Investing in Climate Tech Startups & a New Community for Women of Color | Chante Harris of SecondMuse

The Green Light

In this Green Light episode, Catherine is joined by Chante Harris, Director of Climate Investments & Partnerships at SecondMuse. SecondMuse is an impact & innovation company that builds resilient economies by supporting entrepreneurs & the ecosystems around them. Venture for ClimateTech is a non-profit global venture studio & accelerator program associated with SecondMuse, & it recently wrapped up its first year of supporting up & coming climate tech founders. Chante speaks about some of the exciting climate tech companies SecondMuse is investing in, including businesses like Voltpost, Climatize, Clean Ocean Coatings, Atrevida Science, and Alchemr through Venture for ClimateTech. She also speaks about her role as Venture Partner for both NextGen Venture Partners & Republic.

Chante also shares how she co-founded & grew Women of Color Collective in Sustainability (WOC/CS) with Jordana V in order to provide a community for women of all backgrounds in climate tech. Through WOC/CS, Chante & Jordy eventually developed a job board; a mentorship program; a Google Group; a LinkedIn group; a newsletter; custom content; & the Collective Resiliency Summit that generated 400 attendees & 20 partners & sponsors.

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