Planet A - building the economy our planet needs

We support founders tackling the world's largest environmental problems.

Our economy is breaking the planet
our economy is breaking the planet - climate change. loss of biodiversity. waste pollution. our current economy is exceeding the natural limits of our planet.
the science is clear
the science is clear - we have to radically change the way we produce and consume to ensure the livelihood and prosperity of future generations
we need an economy within our planetary boundaries

OUR APPROACH:
SCIENCE BASED INVESTMENTS. NO GREENWASHING.

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.

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LIFE-CYCLE ASSESSMENT

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traceless

traceless developed an innovative and novel generation of bio-circular and plastic-free materials.

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The Upright Project

Upright has developed the world's first public impact data platform, measuring the net impact of companies and funds on the environment, health, knowledge and society.

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INERATEC

INERATEC develops, builds, and delivers chemical plants that produce e-fuels through through Gas-to-Liquid, Power-to-Liquid, and Power-to-Gas applications.

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one • fıve

one • fıve redefines single-use plastics for packaging with innovative solutions based on paper and novel bioplastics.

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Makersite

Makersite uses AI, data and apps to power sustainable product and supply chain decisions at scale.

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Wildplastic

WILDPLASTIC recovers plastic from nature and brings it back into the production cycle by creating sustainable products.

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Dance is an e-bike subscription service founded with the purpose of positively impacting health, sustainability and livable cities.

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44.01 leverages the process of carbon mineralization to eliminate CO2 from the atmosphere and turns it into rock.

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CarbonRe

CarbonRe offers SaaS solutions assisting hard-to-abate industries to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.

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goodcarbon

goodcarbon's investment and trading platform will accelerate the investment into nature-based climate solutions and the trading of related carbon credits.

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GA Drilling

GA Drilling creates a permanent supply of renewable heating, cooling and power by exploiting ultra-deep geothermal energy.

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C1 is developing an ultra-efficient catalysis to mass-produce green methanol — enabling the shipping and chemical industry to save gigatons of CO2.

OUR STARTUPS
THINK BIG AND SCALE UP

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.

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Ready for investment?

Who are we looking for?

We invest in early-stage hardware and software companies across all sectors of the EU taxonomy:
- Agriculture
- Forestry & Food
- Construction & Real Estate
- Energy & Heat
- Manufacturing
- Transport & Mobility
- Water, Waste & Remediation

What are our investment criteria?

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

How much do we invest?

Typically we invest from Pre-Seed to Series A with initial tickets ranging from €0.5 to €3M, and we follow-up our investments as well. We can lead rounds but don’t have to do so.

What support do we offer beyond investing?

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.

Diverse startups? Yes please!

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.

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Pitch to us!

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!

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News
Planet A Buzz

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Dezember 13, 2022 This startup wants to show the impact Fortune 500 companies have on the environment and society.

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Dezember 8, 2022 A snapshot of the European CDR Ecosystem

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Dezember 1, 2022 Wagniskapitalfonds „Planet A“: Nachhaltig investieren

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November 22, 2022 Let’s change the industry for the better

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November 16, 2022 Tackling gigatonnes of CO2 from energy-intensive industries

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November 11, 2022 Warum Labor-Start-ups immer noch zu selten sind

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November 11, 2022 Gesucht: ein Ökosystem zur
Finanzierung grüner Anlagen

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November 10, 2022 Turning carbon dioxide into rock. Forever.

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November 7, 2022 Carbon Re raises new funding to harness AI to decarbonise the most energy-intensive industries

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Oktober 19, 2022 Makersite lands $18M to help companies manage product supply chains

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Oktober 5, 2022 Boosting the next generation of sustainable packaging

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September 29, 2022 Planetary Podcast