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 impact companies – while measuring and forecasting the positive ecological 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 blinded towards 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 enables 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. And let’s be frank: We have about ten years left to radically change our economy.
Reinventing our economy to work within planetary boundaries is a major global challenge. It will take entrepreneurial action, scientific ingenuity, political stamina, and individual sacrifice to achieve it.
Especially venture capital has great power to influence the future of markets and entire industries: Tomorrow’s economy is based on today’s investment decisions. And we think it’s time for venture capital firms to take their planetary responsibilities.
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 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 Measuring, Impact Forecasting
Tobias Seikel, GPDealflow, Start-up Support & HR
Nick de la Forge, GPInvestor Relations & Dealflow
Dr. Benedikt Buchspieß (PhD), ScientistImpact Assessment, LCA Development
Helmut Söhler, Venture PartnerPlanet A Network, Fundraising
Andrei Dinu, Design AdvisorProduct Design & UX
Christian Riedel, Storytelling AdvisorStorytelling & Branding
Mission: Avoid new plastic and recover and reuse plastic waste.
Wildplastic produces and sells trash bags made from 100% recycled and wild plastic. Our Impact Assessment shows: The WILDBAG saves up to 69% CO2e compared to an average bag made from virgin plastic.