Investment Team

Climate Tech & Industrial Tech

Technology is not only the key to successfully transitioning to a zero-carbon economy but will also create the sector-defining companies of the future in the process.


That’s why our sector-focused investment teams actively fund Climate Tech startups in their respective verticals, from circular economy marketplaces to sustainable fintech startups and beyond.


And our Climate Tech & Industrial Tech team, leveraging a network of leading European industrial corporations and C-Suite leaders, partners with enterprise software, hardware, and hardware-enabled software startups that are targeting today’s most polluting sectors — manufacturing, construction & real estate, energy, mobility & transportation, and agriculture. These industries alone account for more than 70% of Co2 emissions in Europe. Decarbonizing them is no longer an option; it’s our duty.


If you’re a mission-driven Climate Tech startup operating in any of our core investment sectors, let’s connect. Our extensive network of industry decision-makers, corporate partners, top-tier investors, and unparalleled sector knowledge and experience will help you turn your mission-driven startup into a globally successful company.

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€100K - €3M

We invest in

Pre-Seed, Seed & Series A startups

Turn Your Mission Into A Business

We actively connect you with potential customers, pilot partners, and strategic allies from day one. These relationships validate your proof of concept, accelerate your growth, and help you bridge pilot purgatory and long sales cycles.

Access our Investor Network

With a proven track record of more than 25 successful climate-focused investments, we have access to a global network of top-tier investors who can help you grow and scale a game-changing climate tech company.

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Connect with the most knowledgeable Climate Tech founders, operators, and industry leaders in the world. Through mutually-beneficial collaborations, knowledge-sharing, events, and more, we introduce you to the people you need to build a lasting business.

Our Portfolio

Resourcify
Resourcify

Resourcify is a waste management platform that helps companies to control and improve recycling.

https://www.resourcify.de

Resourcify connects waste-producers and recyclers to make recycling easy, fast and affordable. With automated, digital workflows that make recycling more efficient and transparent, companies can recycle more and reduce costs, and turn waste into valuable materials. 

Together with more than 220 waste management companies that use the platform, Resourcify has developed powerful software that simplifies recycling and helps companies save up to 30% of the costs compared to conventional waste management. In addition, Resoucify serves as the central tool to manage all your waste service providers globally.

Year Invested
2021
Sector
Germany
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Schüttflix
Schüttflix

Digital marketplace for bulk construction supplies.

https://www.schuettflix.de/

Schüttflix is the first digital marketplace and delivery platform for bulk construction supplies such as sand, crushed rock, and gravel. The Schüttflix app, which connects suppliers and truckers directly with customers in landscaping and the heavy construction industry, currently offers same day service and 4-hour delivery to its core market. As the supply market is extremely fragmented and non-transparent, Schüttflix is the first to provide easy online access to customers across Germany in one platform.

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TWAICE
TWAICE

TWAICE uses digital twins for a more sustainable, reliable and everlasting mobility.

https://twaice.com/de/

TWAICE delivers solutions based on digital twins to fleet operators, battery and electric vehicle manufacturers to reduce battery development and testing costs as well as to increase battery reliability and lifetime. Their solutions are built around the belief that it should be simple to test and operate complex technical systems like batteries while always having the appropriate knowledge available.

Year Invested
2018
Sector
Germany
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Liefergrün
Liefergrün

Liefergrün is the sustainable, customer-oriented shipping solution for e-commerce and ship-from-store.

https://www.liefergruen.de/

Liefergrün is the leading delivery service provider for sustainable delivery. Liefergrün’s aim is to enable guilt-free online shopping by reducing the environmental impact of deliveries. As a result, it is committed to creating a fair, social and emissions-free delivery experience with the mantra ‘we respect your shopping.'

Liefergrün delivers in freely selectable time windows and with 24/7 real-time tracking. Return deliveries are also able to be scheduled and are fully sustainable.

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Celus
Celus

Solution to empower development teams to easily build embedded systems, without deep knowledge about electronics.

http://www.celus.io/

The AI-powered CELUS Engineering Platform generates schematics, PCB-Layouts and BOM at the touch of a button. By automating all the manual steps in the engineering process, we can reduce development times by up to 90%.

Year Invested
2019
Sector
Germany
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Greyparrot
Greyparrot

AI-based waste recognition software to power next generation robotics and smart systems to monitor, audit and sort waste at scale.

https://greyparrot.ai/

Greyparrot provides waste recognition software that identifies materials using AI-based computer vision to monitor, audit and sort waste at scale. Their goal is to empower waste managers with actionable insights to increase recycling rates. Greyparrot is committed to unlocking the financial value of waste, which will, in turn, keep our environment clean for generations to come.

Year Invested
2020
Sector
United Kingdom
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Finres
Finres

finres provides AI and science-based solutions for banks to optimize agricultural investments in the face of climate change.

https://www.finres.org/

finres is revolutionizing decision-making in rural economies. By analyzing past and current trends and extremes in climate using AI and science, the France-based team can accurately predict future climate trends in the wake of global warming and climate change. This information is shared with banks and international organizations, along with measures farmers can take to ensure that their crops, livestock, and livelihoods do not suffer.

By breaking down the barriers between research and the private sector, Finres is building a bridge between finance and agricultural resilience. The company currently operates in 32 countries across 4 continents and has supported over 1.4 billion worth of investments, with an increase in productivity per hectare of up to 50%.

Year Invested
2023
Sector
France
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cylib
cylib

cylib offers an innovative and sustainable technology for Li-ion battery recycling. For a true circular economy instead of further depletion.

https://www.cylib.de/

cylib aims to secure global raw material demands by recycling Li-ion batteries. This is realized by a proprietary, resource-efficient and environmentally friendly end-to-end process. The holistic cylib-process gives commodities another life by treating used batteries and transforming them into marketable raw materials. With cylib’s process, it is possible to recover all battery components. This also includes Lithium and Graphite among other materials that are currently not recovered from batteries in the EU.

The recycling process was developed over many years of research at RWTH Aachen University and contains all the relevant process steps, like mechanical, thermal and chemical treatments to reach high yields.

Year Invested
2022
Sector
Germany
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NeoCarbon
NeoCarbon

NeoCarbon captures carbon directly from the atmosphere at scale profitably leveraging the existing airflow and waste heat of industrial cooling towers.

https://www.neocarbon.tech/

NeoCarbon reverses climate change by dramatically cutting the costs associated with Direct Air Capture. By retrofitting existing cooling towers without impacting their original function, the time and cost investment needed to set up a carbon capturing system is reduced by up to 10x.

Year Invested
2022
Sector
Germany
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PurposeGreen
PurposeGreen

End-to-end solution for energy CAPEX and long-term ESG management.

http://www.purpose-green.com

One-stop-shop transforming investment properties into sustainable assets, providing energy audits, green subsidies & financing, and construction project execution combined with smart ESG & energy intelligence. By combining technology with actually touching the building, Purpose aims to become the EU-wide executive branch and digital control center of reaching the 1.5°C decarbonisation goal.

Year Invested
2023
Sector
Germany
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Recyda
Recyda

Recyda’s software for packaging data management empowers various stakeholders in the packaging industry to gain transparency on international requirements to enable sustainable change and drive the circular economy. The SaaS solution supports optimising packaging recyclability, fulfilling reporting requirements, optimising cost aspects and more.

https://www.recyda.com/

Recyda develops software solutions to drive sustainability in packaging. The Germany-based startup offers an all-in-one SaaS solution that supports companies to digitally manage their packaging portfolios with regards to packaging recyclability, Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) fees, plastic taxes and more. Companies are confronted with a high complexity of country-specific regulations, waste infrastructure and other related topics such as eco-modulated fees to be paid in each market. Recyda helps navigate this complexity with its comprehensive software solution. 

The Recyda software creates impact in a variety of use cases offering forecasting capabilities, allowing companies to accurately calculate their EPR fees and taxes, and model their specific packaging designs to assess against various design for recycling guidelines. In this way, the software supports packaging R&D and finding the optimum recyclable design for individual packaging solutions as well as digitally managing whole packaging portfolios of tens of thousands of packages with regards to international requirements. With reporting and analytic features, the software helps companies easily generate reports for internal and external requirements and make informed decisions in a timely manner.

Year Invested
2023
Sector
Germany
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Skyfri
Skyfri

Making renewable energy intelligent

https://www.skyfri.com/

Skyfri provides owners of renewable energy plants with sophisticated software to increase revenues and reduce downtime in production. Its platform is built to automate operations, maintenance, and asset management.

Year Invested
2022
Sector
Norway
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Fernride
Fernride

Driving logistics automation

https://www.fernride.com/

Fernride enables automated and sustainable logistics operations by combining the human skills of in-office drivers - known as teleoperators - with autonomous driving technology in a scalable platform.

Year Invested
2019
Sector
Germany
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Remberg
Remberg

remberg digitizes service processes of industrial machinery with its cloud-based Asset-Relationship-Management System.

https://www.remberg.io/

remberg digitizes service processes of industrial machinery. The company's Asset-Relationship-Management (ARM) System is a cloud-based software solution that enables seamless service processes across organizations around your assets in one single platform. Manufacturers, service providers and operators of industrial assets access and process machine-related information such as documentation, spare parts, or service cases from one single source.

Year Invested
2019
Sector
Germany
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Sunhero
Sunhero

Leveraging digital technologies and service innovation to make it easy for people to install PV systems on their rooftops

https://www.sunhero.com/

Sunhero is a Berlin-based, Spain-operated startup, which aims to become the leading international service for renting and buying residential rooftop PV systems. Sunhero is driven by a mission: Satisfy a growing demand for energy in a new way and make it easy for people to power their homes with solar energy. Cheaply, cleanly and sustainably.

Year Invested
2022
Sector
Germany
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SwipeGuide
SwipeGuide

Standard-work procedure and knowledge management

https://www.swipeguide.com/

SwipeGuide is the next-generation instruction software. It provides an intuitive way to create enhanced-reality work instructions in a matter of minutes. Machine operators and field service engineers visualize, standardize, and execute digital instructions on mobile devices.

Year Invested
2020
Sector
Netherlands
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trawa
trawa

trawa's goal is to build a completely digital and data-driven energy provider for business. The cleantech aims to professionalize and simplify the procurement of electricity for energy-intensive companies.

https://www.trawa.de/

With trawa, companies gain access to customized energy procurement that combines all available products, including power purchase agreements with solar and wind farms. This secures long-term energy procurement and promotes the expansion of renewable energy without government subsidies.To analyze load profiles, identify savings potential and create an optimized energy portfolio, trawa relies on an AI-based software solution. This can unlock potential in electricity procurement and deliver savings of up to 20 percent.

Year Invested
2023
Sector
Germany
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Riverse
Riverse

Riverse issues high-quality, verifiable carbon credits from industrial GreenTech SMEs in Europe

https://www.riverse.io/

Riverse has developed a carbon credit standard and a digital Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) platform, enabling industrial GreenTech SMEs in Europe to issue carbon credits to earn money. The solution makes it possible to issue carbon credits 20 times faster and at a cost 3 times lower than current market standards.

Founded in France in 2021, Riverse aims to bring transparency and unlock high-quality supply on the carbon markets, in order to accelerate the financing of high-impact decarbonisation technologies in Europe.

Year Invested
2023
Sector
France
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Conundrum
Conundrum

Industrial automation powered by AI.

https://conundrum.ai/

Conundrum helps industrial companies to leapfrog into Industry 4.0 by leveraging value hidden in data and introducing AI-driven technologies. The UK-based technology company's software helps industrial companies address the following: predictive maintenance, quality control and industrial processes optimization. Its software is based on its proprietary machine learning technologies for industrial time series analysis.

Year Invested
2018
Sector
United Kingdom
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one-five
one-five

one • fıve is transforming material science inventions into sustainable packaging products.

https://one-five.com/

Sustainable packaging alternatives are usually very expensive to deploy at full market scale as the products are not mature enough yet. one fıve tackles this problem of scalability by transforming existing academic lab-scale material science inventions into market-ready solutions that are economically viable and meet the rising demand of conscious consumers. They systematically discover promising - but not yet mature - research results from renowned universities and research institutes.  

Researchers at one fıve further develop this IP in their own 5,000 m² R&D campus near Hamburg, Germany. The facility includes algae cultivation, processing, fermentation capacity, a laboratory, a prototype workshop and testing facilities, giving them the necessary infrastructure to further develop these technologies from a previous proof of concept into a market-ready proof of scalability.

Year Invested
2021
Sector
Germany
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Hier Foods
Hier Foods

Bringing local food to everyone by building the digital infrastructure for perishable goods

https://hier.in

Hier was founded with the vision to make fresher, healthier and more sustainable food available wherever people buy their groceries.

Enabled by consumer demand for easy access to more sustainable, traceable food, Hier Foods is changing the very core of our food system.

Hier's very first step is to improve the relationships of ambitious retailers and their local producers by providing them with a series of digital solutions.

Year Invested
2020
Sector
Germany
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Paua
Paua

Paua is building the universal electric vehicle charging solution for businesses.

https://www.pauatech.com/

Paua supports getting more people into electric vehicles by harmonizing the fragmented landscape of electric vehicle chargepoints. Through aggregating smart connected electric vehicle charging infrastructure, we enable a transition to cleaner transport. We use technology to provide drivers with the latest chargepoint status, to enable direct integration to start a charge and we aggregate all the costs into one bill. All of our charging is guaranteed backed by renewable energy. One app, one card, one bill, thousands of chargepoints and zero emissions.

Year Invested
2022
Sector
United Kingdom
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Crate.io
Crate.io

Crate.io is a database company that makes it easy to store and analyze massive amounts of Internet of Things (IoT) and machine data in real-time.

https://crate.io/

The next wave of big data will be generated by IoT (Internet of Things) devices such as sensors, wearables, and vehicles, generating millions of data points per second.
Crate.io was founded to help companies process this data and establish a standard for database developers. CrateDB is a decentralized SQL database for managing machine data and analyzing it in real time. It makes traditional central databases obsolete and allows companies to store their data on different application services providing simplicity and scalability.

Year Invested
2014
Sector
United States of America
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United States of America
Planetly
Planetly

Building the easiest tools for your business to analyse, reduce and offset your carbon footprint.

https://www.planetly.org/

Planetly (acquired by OneTrust in 2021) is a climate-tech-company developing digital tools enabling companies to analyze, reduce and compensate their Co2 emissions. By completely automating the process of data acquisition, Planetly provides real-time analysis of the carbon footprint and the required transparency and tools reduce it.

Planetly was founded by Berlin serial entrepreneurs Anna Alex and Benedikt Franke in January 2020.

Year Invested
2020
Sector
Germany
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Kwest
Kwest

Renewable energy companies use Kwest to manage their installations end-to-end and automate their operations.

https://getkwest.com/

Kwest (acquired by Kraken Technologies in 2024) was a platform helps you automate manual tasks, create visibility across your team and send data where you need it. With Kwest, you install and maintain assets more efficiently.

Year Invested
2021
Sector
Germany
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corrux
corrux

Analytics solution for industrial equipment on the construction site.

corrux (acquired by Gropyus AG in 2021) enables enterprises to maximize the efficiency of industrial equipment. The company’s analytics layer lets construction companies and OEMs understand their heavy machinery – ranging from excavators to track laying machines. With corrux, job site operations are monitored in real-time to gain insight from data. corrux uses AI to distill the most urgent and actionable measurements and alerts, so that action is taken before failure occurs.

Year Invested
2019
Sector
Germany
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aucobo
aucobo

aucobo empowers shop floor workers by connecting them with our smart collaboration software to increase process efficiency and deliver new data insights.

https://aucobo.de/

We help industrial companies increase process efficiency by improving human-machine communication and making data visible that could not be collected before.
As a leader in industrial smart wearable software, we provide our customers with organizational tools that help improve communication and coordination across all areas of the shop floor. This creates a clear overview and optimizes machine utilization, providing plant managers with instant results and enhanced visibility and accountability between employees.

Year Invested
2019
Sector
Germany
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The Climate Tech & Industrial Tech Advisory Circle

Leading Climate Tech & Industrial Tech experts at your disposal.

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Ingo Hild
Ingo Hild

“Intros to players in our market helped us get to product-market fit much faster which then led to us landing 11M in Series A follow-on. Since then, we’ve grown the team to 60+ people.”

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