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 cold chain logistics industry stands at the crossroads of increasing demand and environmental challenges. Traditional methods, often energy-intensive and inefficient, contribute significantly to global emissions and lack the agility to adapt to a rapidly changing market. CoolRun rises to this challenge with our unique Pods, utilizing advanced phase change materials (PCMs) and bringing modularity across the cold chain. These Pods maintain diverse temperature needs across shipments, ensuring products remain in optimal condition while dramatically reducing energy consumption. By transforming the way goods are transported, CoolRun is not just meeting the demands of today but setting the standard for tomorrow.
They are a technology provider for the production of carbon neutral fuels for the aviation and shipping sectors. Their process utilises renewable energy to convert carbon dioxide and water into liquid hydrocarbons through use of electrolysis and catalysis. Carbon neutral fuels can allow the shipping and aviation sectors to immediately lower their emissions at low cost and without disruption to their operations. Their fuel is profitable to produce under current market conditions, with costs predicted to fall and demand predicted to increase over the coming decade. Their process can eliminate up to 3.6 million tonnes of CO2 per year from the UK alone and can be expanded to a scale that will have an impact on global emissions.
The Battery Recycling Company is a deep tech startup building the world’s first carbon negative closed-loop battery recycling system – enabling the re-use of over 95% of critical materials currently used mass-produced lithium-ion batteries in to a primary application. Their proprietary technologies turn waste into high quality input materials for new batteries, reducing both reliance on mined materials and costs of battery production, and helping turn battery production into a net-zero industry.
Shanti is enabling safer urban life through smart data, helping people walk, cycle and use public transportation by providing safer routes. With travel the largest energy-consuming sector in 40% of countries and safety a major barrier to switching to more sustainable transport, Shanti encourages this change.
Electric vehicles promise a future of clean mobility, but their supply chains are complex, opaque and far from clean. Infyos are building a future where every electric vehicle battery is sustainable. Using the team’s expertise in the battery industry and supply chain technology for large organisations around the world, Infyos will help car makers, battery manufacturers and mining companies map and measure the impact of their supply chain, identify hotspots, and enable collaborative action to improve impact and reduce supply chain risk.
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.