Neal Dikeman on Energy Tech Startups

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Neal is a venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur with 9+ startups under his belt, and one of the best seed-stage hit rates in cleantech. Neal is a partner at Energy Transition Ventures based here in Houston. He helped launch the CVC fund at Royal Dutch Shell, co-founded 7 tech startups, and co-founded Jane Capital Partners a leading cleantech investor whose seed investees raised over $400M.

Neal Discusses:
  • How Energy Transition Ventures Came Together and why we talk clean tech vs energy transition – 1:07
  • Why he does what he does venture capital and why “Energy is life and the rest are just details”- 6:00
  • What types of deals and companies Neal likes to work with – 9:55
  • Why Tesla matters for climate tech VC investment – 16:05
  • How decarbonization is driving VC investment today – 21:20
  • Why conducting a decarbonization analysis can be difficult across the climate tech value chain- 24:30
  • Jason explains about two ventures in microturbines including Dynamo Micropower – 32:20
  • Why Neal thinks everyone should be an entrepreneur once – 37:50
  • Is the term Energy Transition going to have staying power – 42:40

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