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Climate Investment Bootcamp

This 5-week intensive online course will equip you with all the essential investment skills to create positive impact and financial return.

Climate Investing: Transition our society to net zero with a sound financial return

     According to the agenda of UN Climate Change Conference UK 2021, in order to help our society transition to net zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach, at least $100bn in climate finance per year is needed by 2020 from developed countries. 

     Venture capital funding plays a key role to enable sound new technologies and business solutions to hit the market. The past 10 years have witnessed a boom and bust of venture investments in the area of “clean technologies”. With the promising signals of global government’s net zero commitment, and increasingly mature clean technologies such as solar, wind and electric vehicles, venture investments in climate space have reached all time high in 2020. However, despite the hype, climate investing space is complicated with policies and technology uncertainties. In this course, we aim to provide an overview of the current government policies, industry trends and much needed solutions in the climate space.  Additionally, we will cover specific resources that investors should be aware of when investing in climate technologies, in order to have reasonable financial return expectations. 

In this course, you will...

Learn current global climate policies and mandates, and what those mean for industry opportunities​

Understand the challenges in investing in clean technologies and how to avoid them to achieve sound financial returns

Sharpen your fundamental investment skills by working on real deals with lively discussions with industry experts 

Learn what solutions are really needed to combat climate challenges ​

Meet like-minded climate investors and form a co-investing network  

This course is for...

Venture fund managers

Analysts

Family offices foundations

Angel investors

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who want to gain a comprehensive knowledge and network on climate investing should participate in the course

Professors and Industry Expert Lecturers 

Professor Ilya A. Strebulaev

Professor Strebulaev is an expert in corporate finance, venture and angel capital, innovation financing, corporate innovation, and financial decision-making. He also is the founder and director of the Stanford GSB Venture Capital Initiative.

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The David S. Lobel Professor of Private Equity and Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Jane Ge

Jane Ge is both a seasoned climate tech investor and a policy researcher. She is an affiliate researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab on clean energy and climate policy research. Jane is the founder of Vectors Angel, and was previously with Goldwind Capital (Corporate venture at Goldwind), Tsing Capital (China Environmental Fund) and UC Berkeley's deep tech accelerator CITRIS Foundry.

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Managing Partner at Vectors Angel, Policy Researcher

Yixing Xu

Yixing Xu is the Research Director of Breakthrough Energy Sciences. Breakthrough Energy is the umbrella name of several organizations, founded by Bill Gates in 2015, that aim to accelerate innovation in sustainable energy and in other technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He works with a diverse team of research scientists, data scientists, software engineers for projects related to clean energy.

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Research Director of Breakthrough Energy Sciences

Format and Duration : 

Duration : 5 weeks 

Dates : Saturdays 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. from August 21 to September 18

Format : Mix of speaker lectures and real company due diligence

Tuition fee : $2900 (financial aid available for current student or individuals who can provide evidence of financial difficulty; 50% discount if you have invested or committed to invest in a Vectors Angel syndicate in the future)

Application due : August 14th

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5 Week Course Plan

GUEST SPEAKER : LEADING CLIMATE TECH VENTURE CAPITAL FUNDS
CASE STUDIES, DEAL DISCUSSION

 

 Climate Investing Overview

Topic 1 : Policy, trends and opportunity

                areas

Climate investing Basics

Topic 2 : Venture Capital basics

Topic 3 : Due diligence process 

              overview specific to climate

              space 

Financial and Legal Basics

Topic 4 : Financials & basic

              investment terms

Topic 5 : Term sheets, contracting,

               and negotiations

 Policy market driver and opportunity area deep dive

Topic 6 : An overview of climate

               policies and government

               mandates

Topic 7 : Market presentations in the 

               sustainability areas (market 

               segments)

Topic 8 : Epilogue

Portfolio management for
climate technology companies