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46 Sustainability Specialist Startups Worth A Follow

This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Sustainabile startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside Sustainability around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.

We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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1. Persefoni

The idea behind this startup: Persefoni builds an AI, SaaS-based platform enabling organizations to plan, monitor, analyze, and reduce their carbon footprint.

Headquarters: Tempe, Arizona, United States

Industries: Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Enterprise Software, SaaS, Software, Sustainability

Founders: Jason Offerman, Kentaro Kawamori, Kim Stroh

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2. Renoon

The idea behind this startup: Renoon is the search platform that empowers shoppers to easily find sustainable options for what they want to wear.

Headquarters: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Search Engine, Shopping, Sustainability

Founders: Gabriele Trapani, Iris Skrami, Nicolò Tresoldi, Piero Puttini

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3. Tryft

The idea behind this startup: Tryft is a marketing company that finds deals and saves money.

Headquarters: Malibu, California, United States

Industries: CleanTech, E-Commerce, Marketing, Sustainability

Founders: Kartik Gurmule, Terry McGinnis

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4. Nama Water

The idea behind this startup: Ethically sourced, sustainably packaged premium drinking water

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Industries: Food and Beverage, Sustainability, Water

Founders: Deepika Phakke

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5. Virimodo, PBC

The idea behind this startup: Become and remain Carbon Neutral – Carbon Reduction Intelligence for real estate portfolios

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Industries: CleanTech, Software, Sustainability

Founders: Donna Sanders

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6. Serendipity Capital

The idea behind this startup: Serendipity Capital is a financial services principal investing firm.

Headquarters: Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

Industries: Financial Services, FinTech, Sustainability, Venture Capital

Founders: Robert Jesudason

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7. Food Bear

The idea behind this startup: Food Bear is sustainable food startup.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Food and Beverage, Food Delivery, Organic Food, Sustainability

Founders: Unknown

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8. Future Kitchens

The idea behind this startup: Reducing food waste by turning overproduced vegetables into a tasty powder soup through high-quality freeze drying technique

Headquarters: Rijswijk, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands

Industries: Food and Beverage, Organic Food, Snack Food, Sustainability

Founders: Floris Schoenmakers, Jef Cavens

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9. Cocoboards

The idea behind this startup: Cocoboards transforms agricultural byproducts into sustainable and affordable bio-based materials.

Headquarters: Biel, Bern, Switzerland

Industries: Building Material, Sustainability, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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10. Squared Circles

The idea behind this startup: Venture Studio

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Industries: Automotive, Consumer Goods, Electric Vehicle, Financial Services, Food and Beverage, Marketing, Retail, Sustainability

Founders: Alexander Gilkes, Lukas Derksen, Osman Khan

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11. Giotto

The idea behind this startup: Circular Home Office Subscription Platform

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: E-Commerce, Green Consumer Goods, Interior Design, Internet, Rental, Subscription Service, Sustainability

Founders: Unknown

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12. Greenlight

The idea behind this startup: Browser Extension

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Consumer Software, E-Commerce, Software, Sustainability

Founders: Evan O’Connor

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13. Concular

The idea behind this startup: Platform is digitalizing the process of circular construction material procurement

Headquarters: Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Industries: Construction, Green Building, GreenTech, Recycling, Sustainability, Waste Management

Founders: Dominik Campanella, Julius Schäufele, Marc Haines

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14. Marda Swimwear

The idea behind this startup: Marda Swimwear is a sustainable men’s swimwear company that uses plastic from oceans and landfills.

Headquarters: Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark

Industries: Fashion, Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing, Recycling, Sustainability

Founders: August Dyrberg

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15. Washaby

The idea behind this startup: Great quality, wonderful smelling ecological laundry capsules, regularly delivered to your home in an eco-responsible packaging.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Consumer Goods, E-Commerce, Sustainability

Founders: Ferran Aznar, François Louart

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16. Blue Lake Packaging

The idea behind this startup: Blue Lake Packaging provides fiber-based sustainable packaging solutions.

Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States

Industries: Manufacturing, Packaging Services, Sustainability

Founders: Bing Cao, Ying Liu

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17. Whering

The idea behind this startup: Mobile App

Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom

Industries: CleanTech, Fashion, Retail Technology, Shopping, Sustainability

Founders: Bianca Rangecroft

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18. Byprotex GmbH

The idea behind this startup: B2B marketplace for trading animal by-products and plant-based materials.

Headquarters: Munich, Bayern, Germany

Industries: AgTech, Animal Feed, B2B, Biofuel, Marketplace, Supply Chain Management, Sustainability, Trading Platform, Waste Management

Founders: Andi Wieser

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19. Green Growth

The idea behind this startup: Making it easier for everyone Green Investments through our app and platform

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: FinTech, Impact Investing, Sustainability

Founders: Chris Webb

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20. Dodo

The idea behind this startup: In less than 5 minutes, make your entire workforce climate positive. Feel empowered to take on the challenge of climate change.

Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom

Industries: Sustainability

Founders: Csaba Szabo, Jack Kennedy

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21. Heriot

The idea behind this startup: International Food Packaging Supplier

Headquarters: Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

Industries: Food and Beverage, Manufacturing, Marketing, Sustainability

Founders: Unknown

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22. Green Collective

The idea behind this startup: New Amazon, but vegan and sustainable. Launched at the Founder Institute

Headquarters: Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Industries: E-Commerce, Sustainability

Founders: Shipko Vladimir

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23. ALT+SOFT

The idea behind this startup: Sustainable Fashion

Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Retail, Sustainability

Founders: Devender Gupta, Roshan Baid, Rupi Arora, Victoria Ganzi

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24. SustainLab

The idea behind this startup: SustainLab is a Sustainability Intelligence Company that helps businesses to gather, process, and understand their sustainability data.

Headquarters: Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden

Industries: Information Services, SaaS, Sustainability

Founders: Kamal Hakimzadeh, Maria Svantemark

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25. Fusion8 Ltd

The idea behind this startup: Next generation green-first solar.

Headquarters: Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Industries: Energy, GreenTech, Solar, Sustainability

Founders: Unknown

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26. MUGO

The idea behind this startup: MUGO is a platform that leverages on tech to empower consumers to fight climate change.

Headquarters: Milan, Lombardia, Italy

Industries: Apps, CleanTech, GreenTech, Software, Sustainability

Founders: Benedetto Ruggeri

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27. JAMH

The idea behind this startup: SaaS

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, SaaS, Software, Sustainability

Founders: Alec Lamb, Huda Abbas, Jackson Cooper, Maggie Thai

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28. ec0mission

The idea behind this startup: Our committment is to the protection of our people and our planet.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Green Building, GreenTech, Health Care, Hospital, Medical, Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing, Public Safety, Sustainability, Textiles

Founders: Houston Wade, Kristina Soman-Faulkner

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29. Blue Monday Project

The idea behind this startup: SaaS, Mobile App, Big Data

Headquarters: Vienna, Wien, Austria

Industries: Big Data, Mobile Apps, Sustainability

Founders: Daniel Pfeiffer, Dennis Platzl

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30. Mobius Materials

The idea behind this startup: The trusted marketplace for buying and selling preowned electronic components

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Electronics, Marketplace, Sustainability, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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31. SPECTRUMLAB

The idea behind this startup: IP Licensing firm

Headquarters: Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France

Industries: Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Smart Building, Sustainability

Founders: Willy CAMOU

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32. Worthmore

The idea behind this startup: Donate all or part of their value of your used phones to support initiatives for a more sustainable future.

Headquarters: Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark

Industries: CleanTech, GreenTech, Sustainability

Founders: Tegan Spinner

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33. Pretail

The idea behind this startup: A Peer to Peer Retail app that allows the purchase of any items directly from the brand or from an intelligent second-hand market

Headquarters: Miami Beach, Florida, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Internet, Peer to Peer, Retail Technology, Sustainability

Founders: Unknown

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34. 3rdRisk

The idea behind this startup: The first truly collaborative platform for third-party risk management

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Cyber Security, Quality Assurance, Risk Management, SaaS, Software, Supply Chain Management, Sustainability

Founders: Bram Ketting

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35. Redigo

The idea behind this startup: Redigo is a sustainability platform that with use of Machine Learning allows companies to track, analyse and act on their carbon footprint.

Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom

Industries: Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, CleanTech, Data Visualization, GreenTech, Information Technology, Machine Learning, Software, Sustainability

Founders: Magdalena Stelmach and Tangi Coatanea

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36. Caesar Sustainability

The idea behind this startup: Corporate Sustainability SaaS

Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Industries: Software, Sustainability

Founders: Unknown

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37. GreenFunder

The idea behind this startup: Sustainability focused crowdfunding community

Headquarters: Miami Beach, Florida, United States

Industries: Crowdfunding, GreenTech, Sustainability

Founders: Michael Ter Mors

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38. The Bio Company

The idea behind this startup: Sustainable Bio-Materials

Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Industries: Biotechnology, Fashion, GreenTech, Lifestyle, Sustainability

Founders: Pritesh Mistry

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39. Mixbrains

The idea behind this startup: Mixbrains is forecasting software that helps brands grow more sustainably, with less excess production and overstock.

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Industries: Consumer Goods, Enterprise Software, Fashion, Retail Technology, Software, Supply Chain Management, Sustainability

Founders: Dorian Scrima

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40. Universal Aquaculture

The idea behind this startup: Universal Aquaculture is a newly formed deep-tech company with an indoor farming facility.

Headquarters: Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

Industries: Aquaculture, Sustainability

Founders: Unknown

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41. Wearly

The idea behind this startup: The idea behind Wearly is to create sustainable and innovative solutions in the fashion industry

Headquarters: Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Fashion, Machine Learning, Sustainability

Founders: Tomas Gesino and Matias Armentano

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42. Fox Holt

The idea behind this startup: E-commerce

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: E-Commerce, Retail, Sustainability

Founders: Unknown

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43. The Kliek Club

The idea behind this startup: The Kliek Club delivers delicious meals made out of rescued food to your doorstep.

Headquarters: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

Industries: Food and Beverage, Food Delivery, Social Entrepreneurship, Sustainability

Founders: Unknown

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44. Genvalues

The idea behind this startup: Helping Nordic impact companies grow with engineers based on sustainability goals and values.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Employment, Human Resources, Information Technology, Sustainability

Founders: Carwan Rasoal

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45. BIO-PLY

The idea behind this startup: Sustainable Plywood Alternative

Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Industries: Biotechnology, Green Consumer Goods, GreenTech, Lifestyle, Sustainability

Founders: Pritesh Mistry

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46. Fairify

The idea behind this startup: Fairify is a platform that helps consumers make more sustainable choices.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Software, Sustainability

Founders: Lars Dinjens

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