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Got Funding? Different options to finance your sustainability startup

  • K&L Gates LLP 4 The Embarcadero Center San Francisco, CA, 94111 United States (map)

On June 11th, the Young Professionals in Energy and ClimateLink will be hosting a panel discussion with various forms of funders about how, when, and why to secure funding for your sustainability startup.

While bootstrapping may be preferred, some businesses could use additional external capital. From venture capital to government grants to corporate venture capital - the options are countless!

Join us for an evening with fellow sustainability entrepreneurs, funders, and enthusiasts as we navigate the vast funding landscape.

Featured speakers include:

Christina Borsum, CEO of New Energy Nexus

Christina is the Finance Director at the New Energy Nexus, overseeing the organization’s finance and accounting functions as well as providing financial risk management insights to the organization's financing strategies for scaling clean energy. Christina also manages the piloting and implementation of blended clean energy financing structures at Nexus, such as the non profit participation in the Microgrid Catalytic Investment Fund (MCIF) and Nexus debt and equity facilities that are implementing transactions resulting from the US India Solar and Clean Energy Financing Initiative initiated by Presidents Obama and Modi. She likes going up and down mountains on skis or on foot and splits her time between Truckee, CA and the Bay Area.

Dan Baldi, Market Manager at Silicon Valley Bank

Dan Baldi is the Market Manager of Silicon Valley Bank’s Energy & Resource Innovation practice.  He and his team manage hundreds of client relationships in renewable and traditional energy, food, and transportation technologies.  He is experienced in many aspects of early stage, middle market, corporate and project financing. Prior to joining Silicon Valley Bank Dan was in middle market banking at commercial banks and finance companies.