Our Climate Tech venture portfolio
Image Pattern Project are addressing overproduction in the fashion industry with an AI-driven supply chain and digital twin service for made-to-order garment manufacturing
The following startups have been launched and invested in by Carbon13’s Venture Builder and Venture Launchpad.
Each venture is solving the climate emergency, with the potential to mitigate CO₂e emissions by at least 10 million tonnes per annum when at scale.
The solution is to integrate anaerobic digestion with vertical farming, to capture energy, CO₂ and fertiliser from organic waste and use it to power their controlled growing systems which produce the freshest pesticide-free produce year-round. The unique integration of vertical farming with renewable energy generation through AD results in sustainable, carbon-negative food production and brings vertical farming closer to large-scale viability.
NatureBound is on a mission to help farmers to leverage biodiversity data. Their observability platform integrates agricultural and biodiversity data from an open ecosystem of scalable monitoring providers with the latest remote sensing and AI technology. Their ML models optimize yield, use of agrochemical inputs and biodiversity uplift, enabling a swifter more profitable transition to sustainable agriculture.
Samudra is a Robotics and AI company that can scale seaweed farming 1000x. Samudra makes swarms of monitoring robots equipped with sensors and cameras that can detect pathogens, check nutrient or acidity levels and report back on biomass growth.
This reduces the cost and effort of monitoring by several times enabling seaweed farms to scale to their full potential with minimal labour and less fuel-intensive boat trips to monitor. As Seaweed can capture up to 50x more carbon than land-based trees, this is an effective way to reverse the climate crisis while providing a valuable product to the world.
Sun Bear Biofuture is reimagining farming with precision fermentation to produce sustainable and healthier everyday ingredients, starting with a palm oil alternative.
Using computational modelling and synthetic biology they are developing a deforestation-free, drop-in palm oil substitute, with waste materials as their feedstock, to change how we produce our food and fuels.
Limetrack adds value to commercial food waste by redefining the physical and digital infrastructure to increase customer profits and help the planet. Our access-controlled SMART IoT bins and digital infrastructure effortlessly collect data on every food waste deposit and deliver tangible benefits to businesses, reducing their food waste costs by up to £6,000 per annum. Intelligent data analytics and SMART bin notifications help waste management companies optimise their routes, keep operators safe and cut costs by avoiding unnecessary stops. And our clear, concise reporting keeps all our customers on the right side of the new separated waste legislation.
Tierra Foods is a food company for the 21st Century. They are optimising the potential of highly nutritious, but under-used plants from the Central American rainforest into innovative, carbon-negative ingredients for B2B. At the same time, they are also enabling soil regeneration, restoring biodiversity and capturing carbon. A truly regenerative business, they are driving system change, demonstrating how agriculture and food production can be reinvented to work in harmony with nature and communities.
BravelyCultured harnesses the power of the ocean to cultivate the next generation of alt-proteins by precision fermentation. They exploit novel marine yeasts and sustainable feedstocks to produce high-quality protein ingredients. They collaborate with existing plant-based food manufacturers to bring to the market alternative foods that bio-mimic animal-derived proteins, but have a net-positive impact on the planet.
FoodSquared upcycles byproducts from food manufacturing into sustainable plant-based ingredients for the alternative protein industry, expanding the ingredient landscape beyond the current range of virgin wheat, pea, and soy.
Elaniti leverages advances in both machine learning and DNA sequencing to predict key crop outcomes from soil biology, empowering growers to make data-driven agronomic decisions at scale.
Croptimise is developing a global platform to give farmers the tools to predict and detect pests more accurately. Through a network of smart traps and state of the art machine learning models, they are building actionable pest forecasts. This helps people identify the type of pest quickly, predict risks and help manage crops more efficiently.
Agreed Earth’s mission is to accelerate the adoption of regenerative farming practices to reduce global carbon emissions and improve the profitability of the farms themselves. Their platform will leverage technologies such as digital twin technology, satellite imagery and relevant data sources to become the data and decision-making hub for the rapidly expanding regenerative agriculture supply chain within the $10 trillion agriculture industry.
Whether you’re already a founder or ready to become one, explore our programmes to see how we’ll work with you to innovate on solutions for the climate emergency.
Venture Builder Cambridge
An eight-month programme for a cohort of 80 determined individuals from the UK and beyond, who don’t have a startup yet but want to find a co-founder and build a climate-tech startup.
Venture Builder Berlin
For founders resident in the EU, our Berlin Venture Builder combines the entrepreneurial and academic spirit of Cambridge with the DACH climate tech scene.
The Venture Launchpad is a fully remote startup accelerator where teams work on their Carbon Case, their growth strategies, and their investment readiness for pre-seed and beyond.