Let’s build something the planet needs

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 ecological impact of a start-up as our central metric of success.

Three pillars, one goal:

Change

Impact Forecasting

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.

Funding

We provide early-stage funding to accelerate impact and growth.

 

Enable scientific

insight

Empower entrepreneurial

Action

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

Great Responsibility

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.

Team

Fridtjof Detzner, GP

Fridtjof co-founded the DIY website builder Jimdo before he shifted his focus to supporting and investing into founders that contribute to an economy within the planetary boundaries.

Fridtjof Detzner, GP

Fridtjof Detzner, GP

Planet A Network, Start-up Support and Vision

Christian Schad, GP

Christian is a serial entrepreneur and a social activist. At Planet A, Christian is spearheading the financial strategy as well as governance and compliance matters.

Christian Schad, GP

Christian Schad, GP

Finance, Governance and Compliance

Lena Thiede, GP

Lena is an Environmental and Climate Policy Expert. At Planet A, Lena’s focus is on assessing, tracking and visualizing impact.

Lena Thiede, GP

Lena Thiede, GP

Impact Measuring, Impact Forecasting

Tobias Seikel, GP

Tobias is a skilled manager and senior investment professional with extensive experience in building start-ups and VC. Tobias is responsible for the fund’s dealflow and investment process.

Tobias Seikel, GP

Tobias Seikel, GP

Dealflow, Start-up Support & HR

Nick de la Forge, GP

Nick is the deep-tech expert at Planet A, leading the fundraising efforts and is responsible for expanding our network within the European investment space

Nick de la Forge, GP

Nick de la Forge, GP

Investor Relations & Dealflow

Christoph Gras, Partner

Christoph is a serial entrepreneur (e.g. myphotobook, enorm, Tomorrow Bank, Leaders for Climate Action) and startup investor for more than 12 years.

Christoph Gras, Partner

Christoph Gras, Partner

Investor Relations & Dealflow

Dr. Benedikt Buchspies, Scientist

Benedikt holds a Master of Science degree and a PhD in environmental engineering. At Planet A, Benedikt is responsible for impact assessments, methodology development and calculating the LCAs.

Dr. Benedikt Buchspies, Scientist

Dr. Benedikt Buchspies, Scientist

Impact Assessment, LCA Development

Helmut Söhler, Venture Partner

Helmut is an experienced Senior Manager within the European Financial Industry.

Helmut Söhler, Venture Partner

Helmut Söhler, Venture Partner

Planet A Network, Fundraising

Andrei Dinu, Design Advisor

Andrei is an experienced product designer specialized in UX, UI, research, and prototyping. He helps Planet A to turn impact forecasting into a digital product.

Andrei Dinu, Design Advisor

Andrei Dinu, Design Advisor

Product Design & UX

Portfolio

Mentors

Rolf Schrömgens

Rolf Schrömgens

Rolf Schrömgens

Co-Founder Trivago

Brigitte Mohn

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Brigitte Mohn

Brigitte Mohn

Managing Director Sunrise Capital

Sebastian Borek

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Sebastian Borek

Sebastian Borek

Founder Founders Foundation

Mirko Novakovic

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Mirko Novakovic

Mirko Novakovic

Angel Investor New Forge

Nicola Breyer

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Nicola Breyer

Nicola Breyer

CCO Optiopay & former Head of Growth Paypal

Philipp Westermeyer

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Philipp Westermeyer

Philipp Westermeyer

Founder & CEO OMR

Dr.-Ing. Heba Aguib

Dr.-Ing. Heba Aguib

Dr.-Ing. Heba Aguib

Chief Executive RESPOND at BMW Foundation

André Schürrle

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André Schürrle

André Schürrle

MD Bivus GmbH & Soccer World Champion

Iris Braun

Iris Braun

Iris Braun

Co-founder & CPO share

Christian Hardenberg

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Christian Hardenberg

Christian Hardenberg

CTO Delivery Hero

Benjamin Adrion

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Benjamin Adrion

Benjamin Adrion

Founder Viva con Agua

Henrike Schlottmann

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Henrike Schlottmann

Henrike Schlottmann

MD Project Together

Wilfried Gilrath

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Wilfried Gilrath

Wilfried Gilrath

Former CEO Lichtblick

Anita Merzbacher

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Anita Merzbacher

Anita Merzbacher

CEO UNO INO eG

Jakob Berndt

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Jakob Berndt

Jakob Berndt

Co-founder Tomorrow, Co-founder Lemonaid

Christian Dereser

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Christian Dereser

Christian Dereser

Founder CheckMyBus, Co-founder financeAds

Heidrun Twesten

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Heidrun Twesten

Heidrun Twesten

Founder & MD Impacct GmbH

Hubert Deutsch

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Hubert Deutsch

Hubert Deutsch

CEO Feinguss Blank & former CFO Liebherr

Matthias Henze

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Matthias Henze

Matthias Henze

Co-founder & CEO Jimdo

Christian Springub

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Christian Springub

Christian Springub

Co-founder & COO Dance, Co-founder Jimdo

Achim Hensen

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Achim Hensen

Achim Hensen

Co-founder Purpose Economy

Cornelia Hoppe

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Cornelia Hoppe

Cornelia Hoppe

Founder DONE! Berlin

Kasper Hulthin

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Kasper Hulthin

Kasper Hulthin

Chairman at Normative, Co-Founder Peakon

Paul Kupfer

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Paul Kupfer

Paul Kupfer

CEO soulbottles

Jörg Pannenbäcker

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Jörg Pannenbäcker

Jörg Pannenbäcker

Systemic Coaching & Consulting for New Work

Sven-Oliver Pink

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Sven-Oliver Pink

Founder FOND OF

Christian Riedel

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Christian Riedel

Christian Riedel

Business Storytelling & Co-initiator Planet A

Jan Plambeck

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Jan Plambeck

Jan Plambeck

CEO purefood

Jan Boris Wintzenburg

Boris is an economist and business writer. He is heading the jury of the most prestigious german entrepreneurship award. At Planet A he and Fridtjof are in charge of the Planet A Network.

Jan Boris Wintzenburg

Jan Boris Wintzenburg

Director Communications and Marketing Porsche Consulting

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Let’s take action for the planet. Together!