Fighting climate change
one startup at a time.
Climate tech startups operate in complex, highly-regulated markets. The Ad Hoc Group helps early and late stage startups translate policy and regulatory insight into business returns, design and execute go-to-market strategies, and source and close deals.
HOW WE HELP
The Ad Hoc Group offers a suite of services that help our clients drive topline revenue growth, shape the policy and regulatory environment, raise capital, and build out their internal go-to-market team.
Policy and Regulatory Support
We are your fractional policy and regulatory team giving you the insight and leverage you need to shape markets and create new revenue opportunities.
Sales and Go-to-Market Support
We are your fractional sales support team helping you target the right markets at the right time, close deals and build partnerships.
WHO WE WORK WITH
The startups we work with are solving the toughest climate challenges.
Here are our past and present clients.
Founder and CEO
"We wouldn't be where we are without The Ad Hoc Group team. They were instrumental in helping us understand our market and its regulatory drivers, refine our product offering and messaging, and close our first deals. Rather than arms-length advisors, they have been part of the Pano team from nearly day 1.”
“Working with The Ad Hoc Group has been a great experience. They were super clutch when it came to closing a Series A in the difficult funding environment of 2022. They helped us get deals over the finish line by highlighting important policy tailwinds to investors, presenting complex information in an immediately understandable way.”
President and Founder
“The Ad Hoc Group has been an essential partner to the Dandelion team from early in our journey. Their ability to quickly understand the regulatory and and political dynamics of our market and translate that into a focused growth plan has ensured that we have invested our precious resources on the right markets at the right time.”
“We worked with The Ad Hoc Group to stress-test and refine our go-to-market strategy and ensure that our regulatory and sales strategies were aligned and that our senior team was speaking the same language. I’d recommend their services to anyone trying to navigate transportation electrification or any other heavily regulated market.”
Latest from The Gist
The Gist is a monthly newsletter on the business, politics, and people of climate tech.
The Ad Hoc Gist: I’m the Problem, It’s Me(thane)
Fossil gas is a big problem for the climate. And there are major political battles being waged on how much we need and for how long.
Regardless of their outcome, we’re going to have a gas system for the foreseeable future. So, as Ian Rinehart and Sam Bauer write in this month’s Gist, we should lean in hard to stop methane leaks from gas extraction and infrastructure.
The Ad Hoc Gist: 2024: Hope Floats or Reality Bites?
As we kick off 2024, I invited five experts to share their predictions for tech, funding, and policy.
Here’s mine: 2024 will be big for resilience. In an election year, when climate action will become even more politicized, resilience tech should avoid the political crosshairs. The reality of extreme weather and wildfires will prompt utilities (no CEO wants a repeat of Hawaii), big real estate, and other vulnerable sectors to invest in their self-interest.
The Ad Hoc Gist: A Few of Our Favorite Things in 2023
As 2023 comes to a close, we are yet again on track to mark the hottest year on record. But it wasn’t all bad news.
We invited some of my AHG colleagues to share their favorite climate tech achievements this year – things that may not have captured all the headlines but nonetheless demonstrate progress.