Startup Monday: Latest tech trends & news happening in the global startup ecosystem (Issue 49)

Breakthrough Energy Catalyst, a private-public fund backed by Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, is planning to help invest up to $15 billion into clean tech projects across the U.S., the U.K. and the European Union. In order to deploy $15 billion, Goldman told the FT that the fund plans to use innovative financial structures and partnership agreements. “We are last-mile financing and so, we will be the most risky capital in there,” Goldman said. “We’re really trying to demonstrate which of the technological pathways are going to be most effective.”