Reportedly, over 70% of the agri-food industry’s emissions originate from primary production but most agriculture and food companies lack visibility on this segment. Swedish climate tech startup Improvin’ tackles this by developing a sustainability performance platform, which allows agri-food companies to measure and reduce emissions in their primary production and improve biodiversity together with their suppliers.
In a recent development, Improvin’, secured €3.5 million in seed financing. The investment round was led by the climate tech fund, Pale blue dot that backed HIVED and Pivotal, and the US-based, supply chain-focused VC Dynamo Ventures, with participation from Axel Johnson’s FoodBridge and Paulig’s PINC. In addition to this, the startup has received great support from its existing investors, LRF Ventures and Atomico Angel Programme.
The investment will fuel the development and expansion of Improvin’s sustainability performance platform. The platform will be rolled out in Germany, Belgium, France, and the Netherlands with its new and existing customers.
“We’re thrilled about the unique combination of expertise we’re bringing in with this investment. Pale blue dot’s climate tech experience and Dynamo Ventures’ supply chain know-how combined with the food industry knowledge from both PINC and FoodBridge will fuel our expansion across Europe,” explained Niklas Wallsargård, the CEO and Founder of Improvin’.
“We believe Improvin’s tailored approach to solving one of the agri-food industry’s hardest problems, producing more food more sustainably, is unique”, said Joel Larsson, Co-founder and General Partner at Pale blue dot. “We are proud to support the company on its journey to help agri-food businesses worldwide become more sustainable.”
“Improvin’s deep integration into the agri-food supply chains provides a granular understanding of emissions and a unique insight into reducing emissions and boosting biodiversity”, said Jon Bradford, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Dynamo Ventures. “We’re excited to be part of this journey and looking forward to supporting Improvin’ scale globally.”
Fills the gap in sustainable food supply
Founded by Niklas Wallsargård and Joel Nedar in 2022, Improvin’ provides the digital infrastructure that food brands, processors, and mills use to incorporate sustainability into their existing sourcing processes. The company helps agri-food companies measure, report, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their own value chain.
Improvin’ works with clients, including Oatly, Berte Qvarn, KLF, and Varaslättens Lagerhus. Its hybrid approach combines the scalability of remote sensing with the precision of growers’ inputs. The platform provides verified Scope 3 calculations traced down to land-management units without gathering the data manually.