On September 21st, 2021, Hyperplane hosted a climate tech meetup for industry stakeholders and curious community members at our office. The effort was led by Rags Gupta, President of Butlr and Venture Partner at Hyperplane. Attendees included leaders from leading institutions in climate research, including MIT and Gonzaga, and industry professionals from Google, Schneider Electric, and investors from funds such as Clean Energy Ventures and Energy Investors Fund. Conversations around what makes a technological innovation viable for venture investment, the difference in capital deployment timelines, and common problems facing founders as they look to raise funding for a climate tech startup were top of mind for attendees. With the amount of new climate venture funds launching in recent years, capital propelled into the space prompted interesting debate around what climate tech founders will need to consider as they build.