Test Pass the Mic – Opportunities for Climate Tech Startups in the U.S.


August 6, 2021



The U.S. is the largest homogenous market in the Western world and the earth’s second-largest greenhouse gas emitter – but with a shift in mindset and new proposals, it presents a perfect opportunity to prioritize and tackle climate change. The Biden Administration has re-joined the Paris Agreement and set the new target to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by +50% from 2005 levels by 2030. Nearly half of all venture dollars in the climate tech sector ($29 billion) went to startups in the U.S. and Canada between 2013 and 2019. This new boom in climate tech investment offers a vast array of business opportunities for climate tech startups in areas such as mobility & transport, food, agriculture and land use (FALU), heavy industry, built environment, and energy. What are the key trends and latest developments in the U.S. climate tech scene? How can German startups enter this fast-growing market? Which funding opportunities can they tap into? And what are some of the challenges startups might have to face? Join our esteemed panelists Fridtjof Detzner, Co-Founder of Planet A Ventures, Sebastian Heitmann, Co-Founder of Extantia Capital, and Lubomila Jordanova, CEO & Co-Founder of Plan A, as they talk with Christian Busch, Managing Partner at German Accelerator in the U.S. about the potential of climate tech startups to have a measurable positive impact on the planet, opportunities in the U.S. market, as well as share insights into what matters for climate tech investors. Moderator: Christian Busch – Managing Partner, German Accelerator U.S. Speakers: Fridtjof Detzner – Co-Founder, Planet A Ventures Sebastian Heitmann – Co-Founder, Extantia Capital Lubomila Jordanova – CEO & Co-Founder, Plan A