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What SOSV’s Local weather Tech 100 tells founders about buyers within the area – TechCrunch

2021-06-10 16:51:17

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On Earth Day, April 22, SOSV printed the SOSV Local weather Tech 100, an inventory of the perfect startups that we’ve supported from their earliest phases to deal with local weather change. There are all the time worthwhile insights embedded in an inventory just like the 100. A TechCrunch story captured the funding perspective, and an SOSV put up went deeper into the businesses’ class breakdown and founder profiles.

However what can founders study from the checklist about local weather tech buyers? In different phrases, who invested within the Local weather Tech 100? We dug into the “who’s who” of the checklist, which had greater than 500 buyers, and right here’s what we discovered.

An energetic however fragmented panorama

For those who assume 500 buyers in 100 firms is plenty of buyers, you’re proper. There are clearly plenty of buyers excited by local weather tech, and most are generalists simply testing the waters. For the Local weather Tech 100, about 10% of buyers put their cash in multiple startup and solely seven (lower than 2%) wrote a examine to 4 or extra. These included Blue Horizon, CPT Capital, EF, Fifty Years, Hemisphere Ventures and Horizons Ventures.

That sample tracks nicely with knowledge from PwC, which discovered that 2,700 distinctive buyers had backed 1,200 startups in its State of Local weather Tech 2020 report masking the 2013-2019 interval. The report discovered that solely 10 corporations out of two,700 made 4 or extra local weather tech offers per yr, on common, over the 2013-2019 interval. Probably the most energetic corporations are listed within the desk beneath.

Picture Credit: PwC, 2020; extra analysis by SOSV

Capital deployed in local weather tech grew at 5 instances the enterprise capital general progress charge over the 2013-2019 interval.

There’s cause to consider that the fragmentation will diminish with the launch of extra funds centered on local weather tech. 4 funds value greater than a billion {dollars} every have launched since 2020 that match the outline (see chart beneath).

It’s additionally encouraging to see that capital deployed in local weather tech grew at 5 instances the enterprise capital general progress charge over the 2013-2019 interval.

Even so, local weather tech nonetheless solely represented 6% of complete enterprise capital deployed in 2019, so there may be loads of room to develop.

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