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Launching our new climate tech coverage
Decarbonizing the planet will leave no part of the economy untouched. This transformative process presents innumerable challenges—but also unprecedented opportunities in the climate tech space.
This sector has become a critical area of innovation, and it’s attracting an increasing amount of VC. Investors poured a record $30.8 billion into climate-focused startups in the first nine months of 2021, and their interest is only expected to grow as the market expands.
PitchBook is excited to release our new climate tech coverage as part of our expanding Emerging Tech Research. Our Introduction to Climate Tech organizes the nascent industry into a clear taxonomy.
- A comprehensive market map of the climate tech landscape, including over 2,500 startups across 46 industry categories.
- An overview of the climate tech sector, comparing the current technologies with the earlier clean tech boom focused on renewable energy technologies.
- Detailed analyses of highly specific subgroups, separating electric transportation from the rest of sustainable transportation, and distinguishing clean energy generation and grid tech.
Table of Contents
|Climate tech versus clean tech 1.0
|Climate tech taxonomy
|Climate tech VC ecosystem market map
|Energy transition: Clean energy generation
|Energy transition: Clean grid technology
|Clean industry tech