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Biggest Series A for a climate app: Berlin-based Klima raises €10M to fight climate change

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Klima, a Berlin-based climate app that empowers users to take immediate and quantifiable climate action, has just raised €10 million in its Series A funding. The investment round was led by Keen Venture Partners alongside participation from HV Capital (invested in KoRo, Payrails and more), Headline, 468 Capital, and Adjacent.

Biggest Series A in climate tech!

The marks the biggest Series A investment in the market of consumer climate apps. Also, Berlin’s best-known tech entrepreneurs, including Pitch founder Christian Reber, Wooga founder Jens Begemann, Blinkist co-founder Niklas Jansen, and Tier Mobility founder Lawrence Leuschner with his Blue Impact fund, who are already invested in Klima invested in the round.

Klima plans to use the fresh funds to increase its climate impact further by building out the new B2B platform, investing in community growth and app improvements, and expanding its presence in the US and DACH region. Also, it has launched its new B2B offering “Klima for Teams”.

“Klima for Teams” enables companies to embed personal climate action into their team culture by sponsoring Klima memberships for their workforce, advancing climate literacy, promoting CO2 reduction, and offsetting employees’ personal emissions. It allows companies to include and benefit each employee in these efforts and move from an organisational to a cultural change.

Markus Gilles, CEO and Co-Founder of Klima, said: “We are excited about the journey ahead, especially the launch of “Klima for Teams”. Companies can play a huge role in the culture shift that the climate crisis is demanding. We are seeing many companies that embrace this and want to include their employees into their climate strategy. This allows them to turn climate action from an accounting topic into daily lived culture. We look forward to supporting companies on that journey, with our expertise in user experience, our focus on quantifiably impact, and especially with such strong partners by our side.”

Briehan Burke, Principal at Keen Venture Partners, commented: “The Klima team already had incredible success in supporting individuals on their path to reducing their carbon emissions. As companies are taking on more social responsibility and are looking for ways to answer employees’ calls to partake in the fight against climate change, Klima’s B2B offering provides an impactful way to unite their workforce behind the climate cause, and show existing and future employees that their values are aligned.”

Jan Miczaika, Partner at HV Capital added: “The climate crisis is humanity’s biggest and urgent challenge. Millions want to take action but don’t know-how. Klima has created a tool that is making immediate and quantifiable action available to everyone. The app stands out through its holistic feature set and leading the field with outstanding and engaging product design. Bringing this experience to teams of all sizes, allows companies to supercharge their climate efforts and is an obvious step to take. We look forward to Klima’s growth journey and to being part of this incredible mission.”

Holistic approach to climate action

Klima was founded in 2019 by Markus Gilles, Jonas Brandau, and Andreas Pursian-Ehrlich in Berlin. They have combined a long-standing commitment for social and environmental causes with a decade’s experience in consumer technology. They created the startup to make holistic climate action easy, effective and accessible for everyone.

Klima’s mission is to unleash that potential by removing barriers and empowering millions to act as a united force for the planet. Collectively, the Klima community has already taken more than 70,000 tonnes of CO2 out of the atmosphere, equivalent to 300 million kilometres driven in an average gasoline car.

The startup lets users calculate their personal carbon footprint quickly and easily. Users can offset their emissions by funding certified climate projects with a customised subscription, and further reduce their footprint through personalised tips, climate education and detailed impact data that encourage lasting and high impact lifestyle changes. By focusing on both, offsetting and reduction, Klima combines immediate impact with sustainable transformation.

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