1.5° Ventures

1.5° Ventures is a climate tech venture builder that works with mission-driven founders and founding teams to compliment and accelerate their development and the deployment of their technology to effectively combat climate change.

We truly believe that the fastest way to reduce emissions is through hypergrowth start-ups. 1.5° Ventures thus only engages topics which have the potential to reduce at least 100Mt CO2e every year, and where emission reductions are coupled directly with revenue. Software can only be a part of the solution. In the hardest to decarbonize industries, new processes, materials, and technologies are required which are connected to physical things. Atoms, not bits, are the key to climate effectiveness.

That’s why we actively source stellar climate founders from tech and business backgrounds, bring them together, then help them to develop as founders, teams, and companies. Teams benefit from shared experience, existing structures, and hard lessons learned. Founders are super-charged through our coaching, knowledge-transfer, and expert guidance.

To decarbonize every aspect of our economy we need all hands on deck, ambitious founders, catalytic finance, and smart policies that help unlock climate tech scaling and private investments.

Dr. Tobias Lechtenfeld, Partner

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