40 min

S7 E5: What 2024 has in store for climate tech venture capital, with Katie McClain of Energize Capital‪.‬ The Keep Cool Podcast

    • Technology

Nick and Katie McClain, Partner and COO at Energize Capital, a venture fund focused on climate and energy technologies, discuss what’s ‘hot’ right now in climate venture capital, besides for, you know, the rate at which the Earth is warming. Nick and Katie also take a keen look at what to expect in 2024 and beyond. Specifically, Nick and Katie dive deep on:
The past five years of climate tech and electrification in the U.S.The outlook for climate tech venture capital and electrification in 2024What it’s like to both invest and operate in venture capital Policy levers ranging from the IRA to EuropeWhy sustainability is about much more than building ‘green’ solutions and systems
Don't miss out on this podcast if you’re interested in learning more about the state of climate tech, climate tech venture capital, electrification, and more! Subscribe on Spotify, Apple, Google, or your favorite podcast platform to catch all the latest episodes.
Timestamps:
00:03:06 - Energize's Edge Platform for Portfolio Companies
00:07:49 - Looking Forward to 2024 in Climate Tech
00:09:06 - Evolution of Renewable Energy Industry Challenges
00:14:13 - Exciting Portfolio Companies: Banyan Infrastructure and more
00:18:28 - Demand-Side Efficiency and Electrification
00:22:11 - The Future of Climate Tech and the IRA's Impact
00:25:57 - Challenges and Opportunities in Project Deployment
00:27:55 - Differences in Climate Tech Between North America and Europe
00:32:02 - Differences Between Cleantech 1.0 and Climate Tech Today
00:34:56 - Sustainability Beyond Emissions Reduction
00:38:04 - Bringing Expertise from Other Sectors to Climate Tech
More Notes:
Follow Katie on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-mcclain-91033650/
If you love listening to The Keep Cool Show, please leave me a 5-star review on Rate My Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/keepcool
Thank you so much! 
Plus, stay up-to-date on all things Keep Cool here: https://keepcool.co/ and follow Nick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol and LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholasvanosdol/

Nick and Katie McClain, Partner and COO at Energize Capital, a venture fund focused on climate and energy technologies, discuss what’s ‘hot’ right now in climate venture capital, besides for, you know, the rate at which the Earth is warming. Nick and Katie also take a keen look at what to expect in 2024 and beyond. Specifically, Nick and Katie dive deep on:
The past five years of climate tech and electrification in the U.S.The outlook for climate tech venture capital and electrification in 2024What it’s like to both invest and operate in venture capital Policy levers ranging from the IRA to EuropeWhy sustainability is about much more than building ‘green’ solutions and systems
Don't miss out on this podcast if you’re interested in learning more about the state of climate tech, climate tech venture capital, electrification, and more! Subscribe on Spotify, Apple, Google, or your favorite podcast platform to catch all the latest episodes.
Timestamps:
00:03:06 - Energize's Edge Platform for Portfolio Companies
00:07:49 - Looking Forward to 2024 in Climate Tech
00:09:06 - Evolution of Renewable Energy Industry Challenges
00:14:13 - Exciting Portfolio Companies: Banyan Infrastructure and more
00:18:28 - Demand-Side Efficiency and Electrification
00:22:11 - The Future of Climate Tech and the IRA's Impact
00:25:57 - Challenges and Opportunities in Project Deployment
00:27:55 - Differences in Climate Tech Between North America and Europe
00:32:02 - Differences Between Cleantech 1.0 and Climate Tech Today
00:34:56 - Sustainability Beyond Emissions Reduction
00:38:04 - Bringing Expertise from Other Sectors to Climate Tech
More Notes:
Follow Katie on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-mcclain-91033650/
If you love listening to The Keep Cool Show, please leave me a 5-star review on Rate My Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/keepcool
Thank you so much! 
Plus, stay up-to-date on all things Keep Cool here: https://keepcool.co/ and follow Nick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nickvanosdol and LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholasvanosdol/

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