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Announcing the 2024 Climate Tech VC-Founder Matchup, with meetings taking place online between April 22nd (Monday – Earth Day!) and May 3rd (Friday).

This virtual event will bring together 1,000 startups and 1,000 investors for 1:1 meetings online over two weeks, scheduled at mutually convenient times, making it one of the largest such events worldwide (and possibly the largest).

In 2023, SOSV Matchups generated over 5,000 one-on-one meetings in Health Tech, Climate and Industrial Tech, receiving high praise from over 2,000 participants:

  • “It’s months of deal flow in a single week” (investor)
  • “High quality meetings.” (investor)
  • “The most value we’ve ever received.” (startup founder)
  • “I had more VC meetings in a week than in the past 6 months.” (startup founder)

Who should attend?

  • Climate Tech investors, and startups up to series B.
  • Our definition for “Climate Tech” includes the “big five”: Energy, Transportation, Industry, Food&Ag, Built Environment, as well as CCUS, Carbon Removal, Carbon Accounting and more.

Here are some of the 900 investors who joined the 2023 edition:

Alumni Ventures, Amazon Climate Pledge Fund, Aramco Ventures, BMW i Ventures, Decarbonization Partners, Dow Chemical, Energy Impact Partners, Generate Capital, Grok Ventures, HAX, IndieBio, Khosla Ventures, Norrsken VC Planet A, Sand Hill Angels, SE Ventures, Shell Ventures, Siemens, Sofinnova Partners, Solvay Ventures, Sony Ventures, SOSV, Toyota Ventures.

How does it work?

  1. Register – From April 2, participants can register.
  2. Request Meetings – From April 15, we will send you a link to the Grip platform, where you can request meetings.
  3. Meet – From Apr 22 to May 3 you can conduct meetings on our event platform, or outside.

The event is completely free to attend. We expect relevance and good behavior (see the application form for details).

REGISTER AS AN INVESTOR

REGISTER AS A STARTUP

Note: There is a limit of 20 pending meeting requests you can send to investors. You can cancel requests to get them back.

FAQs

Q: Why is SOSV doing this?

  • More connections lead to more investments and help grow this ecosystem.
  • SOSV has backed more than 100 Climate Tech startups who seek further funding. We are also always looking for new companies to support.

Q: What is the duration of meetings?

  • 20 minutes + option to extend. Meetings start on the hour or half-past. There is a 10 minute buffer between slots.

Q: Can I connect outside the Grip platform?

  • Yes. You can use Calendly or equivalent to set up outside meetings using Zoom, Teams, Meet, etc.
  • All participants share their LinkedIn URL so you can connect there too.

Q: What can I expect as a founder?

  • Possibly the most detailed list of investors in climate tech, including their favorite categories, stages and geographies.
  • While it is not easy, you can expect some – or lots of – meetings. The most successful participants have dozens of meetings in a single week, unfortunately many have none. We share best practices to help you maximize this opportunity. In short: start early and target well.

Q: What can I expect as an investor?

  • An exceptionally detailed list of startups, easy to filter, and with (in most cases) pitch decks.
  • The most successful participants invest time to identify the right targets and reach out to founders proactively.
  • An overflow of meeting requests. Unfortunately it’s the nature of the beast: 1,000 founders are hoping to find funding!
  • SOSV has invested in startups we found during matchups!

Q: Can I partner with SOSV or sponsor this event?

  • Please reach out at marketing@sosv.com

Q: I am always interested in attending such events. Where do I register?

  • Submit your information here to pre-register for future events.