We support founders tackling the world's largest environmental problems.
We’re the first European VC with an in-house science team that calculates life cycle assessments to quantify the impact of a startup. Our scientists hold the power to veto investments if there is no significant positive and quantifiable impact.
We invest in European green tech start-ups that have a significant positive impact on the planet while building scalable businesses. The greater the impact, the greater the return – for our founders and the planet.
We invest in early-stage hardware and software companies across all sectors of the EU taxonomy:
- Forestry & Food
- Construction & Real Estate
- Energy & Heat
- Transport & Mobility
- Water, Waste & Remediation
We look for scalable businesses with scalable impact, based in Europe or Israel. Your startup needs to have a quantifiable impact in one of the following four areas:
- Climate mitigation
- Waste prevention
- Resource efficiency
- Biodiversity protection
Typically we invest from Pre-Seed to Series A with initial tickets ranging from €0.5 to €4M, and we follow-up our investments as well. We can lead rounds but don’t have to do so.
We don’t stop at investing. Through our network and Planet A platform team, you’ll gain powerful knowledge and hands-on support from industry experts, scientists, impact-driven investors, and other companies in the Planet A portfolio.
Planet A Ventures was founded by founders for founders. You can rely on a strong team of successful serial entrepreneurs, whose number one priority is to help you scale.
We see it as our responsibility to contribute to a more diverse industry that provides capital to a more diverse set of founders. In reviewing companies for investment, the diversity of the founding teams is one of our assessment criteria. We also actively support our portfolio companies to be leaders in building diverse teams and inclusive cultures.
You can find more on our approach in Planet A's Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Policy.
Above all, we’re looking for champions of change who are not afraid to disrupt an industry, are highly innovative, and help change entire industries. If you have the ambition to scale up and solve our planet’s most pressing problems, we look forward to meeting you!