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News & Analysis

Australian business leaders “very concerned” about climate change

- January 25, 2022 2 MIN READ

C-level executives in Australia are starting to seriously worry about climate change and the effects on both their business and personal lives, a new survey from Deloitte has found. Of the Australian respondents to Deloitte’s global 2022 CxO Sustainability Report, 75 per cent said their organisation was “very concerned about climate change” and 95 per… Read more »

Climate Tech

Climate Salad’s Mick Liubinskas on the 10 powers we need to tackle our greatest environmental threats

- November 30, 2021 7 MIN READ

It looks like we need a miracle to avoid climate disaster. Yet, I believe we can do it. With the combination of 10 powers. Here is how. The Problem The tremendous economic growth we’ve experienced over the last 200 years has come at the cost of the environment. We’ve produced power and polluted the skies, rivers,… Read more »

NIcole O'Brien
Climate Tech

Fishburners launched Tech for Good Awards to recognise startups tackling social impact and climate change

- November 22, 2021 2 MIN READ

Sydney startup innovation hub Fishburners is celebrating 10 years since it first launched with a new awards program called Tech for Good. The awards, backed by the NSW government through Investment NSW, span six categories including climate action, social justice, disability, diversity and inclusion. They’ll recognise early-stage ventures that are using technology to make a… Read more »

Business strategy

Giant Leap’s Small Steps: Trillion-dollar commitments and ‘blah blah blah’ from the COP26 climate conference

- November 4, 2021 4 MIN READ

Welcome to Giant Leap’s Small Steps, a newsletter offering global insights and news on the impact startups landscape. We share an edited version with Startup Daily readers every fortnight. Giant Leap is Australia’s first impact venture fund, and they use this newsletter to surface the ideas and businesses that intrigue and inspire them and broaden… Read more »

Business strategy

Early stage startup founders can get free tickets to Sydney’s Impact X Summit, where Mike Cannon-Brookes & Sir Richard Branson debate how technology will get the world to net zero

- October 29, 2021 3 MIN READ

As world leaders gather in Glasgow for United Nations COP26 conference, prominent business leaders, and others will be part of the Impact X Summit Sydney on November 2-3. The two-day virtual conference will feature Atlassian co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes, Fortescue Metals Group founder, Dr Andrew Forrest, NSW Treasurer Matt Kean, Australian Ethical CEO John McMurdo, President… Read more »

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Funding

Climate change agritech Loam Bio raises $40 million in series A

- October 28, 2021 2 MIN READ

Decarbonisation startup Loam Bio, which uses microbes microbes to sequester carbon in farm soils, has raised $40 million in a series A. The round is led by Marc Benioff’s TIME Ventures. Other investors include Main Sequence Ventures, Horizons Ventures, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Acre Venture Partners, Mike Cannon-Brookes’ Grok Ventures, Lowercarbon Capital, and Fiona… Read more »

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Climate Tech

New Zealand’s Space for Planet Earth Challenge is on the hunt for ideas using satellite data to tackle carbon sequestration and coral health

- October 19, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

New Zealand-based education and consulting social enterprise SpaceBase Limited is on the hunt for solutions to address climate change with the help of satellite technology.  The “Space for Planet Earth Challenge” is open to students and innovators across APAC region to leverage satellite technologies to address climate change challenges, through quantifying carbon sequestration and monitoring… Read more »

Mick Liubinskas
Climate Tech

Startup Daily TV: Climate Salad’s Mick Liubinskas has mapped the incredible ANZ climate tech sector

- October 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

Tech entrepreneur Mick Liubinskas has mapped the Australian and New Zealand climate tech ecosystem to give everyone a better view of the big picture when it comes to dealing with climate change. His new venture, Climate Salad, has set out to help startup founders building technology solutions to climate problems get more customers, find great people… Read more »

Allan Scott
Climate Tech

Kiwi carbon capture startup Aspiring Materials raises $1 million seed round

- October 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

Climate-tech startup Aspiring Materials has raised $1 million in seed funding for its breakthrough carbon capture technology. The Christchurch-based company’s round was led by Icehouse Ventures with support from Outset Ventures. The funds are earmarked to build out the team, including its first CEO, Mark Chadderton, who returns to New Zealand after more than 20… Read more »

Anastasia Volkova
Funding

Carbon software agtech Regrow raises $23.5 million series A

- August 18, 2021 2 MIN READ

Agtech startup Regrow has raised US$17 million (A$23.5m) in a series A for its carbon measurement software for the agri-food supply chain sector. The raise was led by new US climate change focused VC Ajax Strategies, Tenacious Ventures and Cargill. Existing investors include Microsoft’s venture fund M12, the Jeremey and Hannelore Grantham Environmental Trust’s Neglected… Read more »

Accelerator

Here are the 6 startups tackling climate change in EnergyLab’s new accelerator

- August 17, 2021 2 MIN READ

EnergyLab’s new Climate Solutions Accelerator has chosen six startups for its six-month program. The companies have also received a combined $500,000 in pre-seed investment. Three of the six are Sydney-based, with two from Brisbane and another from California. Three of the startups have a female CEO. The startups involved are: Circle Harvest, which is creating… Read more »

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News & Analysis

A VC explains why he backed the new alt-meat startup by Shoes of Prey founder Michael Fox

- August 12, 2021 4 MIN READ

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report released this week was described as a “code red for humanity”. We’ve been collectively called upon to drastically reduce emissions in order to stabilise rising temperatures that are already beginning to cause natural events of biblical proportions. Meaningful emissions cuts won’t happen unless we come up with strategies… Read more »

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Insights

Here’s what you need to know about the worrying new IPCC report on climate change

- August 10, 2021 5 MIN READ

Earth has warmed 1.09℃ since pre-industrial times and many changes such as sea-level rise and glacier melt are now virtually irreversible, according to the most sobering report yet by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report also found escape from human-caused climate change is no longer possible. Climate change is now affecting every… Read more »

Innovation

The City of Sydney is opening a massive tech innovation hub in Salesforce Tower to help tackle climate change

- August 2, 2021 2 MIN READ

The soaring 56-storey Salesforce Tower at Sydney’s Circular Quay will be home to a new innovation hub focused on tackling climate change. Named ‘Greenhouse’, the hub spans 3,800sqm on first three floors at 180 George Street and is due to open next year. It will offer affordable office space for climate tech startups and scaleups,… Read more »