The climate crisis is the most urgent challenge facing humanity today. Current climate protection measures taken by governments around the world are insufficient to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. At the same time, 72% of CO2 emissions are attributable to consumer behavior. Millions of people want to take action to meet the challenge, but do not know how. Empowering people to take direct, simple and measurable action and close the “emissions gap”, Berlin-based climate protection app Klima has raised €10 million in funding.
The Series A round was led by Keen Venture Partners and saw participation from HV Capital, Headline, 468 Capital and Adjacent. Klima will use the financial resources to expand the B2B offering and expand the market presence in the United States and the DACH region.
Well-known Berlin tech entrepreneurs such as Pitch founder Christian Reber, Wooga founder Jens Begemann, Blinkist co-founder Niklas Jansen and Tier Mobility founder Lawrence Leuschner with his Blue Impact fund invested in the startup earlier. .
The company also rolled out its new B2B offering called Klima for Teams. This will enable companies to actively embed individual climate protection into the corporate culture by making climate available to all employees, promoting basic climate knowledge, enabling personalized CO2 reduction and offsetting employee emissions. According to the company, this will go a long way towards comprehensively including employee emissions in the operational ESG strategy.
Founded in 2019 by Markus Gilles, Jonas Brandau and Andreas Pursian-Ehrlich to give everyone the opportunity to participate directly, effectively and easily in climate protection, the climate app makes it easy to calculate your personal carbon footprint.
By financing certified climate protection projects, users can offset unavoidable emissions with a monthly contribution. Equally important is the reduction of the footprint through personalized advice, individual reduction targets and the communication of basic climate knowledge in the app.
Markus Gilles, CEO and co-founder of Klima, said: “With this funding, we have taken another step forward with the launch of Climate for Teams. Companies have an extremely important role to play in the cultural change that the climate crisis demands. We have seen for a long time that many companies are becoming more involved and also want to involve their employees in their climate strategy. With our expertise in the field of user experience and our focus on measurable personal climate goals, we can support companies on this path and help to make climate protection an integral part of the corporate culture.
Briehan Burke, Director of Keen Venture Partners added: “More and more companies are also looking for ways to include this in their ESG strategy and thus better meet the expectations of their employees in terms of climate protection. Klima’s B2B offer now specifically offers the opportunity to unite employees and companies in their commitment to climate protection. It also gives future employees a clear signal about company values, as these are nowhere more evident than in everyday culture.