Climate Change for VCs

A program and community that brings together investors from across the world to connect, explore, and exchange ideas around investments in climate tech.

Future program dates: Announced Soon

Join alumni from prominent investor groups

UNMATCHED FACULTY

Learn from the brightest in climate tech investing

Jackie Ros Amable

Program Director and Lead Instructor

Managing Director, For ClimateTech (USA)

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. She has 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. She was also the CEO & founder of Revolar, a safety wearables company designed to keep loved ones safe. 

Zoe Welz

Assistant Program Director

Investment Associate, Avesta Fund (USA)

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 this, she was the CEO & Founder of Grazeable, an agtech company built to empower farmers and ranchers with tools 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 from her time as Pipeline Coordinator at Techstars. 

Program speakers

Ben Wolkon

Principal, Sustainable Investments, MUUS Asset Management (USA)

Abe Yokell

Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Congruent Ventures (USA)

Dr. Harish Hande

Social Entrepreneur and Founder, SELCO (India)

Matt Eggers

Partner, Breakthrough Energy Ventures (USA)

Dr Charles Fletcher

Professor of Earth Sciences at University of Hawaii at Manoa (USA)

Sarah Kearney

Founder and Executive Director, PRIME Coalition (USA)

A community focused on unlocking opportunity

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.

Prepare for the coming climate disruption

Learn the current science and solutions 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 on climate change and its impacts and to evaluate new opportunities in mitigation, sequestration, adaptation, and resilience. 

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.

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.

Program benefits

I had access to more climate change learnings and the climate change venture investment community in 6 weeks of Terra.do than I had learned in the past many years. I highly suggest the investment if you are in the space or thinking about it.

Scott Miller

Head of Business Messaging, META
(angel investor)

Course breakdown

Sign up to get a detailed syllabus in your inbox, or check out a week-by-week outline below.

The Climate Problem Today

To gain an understanding of the scope and scale of the climate challenge as it stands today, we’ll review the most current research and hear from leading climate scientists working to help policy makers and the public mitigate and adapt to climate change.

A Survey of Climate Solutions

A changing climate presents opportunities to solve for adjacent challenges that touch every aspect of society. We’ll survey, analyze and opportunity-size emerging solution sets in climate mitigation to understand the most promising areas to invest time, money and attention.

The Triple Bottom Line: Measuring and seeking returns on climate, capital and society

How does solving for climate change solve for everything else, and what’s different between today’s climate tech ecosystem and “clean tech 1.0?” We’ll explore frameworks for evaluating and foreseeing pitfalls, and for identifying climate projects that deliver real, measurable multi-fold impact alongside returns.

Focus on Climate Investing

Climate is an operating system, not a single vertical. This week, we’ll dive into major climate investing verticals and conduct independent sector research to deepen our understanding of the specifics within transportation, circular economy, data, carbon markets and more.

Ensuring Climate Companies’ Success

Sitting at the intersection of science, policy and human behavior, companies have a unique set of support needs. We’ll look at how reimagining portfolio services for a climate portfolio can help increase companies’ chance of success, and help funds differentiate in an increasingly crowded market.

Telling Your Story in Climate Venture

Narrative is everything. We’ll explore how climate communications have evolved with a look at the latest data and research on proven communication strategies, and translate that to how you can tell your story as a climate investor.

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.

Ready for Action

You’re looking to understand the space, build your climate thesis, and invest in climate companies.

Passionate about Climate

You want to understand the climate impact of your current investment portfolio.

Commitment

You committing to 5 hours/week during the 6-week intensive + 2 hours / month thereafter to dedicate to the experience.

Not looking to invest

You’re not an investor or don’t want to invest in climate tech companies.

Insufficient time

You don’t have the time to commit to a deep dive right now (you can always apply for later cohorts).

Pricing and expected commitment

US$ 1990 / 6 weeks + Lifelong Community

Or as low as $633/mo on instalments

Intensive program

6 week-long program with expected commitment of 5 hours / week.

Focused groups

Each class has just 20-25 fellows with a diversity of skills, background & passion.

100% Online

100% online, with instructors available via Zoom, Slack and email.

Exclusive events

20+ live seminars with guest lecturers, also available for later viewing.

Investors love the program

Daisy Garcia

Through Terra.do I dove head first into the state of climate tech by conducting research and connecting with a network of investors and experts that deeply care about a sustainable future.

Simran Suri

I found Terra's Climate Camp for Investors to be a great resource for meeting others interested in climate, while also expanding my knowledge of sustainability and ways to make an impact.

Yohei Nakajima

I've been following climate news, but didn't realize how little I'd taken in. Taking a structured course really helped me understand the ecosystem of climate change in it's entirety and where to look for further information about any topic.

Sam Jacobs

It was an incredible experience. The team puts so much thought, energy, and passion into the curriculum and you have a unique opportunity to meet and network with an incredible and diverse group of operators and investors.

Frequently asked questions

This community and membership are designed for any investment professional looking to invest in climate or bring a climate lens to their investments. Folks such as analysts, general partners, venture partners, angel investors in early or late-stage venture funds, accelerators, family funds, and angel groups are all welcome. See the course description and syllabus for more details.

If you’re less than 2 weeks into the program, we’ll refund you 100%. Our only request would be to give us feedback so we can improve the program.

The “classes” are asynchronous so you can decide when to go through them during the week. For the live events, we run all the community events in two separate time zones so that everyone across the globe can attend. For the guest speaker sessions that do not fit your timezone, we will record the session and host a watch party in a different timezone for folks who can’t attend live.

We want this program to work for learners of all stripes, regardless of individual or organizational ability to pay. Please apply—we will make every effort to accommodate the circumstances of qualified students.

Several organizations have learning or professional development budgets for their employees. We encourage you to enquire about and utilize this budget to attend the course. Terra.do will help you get reimbursed for the course by providing an invoice, a certificate, and any other documentation you need. If you have approval from your company, we can also arrange for your company to pay directly.

Yes, we will be running new start dates throughout the year. If you’re interested in a future cohort, please mention it in your application.

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