ROTH MKM and Sustain SoCal to Host 6th Annual Sustainability Private Capital Virtual Event on December 6-7, 2023

Event to Feature a Range of Private Sustainability Companies from Solar/Storage, Hydrogen, e-Mobility, Smart City, Circular Economy, Water and AgTech verticals

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 04, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via IBN -- ROTH MKM and Sustain Southern California (“Sustain SoCal”) today announced that they are jointly hosting the 6th Annual Sustainability Private Capital Event (“PCE6”) on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, and Thursday, December 7, 2023. The event will take place in a virtual format.

This year’s conference will consist of Company Quick Pitches and 1-on-1 / small group ZOOM meetings. This format will provide investors from venture capital, private equity, family offices and strategic investors the opportunity to meet with early-stage sustainability companies (mostly A, B, C round companies) in cutting-edge domains, including Solar/Storage, Hydrogen, e-Mobility, Smart City, Circular Economy, Water and AgTech.

“The outlook within the sustainability sector remains mixed. The recent passing of the IRA, the IIJA, as well as a series of state laws have benefitted private companies within the sustainability sector. VCs have also enjoyed new fund creation and the deployment of significant private capital. While these factors contribute to a positive outlook, the rapid increase of both inflation and cost of capital have significantly deteriorated public company valuations and have extended this chilling effect in the private company space,” said Jesse Pichel, Managing Director, Co-Head Sustainability Investment Banking at ROTH MKM.

“Despite the short-term market struggles, we take a long-term approach. We believe the carrot and stick regulations promoting sustainable companies will help mitigate inflationary risks, and the world’s demand for sustainability will continue to gain traction. As such, we continue to support the growth of private companies and have curated a robust group of entities within the sustainability industry for this event,” continued Pichel.

“We are again excited to co-host the event with Sustain SoCal, a leader in promoting economic growth and sustainability initiatives through innovation, collaboration and education. As a founding member of the organization, ROTH MKM remains committed to supporting the sustainability market in Southern California and beyond,” said Robert Stephenson, Managing Director, Co-Head Sustainability Investment Banking at ROTH MKM and a Sustain SoCal Board Member.

"Sustain SoCal is grateful for this continued collaboration with and support from ROTH MKM. ROTH MKM and Sustain SoCal's 30 other board members are the reason the non-profit is a well-known leader in accelerating sustainability initiatives and economic growth. The remarkable growth and success of this annual event is a clear indication that we are moving in the right direction," said Scott Kitcher – President & CEO at Sustain SoCal.

Since 2013, ROTH MKM has been involved in approximately 200 transactions for its Sustainability clients, with total transaction value over $30 billion. (Source – ROTH MKM – 12/01/2023)

ROTH MKM is a founding member of Sustain SoCal (formerly CleanTech OC), a trade association with its roots in cleantech economic growth that accelerates sustainability in Southern California through innovation, collaboration and education, as well as a member of Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), and a corporate sponsor of NGO Sustainability, a non-profit organization in Consultative Status with the United Nations that is dedicated to promoting sustainable development and renewable energy.

For more information and registration, please visit, or contact your ROTH MKM event representative at (949) 720-5700 or e-mail:

Event Agenda (PT):

8:00am - 9:00am 1 - Minute-Quick Pitches by all Companies
9:00am - 1:00pm 1-on-1 / Small Group Zoom Meetings
8:00pm - 12:00pm 1-on-1 / Small Group Zoom Meetings

Participating Companies Include – As of 12/01/2023

Company NameInvestment StageSectorMobile Friendly URL
Acel PowerGrante-Mobility
Alpha RingEarly StageRenewable Energy
BrainBox AISeries BSmart Cities
CarboNetSeries AWater
ChargeNet StationsSeries Ae-Mobility
Cygnus Solar/ Photon EnergySeed StageSolar
Dandelion EnergySeries BSmart Cities
Electrical Grid MonitoringSeries BBattery, Storage, Grid
Endera Corp.Early Stagee-Mobility
Enernet GlobalSeries ARenewable Energy
EnevateSeries EBattery
EnzincSeries ABattery, Storage,
EocellSeries BBattery, Storage, Grid
H2U TechnologiesSeries
Heliene Inc.Series
Impact Carbon CapitalSeries ARenewable Energy
KepsmartSeries ASmart Cities
Logical BuildingsSeries CSmart
MitrexEarly StageSolar
MoleaerSeries CWater
Photon SystemsEarly StageWater
Power EdisonEarly Stagee-Mobility
Powerfield EnergySeries ASolar
PV Nano CellSeries BSolar
Renaissance Solar and Electronic Materials (RSOLEC)Seed StageSolar
SmartHelioSeed StageSolar
UbiQDSeries AAdvanced Materials
Upstart PowerSeries CRenewable Energy
VIE TechnologiesSeries ASmart Cities
WaterwhelmEarly StageWater
Wynd TechnologiesSeries ASmart Cities

This is not an offer or solicitation of the securities herein. Subject to Change | As of 12.01.2023

Please visit the ROTH MKM Conference section of our marketing partner, B2i Digital, for additional information about the companies in attendance.

Thank you to the event sponsors:

Company NameCompany Website (URL)
InvestorBrandNetwork (IBN)
NGO Sustainability
Pryor Cashman
Silicon Valley Bank
Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange

About Sustain SoCal

Sustain SoCal, a non-profit organization, accelerates sustainability and economic growth through innovation, collaboration and education in Southern California. The organization has a ten-year history in exploring and implementing pragmatic, real-world solutions to the challenges created by growth, change and inefficiency. It conducts conferences, workshops and networking events that lead to initiatives that positively impact our region’s economic progress and sustainability. For more information, please visit

ROTH MKM is a relationship-driven investment bank focused on serving growth companies and their investors. Our full-service platform provides capital raising, high impact equity research, macroeconomics, sales and trading, technical insights, derivatives strategies, M&A advisory, and corporate access. Headquartered in Newport Beach, California, ROTH MKM is a privately held, employee-owned organization and maintains offices throughout the U.S. For more information on ROTH MKM, please visit

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