Speedinvest Climate Commitment

Investing in a sustainable future

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Climate change is the most pressing challenge we face today. And we’re committed to doing our part as both a company and as a leading technology investor to support the successful transition to a zero-carbon economy.

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 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.

You can review our Climate Tech portfolio of companies and our carbon-neutral efforts as an organization below.

Climate Tech 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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Refurbed
Refurbed

Refurbed is a marketplace for refurbished electronics.

https://www.refurbed.de/

Online consumer marketplace for specialized traders of refurbished electronic goods, like phones, PCs, and many more product categories in the future. So far, they target their customers with prices 10-40 % lower than new products, a 1-year-warranty and a 30-day trial period.

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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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Timberhub
Timberhub

Digitally connecting manufacturers and contractors with sawmills across Europe

https://www.timberhub.com/

Despite its size, the timber industry still largely relies on slow, offline, and manual ways of doing business, leaving it vulnerable to supply shocks that make it difficult for manufacturers, wholesalers, and construction companies to source right-quality timber at sufficient quantities and reasonable prices.

To counter this, Timberhub is digitizing the entire sawn timber procurement process with an end to end online marketplace for timber to support manufacturers and contractors in purchasing, transporting, and financing their raw materials. This marketplace also helps buyers to verify the origin of the timber traded on the platform, allowing them to make more ethical and sustainable purchases.

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Sylvera
Sylvera

Scaling negative emissions by driving better standards in the carbon markets.

http://sylvera.io/

Sylvera combines state-of-the-art machine learning with geospatial data to transformationally improve the accuracy, regularity and cost of carbon offset monitoring.

Year Invested
2020
Sector
United Kingdom
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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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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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Porotech
Porotech

Porotech is a University of Cambridge spin-out developing a unique high-performance and energy-efficient wide-band gap semiconductor - GaN.

https://www.porotech.co.uk/

Porotech is revolutionizing the semiconducting industry thanks to its multifunctional GaN semiconductor wafers. Their proprietary technology and unique production process allow for the creation of porous semiconductor materials and structures with enhanced behavior. GaN has important photonic properties which allow it to be used in LEDs and microLEDS, as well as energy efficient properties which have important applications in RF and power devices.

Year Invested
2021
Sector
United Kingdom
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Raus
Raus

Raus creates contemporary getaways with smart, sustainable cabins near major cities.

https://raus.life/

Raus is a hospitality-tech startup that offers city-dwellers new opportunities to take a break from big city life with perfectly simple cabins, close enough for a spontaneous getaway, far enough to completely unwind. Founded in 2021 by school friends Christopher Eilers, Johann Ahlers and Julian Trautwein in Berlin, Raus' mission is to provide seamless access to restful space outside your daily routine.

Industry-leading VCs and angel investors backing Raus include venture capital firm Speedinvest, Tourlane founders, Julian Stiefel and Julian Weselek, former Airbnb Managing Director (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Zazume Co-Founder, Jeroen Merchiers, and BCG Digital Ventures Managing Director & Partner, Urs Rahne, among others.

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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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Breathe Battery Technologies
Breathe Battery Technologies

Breathe builds physics-based battery management software to support the electrification of our planet’s transport systems.

https://www.breathe.technology/

Breathe Battery Technologies is a London-based startup and 2019 spin-out from Imperial College London founded by Dr. Yan Zhao, Dr. Ian Campbell and Professor Greg Offer. The company was founded in pursuit of universally clean air and a sustainable Earth. Today, Breathe is actively developing the technologies to improve battery safety, performance and cost to support the electrification of our planet’s transport systems.

We create battery management software that provides deep insights into battery health. These insights are then used to improve the battery and to provide great software products to the automotive and consumer electronics markets.

Year Invested
2021
Sector
United Kingdom
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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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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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prewave
prewave

prewave predicts supply chain and sustainability risks.

https://www.prewave.ai/

Enterprises with complex supply chain networks face a multitude of disruption risks along their entire supply chain and transportation routes. prewave analyzes social media data with advanced machine learning techniques to predict upcoming risk events in supply chain networks.

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Yolda
Yolda

Yolda.com is a “Digital Logistics Operator” that aims to improve logistics operation processes and lead digitalization efforts in the sector with in-house developed technologies and solutions.

https://www.yolda.com/

Turkey-based freight tech startup Yolda.com started it’s journey in 2020 with the aim of being the leading freight Tech startup in Europe. We manage the entire logistics operation end-to-end for our B2B business partners. Yolda.com matches freight shipments with available independent carriers to provide fast, cost-effective transport for businesses of all sizes and our model supports individual carriers by opening up new business opportunities for them through our platform.

We specialize in ‘less than truckload’ (LTL) shipments, harnessing sharing economy dynamics. Through consolidating loads from multiple shippers and making the most of each truck’s capacity, we help our business partners in reducing logistics costs and carbon footprint of the end-to-end freight journey.

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apiday
apiday

Building the operating system of ESG data for forward-thinking companies

https://www.apiday.com/

apiday’s purpose is to enable every company to be sustainability minded by helping them manage their ESG data as systematically and accurately as their financial data.

With the apiday SaaS tool, companies gain control of their sustainability agenda, answer ESG data requests in moments, reduce reputational risks and unlock new opportunities.

Year Invested
2021
Sector
France
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France
Tibo Energy
Tibo Energy

Unlock the power of smart grids with Energy Hub Software.

https://tibo.energy/

tibo energy supports commercial and industrial customers in their energy transition journey by providing SaaS solutions for simulating and controlling energy hubs and smart grids. Their technology enables businesses to effectively manage and coordinate energy consumption, generation, and storage, leading to substantial cost savings and reductions in emissions.

Year Invested
2023
Sector
Netherlands
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Netherlands
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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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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MinersAI
MinersAI

MinersAI is a geological data platform and marketplace for mineral exploration companies.

https://minersai.com/

The need for critical minerals is expected to grow up to 40x in the next 20 years, and discovered reserves are far too low to meet demand.

Mineral Exploration needs to be deployed at scale to identify new deposits, in geographies where ESG standards are well enforced.

MinersAI is focused on the early-stage part of mineral exploration: before prospectors even identify a target. Customers can save years in finding, acquiring and processing the data they need to make expensive targeting decisions in their Minerals Exploration Projects, thanks to innovative data management, exchange and AI tools.

Year Invested
2024
Sector
France
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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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Lizee
Lizee

Lizee enables brands and retailers to adapt their businesses to the shift in consumer behavior with circular rental models.

https://lizee.co/

Lizee is building a more sustainable retail industry by helping brands adapt their businesses to include a rental service. The Lizee Rental Lab makes the process simple and hassle free by first optimizing the brands existing eCommerce site for renting. The team then handles the picking, packing, shipping and facilitation of payments for rented products, oversees quality checks for returned products, refurbishing, and more. Lizee does the heavy lifting and retailers reap the financial rewards.

Year Invested
2020
Sector
France
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tulipshare
tulipshare

A new activist platform that empowers retail investors to invest to promote ethical change.

https://tulipshare.com/

Today, most retail investors take a passive approach to investing by investing in ETFs or working directly with an advisor. As a result, they may lose out on their chance to align their investment strategy with their views. We started Tulipshare with a simple idea: Empower retail investors to invest their money so as to promote ethical change. Through our platform, we enable retail investors to invest in activist campaigns to change publicly traded companies from the inside. We then unify their investing power with other like-minded investors and seek to make their voice heard by big business.

Year Invested
2021
Sector
United Kingdom
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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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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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TIER
TIER

TIER Mobility provides electric scooters that can be rented for city exploration.

https://www.tier.app/en/

TIER (merged with Dott in January 2024) is here to change urban mobility for good! TIER Mobility provides electric scooters that can be rented on demand to travel the last mile in cities. With this new form of mobility, TIER introduces an independent, fun and conscious way of urban commuting. Our goal is to fight the current status quo of polluted cities, smog and ineffective, inconvenient and overpriced transportation modes together.

Year Invested
2018
Sector
Germany
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