Irena Spazzapan is the Managing Partner of Systemiq Capital, the climate-tech VC spin-off from the world's largest pure-play climate advisory firm Systemiq. She built the current team and led most investments in Fund I (ZeroAvia, Jupiter Intelligence, OpenInvest, Charm Industrial, Brimstone, BEDEO, Ohme and many others). In 2022, Irena led the spin out of Systemiq Capital from Systemiq, continuing to back Series A-B companies with $1-10m initial tickets across the UK, EU and North America. Fund II is currently at $100m AUM, aiming for a final closing of $150-200m in June. Irena comes from a real assets background, coming to climate tech after spending over 10 years at Goldman Sachs in power, carbon and gas.