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Kenyan climate tech startup Amini raises $4 million seed funding raises to accelerate growth into new sectors
Published: 01-12-2023 | 11:13:24 | By: Bob Koigi
Amini’s successful raise follows a $2 million pre-seed funding round that closed in March 2023. The pre-seed round was led by Pale Blue Dot, backed by Superorganism who also participated in this seed round alongside new investors such as Satgana.






[Kenya] Mombasa innovators showcase green innovations during the royal visit
Published: 09-11-2023 | 08:00:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Mombasa’s young innovators addressing marine plastic pollution caught the attention of King Charles III and Queen Camilla during their royal visit to Kenya. 


GE Vernova joins Greentown Labs as a Terawatt Partner
Published: 08-11-2023 | 10:01:00 | By: Pie Kamau




Stockholm-based climate fintech Cloover secures €7m for renewable energy solutions
Published: 18-10-2023 | 13:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cloover has closed an oversubscribed €7 million pre-seed investment round.


At One Ventures launches $375m climate tech fund
Published: 04-10-2023 | 14:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
At One Ventures announced the close of a $375m second fund.


Openvolt raises €1.5m to enable the next generation of energy applications
Published: 21-09-2023 | 13:25:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Openvolt has raised a pre-seed round of €1.5m led by Cavalry Ventures.


Plan A closes $27m to scale its business decarbonisation platform
Published: 19-09-2023 | 14:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Plan A has closed $27m funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners.


Treefera secures $2.2m to revolutionize carbon offsetting through AI-driven transparency
Published: 13-09-2023 | 15:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Treefera announced the successful closure of a $2.2 million pre-seed funding round.


Catalyst Fund marks its first close to back climate tech startups in Africa
Published: 12-09-2023 | 12:14:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Catalyst Fund has reached the first close of its targeted $40m fund.


One Campaign urges African leaders to elevate policy changes to tackle climate change
Published: 04-09-2023 | 12:00:00 | By: Bob Koigi
The One Campaign is urging all leaders to use this pivotal moment to unite around a shared pan-African agenda – one that brings justice and prosperity.


Climate tech incubator Greentown Labs appoints Kevin Knobloch as CEO
Published: 18-08-2023 | 14:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Greentown Labs has appointed Kevin Knobloch as the organization's next CEO.


Berlin-based startup NeXtWind secures $750m to build sustainable energy market in Germany
Published: 14-08-2023 | 15:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
NeXtWind has completed $750m second financing round.


Carbon neutral startups are the key to our future, Plug and Play
Published: 21-07-2023 | 15:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The escalating impact of climate change has highlighted the importance of confronting greenhouse gas.


Azolla Ventures debuts $239m blended fund to support overlooked climate solutions
Published: 21-07-2023 | 14:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Prime Coalition and Azolla Ventures have announced a $239 million blended fund.


London-based carbon data provider Sylvera raises $57m Series B, plans US expansion
Published: 18-07-2023 | 11:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sylvera has raised $57m Series B financing to scale its teams and product offerings.


LyondellBasell invests in Carbon Neutrality Venture Fund
Published: 05-07-2023 | 16:44:01 | By: Pie Kamau
Rotterdam-based LyondellBasell announced its investment in a new Carbon Neutrality Fund.


Focused Energy startup raises $82m funding to advance laser-based nuclear fusion
Published: 26-06-2023 | 11:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Focused Energy raised $11m in Series A funding, bringing its total funding to $82m.


5 UK cities leading the way in sustainable transport, Plug and Play
Published: 30-05-2023 | 10:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The need for transportation systems that prioritize environmental sustainability has gained significant momentum.


Pluton Biosciences raises $16.5m Series A funding to fight climate change
Published: 26-05-2023 | 10:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Pluton Biosciences announced the close of a $16.5 million Series A funding round.


Climate tech startup Amini raises $2m to solve environmental data scarcity for Africa
Published: 18-05-2023 | 14:51:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Amini, Corp. has raised $2 million in pre-seed funding in an oversubscribed round.


Early stage VC firm True Ventures creates practical framework to help startups decarbonize
Published: 02-05-2023 | 11:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
True Ventures announced the launch of the True Climate Action Guide to help its portfolio founders and companies across the technology ecosystem reduce carbon emissions.


Australian bioplastics startup Kelpy partners with climatetech startup SOS Carbon to fight global economic disaster
Published: 26-04-2023 | 18:01:43 | By: Bob Koigi
The mass of seaweed is the largest it’s ever been for this time of year, affecting tourism, infrastructure and local fishing industries throughout the Caribbean area, including the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Florida.


Climate tech startup nZero raises $16m Series A funding amid global call for accurate sustainability reporting
Published: 18-04-2023 | 15:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
nZero, the near real-time carbon management and accounting platform, announced it has closed a $16 million Series A funding round.


Bezos Earth Fund invests $34m to help deliver healthy, climate-friendly food and improve corporate climate accountability
Published: 21-03-2023 | 10:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Bezos Earth Fund announced $34.5 million in grants as part of its $10 billion commitment to fight climate change.


AfricaGoGreen Fund secures $47m to support tech-focused green projects in Africa
Published: 23-02-2023 | 13:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The AfricaGoGreen Fund (AGGF) has raised $47 million in combined investments from top financial organizations, including the IFC, AfDB, the Nordic Development Fund (NDF), and the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA).


Seven African startups to receive $385k to develop solutions for the blue economy
Published: 08-02-2023 | 10:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Climate resilience venture launcher Triggering Exponential Climate Action (TECA), has announced the selection of seven African startups to each receive $55,000 in funding to advance their solutions for the blue economy across the continent.


German startup Maya Climate closes €1.2m pre-seed funding round to accelerate growth
Published: 01-02-2023 | 12:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Maya Climate, a Berlin-based global project financing platform for natural capital projects, announced a pre-seed funding of €1.2m led by Germany’s High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), one of Europe’s leading seed investors.


Adenia Partners announces $300m first close for fund V
Published: 31-01-2023 | 10:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Adenia Partners , a private markets investment firm committed to responsible investing and a sustainable Africa, has announced the first close of its fifth flagship fund, Adenia Capital (V) L.P. with $300 million commitments from investors.


Climate finance trading platform Senken raises $7.5m to streamline and expand carbon markets offerings
Published: 30-01-2023 | 10:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Senken, the climate finance trading platform of on-chain carbon credits, announced it has raised $7.5 million in new funding, the most significant capital raise in its industry, led by Obvious Ventures.


Catalyst Fund invests $2m in 10 startups to improve resilience to climate change in Africa
Published: 27-01-2023 | 11:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Pre-seed venture capital (VC) fund and accelerator Catalyst Fund, announced a $2 million investment in 10 startups developing solutions to improve the resilience of communities most vulnerable to climate change in Africa.


Terramera creates enrichAg to commercialize transformative soil analysis platform with $6m from At One Ventures
Published: 16-01-2023 | 10:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Terramera announced the formation of its new majority-owned subsidiary, enrichAg, which will focus on commercializing its soil enrichment platform. The seed round is led with a $6 million investment from AOV.


Agroforestry startup Propagate raises $10m Series A funding to accelerate growth
Published: 30-11-2022 | 13:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Propagate, a commercial agroforestry platform, has closed a $10 million Series A led by Belgium-based The Nest.


Kenyan agritech startup Stable Foods raises $600k funding to grow its climate smart smallholder platform
Published: 22-11-2022 | 10:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Stable Foods, a Kenyan agritech startup offering a host of solutions to small-scale farmers, has raised $600k funding round, to build out its climate smart smallholder food production platform.


SE Ventures announces €500m Fund II to accelerate climate and industrial tech startups
Published: 18-11-2022 | 09:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SE Ventures announced a €500 million Fund II establishing the firm as one of the largest VCs focusing on climate and industrial technology.


ACRE Africa targets Kenyan farmers with climate smart insurance
Published: 11-11-2022 | 11:00:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Insurance can help cushion smallholder farmers from crop and financial losses that occur as a result of climate change, yet many are reluctant to invest in such schemes. But why?


Climate tech VC firm Satgana announces first closing of its fund with €30m target size
Published: 10-11-2022 | 13:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Climate tech venture capital firm Satgana announced the first closing of a target €30 million VC fund to back the next generation of purpose-driven entrepreneurs building the Future of Earth.


Africa to take a common stand at COP 27
Published: 02-11-2022 | 10:15:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Aware of the lack of coordination between policymakers, scientists and negotiators to provide such evidence, the heads of states under the African Union decided in 2009 following COP15 that Africa should have one voice and negotiate as a block


UK-based climate tech startup Levidian secures £12m investment from Baker Hughes to scale growth
Published: 21-10-2022 | 10:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
US energy technology giant Baker Hughes has backed Levidian’s world-first decarbonisation technologies with a £12m investment at a £130m valuation, opening up global collaboration opportunities.


National Grid Partners invests $20m in startups to transform the grid
Published: 21-10-2022 | 09:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
National Grid Partners (NGP) announced investments of $20 million across three startups to transform the way utilities and other enterprises manage vast physical infrastructure.


London-based private equity platform Lightrock closes inaugural Climate Impact Fund at €860m
Published: 17-10-2022 | 16:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Lightrock, a global private equity platform that backs purpose-driven entrepreneurs tackling the world’s biggest challenges, has closed its inaugural Lightrock Climate Impact Fund (“LCIF” or “the Fund”) with commitments of €860 million.


Mastercard Vice Chairman Gilberto Caldart joins climate impact venture capital firm Vidavo as Venture Partner
Published: 14-10-2022 | 12:55:19 | By: Pie Kamau
Vidavo Ventures announced that the top executive and one of the architects of Mastercard's international expansion and accelerated growth Gilberto Caldart, has joined the firm in the role of Venture Partner.


Dutch-based Hyperion Lab’s third cohort startups set to improve the world with sustainable AI
Published: 10-10-2022 | 14:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Hyperion Lab kicked off its third cohort of the Amsterdam AI innovation program and eight new startups (seven of which are Dutch) want to improve the world with AI.


Agri startup Yard Stick secures $225 million in USDA Grants for climate-smart agriculture
Published: 06-10-2022 | 15:17:29 | By: Bob Koigi
Yard Stick is commercializing a soil spectroscopy technology originally developed by Dr. Cristine Morgan, now the Chief Scientific Officer at The Soil Health Institute.


German tech startup NeoCarbon raises €1.25 million to reverse climate change
Published: 30-09-2022 | 10:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
NeoCarbon, a Berlin-based tech startup which retrofits cooling towers to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, announced it has raised €1.25 million in a Pre-Seed round co-led by PropTech1 and Speedinvest,


Stockholm-based R-evolution launches venture capital arm to boost greentech startups
Published: 22-09-2022 | 11:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Hexagon AB, a global pioneer in digital reality solutions combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies, announced a new venture capital arm of R-evolution, the sustainable innovation and green-tech investment subsidiary of Hexagon.


Idealist Capital announces first close of its Climate Impact Fund to accelerate energy transition
Published: 21-09-2022 | 11:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Idealist Capital, a North American fund with a primary focus on the Canadian market, announced the first closing of the Idealist Climate Impact Fund LP (the Fund) with capital commitments totalling C$250 million. 


Tallinn-based climate tech startup Arbonics raises €1.8m pre-seed funding to fight climate change in Europe
Published: 16-09-2022 | 11:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Arbonics, a new climate tech startup, is launching its unique data- and science-driven tool to make calculating the potential carbon income of land and forests quicker and easier for landowners in Europe.