This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best GreenTech startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the GreenTech industry and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
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Top GreenTech Startups
Emitwise’s unique AI technology empowers companies to automatically measure, report, and reduce their carbon footprint across their operations and supply chain, future-proofing businesses for a zero-carbon world. We are backed by top Silicon Valley investors and trusted by leading global businesses.
Our mission is to empower businesses to respond to the climate emergency, accelerating the transition to a net-zero carbon world by equipping them with all the tools they need to drive emissions cuts across their operations and supply chain.. .
Wren is a web app that helps live carbon neutral by accounting for and offsetting CO2 emissions. It aims to build tools that help everyone act against climate change.
Starting with a subscription service has the added advantage of funding their future work. They believe the most effective way we can build a team to tackle this problem is to build a sustainable business.
It was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.. .
Duckt As every transportation mode, ever expending Micromobility solutions also need dedicated infrastructure. We help organize public space, lower operation costs and create a better experience for MaaS with patented universal adaptor and IoT charge solution.
DUCKT is the new mobility space in the city. We develop products and services for Micromobility & SmartCity Solutions..
Dryad is an environmental IoT startup based in Berlin-Brandenburg. Its mission is to develop a large-scale IoT network that allows public and private forest owners to monitor, analyze and protect the world’s largest, most remote forests.
The initial focus is to develop a system for the ultra-early detection of wildfires.. .
Greenly is on a mission to help everyone reduce his ecological footprint in a fun and rewarding way, offering individuals more choices for sustainable living. To nudge you into adopting greener daily habits, our application automatically measures the environmental impact of everything you buy and gives you credit when you reduce your emissions.
We do this by linking to your bank accounts securely, and enriching financial data with ecological information. We recommend to our users changing their spending habits towards greener brands engaged to make the energy transition happen.
In transportation, taking the train, the bus or carpooling is greener and translates into avoided emissions. For your housing, switching to a green electricity provider makes a difference.
For your shopping, greener brands make a difference. And when it comes to eating, go vegan or vegetarian to reduce your footprint.
We make it easy and fun to switch progressively to more sustainable consumption habits.. .
Handprint is like AirBnB for positive impact. Our clients can choose from a portfolio of positive impact projects and embed their chosen impact into their sales channels.
This enables them to become earth positive in a few clicks. Handprint is also a consumer application via which consumers can track the positive impact they create through their purchases and behavior.
We curate amazing projects in reforestation, coral reef renewal, biodiversity support, and education and tokenize them into discrete units of impact. Our clients integrate these projects via APIs or directly through our e-commerce widgets.
Clients personalize their positive impact contributions by linking them to customer purchases (e.g. 1% of online sales is dedicated to reforestation) and consumers can contribute to the same projects.
We call this “Interactive Impact as a Service”.. .
Blue Ocean Gear
Blue Ocean Gear’s team of world-class submarine and rocket scientists designs and builds GPS tracking buoys capable of surviving the brutal operational demands of the modern fixed gear fisher. Our patented SmartBuoy product suite allows fishers to track and monitor data from their gear anytime and anywhere, enhancing operational efficiency and profitability by reducing both fuel costs and lost gear.
Our products also directly address the environmental impacts of lost gear and entanglements.. .
We are a Hard-Tech start-up, creating resource-intelligent nature-based systems and solutions integrated with DeepTech for establishing a climate-Resilient New Nature Economy. Our dream is to map 2.5 million ha of freshwater bodies in India for creating a Digital Twin of freshwater ecosystems.
With our novel value-innovation, we use the power of Nature and DeepTech for 100% de-risking freshwater fisheries towards establishing sustainable fisheries in India with which we are tackling the pain-points of 15 million fish farmers.. .
Smove.City provides cities and municipalities their own shared e-bike solution. We provide a mobile app, a fleet management platform for the city which gives full access to real time data, a fleet of e-bikes and we work together with local bike shops for the daily maintenance and operations.
The city has a full control through our fleet management platform and can use the data for analysis and urban planning. We also provide webinars and educational material to cities based on the analysis of their data from the platform on how they can improve the mobility in their city..
What EcoFoote does is link people and businesses to a multidimensional approach of sustainable solutions. Our Web application platform that takes you on a journey of measuring and reducing your environmental impact.
We then reward you for reducing your EcoFooteprint and you can use these rewards by purchasing sustainable products, which improves both your life and the environment. Through the process of shifting to a sustainable lifestyle, there are a number of ways our community can benefit from reducing their impact on the environment.
EcoFoote is a mobile app platform that uses lifestyle based information to express their environmental impact. We interactively track your impact through diet, waste, consumption, energy and transportation.
Thereafter, we guide you where and how you can reduce your impact through certain tasks that allows you to earn points. Through every completed task, you are rewarded for your efforts with EcoFoote credits.
You can reduce your emissions in a number of ways, such as adapting your diet, reducing electricity consumption, reducing water usage, recycling, using public transport over private, these are to name a few of the solutions EcoFoote makes use of this to guide you to a more sustainable lifestyle.. .
We are a GreenTech Start-Up, building inclusive solutions to support green development. We work on technological solutions for the empowerment of the supply chain, specifically the production, processing and trade of agricultural commodities.
We focus on superior crops that have the potential to outrun conventional & unsustainable crops. Our approach is the holistic utilisation of every part of the plant.
We have the vision of a circular supply chain and want to contribute to its realisation. .
Roll Scooters is a Canadian start-up founded in March 2019 focused on the last-mile transportation market. Roll offers smart mobility solutions by providing dock-less electric scooter and bike share services to cities and campuses.
Among the emerging electric scooter operators, Roll differentiates itself by putting safety first. Working in close partnership with the University of Toronto, Roll combines exclusive technologies and a rider-centric design to promote a safer use of e-scooters.
Focused on the quality of their vehicles, Roll upholds high operational standards by hiring their own staff to collect, recharge, and maintain the fleet. As it scales, Roll is committed to continue collaborating with local governments and community leaders to grow responsibly.
As cities outgrow their reliance on cars, Roll aims to bridge the gaps in public transportation across Canadian cities and grow micro-mobility alternatives safely and sustainably. With their vehicles, commuters can cut minutes usually lost in waiting for transit, tourists can conveniently travel to city landmarks, and students can skip the long walks across campus..
Single.Earth is a platform that trades natural resources as tokenized virtual goods, such as carbon allowance and biodiversity offset. The new service enables forests, wetlands, and other natural resources to generate profit without being sold as raw materials.
Tokenization of the natural resources makes healthy ecosystem services a new tradable and liquid asset class.. .
FieldComplete is building the next generation of field service software from the inside out. Developed by a team of founders with collectively over 30 years of experience in real estate, property maintenance, building, and development, FieldComplete was created to fill a widening gap in the market between what service providers needed to be successful and the tools available to help them manage their businesses.
It specializes in the fields of clean energy, construction, and enterprise software. The company was founded in 2019 and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia..
Scindo is a cleantech start-up harnessing the power of enzymes to recycle the unrecyclables. We are targeting plastics that cannot be efficiently recycled with current methodologies, to turn them into high-value molecules that can be used in a plethora of industries.
We are creating a more circular economy for plastics by developing an alternative to landfills and incineration.. .
Viggo is a green app-based ride-hailing service, running exclusively on electric cars. At Viggo, we have three cornerstones: – Sustainability – Innovative technology – Unparalleled customer service We combine these in order to create a new agenda for mobility in Scandinavia.
Our DNA is built on our firm belief that we can set a new standard for the mobility sector. We do this by always putting the customer first; our app is based on usability and convenience.
In that sense, we make it easy for city-dwellers to make green choices in their busy day-to-day lives. What we offer them is transportation entirely in zero-emission cars..
In a world of over, mis- or blurred information, inoqo wants to provide consumers with scientific-based data on the environmental, social and biodiversity impact of familiar grocery products. Our mission is to help all of us aligning our daily purchasing decisions to our key concerns so that we can actively contribute to a sustainable production-consumption cycle.
The app uses a specific innovative technology that can passively and smartly track the user’s grocery basket for informing them about -for example- the CO2 impact of their purchase and how aligned it is to their environmental priorities or social values The solution will actively recommend alternative products of lower impact and encourage them through personalized content, gamification and community challenges to further pursue a sustainable lifestyle. We strongly believe that our daily habits can change the world.
Our vision is to enable millions of consumers around the globe to learn why and how their consumption decisions impact biodiversity, climate and their own well-being. We want to accelerate the change towards sustainable production: as users consume more responsibly, they create healthy competition between companies who start to produce responsibly.
We have ten years left to cut our CO2 emissions by half. From now on, every action counts.
Join inoqo.. .
Redigo partner’s with companies and organisations providing live reporting software solution that enables and supports them to accurately report and act on their carbon data. Our globally curated offsetting and sustainability marketplaces provide our partners with a huge array of options to support their journeys to carbon neutral.
With our unique Redigo Scenario Planning (RSP) tool providing a clear view of options best aligned to organisational offsetting targets, we support our partners in developing and delivering workable sustainability strategies. Additionally, our unique AI provides enhanced sustainability options, which enable our partners to reach their targets with improved efficiency.
Our Mission: We exist to make the world carbon neutral my motivating system change within businesses’ Our Vision: We want to ensure that every company in the world has minimised its environmental impact’ Our Values: Sustainable – Everything we do is for the benefit of the planet Positive – Everything can be solved Act now – We do not sit on ideas Equality – All our actions contribute to broader social change. .
It is quite difficult to dispose of your used phones in a responsible, easy, and eco-friendly way. This is one reason why the average person has two or more of these devices, just wasting resources and losing value in a drawer.
We believe that there is a real opportunity to collectively make them #worthmore. Every year over 1 billion kr worth of used phones finds their way into drawers across Denmark alone.
Our aim is to collect, reset, refurbish, and resell as many devices as possible, then use their collective value to drive meaningful impact within sustainability and climate action. We set out to build a platform that informs people what it takes to build their devices, why they should care…what actions can reduce their impact, and be the place where they can take these actions..
KAIRON is a crossborder team of friends who are determined to fight global epidemics and bring healing to vulnerable populations, to nations, and to our planet through breakthrough innovations in materials science. Our team was originally based out of Princeton University and has since developed partnerships across major cities in Asia.
At KAIRON, we come to work everyday because we are passionate about keeping individuals and communities healthy. Our team has spent years researching and developing a plant-derived, biodegradable supermaterial that can be used across contexts and industries..
Coined from the words sustainability and dictionary, Sustainary is a completely online platform focused on providing individuals, businesses, organizations, and governments the best possible methods of sustainability and efficiency. In building our strong database, we launched this smart and innovative platform through different phases, working with various features to operate.
One of the salient features of our collaborative platform is artificial intelligence, helping you identify opportunities and risks in the most efficient way possible. We value collaboration as we believe sustainability is not solely the work of one man alone—this is why in Sustainary, cooperation and sharing are keys to the best ideas, processes, and solutions.
Partnered with OneTreePlanted, a non-profit organization with global reforestation as its focus, Sustainary shows its care for relevant worldwide matters like the environment. For every service we deliver, and for every company we help to create something new, OneTreePlanted plants one tree.
Likewise, we share a considerable amount from our own earnings every month.. .
The Bio Company
Our mission is to create sustainable alternative materials that are compatible with earth and human consumption. Our goal is to create carbon-neutral material alternatives to traditional high carbon-emitting materials through biotechnology.
Our subsidiaries include : www.bio-ply.comwww.bioleather.in. .
Consumer priced CO2 scrubbers for the purpose of reducing personal carbon footprints. Scrubbers have replaceable cartridges, replenishing scrubbing capacity.
The units also communicate with an accompanying app to gather operational data, as well as connect consumers to an ecosystem of fellow scrubbers.. .
Climate change is real, it is happening now, and it is going to impact virtually every aspect of our lives, from where we live to what we eat to the kind of work we do. It is both an urgent issue and one that we will be dealing with for decades to come.
Actnow Ventures – investing in climate action Actnow Ventures is being established to enable European investors to put their capital to work solving problems that truly matter – while building highly profitable, globally scalable companies.. .
A circular company that aims to accelerate eco-commerce by system innovation and educate for concious consumption. Our company’s signature product is the eco-commerce marketplace that covers all your sustainable product and service alternatives under one roof.
It is designed to force a shift towards conscious consumption by giving sustainable solutions that matter a platform and conscious consumers a home. To accelerate change we use our marketplace to explore, innovate and incubate new standards and solutions around eco-commerce and circularity.
new normal is based in Stuttgart (Germany) and was founded in 2020 by impact entrepreneur Michael Eichelberger and Philipp Groß.. .
Infinex Partners is a green-tech and blockchain development company that leverages its extensive experience, comprehensive knowledge and innovative product design to help businesses, governments and NGOs obtain competitive advantages. Zeroing down on removing the barriers that prevent businesses from benefitting of emerging technologies.
Introducing NOVA, a unique product for the rapid development of end-to-end Blockchain solutions. NOVA includes a vast array of foundation and specialised management modules to support any type of business, including Marketplaces, E-commerce and Fintech.
Ensuring security and auditability by incorporating the ISO27001 framework and only utilising enterprise-grade solutions for operations, internet & data security, storage and encryption.. .
At ICT Capital, we leverage our experience and capital gained from the successful development of innovative businesses to support scaling the growth stage companies that bring fundamental value to the economy and society. The investment focus lies in the growth stage opportunities in Smart Cities Infrastructure (incl.
Mobility), CleanTech and Healthcare & Food with the emphasis on the cutting edge enabling technologies in both software (AI, big data, machine learning) and hardware (robotics, advanced materials).. .
Bio-ply is a sustainable plywood alternative derived from mycelium and agricultural waste (paddy straw, rice bran, and coco peat). Bio-ply is naturally water-resistant and termite resistant.
Bio-ply is carbon-neutral and environmentally friendly. At Bio-ply, we believe there is a better way to provide sustainably affordable furniture to the consumer market.
Our Mission is to grow better materials that are compatible with the earth. Using mycelium as the key organism, we are intended to create a carbon-neutral world where there is a balance between nature and human consumption..
Oxford Advisory Services
Oxford Advisory Services LLC is a trusted advisor to clients seeking senior level insights on business and commercial development, market assessment, channel strategy, and a deep and broad network of experts across a range of critical business disciplines. Our industry network provides our clients with risk mitigation in scaling their commercial enterprises .
from downstream market relationships to technical expertise in microbiology, biochemistry and biochemical engineering, QA/QC and related certification issues, financial modeling, negotiation strategies, organisational development and coaching, collaboration and business partnering, and more. Our direct experience is built on over 30 years of leadership and advisory experience in the global chemicals sector, fuels, animal nutrition, food ingredients, material sciences, aquaculture, and chemical distribution channels associated with these sectors.
Our clients include multinational manufacturing and distribution companies, biochemical producers, synthetic biology companies, venture capital and private equity investors, lenders, and early-stage innovators in universities across North America and Europe. Our relationships are built on trust and driven by mutual alignment on key strategic goals .
and a strong emphasis on risk reduction.. .
EnviroLinx is an online platform for freelance environmental professionals and customers to connect. Environmental professionals are able to build their profile with past experience, certifications, education, and more.
Customers post their job with an RFP for the freelancer to bid and discuss the details. Customers can also search professionals based on their services, experience, and skills.
Once selected, the site can facilitate the work through Milestones or the customer and freelancer can work it out on their own. With the current state we’re in, remote and supplemental work is more important than ever.
This platform allows you to build or increase your customer base, along with perform remote tasks that were previously not possible. This concept is similar to the following: TaskRabbit, Thumbtack, HomeAdvisor, Freelancer, UpWork, Rover, etc.
– yet specific to environmental services. .