Cleantech Venture Capital

Anyone here working in cleantech venture capital? I would just like to ask for career advice on how to break into this sector. Thanks a lot!

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  • Consultant in Other
Nov 18, 2019 - 8:01am

Thanks very much!

 
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Nov 19, 2019 - 11:25am

Holdthedoor:

They tried and it failed, miserably.

https://www.wired.com/2012/01/ff_solyndra/

Not sure if you are joking, but that article is nearly 8 years old. In that timeframe solar and wind costs per mwh have dropped by more than half, and coal plants are being closed as they are no longer cost competitive.

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Nov 19, 2019 - 11:47am

Not in cleantech VC but used to be in the space on the sell-side. Toyed with the idea of joining the sector in VC post-banking and actually got a couple of interviews, but from the jr. side at least they usually want somebody with an actual industry background - either having worked in industry or coming from an educational background that is relevant.

 
  • Consultant in Other
Nov 22, 2019 - 7:36am

May I ask your background? I have a hard science undergrad degree and engineering masters degree. I am planning to get an MBA and thinking of going into VC after. Do you think I need to go through IB first before VC?

 
Nov 22, 2019 - 11:47am
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