Cover Image for Exploring the Climate Capital Stack, sponsored by CrowdSolve and The Clancy
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Exploring the Climate Capital Stack, sponsored by CrowdSolve and The Clancy

Hosted by Kate Drane & 4 others
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San Francisco, California
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About Event

JP Morgan, Ampere Financial, Raise Green, and Climate Finance Solutions are joining forces to bring together startups, investors, foundations, family offices, and members of the climate startup ecosystem to discuss the climate capital stack and unlocking access to capital. We are grateful for our sponsors, CrowdSolve and the Clancy.

If you’re going to solve the climate problem, building your business with a sound foundation backed by a community of supporters will set you up for success. Come join us to discuss how to catalyze more investment in the climate space.

We will answer questions like: 

  • What does the climate capital stack look like now?

  • What should the climate capital stack of the future look like?

  • Why hasn't it happened yet? How do we get there?

Who is this event for?

  • Startups who want to understand how to build your business for sustainable long-term growth and early stage funding (angel, VC and community capital)

  • Foundations that are looking to connect with climate startup founders

  • ​Climate investors (angels and VCs) who want to learn more about the capital stack

  • Generalist funds that want to move into climate

Event agenda:

  • 6:00-6:30 PM: Event starts with networking

  • 6:30-7:15 PM: Panel discussion

  • 7:15-7:30 PM: Q&A with the audience

  • 7:30-8 PM: Networking and event close

Event Sponsors:

CrowdSolve is a community of innovators and mentors committed to nurturing and advancing bold ideas for the climate. We cultivate connection and collaboration to prepare climate startups for their next phase of growth.

The Clancy, Autograph Collection, is a gem in downtown San Francisco’s vibrant SoMa district. Immerse yourself in endless possibilities as you explore this extraordinary area, with easy access to the Chase Center, Oracle Park and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. At The Clancy, we warmly welcome urban nomads, including families, and business travelers, in our pet-friendly hotel rooms. Experience a harmonious fusion of sophistication and coziness.


Moderator: Kate Drane, Head of Growth at Raise Green

Kate Drane serves as Head of Growth at Raise Green, where she supports climate innovators to access funding through accredited, non-accredited, institutional, corporate and individual investors who are seeking fractional ownership in clean energy and climate solutions with outsize local impact. Kate believes that entrepreneurs are the key to creating a better world, and has spent the last 12 years supporting the development of early-stage startups through her roles at Indiegogo, Techstars and Breakthrough Energy. In addition, she is part of Hustle Fund’s Angel Squad and an advisor to CrowdSolve.

Julia Grinshpun, Executive Director, Green Economy – Clean Mobility & Grid Tech at J.P. Morgan

Julia Grinshpun is a financial services executive with over 18 years of experience working with middle market and corporate clients in client management, business development, credit underwriting, and portfolio management roles. She is currently an Executive Director at JP Morgan Chase, where she oversees the Clean Mobility industry vertical coverage along with other climate tech sectors on the Commercial Banking Green Economy Team. In this role, she delivers capital solutions and expertise to clients who are advancing decarbonization through innovative technologies, leveraging the strength and breadth of J.P. Morgan's banking platform.

Skye Lawrence, Co-Founder of Ampere Financial

Skye Lawrence is developing the next generation of financial technology for the electrification of industrial SMBs. Ampere offers customized roadmaps of electrification technologies and financing to make the upgrades process easy and affordable. With over 10 years of experience in economic development, commercialization and deployment of tech, and finance Skye is committed to supporting SMBs building resilience through the energy transition.

Urvi Nagrani, Director of Business Development at Climate Finance Solutions

Urvi Nagrani works with climate companies seeking grant funding to identify, apply for, and implement high impact climate solutions. She began her climate career in medium and heavy-duty EV applications, infrastructure planning, and developing and securing non-dilutive funding for emerging climate technologies. She has over a decade of climate experience including time working with Motiv Power Systems, where she spent 6+ years helping scale the team from prototype to commercial product. There she led all state and federal policy, was the first person to ever secure an electric chassis certification from the California Air Resources Board, and led business development, including securing millions of dollars in state grants. She has also worked with PowerFlex( an EDF Renewables Company), Volta Charging, eIQ Mobility (acquired by NextEra Energy), Viatec, Synop AI, and more.

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