Really, another newsletter?
Well, yeah. Newsletters tend to be a great way to get up to speed on a topic of interest, and are easy to curate and distribute.
And this one is important.
While the interest from entrepreneurs and investors (like your truly) is growing everyday, innovation in climate tech is heavily
This newsletter aims to track investment rounds happening for Planet+ companies, and will sprinkle along some very relevant major news.
To be clear, it isn't a policy newsletter, or even a scientific newsletter.
This is a newsletter about the growing trend of startups working to save the planet, and the investors supporting them.
But I might sprinkle in some news that make it clear the trend is here, and it is here to stay, like Unicredit exiting coal mine financing
(even if it's gonna take 5 years).
But the important thing is the companies getting started to solve this crisis and the investors funding them. So strap on, and let's get inspired by all of this amazing companies.Note: It took me a while to get this one out, so it has overinflated into a massive edition covering every round from September 1st to November 28th.
I'll aim to publish this every month or so from now on, but as the pace of investments grow - so could the cadence of this newsletter.
I might clearly have missed some, so please do send over others you think should be in here.
All of these rounds are tracked in a mega database, together with all investors, locations, amounts and so on - so if you have similar data, please reach out.Note, definitions:
The definition of Planet+ is at the moment purely subjective to the author. We might work on a more quantitative definition, but for now the companies mentioned are ones I think can have a positive environmental impact on the world. The most notable impacts are around climate change, waste and circularity.
There are some edge areas like e-scooters and their sharing operators. Electrification of all transport is very important but these do not feel like Planet+ companies: as in they were not started to save the planet.
I have also tended to exclude larger investments in renewable energy developers, as they aren't really startups bringing to market new products, and there are just so many of them. There might be one or two sprinkled if they are particularly interesting.
I will probably transition the deals section to a more readable format for the next edition. It will look something like:
raises $4.5M Seed round from Neil Parikh, Brooke Wall, Ryan Engel, Day One Ventures, TQ Ventures, Primary Ventures. Source