Trends in Climate Tech Investment ft. Silicon Valley Bank – Navigating headwinds in the current market

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Thursday, September 15, 2022
8:00pm— 9:00pm
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The Wharton Energy Network and Wharton Alumni Angels welcome you to our Trends in Climate Tech Investment series, featuring Silicon Valley Bank.

This series aims to introduce new technologies across the spectrum of climate tech and sustainability, and show how to invest in these companies and accelerate innovations that fuel the energy transition.

Our first event will focus on navigating headwinds in today's market.  We will will explore questions such as, "What do recent economic times mean for technology development and/or how investors should evaluate opportunities in this environment? And as it relates to the energy transition, what sub-sectors / products should investors be focused on?"

We are thrilled to have two of SVB's subject matter experts on climate tech share their insights:

  • Matt Trotter, a Senior Market Manager at Silicon Valley Bank who leads the Frontier Technologies and Energy & Resources Innovation groups.
  • Kiran Srinivasan, an investor with SVB Capital.


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Date & Time:
Thursday, September 15, 2022
5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET

This is a virtual panel.  Zoom details will be sent out to RSVP'd guests prior to the event.  Please note that this event may be recorded.


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About Matt Trotter, Silicon Valley Bank

Matt Trotter is a Senior Market Manager at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). Matt leads two national teams at SVB: Climate Tech & Sustainability + Hardware & Frontier Technologies. This portfolio includes 1,000+ companies from early stage venture capital backed to publicly traded, focused in the following sectors: Transportation, Industrials, Aerospace, Renewable Energy, Agriculture and Hardware Infrastructure. Portfolio currently holds $25B+ in client funds, $1.5B+ in loan balances. Matt is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he played varsity soccer.

         Matt Trotter


About Kiran Srinivasan, SVB Capital

Kiran Srinivasan is an Investment Analyst with SVB Capital. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, SVB Capital is a multi-strategy venture capital investment platform which manages approximately $6.5B. Since 1999, they have been the premier investment partner for accessing the Innovation Economy through investments in the top venture capital firms and technology companies. Kiran is a graduate of Northeastern University with a degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship.

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About Silicon Valley Bank

SVB is the financial partner of the innovation economy, helping individuals, investors and the world’s most innovative companies achieve their ambitious goals. SVB’s businesses - Silicon Valley Bank, SVB Capital, SVB Private and SVB Securities - together offer the services that dynamic and fast-growing clients require as they grow, including commercial banking, venture investing, wealth planning and investment banking. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, SVB operates in centers of innovation around the world. Learn more at

            Silicon Valley Bank

About Wharton Energy Network

The Wharton Energy Network (WEN) is the alumni association for energy professionals at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. With over 4,500 members, WEN aims to power the energy transition through connections and opportunities for sustainable wealth creation. Our mission is to support Wharton alumni and the broader Penn community in leading the energy transformation by providing a central hub for forging connections and fostering lifelong learning about the business future of energy and climate.  Learn more at

About Wharton Alumni Angels

Founded in 2016, Wharton Alumni Angels is an active angel investment group composed of University of Pennsylvania alumni and non-Penn alumni who have joined their angel community. Their members are entrepreneurs, senior business executives, and institutional investors with a global reach. Wharton Alumni Angels'​ over 250 members in 15 countries have invested in more than 50 early stage companies. Wharton Alumni Angels members seek to add value 'beyond the deal'​ and actively provide mentoring and assistance to young companies. They are enthusiastic about entrepreneurs and passionate teams pursuing their dreams. Through a global membership and the Wharton alumni community, the organization has a deep network and close relationships with venture capital funds, other angel networks, and innovation ecosystems worldwide to cultivate the growth of start-ups. Wharton Alumni Angels participates most often in seed and Series A investments, and occasionally later-stage rounds and does not focus on specific verticals or industries.  Learn more at


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