Germany has committed to promoting environmentally sound, resource-efficient, innovative products, processes, and technology. As part of its $145 billion recovery budget, the country’s government has allocated some $46 billion to sustainable investments in areas like renewable power and electric vehicles, according to an analysis by Bloomberg. It is admirable to see how these 6 Germany-based GreenTech Startups are steering climate action.
One of the Germany-based GreenTech Startups from Berlin-based is Plan A, a GreenTech company that develops a carbon quantification platform to measure, monitor, and reduce environmental footprint. Plan A was founded in 2017 with a vision to empower companies to manage their businesses sustainably by transforming operational insights into positive business results. Plan A aims to change the way data is being used in companies to change the way we look at success and take action for our planet. Plan A provides tech tools to support companies in reducing carbon emissions, raising the ESG bar, and taking their responsibilities at the helm of the ecological transition. On Nov 3, 2021, the company raised a Series A funding of €8.6M from Keen Venture Partners, HV Capital, Demeter, and coparion.
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany-based GreenPocket is a leading specialist for consumption visualization and energy management. GreenPocket’s mission is to make the management of energy consumption so easy that it becomes a matter of course for everyone. Their data-driven value-added solutions help energy suppliers, and customers effectively reduce their energy consumption and CO2 footprint. On Aug 30, 2018, the company raised a Series D funding of €3.1M.
Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany-based BIO-LUTIONS is a CleanTech startup in the field of fiber technology and the creator of biodegradable materials and products.BIO-LUTIONS offers sustainable packaging and disposable tableware solutions made of agricultural residues. BIO-LUTIONS, together with Zelfo Technology, wins the Brandenburg Innovation Award 2021 in the Plastics and Chemicals Cluster. Recently BIO-LUTIONS cooperated with PulPac to construct a large-scale production plant for dry molded fiber. On May 16, 2019, the company raised a Series A funding of €8.3M from KFW DEG and Delivery Hero.
Munich, Bayern, Germany-based HeyCharge provides charging infrastructure, payment systems, and installation for electric vehicles. HeyCharge was founded by Chris Carde and Dr.Robert Lasowski with a vision to solve the problem of having access to charge an electric car at home for current and future electric vehicle drivers across Europe. HeyCharge is helping people access a hassle-free charging experience where there is no mobile network, such as underground parking garages. On Dec 9, 2021, the company raised $4.7M in its seed rounds backed by BMW i Ventures, Statkraft Ventures, First Momentum Ventures, Daft Capital, and Vireo Ventures.
Berlin, Berlin, Germany-based Klima is an app focused on helping consumers understand and offset their carbon emissions. Klima was founded in 2019 by co-founders Markus Gilles, Jonas Brandau, and Andreas Pursian-Ehrlich with a mission to empower millions to act as a united force for the planet. Klima enables users to measure their carbon footprint and offset emissions. Klima claims the neutralization of 70,000 tons of Co2 emissions to date. On Apr 21, 2022, the company raised a Series A funding of €10M from Keen Venture Partners, HV Capital, Headline, Adjacent, and 468 Capital.
Among the 6 Germany-based GreenTech startups, we also have Berlin-based MOWEA offering modular wind energy systems, Wind and Small Wind Turbines. MOWEA was founded by Till Naumann in 2016 with a vision to make an effective and economic contribution to achieving global climate goals – on course to an emission-free world. MOWEA offers flexible modules for scalable wind energy solutions based on the Lego Principle – for efficient B2B applications, where energy costs and CO2 emissions can be significantly reduced. On May 10, 2018, the company raised a Series A funding of €500K.
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