Woodoo is creating decarbonized wood-based materials
Woodoo, a startup working on alternative materials for various industries, has raised $31 million. The company is manufacturing composite materials based on wood so that they can replace common materi
Zap Energy nets $160M Series C to advance its lightning-in-a-bottle fusion tech
Zap Energy has reached two milestones that could nudge it ahead in the race to offer low-cost, carbon-free energy — a $160 million Series C round, and a successful test of a prototype fusion reactor
Good Capital, Chris Sacca’s Lowercarbon back India’s SolarSquare
Even as India is increasingly adding generation capacity from solar power, setting examples for many other developing nations, there’s a large population of the South Asian nation that is yet to
Carbon capture is headed for the high seas
Unless you live near a port, you probably don’t think much about the tens of thousands of container ships tearing through the seas, hauling some 1.8 billion metric tons of stuff each year. Yet these
Tomorrow Farms wants to revamp the pantry
Tomorrow Farms is turning the concept of pantry and refrigerator staples on its head to create foods that are better for us.
How to make trees better
It’s crunch time to start working on something to combat the amount of CO2 in our atmosphere.
Zero Acre Farms puts microbes (and $37M) to work on a better alternative to vegetable oil
Vegetable oils like canola and palm oil have become a major part of our diet, whether we like it or not, and while they’re useful substances, they’re not exactly good for you and are a maj
Kettle books $25M for its reinsurance platform against fire and other catastrophes
One of the most noticeable — and noted — effects of climate change has been its impact on how other events in the environment — be they natural or man-made occurrences — play o
Key takeaways from the SOSV Climate Tech Summit
Two weeks ago, 50 founders and investors shared their insights on how the world can tackle the planetary "Code Red" with over 2,000 participants at the inaugural SOSV Climate Tech Summit.
Will Smith, Kevin Durant and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs invest in electric boat startup Arc
Arc, a startup that launched 10 months ago with ambitions to electrify everything on the water, starting with a limited-edition $300,000 boat, has captured the attention and capital of some of the ent
Pledge raises $4.5M seed round to build a carbon-measurement and removal API
With the climate crisis looming, lots of companies want to do their part. But asking customers to “offset the CO2 emission of this delivery” is usually a hammer to crack a nut. There is very littl
Tracking CO2 emissions for supply chains leads Normative to a €10M fund raise
Increasingly, companies are being encouraged by governments to engage in carbon accounting, but of course, only a small number of companies actually do. Even those probably count only 10% of their emi
Compound Foods brews up $4.5M to make coffee without beans
Compound Foods uses synthetic biology to create coffee without coffee beans by extracting molecules.
Chris Sacca’s Lowercarbon Capital has raised $800 million to “keep unf*cking the planet”
Lowercarbon Capital, a climate-tech focused fund founded by longtime investor Chris Sacca and his wife Crystal Sacca, has closed on $800 million in capital, Sacca announced today in a post on the firm
Holy Grail raises $2.7M seed fund to create modular carbon capture devices
The founders of Holy Grail, a two-year-old startup based in Mountain View, California, are taking a micro approach to solving the outsized problem of capturing carbon. The startup is prototyping a dir
Climate risk platform Cervest raises $30M Series A led by Draper Esprit
Cervest — a startup with a platform that claims to quantify climate risk across multiple decades and threats down to the asset level — has raised a $30 million Series A round led by Draper Esprit.
As concerns rise over forest carbon offsets, Pachama’s verified offset marketplace gets $15 million
Restoring and preserving the world’s forests has long been considered one of the easiest, lowest-cost and simplest ways to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. It’s by
Crusoe Energy is tackling energy use for cryptocurrencies and data centers and greenhouse gas emissions
The two founders of Crusoe Energy think they may have a solution to two of the largest problems facing the planet today — the increasing energy footprint of the tech industry and the greenhouse
Noya Labs turns cooling towers into direct air capture devices for CO2 emissions
Not every company’s founders find themselves on a first-name basis with the local bomb squad, but then again not every company is Noya Labs, which wants to turn the roughly 2 million cooling tow