Investing in climate private equity during uncertain times
In 2022, climate-related private market investment increased by 7%, while overall private market equity deal volume declined by 24% compared to 2021.* McKinsey argues that continued investments and actions from governments, corporations and investors in climate tech will shield the space from macro trends like high interest rates and labor shortages.
Despite climate tech being one of the most resilient segments in 2022, there’s been a recent decline. In Q1, climate tech startups raised $5.7 billion across 279 VC deals — a 35% decline compared to the previous quarter.* So as climate tech’s outlook continually shifts, the question still remains:
Is it a good time to invest in climate tech during uncertainty?
To answer this question, we’ve brought together experienced climate investing experts from across the globe to drive the discussion.
Christian Hernandez (Co-Founder & Partner at 2150)
Christian Hernandez is a technologist and experienced venture capitalist. Before co-founding 2150, Christian launched White Star Capital, and served as Head of International Business Development at Facebook and Head of New Markets at Google.
Helen Lin (Partner at At One Ventures)
Helen Lin has worked across four continents investing in companies (Baird, Houlihan Lokey), leading the digital transformation of multinational banks and designing products (FINCA Impact Finance). She loves a good puzzle and enjoys finding creative solutions to big problems.
Wiebe Visser (Managing Director at Carbon Equity)
Wiebe Visser is an investor by profession and food technologist by heart. Wiebe is our internal investment lead who gained his experience and expertise during 5 years at J.P. Morgan and 10 years as principal at Alpinvest.