NECEC's Investor and Corporate Partner Readiness Webinar Series 2018 #2

Throughout their lifecycle, startups fundraise to validate, pivot, grow, and scale. With many capital options available in the market, what is the most appropriate for startups at each stage of their lifecycle? What kind of capital may be more valuable for them to catapult and generate revenues or to be a sustainable answer to a global societal problem?

In the past few years, many changes have taken place in the investment community. One such change is the emergence of organizations engaging family offices and foundations focused on investing in impactful clean technologies that take a longer time to market. While these organizations are willing to wait longer to see the anticipated results, they work side by side with peer investors, such as venture capital firms, that manage funds with a limited lifetime and expect to see results more quickly.

In this webinar, we will hear from PRIME Impact Fund and Braemar Energy Ventures, two references in the cleantech and greentech arena. PRIME represents philanthropists that place charitable patient capital into market-based solutions to climate change, whereas Braemar was formed by skilled energy-industry veterans to invest venture capital in alternative and traditional forms of energy. We will also hear from a Braemar portfolio startup about their fundraising experience, the challenges they went through, and the lessons learned along the way.

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