Is Climate Tech the same as Clean Tech? Or Green Tech? “Neither of the two”.

In June 2020, we launched Pale Blue Dot; An early-stage venture capital fund that invests in Climate Tech startups in Europe and the US. At the time of fundraising, we saw a huge spike in interest in adding venture capital into the climate space.

The term “Climate Tech”, however, wasn’t still broadly used by investors or entrepreneurs. People would ask us if Climate Tech is the same as Clean Tech? Or Green Tech? “Neither of the two”, we would reply.

Fast forward a few months and Climate Tech has become one of the hottest investment trends. In September 2020, PwC…

Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. — Carl Sagan, 1994

Climate change and humanity

The fact that humanity is changing the world around us is nothing new. Ten thousand years ago, we moved from adapting and moving around to change the soil and the crops around us. In the last hundreds of years, we accelerated that change by using fossil fuels. We burned carbon dioxide buried deep underground and shot up the pollution into the…

Pale Blue Dot

Seed stage climate tech VC investing in reducing and reversing the effects of climate change and preparing for a new world.

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