Led by Michael Luciani, Jenny Khan, and Daniel Kriozere as part of the Climate Capital family of funds. Founded in 2018, Climate Capital is focused on accelerating the trajectories of the best companies in climate. In market, our distinct brands allow us to build expertise & reputation in specifics verticals & stages, which in turn allows us access to the best founders.
On the backend we are one team and consolidate sourcing, diligence, and portfolio support resources to accelerate outcomes and leverage efficiencies of scale. Today, we have >100 companies in our collective portfolio.
Michael works as an advisor at Helm. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of The Tuesday Company (funded by Reid Hoffman & Chris Sacca and acquired by Helm), which pioneered what became known as ‘relational organizing tech’ in the political ecosystem and was acquired after the 2020 election.
Michael advises biotech startups via Indie Bio and hard science climate-tech startups via the Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator.
Works at 17 Asset Management building accelerators and designing investment products to foster BIPOC entrepreneurial ecosystems. Co-founder of Simpl.Care, a venture-backed health tech.
PhD in Chemistry at Cambridge and Synthetic Biology Postdoc at Caltech, where she developed biological, chemical, and computational tools to improve how we make drugs, chemicals, and materials. Inventor of 7 patents, co-authored 24 research articles, gave invited lectures at MIT, Stanford, and UC Berkeley, and worked with companies such as Dow Chemicals, L’Oréal, and Provivi to use biology to solve problems and launch products.
Daniel has spent the last three years building relationships with investors and founders in the climate, cleantech, and sustainability sectors. He currently works at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) as a Product Manager for internal business software systems, and he was previously a Nuclear Safety Engineer, where he performed risk assessments, and a Business Development Analyst, where he carried out market research and techno-economic analysis.
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