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The SOSV Climate Tech 100

The SOSV Climate Tech 100 is an annual list of the top climate companies in the SOSV portfolio. They range from unicorns making a huge impact to pre-seed startups emerging from SOSV programs.

$11.69B

Aggregate Value

$3.77B

Capital Raised

4

Unicorns

$144M

SOSV Capital

47%

PhD Founders

18

Countries


About Climate Tech 100

SOSV’s core mission is human and planetary health, and the SOSV Climate Tech 100 springs from that commitment. We publish the list each year to showcase the highest potential climate startups in SOSV’s portfolio.

The 2023 SOSV Climate Tech 100 list includes startups in every climate category, from energy and transport to manufacturing and the circular economy. SOSV is especially strong in the food and agriculture categories, which account for three (Perfect Day, NotCo, Upside Foods) of the four unicorns in the current climate 100.

For the 2023 edition of the SOSV Climate Tech 100, we added 22 new companies from our portfolio. The aggregate valuation of the 100 reached $11.69 billion and in total the companies have raised $3.77 billion to date, including $144 million from SOSV. Over the past year, 32 of the 100 closed rounds of $1 million or more, and 11 of those rounds hit $10 million or more.

Remarkably promising companies are surfacing across all the categories of climate tech, dozens of new climate tech VC funds have opened up, and — unfortunately — the climate problems continue to get more severe. This is no longer a problem for future generations.

SEAN O’SULLIVAN
Managing General Partner

SOSV is a global leader in climate tech investing, thanks to our two pre-seed startup development programs, HAX, based in Shenzhen and Newark, which focuses on hard tech startups, and IndieBio, based in San Francisco and New York City, which focuses of bio-tech driven startups. Together they help launch more than 80 new companies each year in human and planetary health, and SOSV continues to invest as the graduates advance through later rounds.

Pitchbook ranks SOSV the most active in climate tech investment since 2018, as well as most active in agtech, and carbon emissions tech. In addition, FoodHack ranked SOSV as the most active investor in foodtech

In order to expand the fledgling climate startup ecosystem, we launched the annual SOSV Climate Tech Summit in 2021. More than 4,000 people participated in the 2023  two-day virtual event that included speakers Vinod Khosla, Gaurab Chakrabarti, Uma Valeti, Professor Jesse Jenkins, Sean O’Sullivan, and many more.

To read about past lists, check out climate 100 posts for 2021 and 2022.

SOSV’s Climate Tech 100 – The List 

Climate Tech 100 Ecosystem

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