ClimateTech and has a deep understanding of sourcing founders at scale from her time as Pipeline Coordinator at Techstars. She is an Environmental Engineer by training with core competencies in water treatment, hydrology, soil science, regenerative agriculture, long range IoT, and sustainable construction. When Zoe isn’t speaking with founders you can find her on her small regenerative farm in the mountains or skiing/biking on a nearby trail.

Our cohorts have had guest speakers such as:

Ben Wolkon

Principal, Sustainable Investments, MUUS Asset Management Co.

Dr. Harish Hande

Social Entrepreneur; CEO, SELCO Foundation

Dr. Charles Fletcher

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Earth Sciences at University of Hawaii at Manoa

Matt Eggers

Investor and Company Builder, Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Abe Yokell

Managing Partner & co-founder, Congruent Ventures

Sarah Kearney

Founder and Executive Director, PRIME Coalition

Dr. Amol Phadke

Deputy of the International Energy Analysis Department at Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory

Prepare for the coming climate disruption

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    Learn the latest climate science and today's solution landscape

    The world is moving on climate. Whether you are an associate, angel, or GP, this is the place for you to dive into the latest science to understand climate change and its impacts, and to evaluate new opportunities in mitigation, sequestration, adaptation, and resilience.

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    Expand your climate venture network

    Join a global community of climate investors, entrepreneurs, and experts. The year-long community membership includes monthly live events and 1-year access to all of Terra’s climate education materials.

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    Build your climate portfolio thesis

    Bring a nuanced climate lens to all your new investments and your existing portfolio. Build your climate investment thesis, and access continued learning covering emerging sectors and trends.

Price

Climate Change for VCs and Investors

/ 6-week intensive + Lifelong community

Or as low as $undefined/mo in instalments

Need-based financial aid Instalment payments available i You can pay the course fee in easy instalments. Get in touch with us after you have applied.
  • 6-week intensive
  • Each intensive class has fellows split into groups of 20-25 with extensive skills, background, and passion
  • 100% online, with instructors available via Zoom, Slack and email
  • 20+ live seminars with Guest Lecturers, also available for later viewing

Program Benefits

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    1-year free access to the content from all current Terra courses

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    Access to ongoing live talks with guest experts

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    Monthly drop-in investment committee sessions where you can bring a thesis (or a deal) for feedback and diligence support

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    Access to a network of experts from science and policy to support thesis-building and in-depth underwriting

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    Structured relationship-building within the broader climate community

You join the community with a 6-week intensive

  • Guest Talk: The State of the Climate Today

    Zeke Hausfather

  • Measuring Climate Impact Panel

    Aaron McCreary

    Srikant Vasan

  • Investor Committee with E8 Angels and Ben Wolkon

    Ben Wolkon

  • EnRoads workshop

    Seth Collins

  • Guest Talk: LP Perspective with Foundry Group

See the full program schedule

Who is this program for?

The program is for anyone looking to invest funds in early-stage companies building climate solutions in any sector. Analysts, associates, partners, angels, accelerator leads, family funds - all are welcome.

  • You’re looking to understand the space, build your climate thesis, and invest in climate companies
  • You want to understand the climate impact of your current investment portfolio
  • You want to network with other investors and founders in climate
  • You have sufficient time (5 hours/week during the 6-week intensive + 2 hours / month thereafter) to dedicate to the experience
  • You’re not an investor or don’t want to invest in climate tech companies
  • You don’t have the time to commit to a deep dive right now (you can always apply for later cohorts)
Price

Climate Change for VCs and Investors

/ 6-week intensive + Lifelong community

Or as low as $undefined/mo in instalments

Need-based financial aid Instalment payments available i You can pay the course fee in easy instalments. Get in touch with us after you have applied.
  • 6-week intensive
  • Each intensive class has fellows split into groups of 20-25 with extensive skills, background, and passion
  • 100% online, with instructors available via Zoom, Slack and email
  • 20+ live seminars with Guest Lecturers, also available for later viewing

FAQs

  • Who would benefit most from this community and membership?
  • What if I don't like it?
  • Will the classes fit my schedule?
  • I can't afford the membership fee. Can I get help?
  • Can I get reimbursed for the course by my organization?
  • Are you going to be running more cohorts?