Climate Change. Plastic Pollution. Water shortages.
Planet A Ventures supports founders tackling the world‘s largest environmental problems.
We provide early stage funding and mentoring to highly scalable green tech companies – while measuring and forecasting the positive environmental impact of a start-up as our central metric of success.
Three pillars, one goal:
We help start-ups to scientifically quantify and predict the positive ecological impact of their business-model.
Planet A network
We give founders access to a unique mentoring network of experienced, serial entrepreneurs, and proven experts.
We provide early-stage funding to accelerate impact and growth.
We believe in close collaboration of entrepreneurs and scientists to change our economy for the better of our planet.
Without scientific insight, even the best entrepreneurs are ignorant of the true ecological impact of their business.
This is why we have a full-fledged scientific team committed to calculating Life Cycle Assessments: this allows us to not only evaluate the GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions involved, but also to determine plastic, water, and land use footprints. Our approach provides entrepreneurs with the insight to scientifically quantify, visualize and forecast the environmental effects of their product or service.
This knowledge empowers founders to make sustainable and strategic decisions. Such knowledge also allows investors to understand the impact of every Euro they have invested into early-stage start-ups.
With great power comes
Our planet desperately needs an economy that operates within its environmental boundaries. This requires us to radically change the ways we produce and consume. Now.
Reinventing our economy is a major global challenge. It will take entrepreneurial action, scientific ingenuity, political stamina, and individual choices to achieve it.
Capital has great power to influence the future of companies and entire industries: Tomorrow’s economy is based on today’s investment decisions. And we think it’s time for venture capital to take on its responsibility.
This is why we at Planet A Ventures work hard to advance an economy that serves the people and our planet. We support start-ups taking action and spearheading positive change with capital as well as knowledge.
By Founders for Founders
Planet A Ventures is founded by founders for founders. Our team and the Planet A Network give every venture unique access to the knowledge and experience of like-minded successful entrepreneurs, scientists, and business experts.
Fridtjof Detzner, GPPlanet A Network, Start-up Support and Vision
Christian Schad, GPFinance, Governance and Compliance
Lena Thiede, GPImpact Assessment and Communication
Tobias Seikel, GPDealflow, Start-up Support, HR
Nick de la Forge, GPInvestor Relations, Dealflow
Christoph Gras, GPInvestor Relations, Dealflow
Christina Scharpenberg, SCIENTISTImpact assessment, LCA Analyst
Dr. Benedikt Buchspies, Senior ScientistImpact Assessment, LCA Development
Dr. Michael Münnix, Venture PartnerDealflow, Fund Strategy
Ulrike Schütze, Personal AssistantCommunication and coordination
Helmut Söhler, Venture PartnerPlanet A Network, Fundraising
Jessica Burley, Investment AnalystDealflow
Andrei Dinu, Design AdvisorProduct Design, UX
Eva Elfgen, Network & Program ManagerPlanet A Network
Laura Alberty, ManagerCommunication and Brand
Florian Schabus, Investment AnalystDealflow
Rolf SchrömgensCo-Founder Trivago
Brigitte MohnManaging Director Sunrise Capital
Sebastian BorekFounder Founders Foundation
Mirko NovakovicAngel Investor New Forge
Nicola BreyerCCO Optiopay & former Head of Growth Paypal
Philipp WestermeyerFounder & CEO OMR
Dr.-Ing. Heba AguibChief Executive RESPOND at BMW Foundation
André SchürrleMD Bivus GmbH & Soccer World Champion
Iris BraunCo-founder & CPO share
Let’s take action for the planet. Together!