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- Vanessa Chan
Diverse types of innovations and technologies are required to tackle the Climate Change crisis. This is prime time for startups with smart, low-carbon ideas to access seed funding and venture capital. How is this time different to the “cleantech” investment boom in the early 2000s? How are early-stage investors prioritizing the types of companies and technologies to back? And in what space? What criteria are they using to those companies that can make the biggest impact to lower carbon?
Vanessa has wide-ranging experience in commercializing innovations and technology, for example an Angel investor and supporting startups and larger companies, before taking on her current role as Chief Commercialization Officer and Director of the OTT at the DoE. Come and speak with her directly about her career trajectory which led to her serving in her current role, as well as how to move the needle on getting technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace.