Markus Sudhoff

Climate Founders GmbH
CEO & Founder
Panel Discussion "The need for impact investing"

The panel “The need of impact investing” discusses the critical role of investment decisions in combating climate change and creating positive social change. We explore the facts surrounding impact investment and its relevance to our planet. Impact investing has gained significant traction contributing to sustainable solutions worldwide, e.g., renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable agriculture, and other climate-related sectors. However, many argue that the current changes in the industry may not be enough to meet the ambitious climate targets set forth by global agreements. We will navigate the complexities and challenges, striving to bridge the gap between ambition and action, talking about the innovative approaches, partnerships, and policy frameworks that can enhance the startup ecosystem’s ability to drive meaningful change in the face of climate crisis.

Short CV:

As Managing Partner at Climate Founders, Markus Sudhoff manages the operational business and works closely with the startup founders. He has co-founded three startups in software, hardware and fintech, invested in AI and software startups as an angel investor and mentored more than 40 startups as Founders Foundation Mentor in Residence. With the goal of building the world’s most entrepreneurial climate initiative, he founded Climate Founders in 2020, has already worked with over 120 teams from different sectors such as hardware, life science, nature-based solutions, marketplaces or software in the Climate Founders Pre-Acceleration Sprint and helped the 10 Accelerator teams raise their first funding and successfully enter the market.