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Why Planet A Ventures partners with Ineratec

To meet international climate targets we need rapid and comprehensive emission reductions across the energy, industry, and transport sector. Green hydrogen and other synthetic energy carriers will play a role in this transition. That is why we are happy to partner with INERATEC.

INERATEC, a spin-off company from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), develops, builds, and delivers chemical plants equipped with innovative chemical reactor technology for Gas-to-Liquid, Power-to-Liquid, and Power-to-Gas applications. …

Why we invested in an e-bike subscription company

Transport accounts for around one-fifth of global carbon dioxide emissions. Passenger vehicles contribute almost half of that. In the past we have equated mobility with building more roads for ever more cars which resulted in a range of unintended adverse effects, namely pollution and congestion.

The International Energy Agency expects global transport (measured in passenger-kilometers) to double and car ownership rates to increase by 60% by 2070 in their Sustainable Development Scenario. Combined, these factors would result in a large increase in transport emissions.

Technological innovations can help offset this rise in demand. As the world shifts towards lower-carbon electricity…

Make better, more sustainable products faster.

Companies extract resources and produce emissions along the entire production process. They often have no insights into the environmental impact in their increasingly complex supply chains. Today, 90% of substance non-compliance takes root in tier 2+ suppliers, yet 65% of companies have no visibility there. At the same time companies are under pressure from governments, consumers, NGOs, and other stakeholders to divulge more information about their supply chains, and the reputational cost of failing to meet these demands can be high. …

Why we invested in WILDPLASTIC

While our planet is flooded with plastic, a German start-up comes up with an innovative product: Recycled plastic recovered from nature. A business model we firmly believe in.

Plastic waste is one of the biggest man-made problems of our time. Year by year, more than 400 million tons of plastic are produced around the globe. Its production causes more than Germany`s annual CO2 emissions. Despite those numbers, global production of new plastic continues to rise: It is expected to double in the next 20 years and quadruple by 2050.

Once used, plastic is either incinerated, producing large amounts of greenhouse…

Why Planet A Ventures invests in traceless materials

The main problem with plastic is that it just won’t go away. Plastic accounts for 85% of all waste floating in the oceans, and countless tons of this material are piling up at landfill sites all over the world. The impact on the environment is devastating.

In an attempt to get a grip on the problem, the EU introduced a plastic levy of €800 per metric ton of non-recycled plastic packaging waste in January 2021. But even the production of recyclable or reusable plastics causes pollution — in the form of harmful…

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There is a lot of buzz around impact investment, as investors smell opportunity. The word opportunity might evoke stereotypical images of greedy wolves of wall street. Only this time there is a different kind of opportunity. One with more than financial benefits in return. But let me start by exploring the term beyond the stereotypes. The word opportunity defines “a time or set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something”. In my opinion, both, the time as well as the set of circumstances, are given.

The time.

The time is now. The world is heading into a system collapse driven…

Planet A`s approach to impact measurement

Imagine you were about to start a company that solves one of the many problems our planet has and creates a unique win-win-win-situation for the environment and its inhabitants while being profitable. You were looking for investors because you know that money helps accelerate things. You would gather as much data, indications and evidence as possible, to back your business idea and quantify its impact claims in front of the vc partners you’re trying to acquire. You would have a really hard time, finding that data.

Because retrieving evidence would be hard. Not just…

I am excited. As I am always when I come up with something new to build. I am excited to share the vision of Planet A Ventures and our way to tackle the most urgent problems of our times by changing essential metrics of early stage funding.

When I started backing founders I realized that the way traditional investors are taught to look at numbers manoeuvred our economy and our planet into a substantial crisis. Because looking at numbers meant predominantly to look for financial return at all costs.

But looking at numbers also has the potential to save us…

Planet A Ventures

We are an impact investment fund targeting start-ups that have a measurable positive impact on our planet while building scalable businesses.

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