#114: Doerte Hirschberg: Revolutionizing Climate Tech Investments, Empowering Women, Venture Capital
Is investing in climate tech just a trend, or is it the future of venture capital? Doerte Hirschberg, a leading figure in the VC world, challenges the status quo and brings a fresh perspective to these questions.
Doerte Hirschberg is the co-founder and managing partner of Climentum Capital, a venture capital firm that focuses on climate tech investments. With a background in traditional investments, she has transitioned into the climate tech space, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective on the intersection of business viability and environmental sustainability.
In this episode, we delve into:
- The transition from traditional investments to climate tech.
- The intersection of climate tech and business viability.
- The role of women in venture capital and the gender gap in VC investment.
- The role of regulations and capital in shaping Europe's climate tech future.
- Balancing work and family life in the demanding world of venture capital.
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Today’s speaker is Doerte Hirschberg
📖 Memorable Quotes:
(04:49 ) "Installing solar and investing in energy-saving technologies make sense from a business case point of view."
(15:04 ) "Climate change and CO2 emissions are measurable impact topics, making our fund's impact target as credible as our financial ones."
(35:04 ) "In the VC investment field, you mostly have male teams or one woman, especially in the industrial sector."
(39:17 ) "The traditional venture capital game is about the winner. Women, making up 50% of consumers, can see many trends and insights more clearly."
(01:06:37 ) "My aspiration is a transition towards a more sustainable industry and society, reducing extreme poverty and maintaining Earth as a livable place."
(00:01:00 ) Initiating Discussion on Climate Change Investments
(00:02:42 ) Transitioning from Traditional Investments to Climate Tech
(00:05:33 ) The Intersection of Climate Tech and Business Viability
(00:12:02 ) Exploring the Power of University Innovations
(00:14:10 ) The Art and Science of CO2 Investing
(00:20:16 ) The Intersection of Technical Expertise and Global Reach
(00:26:02 ) Pragmatism in Green Transition
(00:30:02 ) The Role of Capitalism in Green Innovation
(00:34:02 ) Embracing Diversity in the Green Sector
(00:38:47 ) Risk Aversion: Women as Better Investors?
(00:40:07 ) Closing the Gender Gap in VC Investment
(00:46:06 ) The Role of VCs in Startup Success and Growth
(00:51:14 ) Unveiling the Unique Selling Proposition in Venture Capital
(00:52:13 ) The Journey of a New Fund: From First Closing to Future Aspirati
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