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15 Startups Selected For The Second and Final Cohort of the Greentech Europe 2022 Program

Washington, DC (October 27, 2022) —Visa Foundation and Village Capital are excited to announce the second and final cohort of the Greentech Europe 2022 program, supporting women-led ventures creating sustainable economic, environmental, and social solutions across Europe. 

According to the OECD, simply increasing the rates of women's participation in environmental innovation “would help develop the local know-how which is required for a successful technology transfer across borders or domestically.” This interlinked nature of relationships between gender, climate, and biodiversity, must be acknowledged and women’s vital expertise harnessed with the same opportunity given to non-female led organizations. We already know that increasing gender diversity at corporate leadership levels leads to better climate innovation.

Within the next decade, we hope to see the positive changes brought by fulfilling the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Europe will be leading the way, and we are excited to be steering the call for those entrepreneurial solutions uniquely positioned to help solve these most pressing challenges for our more sustainable future.

Sustainability has the potential for incredible impact in Europe and these ventures will accelerate our work towards a more sustainable and inclusive system.

Meet the cohort companies:

  • Carbon Ripple (UK): World’s first B2B payment system protecting carbon offset transactions.
  • Endangered Wildlife OU (Estonia): ESG SaaS company that is contributing toward solving the climate crisis by using technology to demonstrate the financial value of biodiversity.
  • Fibre Lab (UK): Hyper-localised textile shredding and recycling service; collecting, shredding, and recycling pre-consumer textile waste from the manufacturing process by using a custom-built, small-scale shredding machine.
  • Grand Bequest LTD (Scotland): Transforming empty and derelict buildings into ESG impact investments.
  • Green-al energy (Romania): Developing an innovative process that combines household gas, electricity & biofertilizer production with environmental preservation, specializing in waste management and green energy production.
  • Junee (UK): Building a decentralized model to service the growing demand for reusable food & beverage packaging.
  • Ormex (France): Climate Tech, a digital voluntary marketplace of agricultural carbon credits.
  • RediGo (UK, Poland): Go-to sustainability platform, motivating businesses to have a more positive environmental impact.
  • ReLi (Germany): Manufacturing sustainable, affordable, and reliable energy storage solutions by refurbishing batteries from electric vehicles.
  • Seeds of Colour (UK): Green biotech beauty company on a mission to celebrate nature, seed change, and save the environment, using innovative technology to extract pigments from plants to create natural coloured beauty products.
  • SINERGY FLOW (Italy): A sustainable, low-cost, and highly efficient redox flow battery for long-duration energy storage applications.
  • Surova (Iceland): High-tech company developing autonomous farming solutions for food retailers that increase profit margins and unmet supply of local produce in import-reliant countries.
  • Sustie (Norway): Empowering and inspiring users to make sustainable decisions when shopping online.
  • The 0-Mission (Denmark): Marketplace connecting developers of renewable energy projects, with climate-conscious corporations.
  • Twipes (UK): Brand of biodegradable and flushable wet wipes that break down in water within three hours, and in a landfill in seven days.

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For more information, reach out to Eva Waweru at Village Capital (eva.waweru@vilcap.com)

 

About Village Capital

Village Capital helps entrepreneurs bring big ideas from vision to scale. Our mission is to reinvent the system to back the entrepreneurs of the future. Our vision is a future where business creates equity and long-term prosperity. Since 2009, we have supported more than 1,000 early-stage entrepreneurs through our investment readiness programs. Our affiliated fund, VilCap Investments, has invested in more than 110 program graduates.