Sophie Purdom

Sophie Purdom invests in and supports early-stage climate tech founders and their companies with Planeteer Capital. Planeteer leads investments at the Pre-Seed and Seed stage into hardware-enabled software for climate. Sophie has backed breakout companies like Remora, WeaveGrid, Amogy and Patch – often as the earliest, climate-first investor. Planeteer is anchored by an Ivy League endowment and Meta’s former CTO (who also supports the portfolio as an Advisor). Fund I has a $75m target, with a majority committed and closed. More details on the fund and Planeteer’s thesis.

Sophie also writes CTVC, a newsletter & strategic data platform with 70,000+ subscribers featured in Financial Times, NY Times, Bloomberg and other major outlets as climate tech’s source of record. Prior, Sophie launched an ESG fund at a major endowment, published a book on sustainable investing, worked at Bain & Co., and helped found and raise $65m at Kula Bio to develop carbon-negative fertilizer. Sophie lives in New York, where she and her partner host dinner parties, play NYC handball, and foster many happy pups.