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Unreasonable Impact is an innovative multi-year, multi-geographic partnership between Barclays and Unreasonable Group to launch the world’s first global network focused on scaling up entrepreneurial solutions that will help employ thousands worldwide in the emerging green economy. Barclays and Unreasonable share a belief that high-growth entrepreneurs are well-placed to tackle the global problem of unemployment. Furthermore, Barclays and Unreasonable believe that entrepreneurial solutions are best primed for scale when supported by a major corporation that can accelerate their growth. Thus, each program is designed to support growth-stage ventures with advice and guidance from a global community of world-class mentors and industry specialists, including experts from across Barclays. Unreasonable Impact consists of three programs held annually in three distinct regions: UK & Europe, the Americas, and Asia Pacific. The Unreasonable Impact Fellowship consists of over 250 ventures that positively impact 300 million people around the world. Moving forward, the partnership will continue to support these high-growth entrepreneurs as they boldly create the jobs of tomorrow.

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Voltz Voyager Space Holdings

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Carbon Lighthouse ChargerHelp! ClearFlame Engine Technologies Electric Aviation Group Emrgy ENERGYNEST Massive Mobility Mission Zero Technologies Modern Electron Orxa Energies Seabound STABL SunGreenH2

YEAR 6 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 4

A-DEUS Bia Brill Power Conamix Electrify Greenway Malta Modularity Grid Naked Energy Navajo Power Petra Via Separations VoltStorage

Celtic Renewables Dandelion Energy H2GO Power Imprint Energy Power Ledger Smart Joules Solstice StormFisher Biogas Twelve Vivid Edge

YEAR 4 86 88 90 92 94 96 98

Canopy Power Connected Energy Eco Wave Power Ecoppia Francis Propel Fuels Skyven Technologies

YEAR 3 100 102 104 106 108 110 112 114

Hydrostor Iceotope Lumos Natel Energy Neutral Fuels Qnergy SaltX Technology ZincFive

YEAR 2 116 118 120 122 124 126 128 130 132 134

Aceleron Ampd Energy Arcola Energy BioLite BuffaloGrid Fourth Partner Energy Green Fuels Headspring Husk Power Systems Magnuss

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Altaeros Energies Axelspace d.light Exergyn Greenlight Planet LanzaTech One Earth Designs Semtive ZOLA Electric PART TWO

FUTURE OF FOOD, WATER AGRICULTURE YEAR 7 156 158 160 162 164 166

AirEx Technologies ALGAMA Aquacycl GALY Haofood Hydroleap


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Kelp Blue MicroHarvest Pebble Labs Prime Roots Sagri

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Banka BioLoo C16 Biosciences Cultivo Gramophone ID Water KETOS Nutrition Technologies Vestaron WOTA Zikooin

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80 Acres Farms allplants Deep Branch Biotechnology DeHaat Farmstand KITRO LoveTheWild MAEKO MycoTechnology Novihum Technologies Shiok Meats Sistema.bio The Jackfruit Company TurtleTree

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Absolute Foods Aqua Development Avant Meats eggXYt Full Harvest Goodr Co. Intello Labs ISCA Technologies JALA Kadalys ListenField Mushlabs Oddbox Swedish Algae Factory TerViva Urchinomics

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Cambrian Innovation Claro Energy CROWDE EM3 AgriServices Entocycle HISBE Food Jasberry Kuli Kuli Foods Lawrencedale Agro Processing Marvelous Foods OLIO S4S Technologies SOURCE String Bio

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AeroFarms Clara Foods eFishery Heaven Springs Dynasty Harvest Group Memphis Meats Mimica SNACT Terramera

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Agri Info Design Agrivi Alesca Life Bakeys Foods Growing Underground GrowUp Farms Khethworks PART THREE

FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE LIVING YEAR 7 318 320 322 324 326 328 330 332

All Street SEVVA Better Packaging Co. Cabinet Health gush Haqdarshak Loopcycle MYCL PackAge+ 5


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Sustainable & Secure Information Disposal (SSID) Urbanmetry

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44.01 Blue Sky Analytics CRIATERRA ELeather Elonroad H3 Dynamics Loowatt Made of Air Planet Protector Packaging Siklus Urban Spring

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75F Aeroseal ECOncrete Frontier Markets Igor Project Etopia Smarter Sorting Switch Automation TIPA TRENDE Tridi Oasis Group

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Abundance Investment Astraea Econic Technologies Ecoware Globechain IGL Coatings OriCiro Plastic Bank Stony Creek Colors Vyv

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Advenio Airlabs Glowee gridComm Heatworks Plant Prefab Preserve

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BreezoMeter Dendra Systems Desolenator Lithium Urban Technologies Richcore Lifesciences Riversimple Movement Vitargent PART FOUR

FUTURE OF SUPPLY CHAINS YEAR 7 454 456 458 460 462

Mango Materials Material Exchange Modern Synthesis Re:Dish s.lab

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Huue NÜWIEL

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ATKO IntegriCulture Provenance Sylvatex Zeigo


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Biohm gFlow+ Jumbotail Mobi-Air Modumetal MOVUS TreeZero Worn Again Technologies

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re:3D Recycling Technologies Sundar Thread

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Evercomm Evrnu ideaForge Svante The Waste Transformers

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Arcstone Ecozen Solutions FatHopes Energy Kiverdi Leaf Resources RAD Green Solutions Sure Chill

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Andiamo Banyan Nation ECOSOFTT Elvis & Kresse JEPLAN 7


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Carbon Lighthouse ChargerHelp! ClearFlame Engine Technologies Electric Aviation Group Emrgy ENERGYNEST Massive Mobility Mission Zero Technologies Modern Electron Orxa Energies Seabound STABL SunGreenH2

A-DEUS Bia Brill Power Conamix Electrify Greenway Malta Modularity Grid Naked Energy Navajo Power Petra Via Separations VoltStorage Voltz Voyager Space Holdings

Celtic Renewables Dandelion Energy H2GO Power Imprint Energy Power Ledger Smart Joules Solstice StormFisher Biogas Twelve Vivid Edge

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Canopy Power Connected Energy Eco Wave Power Ecoppia Francis Propel Fuels Skyven Technologies

Hydrostor Iceotope Lumos Natel Energy Neutral Fuels Qnergy SaltX Technology ZincFive

Aceleron Ampd Energy Arcola Energy BioLite BuffaloGrid Fourth Partner Energy Green Fuels Headspring Husk Power Systems Magnuss

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Carbon Lighthouse carbonlighthouse.com

Commercial buildings are responsible for 40% of emissions in the United States. Carbon Lighthouse has developed a creative technology solution to make reducing carbon emissions profitable for commercial real estate. The platform taps deep into performance data in building equipment to quantify energy efficiency opportunities. The technology supports clients in their execution and continuously ensures the performance of the building improvements. Carbon Lighthouse has recently expanded its business model to include a secondary product to help with building acquisitions while growing its existing customer base and entering new geographies. Its mission is to make decarbonization so easy and profitable that building owners do it everywhere, paving the way for a sustainable future in one of the sectors contributing the most carbon emissions annually. 10

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YEAR 7

Headquarters New York, NY, USA

Sector Building and Construction Technology

Countries of Operation US

Entrepreneur Raphael Rosen Co-Founder & CEO

THE AMERICAS

About

Raphael Rosen Raphael Rosen is the Co-Founder and CEO of Carbon Lighthouse, a company that studies energy-wasting buildings and designs systems that help owners dramatically reduce their energy use and carbon footprint. Raphael has led Carbon Lighthouse’s scale and growth over the past decade to deliver true environmental and operational impact and more than $250 million in savings for clients. Previously, Raphael served as Vice President of Corporate Development at Safari Energy where he grew Safari’s operational capacity to more than 25 solar projects worth $24 million. Raphael is committed to delivering market-based solutions to today’s and tomorrow’s energy and environmental challenges.

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ChargerHelp! chargerhelp.com

With electric vehicle sales soaring, how do we make sure they all stay charged and running? ChargerHelp! is solving the industry-wide problem of downed electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by providing on-demand repairs and maintenance. The company aims to be the go-to platform for EV charging repairs as it analyzes operational data about EV chargers across the US and then sends skilled personnel to fix them when they’re down. Additionally, ChargerHelp! is actively supporting an inclusive clean energy transition workforce by upskilling current technicians through workforce training centers which are located in New York, California, Ohio, and Georgia. ChargerHelp! launched their subscription software platform in April 2022. 12

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Headquarters Los Angeles, CA, USA

Sector Transportation

Countries of Operation US

Entrepreneur Kameale Terry CEO

THE AMERICAS

About

Kameale Terry Kameale Terry is the CEO of ChargerHelp! With over a decade of experience in cleantech, Kameale formed ChargerHelp! with her Co-Founder Evette Ellis to create a reliable electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The cleantech company uses data to identify and provide maintenance and repair services for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Kameale got the idea for the on-demand repair app for EV charging stations when she was working at EV Connect, where she held a number of roles, including director of programs and head of customer experience. Kameale is the daughter of Belizean immigrants and was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, fueling her focus on environmental sustainability and community engagement.

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ClearFlame Engine Technologies clearflameengines.com

ClearFlame Engine Technologies is a growing startup dedicated to developing clean engine technology for heavy-duty truck, off-highway and industrial applications. The company has developed the quickest and most cost-effective pathway for heavy-duty engines by taking the dirty diesel fuel out of the diesel engine and replacing it with decarbonized, liquid fuels. ClearFlame Engine Technologies has support from groups like Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, USDA and Clean Energy Ventures and will continue to build its ecosystem of strategic partners. As a Black and women-founded and led business, ClearFlame Engine Technologies leaders believe that diversity, equity and inclusion is key to addressing social inequity, climate change, and other global challenges. 14

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YEAR 7

Headquarters Geneva, IL, USA

Sector Transportation

Countries of Operation US

Entrepreneur BJ Johnson Co-Founder & CEO

THE AMERICAS

About

BJ Johnson Dr. BJ Johnson is Co-Founder and CEO of ClearFlame Engine Technologies, a growing startup dedicated to developing clean engine technology for heavyduty truck, off-highway and industrial applications. BJ was lead inventor on the patent at the center of ClearFlame’s intellectual property and has worked to secure key investors and strategic partners, including multiple industry manufacturers, agencies and world-class accelerators. In 2021, BJ was named in the Grist 50 list, among other emerging leaders from across the US working on solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. BJ earned his BS, MS, and PhD in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.

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Electric Aviation Group electricaviationgroup.com

Electric Aviation Group (EAG)’s mission is to be the market leader in developing sustainable technologies for the transportation industry. The team is hyper focused on hydrogen-powered aviation and being at the forefront of the aviation industry’s drive to a greener future. The aviation industry is currently responsible for 2.4% of global carbon emissions. EAG’s broad expertise enables them to assimilate and integrate technical innovations from a wide range of sectors into operational aircraft concepts recognizing the demands of certification and operability. By focusing on the key technical and integration challenges facing a larger aircraft, and working with industry partners, EAG aims to develop the world’s first 90-seater hydrogen hybrid electric regional aircraft. However, EAG’s immediate focus is on developing Liquid Hydrogen Storage and Distribution Systems, Megawatt scale Fuel Cell systems and Megawatt Scale Electric Propulsion systems for mass air transportation market in a synergistic manner to enable hydrogen powered aviation to become a reality. EAG is well-positioned to enable the next paradigm shift in aviation towards hydrogen-electric flight that will be essential if the environmental targets are to be met. 16

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YEAR 7

Headquarters Bristol, England, UK

Sector Transportation

Countries of Operation UK

Entrepreneur Kamran Iqbal Founder & CEO

UK & EUROPE

About

Kamran Iqbal Kamran Iqbal is the founder and CEO of Electric Aviation Group, which was formed in 2017. He is also co-founder and CEO of Smart Megawatt Stack Fuel Cell Systems Ltd, Hydrogen Hybrid Electric Propulsion Systems Ltd, and Hydrogen Storage Systems Ltd. He completed his undergraduate/ postgraduate degrees in Aeronautical engineering with distinctions from the UK’s Warwick Business School’s executive MBA programme. He has more than 18 years experience in the aerospace industry through his multiple appointments in Airbus Industry, Bombardier Transportation, and EAG. Kamran’s career in R&D has earned him more than 25 patents. He also received multiple industrial awards and recognitions working for Airbus. He received a Local Airbus Recognition Award in 2009 for solving a Major In-Service Problem on Airbus A380 Aircraft. He is a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society and he also received a centennial scholarship award from the Royal Aeronautical Society.

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Emrgy emrgy.com

Hydropower is one of the oldest and largest sources of renewable energy, but it needs modernizing to scale – that’s where Emrgy comes in. Emrgy is a transformational technology company that is redefining hydropower to remain the world’s most reliable, continuous and cost-effective renewable energy resource. Emrgy builds hydroelectric power turbines that are the size of an SUV. Every turbine can generate enough power for about eight to ten US homes, while decreasing global carbon emissions. Emrgy is deploying its innovation in four US states and three countries with plans to scale quickly. Emrgy’s international growth is led by a global partnership with GE Renewable Energy, who now manufactures and sells Emrgy’s equipment in select markets outside the US. 18

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YEAR 7

Headquarters Atlanta, GA, USA

Sector Renewable Energy

Countries of Operation US, Brazil, New Zealand, and South Africa

Entrepreneur Emily Morris Founder & CEO

THE AMERICAS

About

Emily Morris Emily Morris is the Founder and CEO of Emrgy Inc., a company focused on clean energy delivery using innovative technology and the world’s most reliable resource: water. Emily has secured over $30 million in funding to bring Emrgy’s solution to market. Passionate about giving back, Emily has supported various for-profit and non-profit ventures totaling over $1 million in annual proceeds. Recognized with awards such as The Atlanta Business Chronicle “Top 30 Under 30” and Georgia’s Top Startup, Emily hopes to leave a legacy of refining how power is generated in this century, making it more sustainable, reliable and cost effective for everyone.

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ENERGYNEST energy-nest.com

ENERGYNEST offers a flexible and cost-effective thermal energy storage (TES) system for customers in power generation, energy-intensive manufacturing and renewables industries. The thermal battery solutions decarbonize energy supply by electrifying industrial heat, and by recovering and repurposing waste heat into energy on demand. ENERGYNEST also provides large-scale energy storage to solar thermal- and other zero emission power plants. Founded in 2011, the company is headquartered in Billingstadt with offices in Hamburg and Seville and is ranked #3 in Global TOP100 Carbon Reducing Innovations by Mission Innovation. We enable the rapid decarbonization of industry for a net-zero world. 20

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YEAR 7

Headquarters Oslo, Norway

Sector Energy Technology

Countries of Operation Belgium, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, UAE, UK, US

Entrepreneur Christian Thiel CEO

UK & EUROPE

About

Christian Thiel Christian Thiel started at BMW, later becoming a McKinsey consultant and investment banker. Christian’s impulse to get professionally involved with the energy transition came with Germany’s phase-out of nuclear power. He holds over 20 years’ experience in product development and executing market entries in the international tech sector in Europe, US, Japan, China, India and UAE. Christian has dedicated much of his career to decarbonisation, and has gained experience in this field in the mobility and renewable energy sector before now, focusing on industrial energy storage solutions that benefit both businesses and the environment. Christian holds a PhD in Marketing and an MBA. Prior to university, he completed his military service and participated in NATO’s peace-keeping mission in former Yugoslavia. Outside of work, his interests include electric vehicle mobility, nature preservation, advanced technology, motorcycles, and he is a keen sportsman.

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Massive Mobility massivemobility.in

Massive Mobility is building a reliable charging infrastructure across India for EVs. Their system consists of the physical charging nodes, which can be deployed for both public and private residential applications, and a deep tech platform called the Massive Charging Cloud, which enables real-time discovery and bookings for end-users as well as data monitoring for the company’s customers. The Massive Charging Node is a universal AC charger with a rated power output of 3.3kw, allowing for a full charge in 60 minutes. All chargers have IoT capabilities, allowing them to collect real-time data. The company’s tech platform sets Massive Mobility apart, promoting a frictionless charging experience for users. The platform allows for advance bookings of charging stations, integrated payment systems, and power monitoring to avoid battery damage. Massive Mobility currently has 150 chargers deployed in over 50 locations across Delhi and is contracted to deploy at least another 50,000 over the next two years. 22

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YEAR 7

Headquarters Gurugram, Haryana, India

Sector Renewable Energy

Countries of Operation India

Entrepreneur Shailesh Vickram Singh Co-Founder & CEO

Shailesh Vickram Singh Shailesh Vickram Singh is the Co-Founder & CEO of Massive Mobility, an Indian-based venture aiming to expedite the transition to EVS and clean mobility in India by making charging stations more accessible and reliable. Shailesh has over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship and venture investing. Prior to starting Massive Mobility, Shailesh was an Executive Director with SeedFund ($54M), which focused on Mobile, SAAS, Healthcare, Tech and consumption-driven industries. Before SeedFund, Shailesh was Managing Director of a private equity fund ($170M). Shailesh has been a speaker at various industry forums and panels, including Financial Times Investing for Good and the UN Regional Climate Summit. His articles are regularly published in leading newspapers throughout India, including Economic Times and the Times of India, and he is a regular feature on various TV shows like CNBC Awaaz and News24 to discuss issues related to climate investing, venture capital and entrepreneurship.

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Mission Zero Technologies missionzero.tech

Mission Zero Technologies is a developer of a direct air capture technology that aims to recover high-purity CO2 from the air while incurring only a fraction of the costs and energy it takes to do so today. The company uses a chemical process between CO2 and water – similar to that used in processing CO2 in our bloodstream and carbonated drinks low energy pathway for processing CO2. The company’s goal is to commoditise CO2 and to smoothen demand in downstream industries that sequester and utilise CO 2, as well as to provide a cost-effective method for direct air capture. Mission Zero Technologies is building a pilot plant commissioned by the British government and is expected to be operational by Q2 2023. 24

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YEAR 7

Headquarters London, England, UK

Sector Building and Construction Technology

Countries of Operation US, UK, Oman

Entrepreneur Nicholas Chadwick CEO

UK & EUROPE

About

Nicholas Chadwick Nick is the CEO and cofounder of Mission Zero Technologies, with 5 years of prior experience scaling and building early-stage materials technologies in renewables, semiconductors, sensors, and carbon capture. He has a PhD in Materials Science from University College London, and a Masters in Chemistry from the University of Nottingham. He is a proud dad, and in his spare time he is a rock climber and loves to travel, eat, and read.

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Modern Electron modernelectron.com

Modern Electron is a cleantech company focused on heat and hydrogen. Its first solution decarbonizes gas use by converting customer’s gas to clean hydrogen onsite without CO2 emissions. Its second solution improves efficiency by converting wasted heat to power, saving money, reducing carbon footprint, and providing resiliency in blackouts. Modern Electron’s partners and customers today include HVAC, utilities, biogas, and industrial manufacturing companies who rely on natural gas for heat and are looking for ways to reduce emissions quickly. Heat is 50% of final energy demand, so Modern Electron’s solutions are geared towards reducing emissions from heat quickly and affordably to meet our climate goals. 26

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YEAR 7

Headquarters Bothell, WA, USA

Sector Energy Technology

Countries of Operation US

Entrepreneur Tony Pan Co-Founder & CEO

THE AMERICAS

About

Tony Pan Tony Pan is the CEO of Modern Electron. He is an inventor of 250+ patents pending in energy & climate, nanotechnology and biomedical devices. A member of various international energy and foreign relations councils, Tony also did pro bono work in global health with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He held fellowships with Hertz, Soros and National Science Foundation, and was named in Business Journal’s ‘40 under 40’. Prior to starting Modern Electron, Tony received his undergraduate degree from Stanford, a PhD in Physics from Harvard University and was a strategist at Goldman Sachs. Tony has passion and positive energy, believing that we can live in a world where energy is cleaner, cheaper, and far more universally available.

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Orxa Energies orxaenergies.com

Orxa Energies is a vertically integrated developer of performance electric motorbikes and associated technologies. They operate two business segments: a B2C producing performance electric motorbikes, and a B2B producing battery packs for use in the Aerospace, Defense, Agriculture, and other sectors. Orxa develops and produces its Lithium-ion battery packs in both segments, with its B2B segment serving as a robust R&D engine. The significant R&D in batteries translates into product performance in the Mantis, Orxa’s flagship e-bike. Orxa’s high-performance battery packs in the aerospace industry are used for heavy drones in agricultural applications. In the automotive space, Orxa uses this same technology in their Mantis, characterised by lower weight and volume to manage the specific challenges of performance vehicles: longevity, thermal management, and weight. Orxa’s Mantis motorcycles have the largest battery pack in its segment in India with the ability to deliver 200km of riding per charge in cities. 28

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YEAR 7

Headquarters Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Sector Transportation

Countries of Operation India

Entrepreneur Ranjita Ravi Co-Founder & CEO

ASIA PACIFIC

About

Ranjita Ravi Ranjita Ravi is the Co-Founder & CEO of Orxa Energies, a Bangalore-based startup seeking to rapidly electrify transportation. At Orxa, she works on business development, investor relations, and other processes, but her main job remains communicating the team’s “high-tech-geeky-stuff” to people outside of Orxa. Ranjita is an accomplished leader with over 14 years of experience working across several industries internationally. Prior to cofounding Orxa, Ranjita worked in risk and internal auditing at AB Inbev, and as a Biopharma Lead Analyst at Tracxn. In Paris, she led internal audit teams at Sanofi, where she executed multiple assignments across 20 countries and gained experience in fields such as CSR, marketing, and technology. Ranjita earned an MBA from ESSEC Business School in France.

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Seabound seabound.co

Seabound is a climate tech startup that builds carbon capture equipment for ships. New regulations from the International Maritime Organization require ships to slash CO2 emissions by 40% by 2030, but emerging solutions for shipping such as alternative fuels and electrification are in its infancy. Ship-based carbon capture has the potential to rapidly decarbonise this hard-to-abate sector by adapting land-based technology for shipbased implementation and by retrofitting existing ships to reduce their emissions. Seabound’s equipment is installed adjacent to a ship’s funnel to trap up to 95% of the CO2 from its exhaust, using patent-pending technology. Once the ship is back in port, the captured CO2 is offloaded and post-processed before being sold for utilisation (e.g. for electro-fuel production) or for sequestration. To date, Seabound has built two working prototypes, secured six letters of intent from major shipowners, and raised $4.4M in seed funding from Lowercarbon Capital, Y Combinator, Soma Capital, and others. 30

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YEAR 7

Headquarters London, England, UK

Sector Environmental Technology

Countries of Operation UK UK

Entrepreneur Alisha Fredriksson Co-Founder & CEO

UK & EUROPE

About

Alisha Fredriksson Alisha is on a mission to tackle the climate crisis by decarbonising shipping. Before Seabound, she launched a climate programme and built global partnerships at Generation, the world’s largest and fastest-growing youth employment organisation, which was founded by McKinsey. She also helped start Liquid Wind, a maritime electro-fuel scale-up based in Scandinavia. Previously, she worked at the Stanford d.School, Ashoka, Swedish Press, and Bridge International Academies. Alisha was one of 28 founding class students at Minerva University, where she helped build a new university from scratch while studying in a different country each semester. Prior to that, she studied at the Mahindra United World College of India, where she pioneered the UWC Project-Based Diploma and founded an artisan jewellery social enterprise called Seema.

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STABL stabl.com

STABL Energy is an innovative energy storage company redesigning battery systems to be more efficient, dynamic and safe. Its energy system bypasses the need for a central inverter in the battery, which improves the efficiency, safety, and sustainability of the system and provides cost savings, and reliable performance. The battery storage system can be deployed in many use cases and has a long lifespan, aided by the algorithmic software layer embedded in the storage system. The company has raised $8.5M in funding (incl. nondilutive) and is looking to successfully deploy its number of pilot projects in Europe. Longer term, the company plans to transition from a hardware vendor to a leasing model, leasing customers its products for no Capex investment and operational risk and unlocking recurring revenue streams. 32

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Headquarters Munich, Germany

Sector Electronics

YEAR 7

Countries of Operation Austria, Germany, Switzerland

Entrepreneur Nam Truong Co-Founder & CEO

Nam Truong Nam Truong is the co-founder and CEO of STABL Energy. He is responsible for developing the company and building partnerships with other businesses in the energy storage industry. Until the founding of STABL Energy in 2019, Nam successfully pursued his PhD on stationary battery storage at the Technical University of Munich. During this time as a scientist, he also managed a research project with three industrial partners and 13 institutes with funding of €28.8 million. Before that, he was involved in the Munich-based student consultancy Academy Consult alongside his studies, where he carried out a wide range of projects. In his spare time, Nam likes to go to Thai boxing practice. He once even won the sport’s German championship.

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UK & EUROPE

About


SunGreenH2 sungreenh2.com

SunGreenH2 enables the production of green hydrogen through its hyperefficient, proprietary electrodes, which make the water electrolysis process more efficient and less costly. SunGreenH2 manufactures the cells, stacks, and systems involved in the electrolysis process, which can be utilised by all different green hydrogen producers, including alkaline, PEM, and AEM innovators. Their core technology involves replacing existing cell components, which typically use expensive titanium materials with gold coatings, with low-cost and abundant stainless steel and their proprietary high-performance coating. This results in 200% more green hydrogen production, 50% decreased CAPEX, 10% lower energy consumption, and 30x reduced rare and expensive materials usage. Their solution is plug-and-play, meaning it can be utilised in any existing manufacturing process as long as they use metals as their core components. With the technology ready to go, the company is currently undergoing rapid commercialisation as they establish a large manufacturing facility in Australia to manufacture their products for customers across the globe. 34

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YEAR 7

Headquarters Singapore

Sector Hydrogen Technology

Countries of Operation Argentina, Australia, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Spain, US

Entrepreneur Tulika Raj Co-Founder & CEO

ASIA PACIFIC

About

Tulika Raj Tulika Raj is the Co-Founder & CEO of SunGreenH2, where she’s on a mission to enable hard-to-decarbonise industries to utilise green hydrogen and achieve net-zero emissions. She is an experienced commercial leader who has led $2B in transactions, including fundraising and large project investments. Tulika also has hands-on experience in developing and growing renewable energy companies. She has over 10 years of experience in clean energy investments in solar and wind developers from growth to exit stage at major energy companies and renewable funds, including BP Alternative Energy, Nexif Energy, Denham Capital, Octopus Investments and Keppel Capital. Tulika holds a Bachelor’s of Technology in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and an MBA from London Business School.

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A-DEUS a-deus.com

A-DEUS is a community-based, clean energy network that makes lowcarbon energy accessible and affordable to everyone. When users join the A-DEUS network, they become a member of a highly efficient clean energy platform. They get an energy plan and an energy mortgage that will cut their lifetime energy costs and carbon emissions to the lowest levels. A-DEUS’ high-efficiency and high-utilization low-carbon energy network produces up to 95% fewer emissions than traditionally delivered electricity and heating. It does this by integrating solar, fuel cell, solar, heat pump, and battery technology into one system’s architecture with smart AI-enabled energy management. 36

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YEAR 6

Headquarters Edinburgh, UK

Sector Renewable Energy

Countries of Operation Nigeria, UK

Entrepreneur Damien Uduehi Founder & CEO

Damien Uduehi Dr. Damien Uduehi, Founder and CEO of A-DEUS, has dedicated his career to making clean energy affordable to all. He has worked in the energy sector for over 25 years, across upstream (exploration and production), midstream (LNG) and downstream (gas and power) to deliver an innovative solution for the UK and tackle the energy crisis in Nigeria. He has a proven ability to originate, execute and manage new business, foster effective relationships and work with joint venture partners in developed and developing markets. He also has a proven record of accomplishments in contractual risk management, commercial negotiations, due diligence and economic evaluation.

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UK & EUROPE

About


Bia

biapower.io

Bia is a software company focused on deploying critical technology for the electric vehicle (EV) charging industry. Bia has developed and commercialized EV charging software tools for infrastructure planning, data management, monitoring, optimization, and grid services. Their technology optimizes EV charging for the cheapest and greenest charge, smoothest loads, best integration with other energy systems, and lowest battery degradation. Bia’s proprietary technology is hardware agnostic, white-labeled, and designed with easy to deploy API access. Their intelligence layer can deliver on three core services offered by Bia: Business Intelligence, Simulations and Forecasting, and Optimisation. The accuracy and robustness of Bia’s technology have allowed them to win multiple tenders from Spain’s government to manage Madrid and Barcelona’s electric bus systems. 38

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YEAR 6

Headquarters Barcelona, Spain

Sector Software as a Service

Countries of Operation Canada, Netherlands, Spain

Entrepreneur Candace Saffery Neufeld Founder & CEO

Candace Saffery Neufeld Candace Saffery Neufeld is the Founder and CEO of Bia, a Barcelona-based SaaS company working to reinvent the power grid by enabling sophisticated integration between clean energy and clean transport. A passionate and driven cleantech entrepreneur with over 15 years of proven leadership in EV, renewable energy, strategy and product innovation, Candace has an established track record as a catalyst to drive major change and dynamic growth. She previously served as CEO of Alpha Energy and COO at NaturEner, where she oversaw NaturEner’s innovative 24/7 operating center for utility scale wind farms. Candace also worked as a Product Manager at Sungevity, the first software company to design and sell residential solar online. Candace holds a BS in Chemistry from Trinity Western University and an Executive MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University.

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Brill Power brillpower.com

Brill Power develops intelligent battery management systems and control technology to increase the lifetime and reliability of lithium-ion battery packs for stationary energy storage and electric vehicles. Their hardware and software solution focuses on the protection circuit module (PCB) of the battery pack, known as the “heart” of a lithium-ion battery. Their patented hardware is a fully modular and scalable solution that allows for distributed energy control, and their complementary software includes edge computing functions tracking real-time sensor data to compute battery cell health, charge, and power capabilities to provide battery performance monitoring and analytics. Brill Power’s intelligent battery management system ensures lithium-ion batteries are used to their full potential, increasing battery life up to 60%, lowering lifetime costs, supporting up to 46% more energy from used batteries, and reducing hazardous lithium-ion battery waste. 40

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Headquarters Oxford, UK

Sector Energy Storage

YEAR 6

Countries of Operation UK

Entrepreneur Christoph Birkl Co-Founder & CEO

Christoph Birkl Christoph Birkl is the Co-Founder and CEO of Brill Power, a spinout company of Oxford University developing a new type of battery management and control technology to substantially improve the lifetime, performance and safety of batteries for energy storage and electric vehicles. He is an expert in energy storage and conversion with seven years of research experience in lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells. He holds a DPhil in Engineering from Oxford University and an MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark. Christoph and his co-founders met whilst pursuing doctorates in battery degradation, battery modeling and power electronics at Oxford. Whilst studying how batteries degrade over time, the team envisioned a method that would use every cell to its full potential. In 2016, they set out to make this into a reality by forming Brill Power.

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Conamix conamix.com

Conamix is a team of work-hardened battery experts turning sulfur cathodes from the out of reach holy-grail of lithium ion cathodes into a global product with the energy, power and cycle life demanded by the EV revolution. Conamix is on track to make lithium sulfur work on a global scale by using a ‘stack’ of multi-functional materials that will address the barriers that blocked past efforts. Conamix is commercializing new low-cost high-energy materials for the global lithium battery market. The company’s materials are designed to drop-in to existing manufacturing infrastructure to both improve the energy density and lower the cost of lithium-ion systems. Founded in 2014, the company is led by an experienced team of chemical and battery industry leaders and has intellectual property agreements with multiple leading global research institutions. 42

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Headquarters Ithaca, NY, USA

Sector Energy Storage

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur United States Charlotte Hamilton Co-Founder & CEO

Charlotte Hamilton As Founder & CEO of Conamix, Charlotte holds 15+ years of experience commercializing new materials for global products, and is the co-inventor of multiple pieces of intellectual property on the composition of matter for novel sulfur cathode material. Previously, Charlotte served as the President of Novomer, a company that generated over $250M in total exit value over its lifetime. While there, Charlotte led the company from concept through the launch of its first specialty chemical product, and closed multiple grants and joint development agreements. Charlotte’s career has been about finding innovations in chemistry or biology that make the world a better place, and using the powers of business and start-ups to get them out into the world sooner. She received her BS in Natural Resources and MBA at Cornell University.

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Electrify electrify.asia

Electrify is the next evolution in electricity retail and decentralized power production. Started by two senior executives from the energy industry, Electrify is Singapore’s first retail electricity marketplace. With the liberalisation of the energy market in Singapore, consumers can now choose how they want to buy electricity—from cheaper prices to renewable sources; bundled deals to powersaving offers. Electrify helps you make smarter decisions by generating bespoke energy quotes through Fibonacci™, their proprietary electricity pricing engine that sifts through millions of possible price permutations, and offering deep domain knowledge and market intelligence to resolve any misinformation or ambiguity about electricity liberalisation and price plans. Leveraging blockchain technology, IoT, and AI, Electrify has also expanded beyond Singapore to connect energy producers and consumers on a peer-to-peer trading platform across citywide grids. This will ultimately spur the growth of renewables as well as give consumers more choice and savings when selecting their electricity providers in a deregulated market. 44

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Headquarters Singapore

Sector Power Station

YEAR 6

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur Japan, Singapore, Martin Lim Thailand Co-Founder & CEO

Martin Lim Martin Lim is the Co-Founder & CEO of Electrify. He has over 20 years of experience in the mass communications industry, having served as both a creative and strategic lead for a diverse range of clients ranging from SMEs to MNCs. The last decade provided a great deal of exposure to business startups and regional business development. He was headhunted to a regional sales role for InMobi, currently, the world’s largest mobile Internet ad platform, and his interests in energy and water led him to subsequently co-found a company to develop water treatment systems for disaster relief. As the main business driver for this business, and other clients, he led in virtually all strategic areas including planning, business development and consolidation.

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Greenway greenwayappliances.com

Greenway is a globally recognized clean cooking solutions provider working at the intersection of climate action markets, rural development and techenabled manufacturing. Greenway designs and manufactures improved cookstoves and other household appliances for mass-market consumers. Their flagship product is India’s best-selling improved cookstove, which established adoption, impact, and best in class NPS. Greenway Stoves form modern replacements for traditional mud stoves (chulhas), delivering 65% fuel savings and 70% smoke reduction while working on all solid biomass fuels. Built using their patented air regulation technology, they minimise noxious CO, PM, and GHG emissions leading to better health, savings, climate change mitigation, and everyday convenience. Over the years, Greenway has distributed over 1.4 million stoves and worked extensively with a variety of financing partners to enable rural households access to their products. 46

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Headquarters Mumbai, India

Sector Domestic Implements

Countries of Operation India, Nepal, Zambia

Entrepreneur Ankit Mathur Co-Founder

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Ankit Mathur Ankit Mathur is the Co-Founder of Greenway. A mechanical engineer and a management professional by training, Ankit started up right out of college with an idea to develop a derivatives information platform for retail investors in India. After the collapse of this short-lived venture, accelerated by the subprime crisis, he founded a consulting firm for helping organizations and communities with renewable energy, energy access as well as carbon credits. Subsequently, in late 2011, he co-founded Greenway Grameen with Neha Juneja with a mission to design and distribute products for rural households. Over the years, Greenway has become a leading improved cookstoves manufacturer and distributor globally. Along the way, Ankit has led development of India’s largest improved cookstoves factory. At present, he’s involved in structuring carbon projects for voluntary carbon markets taking advantage of Greenway’s robust supply chain and extensive distribution network. He loves reading, traveling and indulges in birdwatching whenever an opportunity arises.

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Malta maltainc.com

Malta is on the leading edge of long-term battery storage. They are building a new type of electro-thermal energy storage system that can collect and store energy from any source (i.e. wind, sun, or fossil fuels), in any location and for long durations, and dispatch it as electricity on demand. The concept was invented by Stanford professor, Robert Laughlin, based on wellestablished principles in thermodynamics for a system that stores energy as heat (in molten salt) and as cold (in a chilled liquid). The project was later refined and incubated at Google X before spinning out in 2018. 48

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Headquarters Cambridge, MA, USA

Sector Energy Storage

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur United States, Ramya Swaminathan Canada CEO

Ramya Swaminathan Ramya Swaminathan is the CEO of Malta. She led the spin-out of Malta from X, Google’s Moonshot Factory, and leads the company’s vision to enable a sustainable, just transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. She currently serves as a member of the U.S. Secretary of Commerce’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee and is a Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Initiative Ambassador and a Select Global Women in Tech mentor. She was named one of 21 Rising Stars in Clean Energy by Business Insider. Before founding Malta, she was the CEO of Rye Development, a hydropower development firm that she grew to be the leading developer of new hydropower projects in the US. She expanded Rye’s platform into pumped hydro storage in a JV with National Grid. She holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and a BA in Anthropology from Amherst College.

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Modularity Grid modularitygrid.com

Modularity Grid is a London-based startup specializing in AI technologies that streamlines the operation of mini-grids. The team has developed an energy technology platform that combines computational power in the cloud with artificial intelligence to enable mini-grid operators to better track and predict individual energy consumption. Their system connects the various components in a mini-grid and collects enormous data in real-time, including how much electricity has been generated and used. Ultimately, with better efficiency and more knowledge, Modularity Grid is making the cost of electricity from renewable mini-grids even cheaper, spreading the adoption and transition towards an electrified world. Modularity Grid has received a £1.5M Innovate UK grant to demonstrate their software on mini-grids and has secured two long-term contracts with dairy farms. 50

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Headquarters London, UK

Sector Software as a Service

Countries of Operation France, Uganda, UK

Entrepreneur Elizabeth Nyeko Founder & CEO

Elizabeth Nyeko Elizabeth Nyeko is Founder & CEO of Modularity Grid, a cleantech company focused on delivering the next generation of low carbon electrical power systems for terrestrial and aerospace applications. In 2012, while pursuing a PhD in clinical medicine at the University of Oxford, Nyeko set up a biomass-powered mini-grid back in Uganda with her brother Peter and their company, Mandulis Energy. As Nyeko learned at Mandulis Energy, the electricity demand of individual customers is very hard to track, which typically leads to overproduction of power, inefficient use of fuels, and inflated electricity prices. As CEO of Modularity Grid, Nyeko builds technologies that improve the performance of mini-grids, small-scale electricity generation and distribution systems that power homes and businesses in areas where extending national grids is too expensive. Eventually, Nyeko believes her solution can also help make national grids more efficient—in Africa and beyond.

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Naked Energy nakedenergy.co.uk

Naked Energy has developed VirtuPVT, a hybrid solar technology that generates both heat and power resulting in a higher energy density than alternative solar technologies. VirtuPVT can deliver a peak efficiency of 80%, converting 20% of the sun’s energy to electricity and 60% as heat. VirtuHOT is a complementary high temperature thermal only collector. Naked Energy’s patented technology is ideally suited for use on flat roofs in urban environments where space is limited. This includes large commercial users of thermal energy such as hotels, hospitals and apartments, as well as manufacturing processes that need hot water and/or heat, including district heating and cooling. 52

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Headquarters Crawley, UK

Sector Energy Conversion

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur Belgium, Greece, Italy, Christophe Williams Malta, Netherlands, Co-Founder South Africa, Switzerland, UK & CEO

Christophe Williams Christophe Williams co-founded Naked Energy in 2011 to address the pressing global demand for efficient and cost effective solar solutions in the built environment. With an award-winning career in creative advertising already under his belt, Christophe has drawn upon his broad and creative skill set, bringing together a collective of pioneering scientists, engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs. He has successfully taken a novel scientific concept and developed it into a proven world-beating technology that is now being scaled for a global market. Christophe’s passion for the industry, and his belief that profit and sustainability are not mutually exclusive, drive him in his leadership and vision.

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Navajo Power navajopower.com

Navajo Power is a Public Benefit Corporation that develops utility-scale clean energy projects on tribal lands and maximizes the economic benefits for local communities. Their mission is to cultivate an economic upgrade from coal to renewables for tribal nations by developing gigawatts (GWs) of solar and storage projects, as the imminent closure of local coal plants accelerates. In the future, they plan to expand their model with Navajo and deploy a replication strategy with tribes in the Southwest and beyond. 54

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Headquarters Flagstaff, AZ, USA

Sector Renewable Energy

Countries of Operation United States

Entrepreneur Brett Isaac Co-Founder & Co-CEO

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Brett Isaac Brett was born and raised on the Navajo Nation. A member of the Navajo People (Diné), Brett grew up in a culturally rich part of the world with scenic landscapes and vibrant history. This shaped Brett’s view on creating opportunity while emphasizing messages of reverence for culture, conservation, and preservation of our ecosystem. This led Brett to a career in renewable energy, economic development, and entrepreneurship. This route eventually led to the creation and purpose of Navajo Power.

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Petra arcbyt.com

Petra is a stealth, deep-tech developer of tunneling robots intended to efficiently and safely bore utility conduits through any geology. The company’s technology will be faster and cost less than conventional tunneling methods, thereby enabling industries to make small-diameter utility infrastructure economically viable. By easily, quickly, and costeffectively burying all utilities, Petra allows existing cities to move their utilities underground – a current cost, safety, and technology prohibitive option – removing the life and property risk in the Western U.S. as a result of urban wildfires caused by above-ground utilities. 56

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Headquarters San Francisco, CA, USA

Sector Mining & Drilling Technology

Countries of Operation United States

Entrepreneur Kim Abrams Co-Founder & CEO

Kim Abrams Kim is the CEO and Co-Founder of Petra. She was previously the VP of Marketing and Co-Founder of Ripcord. She has 17 years of experience in marketing and business development at organizations including NASA, Kingdom Holding, elastic, Puppet and other venture-backed tech companies. At NASA, as head of partnerships for the CTO for IT, Kim was part of the team that created OpenStack. During her three years spent in China, she worked for Kingdom Holding, Prince Alwaleed’s investment firm, as well as Asia-based startups. She was a Brookings Institute LEGIS Fellow on Capitol Hill. She is also a board member for Natasha’s Justice Project, a non-profit organization committed to clearing the backlog of rape kits in the United States.

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Via Separations viaseparations.com

At Via Separations, we take a materials approach to the world’s wasted energy. We are optimistic about scientific progress, passionate about global impact, and creative in everything we do. We are not afraid of hard problems, and we encourage each other to live at the intersections of disciplines, act on great ideas, and design everything. Via eliminates energy use in industrial processes, enabling pathways for a more sustainable, resource efficient future. With its core filtration technology, Via can slash the energy used in separation processes by 90%. We are a fast-paced, interdisciplinary team backed by The Engine, Safar Partners, Prime Impact Fund, and MassCEC. 58

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Headquarters Watertown, MA, USA

Sector Manufacturing Technology

Countries of Operation United States

Entrepreneur Shreya Dave Co-Founder & CEO

Shreya Dave Shreya Dave graduated from MIT with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and is the Co-Founder & CEO of Via Separations. Her PhD research focused on the design and manufacture of graphene oxide membranes for water desalination, including fundamental characterization methods of graphene oxide, membrane synthesis, and economic analysis of the role of membranes in cost constraints of desalination plants. Via Separations is scaling up and commercializing the material platform for use in industrial separation processes such as food ingredient production and chemical manufacturing. Shreya holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from MIT in Mechanical Engineering and Technology & Policy. In 2018, Shreya was named one of Technology Review’s 35 Innovators under 35.

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VoltStorage voltstorage.com

VoltStorage is a fast-growing technical pioneer in stationary flow batteries for long duration storage applications, based out of Munich, Germany. VoltStorage develops and produces energy storage systems, based on ecological redox flow technologies since 2016. Thanks to their proven Vanadium Redox Flow technology, as well as their newly developed low-cost Iron Salt battery technology, they can provide cost-effective solutions for ultra-long duration storage demands in the commercial, industrial and grid scale sector. With the expertise of our international R&D team, knowledge in production of this technology and the experience of operating one of the largest fleets of flow batteries in the world, they are striving to achieve their vision: Making renewables available 24/7. 60

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Headquarters Munich, Germany

Sector Energy Storage

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur Austria, Germany, Jakob Bitner Switzerland Co-Founder & CEO

Jakob Bitner Jakob Bitner is CEO and Co-Founder of VoltStorage. Following his vocational training in finance and his studies in business administration, he gained extensive professional experience in the areas of business development and corporate controlling before founding VoltStorage in 2016 with Felix Kiefl and Michael Peither. Within the company, Jakob is responsible for business development, finance and marketing. He deeply believes that the global energy transition is a great opportunity to make the world a cleaner and fairer place. In his spare time, when he is not trying to contribute to the success of the energy transition with novel storage technologies, he is working out in his CrossFit box, snowboarding or hiking in the Alps or reading about new technological developments.

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Voltz voltzmotors.com

Voltz Motors is the first brand in Brazil to sell smart and sustainable motorbikes, with a mission to move Latin America to a more sustainable mobility ecosystem. Voltz sells smart motorbikes incorporating IoT and their e-commerce concept for motorcycles is a paradigm shift in the motorcycle segment, placing Voltz at the forefront of the electric motorcycle market in Brazil. Because their smart motorcycles are connected 24 hours a day to the company’s servers, they are capable of monitoring everything in real-time. This data gives Voltz the leverage to provide their own hyper-competitive rates of insurance and financing, as well as protect against theft and provide feedback to riders on their driving safety. Voltz is now entering another paradigm shift: selling electric motorbikes without the batteries and then offering Batteries-as-a-Service via partnered swapping stations. 62

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Headquarters Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil

Sector Transportation

Countries of Operation Brazil

Entrepreneur Renato Villar Founder

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Renato Villar Renato Villar began his career as a trainee at AB InBev before leaving the company to become an entrepreneur. In 2013, Renato founded Central da Peça, a B2B marketplace platform whose objective was to democratize access in the Brazilian motorcycle parts market. Today, all of the main suppliers in Brazil can be found on Central da Peça and the marketplace has grown to more than 40,000 SKU. In 2017, Renato founded Voltz with the intention of developing an electric motorbike that could compete with the likes of Yamaha and Honda. The Voltz team launched its first vehicle, the EV01, in November 2019 and has sold over 6,000 units.

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Voyager Space Holdings voyagerspace.com

Voyager Space Holdings is a global leader in space exploration. They seek to increase vertical integration and mission capability to enable humanity’s most ambitious projects. Voyager works to democratize the Future of Space by acquiring majority ownership within new and innovative space companies and assembling their capabilities within one ecosystem. In doing so, they have created a space ecosystem for scale, enabling businesses to maintain agility and speed but thrive as a part of their larger community and platform. With acquisitions such as Altius, Pioneer Astronautics, and Nanoracks and clients like SpaceX and NASA, Voyager is disrupting the conventional wisdom around what is possible with the goal of unlocking blockages to innovation and progress. Voyager believes that space is a tool for powerful transformation and a more sustainable way of life on Earth, not an escape route. 64

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Headquarters Denver, CO, USA

Sector Space Technology

Countries of Operation Italy, Singapore, UAE, United States

Entrepreneur Dylan Taylor Chairman & CEO

Dylan Taylor Dylan Taylor is a global business leader and philanthropist. He is an active pioneer in the space exploration industry as a CEO, investor, thought leader and futurist. Currently, Dylan serves as Chairman & CEO of Voyager Space Holdings, a multi-national space exploration firm. Dylan has been cited by Harvard University, SpaceNews, the BBC, Pitchbook, CNBC and others as having played a seminal role in the growth of the private space industry. As an early-stage investor in more than 50 emerging ventures, including York, Astrobotic, Relativity, and Planet, Dylan is widely considered the most active private space investor in the world. Dylan earned an MBA in Finance and Strategy from the Booth School of Business at University of Chicago and holds a BS in Engineering from the honors college at the University of Arizona. The World Economic Forum recognized Dylan as a Young Global Leader in 2011 and he was named a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute in 2014.

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Celtic Renewables celtic-renewables.com

Celtic Renewables is commercialising a patented clean technology, which it developed and owns, that converts low value materials into high value solvents, using an innovative adaptation of a proven industrial process – ABE (Acetone, Butanol and Ethanol) Fermentation. The annual global demand for these bio-based solvents, which displace fossil-fuel equivalents, is millions of tonnes, and the uses of these solvents touch almost every aspect of everyday life, in sectors such as personal care, cosmetics, food, and industrial manufacturing. Globally, there are billions of tonnes of low-value biological materials, which are suitable for the Celtic Renewables process, giving the potential to completely displace fossil fuel equivalents in the future - a global imperative. The company’s mission is to be the world leader in ABE fermentation, as a global sustainable industry. 66

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Headquarters Edinburgh, Scotland

Sector Biotechnology

Countries of Operation United Kingdom

Entrepreneur Mark Simmers CEO

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Mark Simmers Mark is CEO of Celtic Renewables and has 30 years international experience as an entrepreneur and commercialisation specialist. He co-founded Celtic Renewables, leading its growth and securing significant early-stage investment for the development of its first manufacturing plant, as the springboard for the global roll-out of its patented technology. Mark has won numerous investment and business awards on behalf of Celtic Renewables. He began his career with IMG London, commercialising the company’s global golf assets, prior to which he founded an event promotions company, and was former CEO of SnowsportGB. Mark is a graduate of the Saltire Foundation Entrepreneurial Programme at Babson College and completed his degree in Economics and Accounting from Bristol University. He is married with three children, and is a keen sportsman in his spare time.

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Dandelion Energy dandelionenergy.com

As fossil fuels continue to contaminate the planet, the demand for renewable energy technologies is more critical than ever. Home heating is second only to automobiles when it comes to air pollution and oil-burning furnaces consume more fossil fuels than diesel trucks. Dandelion Energy seeks to bring earth-powered heating to every home, with the goal of a carbon neutral future. Dandelion Energy replaces homeowners’ existing air conditioning and heating equipment with a geothermal system. According to the US EPA, “geothermal heat pumps are the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, and cost-effective systems for heating and cooling.” Using powerful heat pumps and safe, underground pipes, Dandelion Energy’s geothermal system moves heat between the earth and the home drastically reducing costs for consumers and the environment. 68

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Headquarters Mount Kisco, NY, USA

Sector Clean Energy Geothermal

Countries of Operation United States

Entrepreneur Kathy Hannun Co-Founder & President

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Kathy Hannun Kathy Hannun is Co-Founder and President of Dandelion Energy, the largest home geothermal company in the US. Prior to this, Kathy was a Rapid Evaluator at X, Alphabet’s innovation lab, where she founded Dandelion as an X project and then launched into an independent startup in May 2017. Dandelion has since raised $35MM in funding from top VCs, set a new standard for geothermal quality and cost effectiveness, and enabled homeowners to avoid over 100,000 tons and counting, of carbon dioxide emissions. Kathy graduated from Stanford, has been recognized as a TED Fellow, one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, one of MIT Tech Review’s ‘35 Innovators Under 35’ and the US Department of Energy has recognized her contributions with a C3E Award.

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H2GO Power h2gopower.com

H2GO Power is a pioneering clean tech company, enabling clean, reliable and scalable energy storage for a wide range of commercial, industrial and residential applications, including where grid-based energy is hard to achieve, unreliable, or uses considerable quantities of fossil fuel. H2GO Power’s technology enables them to develop and sell hydrogen energy storage systems for UAVs/Drones and “Plug & Play” stationary power units at large scale. Safe, solidstate proprietary technology eliminates the need for pressurizing hydrogen and unlocks significant commercial opportunities. With low pressure storage removing safety concerns of compressed hydrogen use, H2GO Power’s portable applications enable lightweight and clean energy storage. This innovative technology has a lifetime cycle three times longer, and storage capacity two times higher than typical Lithium-ion batteries, resulting in 100+ megatons of CO2 savings yearly. 70

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Headquarters London, England

Sector Energy Storage

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur United Kingdom Enass Abo-Hamed Co-Founder & CEO

Enass Abo-Hamed Enass Abo-Hamed is the Co-Founder and CEO at H2GO Power, an award winning spin-out company from the University of Cambridge, developing energy storage technologies. Enass completed her PhD at Cambridge University, where she also was a postdoctoral fellow and elected Cambridge University Energy Champion. She is currently a Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellow and a technology expert consultant to European Commission (REA). Enass has 11 years of research and business experience in hydrogen production and storage, catalysis, renewable energy and energy storage. She is passionate about climate entrepreneurship and clean energy technology policy, often giving keynotes and participating in high impact discussions on clean energy, energy security and women entrepreneurship in tech.

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Imprint Energy imprintenergy.com

Imprint Energy has developed a rechargeable zinc battery to power the next generation of electronics, including billions of IoT devices, sensors, and wearables. The company has developed a green, stable, safe, and non-toxic zinc battery chemistry that can be produced with standard commercial print equipment. Imprint’s batteries are thinner than two sheets of paper and have a higher power density than other alternatives. The batteries also provide a new way to manufacture integrated devices that is more environmentally friendly and low-cost. Imprint Energy is providing a safe, disposable, and label-like power source for logistics smart tags, data loggers, and medical patches, and is making inroads to becoming a defacto green battery chemistry alternative as more product designers and customers demand safer and more sustainable electronic products. 72

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Headquarters Alameda, CA, USA

Sector Energy Storage

YEAR 5

Countries of Operation United States

Entrepreneur Christine Ho Co-Founder & CEO

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Christine Ho Dr. Christine Ho is the CEO and Co-Founder of Imprint Energy. She has a Ph.D in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and was the primary inventor of ZincPoly, the safe, high performance, printed zinc battery that Imprint Energy is commercializing. Christine has been recognized for her leadership and innovation, including the MIT Technology Review’s Innovators under 35, Business Insider’s 21 Emerging Leaders Transforming the Future of Clean Energy, and the 2019 Class of Young Global Leaders. Imprint Energy has received multiple best product and innovation awards, including 50 Smartest Companies and the Global Cleantech 100.

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Power Ledger powerledger.io

The shift towards renewables brings increasing uncertainty to the grid. So, as more solar and wind sources come on the grid, the grid itself needs to be reconfigured from a centralised system to a distributed one. Power Ledger’s [PL] technology - the operating system for new energy markets - enables households, organizations, and the grid itself to track, trace and trade energy, flexibility services, and environmental commodities in real-time. This is helping to create a flexible power system that is both resilient and stable in the coming years. With a team of some of the world’s leading energy and blockchain experts, PL continues to challenge itself to create a world powered by renewable energy. 74

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Headquarters Perth, Australia

Sector Blockchain

YEAR 5

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur Australia, Austria, France, Jemma Green India, Japan, Malaysia, Co-Founder & Thailand, US Executive Chairman

Jemma Green Whilst at JP Morgan, Jemma witnessed the explosion in exotic and hybrid equity derivatives, which were bringing in $700 million profit annually for the bank. This scalability challenge demanded an automated systems response, which Jemma oversaw. Jemma subsequently got involved with setting up the new Global Environmental Risk function for the bank, which launched in 2007. During that time, she also completed two post-grad diplomas in sustainability and returned to Perth in 2013 to complete her PhD in electricity market disruption at Curtin University. This PhD was in effect an embryonic Power Ledger project and she and her co-founders set up the new venture on a commercial footing. Since then, Jemma has overseen the development of numerous software projects that integrate blockchain technology with transactive and market layers. Clients have included Ekwateur in France, M-RETS in the USA, 12MW Thailand TDED.

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Smart Joules smartjoules.in

In a difficult economic environment, businesses must maintain their output and quality at the highest levels, even when there is pressure to keep operating and capital costs as low as possible. A large cost center is utilities like cooling, heating, steam and compressed air, which require frequent repairs and replacements and consume large amounts of energy. Smart Joules enables massive cuts in these energy costs for businesses by improving overall design of their utilities, replacing aging energy-intensive equipment with best-inclass energy efficient equipment, and deploying their DeJoule IOT technology platform to track and control equipment and optimize overall performance in real-time using data. Businesses access these savings and gain recognition for their green initiatives under Smart Joules’ national award winning JoulePAYS (Pay-As-You-Save) CapEx-free business model. 76

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Headquarters New Delhi, India

Sector Energy Conversion

Countries of Operation India

Entrepreneur Arjun Gupta Founder & CEO

Arjun Gupta Arjun is on a mission to make India the world’s most energy efficient country by 2030, as the Founder and CEO of Smart Joules. Arjun also contributes to nurturing the efficiency industry as a Board member of AEEE and the larger Indian cleantech startup ecosystem as a Founding Director of The Sustainability Mafia. He has won recognition from the Prime Minister’s Office and fellowships from Echoing Green, Packard Foundation and TATA Trusts. Arjun has a Master’s degree from MIT and Bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley. He is excited by innovation at the intersection of disciplines, tracking apes in jungles, and living an adventurous life full of experimentation and discovery.

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Solstice solstice.us

Nearly 80% of American households are unable to install rooftop solar. The reasons for their exclusion vary, from the eligibility of the individual rooftop, to homeownership status, to access to financing. Solstice was founded on the belief that every household can be powered by affordable renewable energy, finding community solar to be the answer. They educate and connect communities to local solar gardens, create financial innovations that expand access to all Americans, and provide a seamless digital platform for customer management. Their innovative model allows households to subscribe to a local solar farm without installations or upfront costs and see savings of approximately 10% on their electric bill. With over 2,000 customers, Solstice is bringing more affordable, clean energy for a greener future for all. 78

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Headquarters Cambridge, MA, USA

Sector Clean Energy Solar

Countries of Operation United States

Entrepreneur Sandhya Murali Co-Founder & COO

Sandhya Murali Sandhya Murali is a Co-Founder of Solstice, an award-winning social enterprise dedicated to expanding access to clean energy to all Americans. She currently serves as COO and manages all internal operations. Prior to founding Solstice, Sandhya worked at Barclays’ investment banking division in New York and London, advising and executing public equity transactions for Technology, Media and Telecom companies. She was also deeply involved in Barclays’ philanthropy work with Endeavor, Women’s World Banking, and Barclays’ Social Innovation Fund. During graduate school, Sandhya worked at Buen Power Peru, a for-profit social enterprise that distributes solar lamps and water heaters to off-grid communities in Peru. Sandhya holds a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she received the Sustainability Certificate.

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StormFisher Biogas stormfisher.com

StormFisher develops and operates facilities that recycle and repurpose organic waste, energy and water in an environmentally and economically sustainable manner. Using their operational expertise, they focus on wasteto-value and power-to-gas projects. Partnering with a variety of institutions such as municipalities, investors, and technology providers, StormFisher manages and operates projects after development, which provide the incentive to build quality facilities that perform as promised. Currently operating the largest private organic waste-to-energy biogas facility in North America, along with six other facilities, StormFisher seeks to lead society into a low carbon future one facility at a time. As both the developer and the operator, they are committed to bringing commercial and technical rigor to their projects, which aim to deliver long term value to people and planet. 80

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Headquarters London, Ontario, Canada

Sector Biotechnology & Energy

Countries of Operation Canada, Mexico, United States

Entrepreneur Brandon Moffatt Founder & VP, Development

Brandon Moffatt Brandon Moffatt is the Founder & VP – Development for StormFisher. He has been in the waste to energy and value added product space for the past 15 years. He owns and operates a large scale anaerobic digestion facility in London, ON and has used his entrepreneurial and results-oriented approach to successfully identify business opportunities and execute these types of critical projects. He has taken an active role in policy and advocacy as the industry has moved forward and used his skills to engage stakeholders, creatively develop projects from the business development, planning, estimating, negotiating, budgeting, and procurement phases to direct client liaison and project oversight. He is a Professional Engineer with a degree from the University of Waterloo and also holds an MBA.

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Twelve twelve.co

We’re Twelve, a new kind of chemical company built for the climate era. Our breakthrough technology eliminates emissions by turning CO2 into essential products. We call it carbon transformation. Reinventing what it means to be a chemical company, we’re on a mission to create a climate positive world and a fossil free future. Carbon isn’t just the building block of life, it’s the building block of the chemicals, materials and fuels that make up our modern world and power innovation. From the spring in our running shoes to our favorite pair of sunglasses, to building materials, electric car parts and fuels, carbon makes it possible. The problem is we get this carbon today from fossil fuels in the form of petrochemicals, which creates CO2 emissions and accelerates climate change. Carbon transformation fundamentally changes this paradigm by sourcing carbon from CO2 instead of fossil fuels. By replacing the fossil carbon in critical chemicals with renewable carbon from CO2, we can eliminate emissions from thousands of essential products and set a new standard for how things get made in the climate era. 82

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Headquarters Berkeley, CA, USA

Sector Clean Energy CO2

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur Germany, Nicholas Flanders United States Co-Founder & CEO

Nicholas Flanders Nicholas Flanders is co-founder and CEO of Twelve, a new kind of chemical company built for the climate era that is making everyday products from air, not oil. He has dedicated his career to uncovering and developing energy innovations that help to better our environment and address the climate crisis. Before launching Twelve he served as COO of Levo, a venture-backed technology startup, and was a business analyst in McKinsey’s Cleantech practice where he co-authored groundbreaking studies of the global energy system. He graduated with distinction from Cornell University with a degree in mathematics. Nicholas was selected as Forbes 30 Under 30 in Energy for 2016 and is a 2016 Echoing Green climate fellow. He holds a M.S. in engineering and MBA from Stanford University.

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Vivid Edge vividedge.ie

Vivid Edge is an energy innovator, empowering large organisations to increase their energy efficiency with zero out of pocket cost. Their pioneering “Energy Efficiency Service” model for large multinationals taps into wasted energy to fund energy upgrades, reducing energy consumption by 71% to date. Vivid Edge addresses sub-optimal performance in energy infrastructure such as heating, cooling, lighting and control systems. Their in-house engineering, risk and finance expertise enables them to execute and accelerate energy efficiency projects for a sustainable difference. By working with their customer’s chosen suppliers, Vivid Edge delivers energy efficiency to large multinationals at scale, conducting impartial reviews of technical solutions, chosen equipment and supplier promises. Vivid Edge’s service model removes the barriers of complexity and economics that often prevent businesses from implementing long-term energy efficiency projects. Backed by institutional energy efficiency funds, Vivid Edge can support and scale projects globally. With Vivid Edge, more is possible! 84

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Headquarters Dublin, Ireland

Sector Sustainable Infrastructure

Countries of Operation Ireland

Entrepreneur Tracy O’Rourke Founder & CEO

Tracy O’Rourke Tracy is Founder and CEO of Vivid Edge, helping large multinationals reduce carbon emissions with zero out-of-pocket costs. Following a corporate career in financial services, Tracy wanted to build a commercial business with social impact. She has led a dedicated team from concept to market validation, securing a multimillion-euro revenue stream, a €30m+ project funding facility, and an exciting sales pipeline. Vivid Edge is a multi-award-winning business with Tracy being named among others, Top 100 Woman in Social Enterprise 2021, and a Fellow of the Cartier International Women’s Initiative, a global award for female impact entrepreneurs. Her ambition is to change the way energy efficiency is delivered globally. She believes climate action targets are achievable with a different way of thinking.

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Canopy Power canopypower.com

Canopy Power designs, builds, and finances optimized renewable energy microgrid solutions for businesses and communities who are dependent on diesel power generation and weak grids. These remote and island-based customers in SE Asia and the Pacific often do not have access to the main electrical grid or are entirely dependent on intermittent energy supplies. From tourism to mining and fishery industries, Canopy Power provides turnkey solutions along with system design, sourcing, construction, and project financing to make electricity generation cleaner and cheaper for their customers. Canopy Power seeks to empower remote customers in their energy transition and free them from the price and environmental volatility of the fossil fuel industry. Their mission to provide people with access to more reliable and cleaner electricity, improves lives and boosts business profitability, while minimizing environmental harm. 86

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Headquarters Singapore

Sector Clean Energy

YEAR 4

Countries of Operation Singapore and 7 countries

Entrepreneur Sujay Malve CEO

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About

Sujay Malve Sujay Malve is the Co-Founder and CEO of Canopy Power, a renewable energy microgrid solution, offering power to remote and island-based businesses and communities in SE Asia and the Pacific who have limited or no access to the main grid. Sujay spent 6 years at various wind energy companies in the midwest of the United States, both in supply chain and program management. Post his MBA, Sujay spent 2 years in management consulting (energy practice) in the Middle East before moving to Singapore to work for a top-tier solar panel manufacturer as Head of Business Development. He has substantial expertise in strategy, finance, and operations as well as in leading fast paced, multi-cultural teams.

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Connected Energy c-e-int.com

Connected Energy has developed its E-STOR technology to enable low-cost, second life electric vehicle (EV) batteries to be deployed as commercially viable stationary energy storage systems. Its battery-agnostic control platform can be used to control any EV battery. End users benefit from reduced energy costs, new or increased revenue streams, access to greater electricity capacity and improved resilience of supply. Working with strategic investors Engie, Sumitomo and Macquarie, Connected Energy is also developing new business models for second life battery-based systems, and is building a project pipeline to capitalise on the ramp-up of battery availability. As a key link in the future electric vehicle value chain, Connected Energy has formed partnerships with EV manufacturers, energy utilities and battery recyclers to capitalise on its market-leading position. 88

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Headquarters Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK

Sector Energy Storage

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur Belgium, Germany, Matthew Lumsden Netherlands, UK Founder & CEO

Matthew Lumsden Matthew Lumsden is the Founder and CEO of Connected Energy. He began his journey into the world of renewable energy and cleantech in 2000, leading the growth and ultimate sale of energy consultancy TNEI, to Petrofac in 2010. On exiting TNEI, Matthew spun out Future Transport Systems, an electric vehicle and charging infrastructure-related consultancy. After delivering several EV and EV charging infrastructure projects, Matthew identified the potential to develop stationary energy storage systems utilising second-life EV batteries. Following a series of pilot projects to develop and prove the technology, Matthew founded Connected Energy to commercialise the tech and supporting services. Since founding Connected Energy, Matthew has secured investment from Macquarie, Engie and Sumitomo with the aim of rapidly expanding the business in the UK and internationally.

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Eco Wave Power ecowavepower.com

Eco Wave Power is a leading onshore wave energy technology company that has developed a patented, smart and cost-efficient system for turning ocean and sea waves into green electricity. Eco Wave Power’s mission is to assist in the fight against climate change by enabling commercial power production from sea and ocean waves. The company is pioneering in this sector, operating the only grid-connected wave energy array in the world. It is operational under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), and has a substantial number of projects in its pipeline. EWP has been the recipient of a number of recognitions and accolades, including the “Climate Action Award”, which it received during COP25. EWP is the first Israeli Company to ever go public on Nasdaq Stockholm. 90

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Headquarters Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel

Sector Clean Energy

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur China, Gibraltar, Inna Braverman Israel, Mexico Co-Founder & CEO

Inna Braverman Inna Braverman is the Founder of Eco Wave Power. Under her leadership the company installed its first grid-connected wave energy array, secured a significant projects pipeline of 254MW, and was listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. She was recognized by Wired Magazine as one of the “Females Changing the World”, by Fast Company as one of the world’s “Most Creative People in Business for 2020” and is the winner of the United Nations “Global Climate Action Award”. For Inna, clean electricity is a very personal journey, as she was born two weeks after the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster and suffered respiratory arrest due to the pollution in the region. She got a second chance in life and decided to devote it to the development of a clean and safe method of electricity production.

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Ecoppia ecoppia.com

With over 16GW of signed agreements, Ecoppia (TASE: ECPA) is a pioneer and world leader in robotic solutions for photovoltaic solar. Ecoppia’s cloudbased, water-free, autonomous robotic systems remove dust from solar panels on a daily basis leveraging sophisticated technology and advanced Business Intelligence capabilities. Remotely managed and controlled, the Ecoppia platform allows solar sites to maintain peak performance with minimal costs and human intervention. Ecoppia’s proprietary algorithms and robotic solutions make day-to-day O&M at solar sites safer, more efficient, and more reliable. Publicly held and backed by prominent international investment funds, Ecoppia works with the largest energy companies across the globe, cleaning millions of solar panels every day. For more information, visit ecoppia.com. 92

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Headquarters Herzliya, Tel Aviv District, Israel

Sector Resource Efficiency

Countries of Operation Chile, India, Israel, Mexico, US

Entrepreneur Eran Meller Co-Founder & Chairman

UK & EUROPE

About

Eran Meller Eran Meller is the Co-Founder of Ecoppia, a pioneer in automation and robotics for large-scale solar panel cleaning. Prior to this, Eran was the CFO of Telmap (acquired by Intel), the CFO of X-Tip (acquired by DentSply International), the CFO of Info-X (acquired by 3M) and the CFO & COO of MTI Precision Products (sold in a leveraged buyout). Previously, Eran worked with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private arm of the World Bank Group, and was responsible for a portfolio of over $100M in Ghana, Nigeria, Malawi and Zambia. Eran holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, a Masters in Economic Policy Management from the Columbia School of International Affairs, and a B.A in Economics and Management from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

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Francis francissolar.com

Francis Renewable Energy (FRE) is a renewable energy company offering solar, battery and EV infrastructure solutions to state and tribal governments, municipalities, IOUs, electric cooperatives, and residential, commercial and industrial customers. FRE designs, constructs, owns, manages, and operates these systems on behalf of its customers. Their chargers are compatible with nearly every EV available today, including Tesla. FRE is currently developing the first comprehensive, statewide EV network in the country, in Oklahoma. When completed in 2019, every 50 miles of Oklahoma will have a fast-charging station operating under the “Francis EV Network.” FRE is currently developing fast charging EV projects in five states across the United States. In the future, all of the charging stations in the Francis EV Network will be powered by renewable energies. FRE’s core mission is enabling customers to lower their energy bills as well as their carbon footprint. 94

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Headquarters Tulsa, OK, USA

Sector Clean Energy

Countries of Operation United States

YEAR 4

Entrepreneur David Jankowsky Founder & President

David Jankowsky David Jankowsky is the Founder and President of Francis Renewable Energy, LLC (FRE), a renewable energy company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. FRE designs, installs, owns, operates and maintains fast charging EV infrastructure, solar and battery storage projects, as well as other renewable technologies. Prior to founding the company, David was Vice President of International Business Development for SunEdison, Inc. from 2010 to 2015. There, David was responsible for all aspects of corporate development in the Asia-Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa regions. Before SunEdison, David was an energy project finance attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP in Washington, DC, where he closed over $5B of international and domestic project finance transactions in the renewable energy, liquefied natural gas, and conventional power markets. David has an undergraduate degree from Middlebury College in Vermont, where he graduated with honors, and a juris doctorate degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., where he served on the Georgetown Law Review.

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Propel Fuels propelfuels.com

Founded in 2004, Propel Fuels connects consumers to better fuels. With Flex Fuel and advanced diesel locations across California, Propel provides new fuel choices that perform better, deliver higher value, and support healthier communities. The company has pioneered clean fuel retail, leading the industry with unparalleled innovation in retail technology and customer experience. Propel has also developed CleanDrive®, the nation’s first integrated carbon emission reduction tracking platform to quantify impact and accelerate market adoption of low carbon fuels. Propel seeks to inform and empower public policy by quantifying what it learns as a leading downstream provider of the best low carbon options available. Propel is not only a leader in clean fuel; it is also a brand that inspires the loyalty of die-hard fans. In a recent poll with their customers, Propel found that about 65 percent were interested in electric vehicles (EV) today, and 92 percent of these would want to charge at Propel EV stations. The Propel brand is a channel for delivering new technologies and accelerating the transition to an equitable, zero-carbon future. 96

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Headquarters Sacramento, CA, USA

Sector Transportation

Countries of Operation United States

Entrepreneur Koichi Kurisu COO

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Koichi Kurisu Koichi Kurisu believes regulated markets are the greatest force for good ever created by mankind, and that innovation is the most promising means to extend their gains and address deficiencies. Missteps, dead ends, and sidebars aside, Koichi’s career has focused on innovation. He’s worked in film, in tech, and in the last 20 years, at the base of the industrial pyramid in cleantech — from construction, mining and packaging to transportation fuels. Innovation in these traditionally conservative industries has been hard, but with the support of better data, stronger stories, and inspired investors, the best clean technologies are getting funded and scaling to meet enormous demand. Koichi has a wide variety of experience, ranging from branding, contract manufacturing, and corporate finance to green building, intellectual property strategy, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and supply chain management.

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Skyven Technologies skyven.co

Industrial process heat is the last bastion of fossil fuels. It accounts for 20 percent of all fuel burned on Earth and is nearly devoid of clean alternatives. Skyven Technologies is overcoming this carbon stronghold by turning industrial plants into their own heat sources. The company’s Thermal REinjection™ solution captures high-value, low-temperature heat rejected from process equipment such as boilers and dryers and reinjects it back into the facility to displace fossil fuels. Rather than charging for the tech, Skyven bills for the clean heat it produces at rates lower than the cost of fuel. Customers save money and reduce emissions with zero capital outlay. Once the plant is as efficient as possible, Skyven goes a step further. Their Intelligent Mirror Array (IMA™) technology captures heat from the sun, raises its effective temperature (up to 400 degrees F), and injects it into the plant to further displace fossil fuels. Recognition for their work includes the 76West $1M Grand Prize as well as awards from the National Science Foundation. 98

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Headquarters Tulsa, OK, USA

Sector Clean Energy

YEAR 4

Countries of Operation United States

Entrepreneur Arun Gupta Founder & CEO

Arun Gupta Dr. Arun Gupta is the Founder and CEO of Skyven Technologies, a company decarbonizing the industrial sector with clean, emissions-free solutions for thermal energy. From building prototypes in his garage to winning multimillion-dollar contracts with some of the world’s largest companies, Arun has pioneered both the technology and business of clean thermal energy. Prior to founding Skyven in 2013, Arun was a lead design engineer for the Texas Instruments Digital Light Products (DLP) group, where his work served as the foundation for one of the most innovative product development programs being pursued by one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies. Arun holds a Ph.D from the University of Texas at Dallas in the field of microelectro-mechanical-systems (MEMS) engineering.

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Hydrostor hydrostor.ca

Hydrostor is a leader in Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES), a technology uniquely suited to enable the transition to a cleaner, more reliable electricity grid. A-CAES helps address electricity system needs for dispatchable capacity, renewable integration and optimisation, transmission deferral and ancillary services, and is ideal for use in behind-the-meter or remote applications for mines and large industrial operations. Hydrostor’s solution delivers low-cost, long-duration, bulk energy storage that is synchronous and emission-free, and can be flexibly located, including as replacements for retired fossil fuel plants. The proprietary technology is now the leading low-cost bulk energy storage solution, at half the cost of lithium ion batteries and 10 times the lifespan. Hydrostor has multiple projects in operation and under construction in Australia and Canada, as well as numerous projects in advanced development globally. Hydrostor is backed by sustainable infrastructure developer/funder Meridiam and equipment supplier BakerHughesGE. 100

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Headquarters Toronto, Canada

Sector Clean Energy

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur Australia, Canada, Curtis VanWalleghem Chile, United States Co-Founder & CEO

Curtis VanWalleghem Curtis VanWalleghem is the Co-Founder and CEO of Hydrostor, an energy storage technology and development company of utility-scale projects using a proprietary Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) system. Curtis has led the company through technology development and into commercial operations, with more than 25 MWh of projects in operation/construction, and a multi-GW pipeline in North America, Australia and Chile. Previously, Curtis was a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Corporate Strategy Consulting Practice where he advised and consulted for some of the top energy companies globally. He has also held positions at nuclear and wind generator, Bruce Power, and wind developer, Environmental Electric Company. He has experience working in more than 10 countries, including time volunteering in India. Curtis was a varsity hockey player while earning an Industrial Engineering degree and an MBA from the University of Toronto.

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Iceotope iceotope.com

Iceotope’s next generation cooling technologies manage the heat generated by electronics from the cloud to the edge. Their chassis level immersion and precision delivery liquid cooling technologies can easily accommodate the increasing heat loads from the latest processor roadmaps — from relatively modest densities through to 45kw per rack. But if it’s Formula 1 compute, networking and storage you’re looking for, they have already cooled 100kw per rack. Engineered to fit all standard form factors including simple retrofits for Cloud, their technologies can cool the whole IT stack (in every use case) from the cloud to the edge. They can also be compacted into smaller custom form factors to enable edge compute, networking and storage in places that haven’t been possible until now. By removing the need for fans and air-cooling infrastructure, Iceotope’s technologies operate in pure silence — bringing game-changing reduction in energy and water consumption, and significant cost reductions in the design, build and operation of data centres. Because their technologies are sealed, silent and impervious to dust, heat and humidity, they can be deployed in the harshest environments. 102

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Headquarters Catcliffe, UK

Sector Cooling

YEAR 3

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur Bahrain, China, India, Poland, David Craig Singapore, United Arab Emirates, CEO United Kingdom, United States

David Craig David is a 54 year-old father of three and husband of one. He left school to play bass in punk bands, but when he did not become an international star, he got a job working in Unisys and IBM in global procurement roles. After that, he gained an MBA. He was hired to lead the commercial integration of Prudential Assurance and Scottish Amicable, and from there he moved on to turn around a leading British refrigeration company. After selling that, he started a consultancy and sold it three years later. Then, he was invited to join a late 90s tech boom disaster, which became Scotland’s third largest software company. In addition to running Iceotope, David serves as director of a social housing company, and his family privately runs a charity that educates 740 children in Kenya whilst employing 32 people as teachers and in other roles locally. David still plays bass and serves as a lay minister in his church.

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Lumos lumos-global.com

Lumos offers clean, affordable solar power to a market of 1.3 billion potential customers who live off the electricity grid. Lumos enables people to replace hazardous and expensive kerosene generators and lanterns with modern solar electricity that can power lights, cell phones, fans, computers, TVs and other small electronic devices – all at once, every day. By providing solar power as a service, Lumos offers homes and small businesses a simple and affordable way to pay for electricity in small instalments using their mobile phones. Lumos believes everyone has the right to enjoy a better quality of life offered by access to clean, affordable, and reliable electricity. They make it happen by enabling offgrid customers to take control of their energy generation and usage; providing high level customer support and technical service, leaning on remote monitoring (m2m) and data intelligence to keep systems running smoothly, minimising the need for on-site technicians, and designing durable, energy efficient, worry-free solar power systems suitable for private usage. 104

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Headquarters Netanya, Israel

Sector Clean Energy

YEAR 3

Countries of Operation Ivory Coast, Nigeria

Entrepreneur Davidi Vortman Co-Founder & CEO

Davidi Vortman Davidi Vortman is a veteran C-Suite executive and pioneer in the fields of technology and communications, with a strong track record of growing businesses globally. In 2013 Davidi founded Lumos, a disruptive solar company with a focus on emerging markets. As CEO Davidi has led the company’s explosive growth, developing disruptive technologies and innovative business models which include integrated partnerships with major mobile network operators. A leading voice in the off-grid solar industry, Davidi is frequently called upon as a commentator in the press and at leading international events. Davidi has previously held executive positions at Comverse Technologies, a major software developer with 4,500 employees during his tenure, working closely with mobile operators in developed as well as emerging markets. In his last role, Davidi led the hyper growth of Orsus, a startup within the security group at NICE Systems.

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Natel Energy natelenergy.com

Natel Energy is solving the problems inhibiting traditional hydropower: capital intensive to develop, negative environmental and community impacts, and inflexible in the face of climate uncertainty. They have launched three systems — hydroEngines, Restoration Hydro, and Upstream — that enable costeffective production of low impact, distributed reliable renewable energy while maintaining the health of watershed ecosystems and the communities who surround them. hydroEngines are designed for high flows at low heads, generating electricity at or less than $0.05 USD for project sites as small as 1 MW. Restoration Hydro is an innovative development framework that incorporates the concept of biomimicry in the form of low-head, strategicallysited structures proven to restore watershed and ecological function. Upstream is a software platform providing services to monitor and measure natural resources for efficient project implementation. Upstream allows for more efficient siting, screening, development, monitoring, and operation of sustainable, distributed hydropower, as well as accurate, up-to-date analysis of water resources for water managers, investors, and conservation entities. 106

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Headquarters Alameda, CA, USA

Sector Clean Energy

YEAR 3

Countries of Operation United States

Entrepreneur Gia Schneider Co-Founder & CEO

Gia Schneider Gia Schneider is co-founder and CEO of Natel Energy. Gia holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from MIT and has 17 years of experience in the energy industry. While in the utility practice at Accenture, she provided strategic and tactical solutions to several major energy companies and has significant experience in energy-related strategy development and deal valuation. After Accenture, she worked at Constellation Energy on optimising generation asset value. Gia left Constellation in 2004 to help start the energy trading desk at Credit Suisse; and in 2005, she started the carbon emissions trading desk, growing it to a profitable business in its first year. Gia is passionate about finding economically viable solutions to mitigate climate change, foster sustainable development, and produce inexpensive renewable energy. In her spare time, she can be found surfing, kiting, cooking, dancing and gardening with friends and family.

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Neutral Fuels neutralfuels.com

Neutral Fuels converts used cooking oil into biodiesel, significantly reducing carbon emissions and making environmental sustainability a commercial proposition. After nearly a decade making net-zero biofuels in the fossil fuel capital of the world (with no subsidies, no carbon credits, and no tax incentives), Neutral Fuels determined that the only sustainable way to make net-zero biofuel is to make it from waste. The company has also pioneered the use of Internet of Things (IoT) sensors coupled with their apps to optimise waste and fuel, saving time and money for their customers. Neutral Fuels is a member of The Neutral Group, an international cleantech organisation founded in 2006 to build sustainability strategies for the logistics, energy and hospitality industries and to execute significant reductions in energy spend and CO2 emissions. The company is headquartered in Dubai for easy access to the APMEA region (Asia Pacific/Middle East/Africa), where they are currently deploying new biorefineries. Neutral Fuels is the first licensed biorefinery in the UAE and has offices in Australia, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and South Africa. 108

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Headquarters Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Sector Clean Energy

Karl Feilder

Countries of Operation Australia, Bahrain, China, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Oman, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates

Entrepreneur Karl Feilder Chairman & CEO

In 2011, Karl pioneered the Middle East’s first net-zero biofuel refinery in Dubai. Today, it’s the largest group of net-zero fuel facilities in the GCC, with over 12 million tonnes of CO2 emissions savings, transforming local waste into net-zero fuel which runs any diesel engine without modifications. Over the past five years, he pioneered Internet of Things (IoT) sensors to optimise waste and fuel management, saving time and money for customers. Karl was recognised as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and has built and sold five companies (the first to Microsoft and the last to DHL) and led two more to IPO. Karl is preparing for his next IPO on AIM, and coaching start-ups at Hult. Karl holds an MBA (Henley Business School), B.Eng. (Hons) Industrial Engineering / German, and he is writing his Ph.D on “Psychological profiling of start-up teams”. He is an international speaker and the lead vocalist for Dubai classic rock band Sandstörm.

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Qnergy qnergy.com

Qnergy (q-ner-gy) is an emerging leader in maintenance-free generators for the 1-10 kilowatt range. The company uses a freepiston Stirling Engine, which was recognised by NASA as the most reliable generation technology in history. Qnergy’s business model is comprised of selling power generators, engines, licensing, and engineering services, and it serves multiple remote and distributed power sectors. For energy companies, including oil and gas as well as utilities, the company offers superior reliability and environmental performance and a notable reduction of methane emissions at a lower price. While servicing the energy sector, the company is leveraging partnerships to develop additional applications, such as clean energy based on biogas. One of the most challenging drivers of climate change globally is the energy choices of nearly 1 billion people that have access to livestock but lack access to energy and water. Qnergy’s maintenance-free generators enable better choices through turning animal waste into clean energy. 110

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Headquarters Ogden, UT, USA

YEAR 3

Sector Clean Energy

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur Austria, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Ory Zik South Korea, United States CEO

Ory Zik Ory Zik is a cleantech entrepreneur with more than two decades of executive leadership. Currently, he’s the CEO of Qnergy, a developer of maintenance-free generators based on Stirling Technology. Previously, Ory was the founding CEO of analytics company Energy Points, a developer of a unified metric for energy, carbon and water (acquired by Lux Research). He was the co-founder and CEO of HelioFocus, a solar-thermal company that used concentrated solar power to replace fuel in conventional power plants. He was also the founding CEO of QuantomiX, the first company to image live cells in an electron microscope. QuantomiX products are used by researchers around the world for better imaging results. Ory holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science, in addition to a number of worldwide patents. He’s perhaps best known as an environmental activist for founding and leading the Israeli branch of Greenpeace and for being the Scientific Director of Israel’s National Museum of Science.

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SaltX Technology saltxtechnology.com

SaltX Technology has developed and patented a technology that stores energy in inexpensive, highly available salt and subsequently recovers it in the form of heat or cold. This reduces energy consumption and costs by one-third. The energy is stored chemically by separating salt from water and then released by combining them again. With regular salt, this process can only be performed a few times before the crystals agglomerate and prevent an effective chemical reaction. SaltX has solved this dilemma with their patented nano-coating, allowing energy to be charged and discharged thousands of times. Additionally, SaltX salt is non-corrosive — preventing rust — unlike ordinary salt, and is non-toxic and recyclable. SaltX Technology’s strategy is to develop, deliver, and license the SaltX technology to the world’s leading OEM manufacturers of energy efficient heating and cooling products. Their newest application, EnerStore, is designed to store large amounts of energy and augment existing peak-shaving lithium ion technology. The size of the application can be adjustable from family home size to large energy plant size. 112

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Headquarters Stockholm, Sweden

Sector Energy Storage

Countries of Operation China, Sweden, United States

Entrepreneur Eric Jacobson Head of Growth and Marketing

Eric Jacobson Eric Jacobson has an interdisciplinary international background. Prior to joining SaltX Technology, he had been working at organisations within the banking and start-up sectors, such as Nordea Markets, SACCNY, RecyclingAdvisor, BTS and ZeroMission. Eric has a Master’s Degree from Lund University. At Salt X, Eric’s role includes developing market strategy, identifying and performing growth initiatives. He oversees both short and long-term analysis of market potential, customer segments, customer needs and implementation of growth plans.

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ZincFive zincfive.com

ZincFive is the world leader in innovation and delivery of nickelzinc based energy storage and delivery solutions for mission critical applications in data centres, intelligent transportation, and motive power. The company offers turnkey solutions in nickel-zinc batterybased uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) for the data centre and intelligent transportation markets. Nickel-zinc is the ideal battery for UPS backup with its ability to safely deliver large amounts of power in a small footprint with a battery life equal to UPS system life. ZincFive also provides battery solutions to motive power markets for specialty electric vehicles. Nickel-zinc batteries offer twice the power density with higher charge/discharge rates, three times the life, and a wider operating temperature range than lead-acid batteries, as well as containing no hazardous materials. When compared to lithium-ion, nickel-zinc batteries offer higher power density and charge/discharge rates, no thermal runaway, and are fail-safe and fully recyclable. With 97 patents awarded, ZincFive leverages nickel-zinc chemistry to provide high power density and performance along with superior safety and environmental advantages. 114

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Headquarters Oregon, USA

Sector Clean Energy

YEAR 3

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur Australia, Canada, China, Tim Hysell Japan, United States Co-Founder & CEO

Tim Hysell For seven years, ZincFive co-founder Tim Hysell has expertly guided the creation and deployment of the world’s first nickel-zinc rechargeable battery technology. He founded and chaired PSI Acquisitions and Millennium Power Solutions – where the UPStealth® was invented – and ZincFive, which establishes nickel-zinc as only the fifth rechargeable battery to scale across the world. Tim has over three decades of entrepreneurial success in founding, owning, and directing profitable business operations in renewable energy, banking, manufacturing, and medical devices. His companies partnered with global giants such as Siemens, Phillips, and Hewlett-Packard. He excels at corporate transaction negotiations, fundraising, merger and acquisitions, IPO preparation, market share growth, and board leadership. Prior to owning his own businesses, Tim worked for General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, and Providence Health Systems. He is also the cofounder and board member of Pacific West Bank in Oregon and a former youth football, basketball, and baseball coach.

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Aceleron aceleronltd.com

When a typical electric car battery reaches its “end of life,” it usually has 7080% of its capacity remaining. Aceleron has re-imagined the way batteries should be assembled, developing the technology to continually service, upgrade and refill these advanced lithium batteries, rather than discarding them as waste. This assembly technology, coupled with Aceleron’s advanced analytics, machine learning and block chain technology, is revolutionising the way we think about energy storage and usage. Aceleron offers its partners a battery for life. By enabling people to have better access to renewable energy, Aceleron tackles several societal issues ranging from poverty and education to quality of life. Aceleron is currently selling into three sectors; Specialist Mobility & Industrial Applications (watercraft, e-bikes, etc.), Stationary Energy Storage (ranging from single applications to powering houses) and Testing Services (to reduce batteries being sent to waste). Since the start of 2018, Aceleron has offset over 960 kg CO2 based on batteries in the field, with a further 85,000 kg CO2 to be offset over the coming 12 months. 116

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Headquarters London, UK

Sector Clean Energy

YEAR 2

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur United Kingdom, Northern Amrit Chandan Ireland, Kenya and India Co-Founder & CEO

Amrit Chandan Amrit is an entrepreneur interested in, and motivated by, projects which are low carbon in nature and which will have a positive impact on our world. Amrit holds a PhD in Fuel Cell Technology and worked in the low carbon vehicle space for many years, advising companies like Morgan Motor Company and others. In 2016, Amrit co-founded and is currently the CEO of Aceleron which is building advanced lithium batteries, changing the way we think about battery technology. Amrit has written many articles which have been published in popular magazines, trade journals and academic peer reviewed journals. Amrit has been recognised for his work through several accolades including being named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List and being awarded the Hawley Award for Engineering Innovation by HRH Princess Anne on behalf of the Worshipful Company of Engineers.

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Ampd Energy ampd.energy

Based in Hong Kong, Ampd Energy is an award-winning company that develops and manufactures state-of-the-art lithium-ion energy storage systems. Ampd’s ultimate mission is to provide clean, affordable, and dependable electricity for the billions of people and millions of enterprises that lack access to reliable power globally. Existing solutions, like lead-acid batteries and diesel generators, are expensive to operate and generate noxious pollutants or toxic waste. Ampd Energy’s battery is an eco-friendly alternative that requires zero maintenance and helps to reduce toxic lead waste by up to 1,600 kg. Ampd Energy’s two main solutions are Ampd XTel and Ampd Silo. The Ampd XTel is a modular battery system optimized for outdoor telecommunications applications. The Ampd Silo is designed to provide uninterruptible backup power especially for mission-critical facilities such as hospitals, labs, and IT systems. With an OPEX up to 90% lower compared to current solutions, the Silo also helps to significantly lower operating and electricity costs. Currently, Ampd Energy is operating in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, South Africa, and Vietnam while expanding to the Philippines, Malaysia, and India. 118

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Headquarters Hong Kong

Sector Clean Energy

YEAR 2

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur Hong Kong, Indonesia, Brandon Ng Thailand, Vietnam, Co-Founder & CEO South Africa

Brandon Ng Brandon is one of the founders of Ampd Energy, a Hong Kong-based manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion energy storage systems. Founded in late 2014, Ampd Energy’s driving mission is to provide clean, affordable and most importantly, dependable power for critical commercial, enterprise and industrial applications. Ampd Energy’s products are proudly designed, developed and engineered in Hong Kong. Today, they are used by data centres, hospitals, telecommunications networks and public infrastructure across Asia. Originally from the Sultanate of Brunei, a country dominated by the oil and gas industry, Brandon lives and breathes the energy sector. He earned his Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London in 2009. Brandon is a 2017 Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 Honouree and a 2017 GIC Future Maker.

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Arcola Energy arcolaenergy.com

Arcola Energy is a leading specialist in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies which are zero-emission, efficient, clean, and quiet. They use these technologies in zero-emission cars, vans, and buses, in addition to clean power generation for buildings, construction sites, and ports. Arcola Energy is the hub of a network of UK manufacturers and technology businesses, international suppliers, and leading UK academic expertise, bringing people together to work on the challenges of clean transport and energy. Currently, Arcola Energy’s work is most commercially embodied in engineering partnerships to develop new buses: single-deck fuel cell and hydrogen buses are already operating successfully in many cities including London, and more are arriving across Europe, the US, China and Japan, while double-decker hydrogen buses are being developed. They are also passionate about education and the next generation of engineers, running hands-on hydrogen challenges for schools and the world’s first Hydrogen Hack. 120

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Headquarters London, UK

YEAR 2

Sector Clean Energy

Countries of Operation United Kingdom, France, Germany, Indonesia

Entrepreneur Ben Todd Founder & CEO

Ben Todd Ben has an Engineering PhD from Cambridge, where he worked with Rolls-Royce on their solid oxide fuel cells for power generation. He has previously worked in R&D, technical and strategy on commercial and public sector projects, including at Cambridge Consultants and Johnson Matthey. He became interested in developing low carbon energy solutions while volunteering for the Arcola Theatre in London’s West End. There, he founded Arcola Energy with the aim of bridging the gap between new technologies being developed and then being used in the real world. Following the birth of his twins in 2015, Ben has spent a lot of time developing business in Indonesia. His joint venture, Ecubes Arcola, will deliver a flagship hydrogen zero emission mobility programme for the Asian Games 2018, as will also be seen in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Ben has a deep knowledge of the fuel cell industry and technology, having worked in the sector for nearly two decades.

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BioLite bioliteenergy.com

Energy improves health, combats climate change, enables communication and education, generates income, and empowers women. However, nearly half the planet lacks clean, affordable household energy, causing families to cook meals on smoky open fires. The use of these smoky stoves causes 4 million deaths every year from inhaling toxic fumes, killing more people than HIV, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Creating access to energy for a growing population has become one of the biggest opportunities of our time. BioLite develops breakthrough energy technologies and delivers them through a market-based approach, empowering people to power themselves. Their team has grown from two founders to over 60 BioLiters working across the US, Uganda, Kenya and China. They have expanded their energy ecosystem from one stove to over 20 products across cooking, charging, and lighting, and they serve both emerging and developed markets with their technology. 122

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Headquarters Brooklyn, NY, USA

Sector Clean Energy

YEAR 2

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur United States, China, Jonathan Cedar Kenya and Uganda Co-Founder & CEO

Jonathan Cedar Jonathan Cedar is CEO and co-founder of BioLite, developing and manufacturing clean, affordable energy systems for off-grid communities. The company’s first products were wood-burning stoves, which reduce toxic smoke emissions by 90% while generating electricity to charge cell phones and LED lights. BioLite follows a model of “parallel innovation” in which it funds the one-time market establishment costs for its emerging markets by reinvesting revenue from product sales in US and European recreation markets. In 2011, Business Week named Jonathan one of America’s Top Social Entrepreneurs. BioLite has won the 2012 Tech Awards, 2014 and 2012 Fast Company Innovation By Design Awards, and 2011 St. Andrews Prize for the Environment. Previously, Jonathan was a Senior Design Engineer at Smart Design, a New York-based product development consultancy, where he led teams that created products ranging from housewares to biomedical devices. Jonathan holds a BA in engineering and environmental science from Dartmouth College.

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BuffaloGrid buffalogrid.com

The mobile phone has reached even the most remote, low-income regions of the world, providing connectivity to millions of people, allowing them to communicate with others, and improving their economic and social prospects. This success is due to a simple business model: mobile providers build a cellular network and run an accessible service that everyone wants. BuffaloGrid followed this example to provide their customers with power-as-a-service. BuffaloGrid is a mobile power and internet service for the off-grid world, using solar energy, innovative technology, and a cashless payment system providing end-to-end accountability and power where it’s needed most. Being cashless helps reduce corruption in the system, while billing and promotion become possible through BuffaloGrid’s transparent virtual payment system. The service is locally run by their network of BuffaloGrid agents who dispense power to their communities, receiving a percentage of each charge as income in return. No other system has the same mix of secure information and easy access, which is the key to bringing mobile network operators into the power distribution market. 124

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Headquarters London, UK

Sector Clean Energy

YEAR 2

Country of Operation India

Entrepreneur Daniel Becerra Co-Founder & Innovation Projects Lead

Daniel Becerra Daniel is the Co-Founder & Innovation Projects Lead of BuffaloGrid, a company bringing mobile power and internet connectivity to the next billion users across frontier markets. Backed by Microsoft, Local Globe and Kima Ventures, BuffaloGrid has proven its technology and business model, and it is scaling globally. Daniel is an Industrial Designer with a master’s degree in Innovation Design Engineering by the Royal College of Art and Imperial College. His work has reached four continents, winning him several awards and getting a few granted and pending patents. He is specialised in taking projects from concept through to production.

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Fourth Partner Energy fourthpartner.co

Fourth Partner Energy (4PEL) is India’s leading developer of distributed solar solutions. Since commencing operations in 2010, 4PEL has developed their unique selling point of providing complete in-house, end-to-end services across evaluation, design, financing, procurement, construction, and operations & maintenance of solar infrastructure, helping the company deliver the lowest total cost of ownership. 4PEL’s commitment to innovation and ability to provide quality solutions within set timelines has kept them ahead of the industry and enabled them to earn the trust of over 80 corporate houses in India—including Coca Cola, Pepsi, Schneider Electric, Glenmark, Nestle, Mars, and Ferrero. To date, 4PEL has executed over 1,500 grid-connected and off-grid installations across 22 states in India, with solar plants ranging from 1 kWp to 5,000 kWp+, cumulating to 55 MWp of installed capacity. 4PEL believes that the customer, supplier, employee, financier, or any other stakeholder is the ‘fourth partner’ and therefore a focus of all its business activities. 126

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Headquarters Hyderabad, India

Sector Clean Energy

YEAR 2

Country of Operation India

Entrepreneur Saif Dhorajiwala Co-Founder & Executive Director

Saif Dhorajiwala Saif has over 16 years of experience in operations and marketing. He started his career on the shop floor at Herdillia Chemicals as a Process Engineer. After completing his MBA, he joined the Tata Administrative Services (TAS) where he undertook a number of assignments, including a role with Tata Motors as Country Manager of Turkey for passenger cars. He then joined Avigo Capital, an Indian SME-focused PE fund (AUM $375 million), where he was responsible for investments and mentoring to portfolio companies. He was instrumental in making a number of investments and handholding the portfolio companies through their growth phase. Saif holds an MBA from IIM Calcutta and a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering, and he brings with him extensive operations and marketing capabilities.

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Green Fuels greenfuels.co.uk

Green Fuels Ltd. is the leading supplier of decentralised waste-to-biodiesel technology. Their systems are designed for safety, easy installation and usage, industrial strength, and the flexibility that enables them to convert a variety of feedstocks—including used cooking oils, animal fats, and tallows—into biodiesel. Green Fuels has changed biodiesel production from an expensive, feedstockintensive, and cumbersome operation to a modular operation that can be deployed to used cooking oil collection points, cities, and island communities, or it can be scaled at a central facility as feedstock supplies increase. In January 2013, the company was granted the Royal Warrant of Appointment to HRH The Prince of Wales as Suppliers of Biofuel and Biofuel-related Equipment. Green Fuels has equipment running in over 80 countries, producing over 400 million liters of fuel every year, equating to an annual CO2 saving of over one million tons. More recently, Green Fuels has developed a process to upscale biodiesel to renewable aviation fuel and plans to scale up its pilot facility to a commercial scale in 2018. 128

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YEAR 2

Headquarters Gloucestershire, UK

Sector Clean Energy

Countries of Operation 89 countries

Entrepreneur James Hygate Founder & CEO

James Hygate In 1998, having just graduated with a Master’s in Environmental Assessment and Management, James started the Environmental Solutions Company, providing environmental contracting services. In 2003, James could see an emerging biofuels industry developing in the US, so he founded Green Fuels Ltd., with the aim to bring sustainable biodiesel to the UK. Since then, Green Fuels has won numerous awards and in 2013 was granted a Royal Warrant by HRH the Prince of Wales for its ongoing supply of sustainable biofuel to the Royal Family. Today, the company has commercially operating bio-refineries on every continent bar Antarctica, producing more than 1 million litres of sustainable biofuel every day. In 2015, James won Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2015 New Energy & Cleantech Awards.

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Headspring headspring.co.jp

Headspring develops and commercialises modular isolated power converters based on next-generation power semiconductors—silicon carbide(SiC) and gallium nitride(GaN). The purpose is to realise better conversion efficiency and more compact designs, as well as lower prices. Inverters and converters are the key technology for any electronics application like MicroGrid, EV, Solar PV, and Data centers, which need a high capacity of electrical throughput. Currently, nearly every application utilising a specialised inverter requires the device to be entirely customised, which is an expensive and lengthy process. Headspring’s next efforts are toward creating easily combined modular inverter systems which can be parallel and series connected with scalability (something not currently available), utilising high frequency, isolation, and IoT communication technology developed in house. Headspring helps to promote smart energy equipment required for each country. Their aim is to further expand the use of high-potential, fast-growing smart energy systems, such as solar power, wind power, power storage, and electric vehicles. Utilising these next generation semi-conductors and related technology, Headspring is the first to bring to market the next generation inverters and converters which will help usher in electrical democratisation for all. 130

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Headquarters Tokyo, Japan

Sector Clean Energy

YEAR 2

Countries of Operation Japan, Malaysia and India

Entrepreneur Osamu Hoshino CEO

Osamu Hoshino For more than 10 years, Osamu Hoshino was involved in the management of venture business through venture investing and JV establishment business at Trend Micro Corp. Additionally, he was engaged in European product planning and North American marketing at the International Division of Pioneer Corp. He was involved in the launch of lithium-ion battery business operations in Taiwan and China, as part of the Nihon Denchi Corp (currently GS Yuasa) planning division. In 2014, utilising his rich and varied experience in the establishment and launch of companies in eight countries and his experience in a wide range of manufacturing businesses ranging from consumer products to industrial equipment, Osamu Hoshino established Headspring – a global and open innovation company. The aim is to provide energy systems characterised by the concept of local production for local consumption to emerging markets. He graduated from Keio University and obtained his MBA from the Graduate School of Management, McGill University.

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Husk Power Systems huskpowersystems.com

Husk Power Systems designs, builds, owns, and operates one of the world’s lowest-cost hybrid power plant and distribution networks in India and Tanzania. Their 25-250 kW mini-power plants convert agricultural waste and solar energy into affordable electricity for people in rural areas. With its proprietary system that combines solar PV, biomass gasification, and batteries, the company provides decentralised, affordable, and reliable power to rural communities and businesses from 100% renewable energy sources—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Husk offers customers a flexible ‘pay-as-you-go’ energy service, using a mobile-enabled smart metering system. Its solution is gridcompatible, meaning Husk can roll it out quickly and cost effectively to support national electrification plans. Moving forward, the company plans to add over 300 mini-grids in India and Tanzania that would eliminate 150,000 tons of C02 per year and serve over 100,000 customers. 132

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Headquarters Fort Collins, CO, USA

Sector Clean Energy

YEAR 2

Countries of Operation Tanzania and India

Entrepreneur Manoj Sinha Co-Founder & CEO

Manoj Sinha Manoj is the Co-Founder and CEO of Husk Power Systems – a pioneering rural utility that provides decentralised renewable energy to off-grid and underserved communities. Manoj leads a global team of 250 employees and by 2022, he aims to provide affordable, renewable and reliable power to over one million people in rural areas of India and Africa. Manoj has raised US $40 million in equity and debt capital from investors around the world. Previously, he worked as a Senior Director at S&P Global (erstwhile McGraw-Hill Financial) in New York. He led a team of financial analysts to develop and launch risk management analytics for financial institution professionals. Before that, he worked as a Senior Design Engineer at Intel Corp in Austin, Texas, where he designed next generation microprocessors for mobile devices. He holds seven U.S. patents in the semiconductor industry for circuit design. Manoj completed his MBA from Darden GSB at University of Virginia, MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Massachusetts Amherst and B.Tech from IIT Varanasi.

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Magnuss magnuss.com

Magnuss is a maritime technology firm that provides modern auxiliary wind propulsion for global shipping. The Magnuss VOSS or Vertically-variable Ocean Sail System is a proven and reliable fuel saving technology, supporting the decarbonisation of the shipping industry. The VOSS is an improved version of the Flettner rotor (a spinning cylinder that harnesses wind power to propel a ship) and enables significant reduction of both fuel costs and greenhouse gas emissions of ships. The patented VOSS technology can save vessels up to 50% in fuel costs – a line item that often represents more than two-thirds of a ship owner’s/operator’s annual expenses. Magnuss’s customers include leading industrial companies and global shipping organizations. Virtually all existing cargo vessels and new builds can be retrofitted or outfitted with the Magnuss VOSS. This addresses major problems facing the global shipping industry, which is past the tipping point in terms of energy consumption and environmental impact. Magnuss aims to make the highly polluting shipping industry economically efficient and environmentally friendly. 134

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YEAR 2

Headquarters New York, NY, USA

Sector Maritime & Clean Energy

Country of Operation United States

Entrepreneur James Rhodes Co-Founder & CEO

James Rhodes James Rhodes is the Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Magnuss. He brings over 25 years of experience in maritime shipping, renewable energy, project development, investment banking and management consulting. Prior to establishing Magnuss in 2011, he was Managing Partner and founder of Eco Capital LLC, an energy advisory firm, where he advised General Electric and AES Corporation on its US carbon business. Before founding Eco Capital, James was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and Head of US Power and Energy Fixed Income Capital Markets and Derivatives. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he spent a decade in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and in management consulting at Booz Allen. James is accredited with an Advanced Professional Certification in Carbon Finance and Analytics from the London Business School. He holds an MBA with distinction from Columbia Business School and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Brown University.

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Altaeros Energies altaerosenergies.com

Altaeros has created an economic and environmentally friendly way to accelerate the delivery of last mile telecommunication services to the over 4 billion people without internet access. Their SuperTower platform brings modern control and automation to the world of tethered, lighter-than-air inflatables, creating a stable and robust 250-meter high platform for telecommunications equipment, and drastically reducing the cost of serving expansive rural communities. 136

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Headquarters Boston, MA, USA

Sector Clean Energy

YEAR 1

Countries of Operation United States, India

Entrepreneur Ben Glass Founder & CEO/CTO

Ben Glass As a cleantech entrepreneur, Ben is driven by a passion for boosting efficiency and sustainability through elegant technical solutions. He developed the idea for Altaeros Energies while conducting research on compact, efficient turbomachinery at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Gas Turbine Lab. After developing the initial prototypes, Ben co-founded Altaeros in 2010, and is currently leading the company to full commercialisation of the technology as the CEO and CTO. Ben holds a BS and MS in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from MIT.

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Axelspace axelspace.com/en

Axelspace is making access to space – and its data – an everyday reality. Until now, high-resolution satellite imagery has been a costly and low-frequency service, often left to national governments. Thanks to the flexibility and low costs of microsatellite technology, it’s now possible to generate new value through global, high-frequency coverage of the Earth. The AxelGlobe project will be able to obtain imagery of more than half of the planet’s dry land once every single day, enabling things like accurate forecasts of the best harvest times and detection of illegal logging. Microsatellite technology will enable us to better understand what is happening on our planet. 138

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Headquarters Tokyo, Japan

Sector Microsatellites

YEAR 1

Country of Operation Japan

Entrepreneur Yuya Nakamura President & CEO

Yuya Nakamura Yuya is the President and CEO of Axelspace, a microsatellite company based in Tokyo. He earned his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Tokyo in 2007. While he belonged to Intelligent Space Systems Laboratory (ISSL) at the university, he was involved in three nanosatellite projects, including the world’s first successful CubeSat (standardized nanosatellite of 10cm-cubic and 1kg) project. The CubeSat was launched in 2003 and is still working in orbit after 14 years. Based on this experience, he founded Axelspace in 2008 with his colleagues at the University of Tokyo and Tokyo Institute of Technology. They started the private microsatellite project for Weathernews – the world’s largest weather information company. As a company leader, Yuya has successfully led three microsatellite projects so far, and in 2015, he inaugurated a new project named AxelGlobe, where the constellation of 50 microsatellites in orbit will monitor the whole world on a daily basis. This big data will be analyzed to provide business intelligence to various industries such as agriculture, forestry, mapping and urban planning. The constellation is scheduled to be complete by 2022.

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d.light dlight.com

d.light provides reliable, affordable and accessible distributed solar lighting and power system solutions for households and small businesses that are transforming the way people all over the world use and pay for energy. Through five distribution hubs in East Africa, West Africa, India, Southeast Asia, and the U.S., d.light has sold more than 12 million solar light and power products in 62 countries, improving the lives of over 65 million people. 140

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Headquarters San Francisco, CA, USA

Sector Clean Energy

YEAR 1

Countries of Operation United States, Kenya, India, China

Entrepreneur Sam Goldman Founder and CPO

Sam Goldman Sam Goldman is d.light’s Chief Product Officer. He has founded and managed ventures in India and Africa for 10 years, including improved agriculture and construction businesses, an agricultural training center, and a for-profit NGO cultivating Moringa. In 2004 as a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin, Africa, Sam’s fifteen-year-old neighbor was badly burned in a kerosene accident. He knew there had to be better, safer ways to power homes and businesses in the developing world. After returning to North America, Sam enrolled in Stanford’s Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability class, where he met CoFounder Ned Tozun. In 2007, Ned and Sam founded d.light, developing the initial prototype solar lantern and an ambitious plan to bring safe, bright, clean lighting and power to people around the globe. Sam has an MSc Biology and MBA from Stanford and has lived in Cameroon, Mauritania, Pakistan, Peru, India, Rwanda, Canada and USA.

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The Quality Solar Lantern for Everyone: A1

Mobile charger by day, lantern by night: S100

Powerful solar home lighting system: D20

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Exergyn exergyn.com

Until now, there’s been no commercially feasible way for hundreds of thousands of companies worldwide to make use of the enormous quantities of wasted hot water or low-grade waste heat that they produce. In fact, the energy lost globally each year in the form of wasted hot water is equivalent to twice the oil and gas output of Saudi Arabia. Exergyn developed an engine that runs on hot water at 90°C, which is the first truly commercial solution for converting low-grade heat to clean electricity. For companies, the Exergyn Drive engine means increased revenue, reduced energy bills, and less carbon and pollutant emissions. 142

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Headquarters Dublin, Ireland

Sector Clean Energy

YEAR 1

Countries of Operation Ireland, United Kingdom, China

Entrepreneur Alan Healy CEO

Alan Healy Alan Healy is Co-Founder and CEO of Exergyn, an Irish company that has developed an engine that runs on hot water. Since incorporation in 2012, Exergyn has raised c.€5m in equity, won a Horizon2020 Phase II SME grant worth €2.5m, and amassed a sizeable IP portfolio. Initial industrial trials have produced grid-quality electricity. Previously, Alan worked at Goldman Sachs, wrote children’s novels (Tommy Storm), ran his own strategic consultancy (replacing McKinsey on one project), set up a brick factory in a South African township after Nelson Mandela came to power, worked in private equity, and designed a negotiation course – giving it to corporates. He has two patents, one daughter, and two cats.

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Greenlight Planet greenlightplanet.com/en

Greenlight Planet designs, manufactures, distributes, and finances solarpowered home energy systems and appliances for the two billion people in Asia and Africa living without access to a reliable and affordable electrical grid. Their vision is that smart design, efficient engineering and innovative distribution strategies can make dirty kerosene lanterns a thing of the past. To date, Greenlight Planet has sold over seven million solar-powered lanterns and home energy systems, impacting over 20 million people in over 62 countries. 144

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Headquarters Mumbai, India

Sector Clean Energy

YEAR 1

Countries of Operation 29 countries globally

Entrepreneur Patrick Walsh Founder & CEO

Patrick Walsh Patrick founded Greenlight Planet during his undergraduate studies in Physics and Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While working on rural mini-grid electrification in India with a student NGO, Engineers Without Borders, Patrick saw that evolving technologies would make solar-powered lamps affordable enough to replace the kerosene lamps still being used by two billion people around the world. He designed Greenlight Planet’s original Sun King solar lantern in 2006, and along with his classmate Anish Thakkar, began building commercial distribution channels in India soon after graduation. The products and company have received best-in-class recognitions from technical evaluation programs of the World Bank and MIT, as well as awards from UNESCO, the Lemelson Foundation, the Economist, and Forbes Magazine.

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LanzaTech lanzatech.com

1.4 billion people still lack access to reliable energy, yet the world uses more than 91 million barrels of petroleum per day. LanzaTech helps solve challenges like these through its patented technology, which captures carbon-rich emissions before they escape from the flumes of steel mills, oil refineries, and chemical plants. Then, their patented anaerobic microbes (or “bugs”) convert this waste into fuels like ethanol and chemicals to make new products like plastics and rubber. From waste industrial gases to agriculture residues and municipal solid waste, LanzaTech can take advantage of numerous regionallysustainable, low-cost, and widely available feedstocks, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by over 60%. LanzaTech has partnered with Virgin Atlantic to produce the world’s first jet fuel derived from waste industrial gases. 146

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Headquarters Chicago, IL, USA

Sector Clean Energy

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur Global Dr. Jennifer Holmgren CEO

Dr. Jennifer Holmgren Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in the energy sector including a proven track record in the development and commercialisation of fuels and chemicals technologies. Prior to joining LanzaTech, she was Vice President and General Manager of the Renewable Energy and Chemicals business unit at UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company. In that role, she led UOP’s renewable business from its inception through to the achievement of significant revenues from the commercialisation of multiple novel biofuels technologies. Jennifer holds a BSc. degree from Harvey Mudd College, a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. She is the author or co-author of 50 US patents, 20 scientific publications, is the 2003 recipient of the Council for Chemical Research’s (CCR) Malcolm E. Pruitt Award, the YWCA Chicago Social Conscience Award, and ranked Most Compassionate Business Woman by SALT Magazine.

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One Earth Designs oneearthdesigns.org

The World Health Organization attributes more than 4 million deaths each year to exposure to household stove smoke, especially in developing countries with high poverty rates. One Earth Designs developed the SolSource Solar Cooker, which offers an easy-to-use, off-grid cooking solution using only the power of the sun. SolSource gets just as hot as a gas grill and heats up 5x faster than charcoal. This clean energy cooking solution improves health and reduces climate change from traditional methods of coal or kerosene cooking, and it also enables women to access more educational opportunities because they spend less time cooking. One Earth Designs recently launched their SolSource Sport model, which is light enough to fold into a compact carrying case – and still 100% pollution-free and powered by the sun. 148

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Headquarters Hong Kong

Sector Clean Energy

YEAR 1

Countries of Operation 32 countries

Entrepreneur Catlin Powers Co-Founder & CEO

Catlin Powers Dr. Catlin Powers is Co-Founder and CEO of One Earth Designs, which she has led from its humble beginnings in the Himalayas to reach customers on six continents. Catlin received her doctorate from Harvard University, holds two solar energy patents, and serves on the technical advisory committee to the International Standards Organization. She is the recipient of the Marry White Peterson Prize for Innovation, the Camilla Chandler Frost Prize, and the St. Andrews Prize for the Environment. Her solar energy research has been recognised by the U.S. National Science Foundation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Under Catlin’s management, One Earth Designs has pioneered cutting-edge battery technologies alongside its partners at MIT’s Grossman Solar Fuels Laboratory, as well as new business models as one of the founding B Corps. Today, One Earth Designs is one of the highest rated companies on the Global Impact Investment Rating System (GIIRS).

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Semtive semtive.com

Semtive addresses the dependence on fossil fuels with its simple, reliable, and affordable wind turbine. The design of the noiseless turbine allows it to work with limited roof space, withstand extreme weather conditions, operate alone, or function as a complement to other energy sources. With a track record of over seven years, Semtive’s turbines can be applied to residential, industrial, commercial, and isolated areas with a lifetime warranty. 150

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Headquarters Mountain View, CA, USA

YEAR 1

Sector Clean Energy

Countries of Operation Argentina, Denmark, Thailand, United States

Entrepreneur Ignacio Juarez CEO

Ignacio Juarez Ignacio has been the CEO of Semtive since 2009. Prior to this, he worked at CITEFA (the Argentinean armed forces R&D center) designing prototypes and other research. He then worked for the engineering department of Johnson Controls in the industrial refrigeration sector. In 2006, he went to work at the manufacturing facilities of FRICK (compressors) in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, designing special cooling systems. Back in Argentina, he was part of the Renault Sport team of TC2000 and later worked at the Belgrano Cargas (cargo train line) in the administrative management team. Following that, he developed his own projects regarding export, logistics, and engineering. Semtive’s residential unit is now available for pre-order.

Features • Low cost

Wind turbine specs

• Simple installation • Minimum maintenance • Reliable • Noiseless • Wide operating window • Wind + solar + storage • 95% recyclable

Power Nominal power*: 1000 W

Dimensions Height: 3 m (9.8’)

Width: 2.5 m (5.2’) Weight: 80 kg (176 lb)

* Rated at 11 m/s [24.6 mph] ** Speed needed to move the turbine

Operation Cut-in speed**: 3.1 mph

Nominal speed: 24.8 mph

Max. speed: 93.2 mph

Generator Type: Three phase Voltage:

48/110/220 V

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ZOLA Electric zolaelectric.com

In a world where one in five people live without electricity, ZOLA Electric provides clean, transformative solar energy to households that suffer from expensive, unreliable grids or have no grid access at all. The company’s distributed solar model is working to provide electricity to every household in the off-grid world. Today they are reaching over 1,000,000 customers. ZOLA’s business model allows them to provide modern solar living for a price that is equal to or less than their customers’ average energy expenditure. Payments across their distributed customer base are run through their proprietary software platform and SMS texting system. To date, ZOLA has processed over 9 million mobile payments. 152

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Headquarters San Francisco, CA, USA

Sector Clean Energy

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur Ghana, Ivory Coast, Xavier Helgesen Netherlands, Co-Founder and Tanzania, Rwanda Board of Directors

Xavier Helgesen A veteran entrepreneur, Xavier founded two million-dollar businesses, including Better World Books, a profitable social venture with $60M in revenue selling books online to fund literacy. In 2009, he was recognised as the Best Social Entrepreneur by Businessweek and given the Fast Company Social Capitalist award. Xavier holds an MBA from Oxford Saïd Business School, which he attended on a Skoll Scholarship, and a BA (honors) from the University of Notre Dame.

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AirEx Technologies ALGAMA Aquacycl GALY Haofood Hydroleap Kelp Blue MicroHarvest Pebble Labs Prime Roots Sagri

Banka BioLoo C16 Biosciences Cultivo Gramophone ID Water KETOS Nutrition Technologies Vestaron WOTA Zikooin

Absolute Foods Aqua Development Avant Meats eggXYt Full Harvest Goodr Co. Intello Labs ISCA Technologies JALA Kadalys ListenField Mushlabs Oddbox Swedish Algae Factory TerViva Urchinomics

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80 Acres Farms allplants Deep Branch Biotechnology DeHaat Farmstand KITRO LoveTheWild MAEKO MycoTechnology Novihum Technologies Shiok Meats Sistema.bio The Jackfruit Company TurtleTree

Cambrian Innovation Claro Energy CROWDE EM3 AgriServices Entocycle HISBE Food Jasberry Kuli Kuli Foods Lawrencedale Agro Processing Marvelous Foods OLIO S4S Technologies SOURCE String Bio

AeroFarms Clara Foods eFishery Heaven Springs Dynasty Harvest Group Memphis Meats Mimica SNACT Terramera

Agri Info Design Agrivi Alesca Life Bakeys Foods Growing Underground GrowUp Farms Khethworks

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AirEx Technologies airex.tech

Tens of millions of homes across Europe are naturally ventilated with air bricks. Traditional air bricks have uncontrolled airflow which allows houses to lose significant fabric heat loss. This air flow is essential in the home, but is responsible for a large proportion of a home’s heat loss, resulting in residents struggling with cold, uncomfortable draughts and high energy bills. AirEx provides extremely low-cost solutions for reducing fabric heat loss, improving thermal comfort and protecting residents’ health by passive airflow control. AirEx replaces traditional air bricks, which allow air to flow under suspended ground floors. AirEx’s Smart Ventilation Control measure the environmental conditions (such as temperature, humidity, air quality) and its cloud-based algorithms automatically regulate airflow, leading to 12-16% reduction in whole house heat loss, resulting in 2-3 years payback. 156

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YEAR 7

Headquarters London, England, UK

Sector Building and Construction Technology

Countries of Operation UK

Entrepreneur Agnes Czako Co-Founder & CEO

Agnes Czako Agnes Czako is passionate about environmental sustainability. While at Sustainable Ventures, she spent the past 11 years delivering disruptive innovation projects aiming to mitigate fuel poverty, reduce carbon footprints, and create scalable business models. Her background is in low-energy building design, and she qualified as a Passivhaus consultant, at the Darmstadt Prior to founding her business, Agnes was a lead assessor for an energy advisory organisation where she led the delivery of 30,000 fuel poverty assessments. During her time at Sustainable Ventures, Agnes led numerous low carbon innovation projects. Agnes holds a masters in Interdisciplinary Design for the Build Environment from the University of Cambridge and is winner of Women in Innovation Innovate UK award and the Royal Academy of Engineering SME Leaders 2020 award.

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ALGAMA algamafoods.com

In 2050, there will be more than 9 billion people on Earth. Not only will this mean an increased demand for food, but the world will face the major challenges of diminishing resources and environmental degradation. ALGAMA is committed to harnessing the unique potential of micro-algae to make food that is both sustainable and nutritious. The company conducts research into basic microalgae strains, identifies molecules of interest from the strains, and produces tasty foods from these molecules that are then marketed and distributed. ALGAMA’s food products combine innovation and pleasure to meet the need for alternative food and create a future where micro-algae is a unique and sustainable superfood. The company launched its first product – four flavors of vegan mayo with 50 percent less fat – and is in 150 New York stores and another 300 stores worldwide. With investment from Horizon Ventures, ALGAMA is scaling internationally and producing new products concurrently, with over 100 products in various stages of prototyping and production. 158

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Headquarters Malakoff, France

Sector Agricultural Technology

Countries of Operation US, France

Entrepreneur Alvyn Severien Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 7

Alvyn Severien Alvyn is a food lover and passionate entrepreneur who founded ALGAMA with two childhood friends. After a few years of experience in consulting and finance, he decided to launch a company aiming revolutionise the food industry. ALGAMA develops tasty, sustainable and healthy products bringing microalgae to their full potential. Since its inception, ALGAMA has received multiple international awards for its products, and is now running operations in France and in the US. Alvyn is also VP of the French Organisation of Microalgae, and ambassador of the French Foodtech for the Ministry of Finances. By speaking at major food events (Seeds & Chips, SIAL, Summer Fancy Food Show, etc.) or at global conferences (Algae Biomass Summit, Climate Change Conference, World Economic forum, World Expo Milano, etc.) in the past few years, Alvyn has been able to convey ALGAMA’s vision of tomorrow’s food across the world. His enthusiasm for microalgae potential and the pioneering work of the team continue to fascinate the food community.

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Aquacycl aquacycl.com

One third of the world’s population doesn’t have access to waste water treatment and adequate hygiene. Aquacycl’s mission is to provide sanitation and water for all. By offering the only technology to rapidly treat wastewater, eliminate primary sludge and recover energy as direct electricity, Aquacycl can provide end-users up to 95% savings in operational costs. New partnerships and scaling operations with large food and beverage manufacturers are in the works, generating exciting results and momentum for the company. With eyes on raising another $10m to fuel growth and expand partnerships, scale operations and automate manufacturing, Aquacycl will further reduce cost of goods sold, improve the overall profitability of the business and drive a more lasting impact in the world. 160

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Headquarters Escondido, CA, USA

Sector Environmental Technology

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur Americas Orianna Bretschger and Europe Founder & CEO

YEAR 7

Orianna Bretschger Orianna Bretschger is the Founder and CEO of Aquacycl, a climate technology company that provides solutions for safe, reliable and cost-effective wastewater treatment, helping users mitigate up to 90% of greenhouse gas emissions. A native of the Southwestern United States, Orianna grew up appreciating water issues, and after a career in aerospace and government consulting, she found her way back to water while completing a PhD at the University of Southern California. Orianna studied how microbes remove pollutants from water and produce electricity, inspiring her to think big. With research cited in 32 journal publications, three book chapters, and eight patent filings, Orianna’s thirst for progress is insatiable.

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GALY galy.co

Conventionally-grown cotton is one of the most soil degrading crops in the world. But not the cotton that GALY, a Boston-based startup, is producing. GALY grows cotton in a lab, from cells instead of plants. GALY cotton uses 78% less water, 81% less land, and produces 80% less CO2 emissions all while growing 10x faster than conventional field-grown cotton. It is also produced without any pesticides and it is cheaper than natural cotton. This cell-culture platform can be applied to produce products beyond cotton. GALY is prototyping cocoa, with more products in the R&D pipeline. The company is using Series A funds to build its business foundation and test its product. GALY aims to build a pilot plant and scale operations with new production facilities across the globe with 200,000 tons/yr production capacity each. 162

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Headquarters Boston, MA, USA

Sector Biotechnology

Countries of Operation US and Brazil

Entrepreneur Luciano Bueno Founder & CEO

YEAR 7

Luciano Bueno Luciano Bueno is the Founder of GALY, a startup that produces agriculture from cells in a lab, not plants on a field. Luciano was exposed to the startup world at Deloitte and Arpex Capital, fueling his passion to build from the ground up. Born in Brazil, Luciano received the Greencard EB-1, for people with extraordinary abilities who are invited to live in the US to create high-impact projects. He then brought GALY to life, where he is hoping to save the planet by revolutionizing the world’s way of farming with intelligent and technological solutions. Luciano is committed to giving back; he is a founding member of Singularity University in Brazil and serves as an ambassador at Draper University and the American Red Cross.

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Haofood haofood.co

Haofood is a pioneer in using peanut protein as the chief ingredient for its innovative plant-based chicken. Based in Shanghai, Haofood was founded in 2020 and currently has a presence in over 2500 outlets throughout China. They create their products using Innotein™, their own end-to-end proprietary innovative technology, to develop a variety of plant-based products from peanuts and other plant protein that has a distinctive texture and strong umami taste profile. While 95% of consumers in China have heard about plant-based meat, 38% of them think that plant-based meat tastes awful and only 30% of them think that it tastes good (IPSOS, 2020, China Plant-Based Meat Insight). Taste is indeed the key factor in consumers’ decisions to repurchase, and Haofood is on a mission to create healthy, sustainable and delicious plant-based meats that consumers love. 164

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Headquarters Shanghai, China

Sector Food Technology

Countries of Operation China

Entrepreneur Astrid Prajogo Founder & CEO

YEAR 7

Astrid Prajogo Astrid Prajogo is the Founder & CEO of Haofood, a food science and technology company that develops alternative protein. Her desire to found Haofood stemmed upon the mission to sustain happiness from good food forever. Aware of the sustainability and ethical issues surrounding meat, Astrid realised that the world’s current meat consumption trends could not be maintained indefinitely. Astrid seeks to see alternative poultry protein stand toe to toe as a primary protein source in order to preserve the earth and feed generations to come. Astrid has over 17 years of professional experience in the nutrition, healthcare and gastronomy industry with a key focus in Southeast Asia & China region.

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Hydroleap hydroleap.com

Hydroleap is a Singapore-grown water treatment startup that seeks to displace chemical pretreatment processes with their proprietary, IoT-enabled electrical treatment technology. Hydroleap’s deep technical expertise allows them to design modular electrical treatment processes and deliver end-to-end wastewater treatment systems, offering solutions that are automated, robust, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly. Hydroleap’s solutions can fully cover primary and secondary wastewater treatment and can partially cover tertiary treatment. They have two primary technological offerings, electrocoagulation (EC) and electrooxidation (EO), that allow them to remove almost ten different contaminants and address the needs of a multitude of industries. The company also offers digital solutions around data acquisition, remote monitoring, and automated reporting. 166

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Headquarters Singapore

Sector Waste Treatment Technology

Countries of Operation Singapore

YEAR 7

Entrepreneur Mohammad Sherafatmand Founder & CEO

Mohammad Sherafatmand Mohammad Sherafatmand is the Founder & CEO of Hydroleap, a company on a mission to become the leading, next-generation wastewater technology provider and accelerate the adoption of sustainable water across the globe. He built Hydroleap to bring innovation to the most important resource on the planet, and remains heavily involved in many facets of the business, including ideation, customer & product development, and implementation. Mohammad started to develop a passion for the environment–specifically water–when he began travelling in Iran over 15 years ago. There, he saw the huge contrast between regions and their microclimates. Mohammad’s a highly motivated individual with professional expertise in environmental and chemical engineering (wastewater treatment, electrochemistry, membranes and renewable energy). He completed his PhD in Environmental Engineering in 2016 at the National University of Singapore, researching the development and application of novel electrochemical technologies in water and wastewater treatment.

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Kelp Blue kelp.blue

Kelp is especially effective at not only absorbing atmospheric CO2 but also in sequestering it. It’s a powerhouse for the climate, sending carbon to the seafloor and deacidifying oceans. Kelp Blue operates across the full value chain of kelp planting and harvesting with the goals of boosting the health of oceans, locking away CO2 indefinitely, and supporting the development of sustainable end-products with the harvested kelp. Headquartered in Amsterdam, Kelp Blue currently has kelp forests in Namibia, where the company grows, harvests, and processes the kelp into pulp or syrup that then can be used by customers for a range of end products. Kelp Blue’s offshore kelp farms will eventually be able to offset 0.2-0.5 gigatons of CO2 by 2050, while also increasing the biodiversity and ecosystem resilience in oceans. With a four-acre test plot set up off the shores of Namibia, the company plans to scale by adding 10 acres of forests each month. 168

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YEAR 7

Headquarters Hamburg, Germany

Sector Agricultural Technology

Countries of Operation Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Namibia, Netherlands, Spain, UK

Entrepreneur Caroline HooftSlootweg CCO/CMO & Co-Founder

Caroline Hooft-Slootweg Caroline co-founded Kelp Blue in 2020 with Daniel Hooft, just before all global travel came to a pandemic halt. Before being 100% dedicated to Kelp Blue, Caroline was an international startup and change management leader and has previously held various roles at WPP & Unilever in digital and quantitative marketing. She also mentored more than 20 startup teams at Bayer in agricultural technology. Her Dutch-American background, her experience working on different continents and in multi-cultural environments helped hone her team building skills, ability to work with speed, precision & clarity, and she navigates different cultures with ease. Outside of the office, Caroline sailed half-way around the world in the Clipper Race and she’s a keen forager and cook. She’s also Board Chair of the Kelp Forest Foundation, a non-for-profit focused on advancing the knowledge and research of all things related to kelp ecosystems.

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MicroHarvest microharvest.com

MicroHarvest is a biotech company developing alternative protein from bacteria. The company produces protein by leveraging nature’s most efficient bacteria to make better and healthier protein. One of the key advantages of using fastgrowing bacteria is the speed of the process – it only takes a single day from the raw ingredients to the finished product, without compromising on protein and micronutrient content. In fact, the resulting protein is high in nutrients with a protein content of 60-70% (versus 20-30% in plant-based proteins). Its proprietary technology has a systematic advantage in regards of scalability, capex utilisation and sustainability. The technology is ideal to address the needs of the B2B ingredients industry, and the company has closed an €8.5M Series A round to support the build of its pilot plant and enable market entry. 170

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Headquarters Hamburg, Germany

Sector Agricultural Technology

YEAR 7

Countries of Operation Germany, Portugal

Entrepreneur Katelijne Bekers Co-Founder & CEO

Katelijne Bekers Katelijne is co-founder and CEO of MicroHarvest, in which she brings together her passion for fermentation, excitement for the future of the agri-food supply chain, and an intrinsic drive to change the world for the better. With a dual background in biotechnology and business development, she worked as fermentation scientist leading projects at food company Corbion, and worked on the scaling of biobased processes at the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant. In addition, Katelijne worked at Ohly – one of the world’s leading suppliers of yeast extracts – where she developed her deep understanding of the B2B ingredients market. She has an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new restaurants and bars, museums and taking time out in nature.

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Pebble Labs pebblelabs.com

Pebble Labs is creating safe and effective biological solutions to sustainably protect crop yields and quality in food production. Diseases and pests reduce crop yields by as much as 40% each year. Pebble Lab’s technology platform, Directed Biotics™, harnesses naturally occurring microbes from crops to deliver the power of RNA for solutions that target formidable pests and diseases. The company works on reducing yield loss by increasing the production of crops per area of land, and protecting crop quality, and believes these are critically important for global food security. Pebble Labs constantly draws inspiration from its home in New Mexico, an ancient land that has generated many modern innovations, where nature and technology thrive together. 172

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Headquarters Los Alamos, NM, USA

Sector Agricultural Technology

YEAR 7

Countries of Operation US

Entrepreneur Namita Banka Founder & Managing Director

Rebecca White Dr. Rebecca White is the CEO of Pebble Labs. She has over a decade of experience in bioscience-based industries, including successfully pioneering efforts to commercialize algae as an agricultural crop. As a scientist with a strong business and communications background, she is experienced in both the commercialization of novel plant-based products and technology transfer from lab to field. Rebecca previously served as the CTO for Pebble Labs, and is now leading the company through the development and commercialization process for its first products as CEO. She has a PhD in Microbiology from Texas A&M University and received her Honors BSc degree from the University of North Texas. Rebecca is passionate about minimizing crop losses in order to meet the global goal of zero hunger and is proud to be leading a company that is tackling such an urgent and vital global challenge.

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Prime Roots primeroots.com

Prime Roots is on a mission to meet the growing consumer demand for plantbased meat and provide a better cut of meat for every type of eater with its unique plant-based ingredient: koji. With koji mycelium, Prime Roots can replicate the taste and texture of meat without the environmental costs of animal proteins. Whilst other alternative protein competitors derive their protein from plants, Prime Roots focuses on cultivating koji mycelium, which replicates meat fibers more effectively. Its technology has been de-risked for commercialization with over 20,000 paying customers, 85,000 servings of ‘bacon’ and over 38 products launched in the last year. With its innovative process, the research and development for a new product takes weeks (not years).The company is actively looking to scale beyond its 1m pound production capacity. 174

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Headquarters Berkeley, CA, USA

Sector Biotechnology

Countries of Operation US

Entrepreneur Kimberlie Le Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 7

Kimberlie Le Kimberlie Le is the Co-Founder and CEO of Prime Roots, a plant-based meat alternative company making waves with its koji-based products. Kimberlie and her co-founder Joshua Nixon, pooled their research at UC Berkeley and backgrounds in food, technology, and microbiology to start Prime Roots, seeing an opportunity to reshape the culture of plant-based meats. Prime Roots has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Food & Wine. Having worked in management within the food industry for over ten years, Kimberlie is determined to make delicious, sustainable and nutritious foods available to all and increase accessibility and equity in our food system.

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Sagri sagri.tokyo

Sagri is a smart agriculture data service and platform company that helps promote sustainable agricultural processes and uplift smallholder farmers across the APAC region. Their deep tech capabilities combine the power of satellite-based big data, AI/ML, and grid-based polygon maps. Their service unlocks opportunities to increase yields, support fertiliser design, and offer remote crop and forest monitoring. Their technology provides insights related to the customer and end-user. It can do everything from allowing farmers to check the chemical composition of soil and change their techniques accordingly, to supporting microfinance operators by calculating the financial potential of agricultural land and helping governments make data-based decisions to determine which projects are most helpful and aligned with farmers’ interests. The platform processes weather, market, soil, farmland, and vegetation data, and interprets it into insights related to credit creation for farmers, agricultural advisory for intelligent farming, soil health checks, and carbon-offset analytics. 176

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Headquarters Tamba, Hyogo, Japan

Sector Agricultural Technology

Countries of Operation India, Japan, Thailand

Entrepreneur Shu Masuda COO

YEAR 7

Shu Masuda Shu Masuda is the COO of Sagri, a Tokyo-based venture helping farmers throughout the APAC region increase their salaries by unlocking new revenue streams and adopting more sustainable and efficient agricultural practices. Prior to this role, Shu was a Senior Financial Analyst in the R&D division of Janssen Pharma, Johnson & Johnson group. For more than 10 years, Shu worked in a wide range of roles–from accountant to internal M&A consultant–at ITOCHU, a Fortune 500 trading giant in Japan. ITOCHU is a holding company of more than 125,000 employees that invests in textiles, machinery, metals & minerals, energy & chemicals, food, real estate, and ICT/financial business. While at ITOCHU, Shu supported many industry groups as a “mini CFO” of healthcare, industrial machinery, real estate, and more.

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Banka BioLoo bankabio.com

Banka BioLoo is a social enterprise that aims to improve the quality of life by providing water, sanitation and hygiene facilities at homes, schools, worksites and public places. They have a vision to see India as an open, defecation-free and water-secured country. The solutions Banka BioLoo provides are sustainable and simple. Banka BioLoo started its journey as a 100% woman-owned microenterprise in April 2008 and is now a publicly traded company. They provide sanitation infrastructure and turnkey, human waste management solutions and services, involving innovative and simple bio-digester technology patented by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), the R&D arm of the Indian Ministry of Defence. They are a licensee (through transfer of technology) and have partnered with DRDO for technology commercialization for large-scale deployment of sanitation systems. Further, Banka BioLoo provides sanitation operations and maintenance (O&M) services to the Indian Railways. 178

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Headquarters Hyderabad, India

Sector Waste Treatment Technology

YEAR 6

Countries of Operation India

Entrepreneur Namita Banka Founder & Managing Director

Namita Banka Namita Banka is the Founder & Managing Director of Banka BioLoo, a researchdriven, publicly-listed (NSE:BANKA) enterprise engaged in developing environmentally-friendly Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) infrastructure and services. Her business positively impacts the entire sanitation value chain from capture, emptying, transport, treatment, and reuse of wastewater. Starting as a home-based business to building a corporate has been a long, but rewarding journey. Namita has been the main guiding force behind Banka BioLoo’s growth and business strategy. She has now almost a decade of sanitation industry experience and has been instrumental in the consistent growth of the company’s performance. Namita completed her Bachelor of Science (Home Science) from University of Delhi and also completed her Diploma in Jewellery Designing, Manufacturing. & Appraising from Indian Diamond Institute, Surat. She has over 8 years of experience in the field of diamond jewellery.

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C16 Biosciences c16bio.com

C16 Biosciences uses innovative processes found in nature to brew environmentally responsible alternatives to palm oil. C16 was founded with the objective of creating a sustainable, eco-friendly alternative to palm oil. By offering producers, refiners, traders and consumers of palm oil an opportunity to invest part of their production into bio-based oils and sustainability efforts, our aim is to reduce the environmental footprint of palm oil production and protect precious natural land, wildlife, and resources in the process. We’ve developed technology to brew an environmentally responsible alternative to palm oil from microbes. Our palm oil is sustainable, without the need for deforestation, endangering precious animal species, or forcing inhumane labor practices. The result is a world where consumers can enjoy the products they love without worrying about the dangerous practices involved in making them. 180

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Headquarters New York, NY, USA

Sector Biotechnology

Countries of Operation United States

Entrepreneur Shara Ticku Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 6

Shara Ticku Shara Ticku is the CEO and co-founder of C16 Biosciences. C16 Bio uses biotechnology to produce sustainable alternatives to palm oil. Palm oil is the world’s most popular vegetable oil, but its production depends on tropical rainforest deforestation that emits 1.5 gigatons of CO2 annually. C16 Bio’s technology uses microbes to produce an oil that looks and functions just like palm oil, but doesn’t destroy the planet. Prior to founding C16 Bio, Shara worked at Goldman Sachs, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, and the United Nations. She holds a BA/BBA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Cultivo cultivo.land

Cultivo is on a mission to bridge investment supply and demand of natural capital. Using satellite technology and proprietary algorithms, Cultivo can accurately calculate, measure, and assess the value of a 500K hectare project within a matter of hours. Cultivo prioritizes working with NGOs and local landowners to package and present these opportunities to financial partners, funneling millions of dollars of investment into projects that restore and protect nature, while also serving and protecting the local communities. Their projects include forests, wetlands, grasslands, and regenerative agriculture. These projects carry benefits far beyond capturing carbon, including protecting biodiversity, providing fresh water, and supporting local communities, each with its own creditable value. 182

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Headquarters Pleasanton, CA, USA

Sector Financial Technology

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur Mexico, United Kingdom, Manuel Piñuela United States Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 6

Manuel Piñuela Dr. Manuel Piñuela is a nature advocate, technology and science entrepreneur, and MIT Technology Review Innovator of the Year under 35. He is Co-Founder of Cultivo, Drayson Tech. and SENS.L. and has extensive experience in private equity, venture investment, IPOs, M&A and technology commercialisation. Manuel believes that the climate crisis is one of the most pressing issues of our time and creating Cultivo allows him to contribute to one of the many solutions that are needed. He wants to ensure future generations benefit from nature and works tirelessly to contribute to meet the Paris Agreement goals.

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Gramophone gramophone.in

Gramophone is a full-stack agriculture management solution for farmers, input manufacturers, and buyers, optimizing the supply chain and improving farmers’ livelihoods. The company works directly with over a million farmers on their platform from the pre-sowing stage to settling their crops, helping them increase their yield, purchase high-quality inputs, and access robust marketplaces to sell their crops. They provide Agronomic Intelligence and convenient doorstep delivery of agri Inputs like seeds, crop protection, and crop nutrition products. Delivering inputs to over 20,000 villages across India, Gramophone has increased farmers’ crop productivity by 30% and removed the dependency of farmers’ yield on agri-input manufacturers’ sales. Furthermore, in order to support the disrupted rural supply chain, Gramophone began working with local, rural entrepreneurs for last-mile delivery, which has resulted in their business and reach nearly doubling in 2021. 184

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Headquarters Gurugram, Haryana, India

Sector Agricultural Technology

Countries of Operation India

Entrepreneur Tauseef Khan Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 6

Tauseef Khan Tauseef Khan is the Co-Founder & CEO of Gramophone. Along with fellow IIT Kharagpur and IIM Ahmedabad alumni Nishant Vats, Harshit Gupta and Ashish Rajan Singh, Tauseef co-founded Gramophone in 2016 with the mission of transforming the agricultural landscape in India. By centering farmers and investing in technologies that help to lower costs, improve transparency and empower the local community of agri entrepreneurs, Tauseef and his team believe they are in an optimal position to improve the profitability of the farming system across India. Tauseef has more than 10 years of experience in the agriculture sector. He has previously worked as a product engineer at John Deere, and as a chemicals, materials & food research analyst at Frost & Sullivan. Additionally, he has consulted for agri input and food companies, and worked as a venture capital investor focused on AgTech companies.

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ID Water idwater.com.tw

ID Water develops patented water quality monitoring systems and provides AI and IoT solutions intended to help shrimp farmers increase their production. The company specializes in building environmentally sustainable and smart shrimp farms. Their farms solve three major problems of traditional aquaculture: mangrove destruction, water pollution, and food safety. They are actively transforming the 600-hectares of abandoned ponds in Yilan, Taiwan into concrete-structure shrimp farms. The bio-floc method they are using effectively contains disease spread and reuses 92% of the wastewater. Combining their AI + IoT system with a uniquely designed shed, ID Water can preserve the water temperature in an environmentally friendly way, increase productivity, and reduce the growth cycle of shrimp. This system can also be deployed to countries located in temperate zones to raise shrimp with low labor costs. ID Water offers an endto-end solution combining water quality monitoring, automatic water paddles, and a feeding machine, revolutionizing the aquaculture industry. 186

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Headquarters Keelung City, Taiwan

Sector Aquaculture and Fisheries

Countries of Operation Taiwan

Entrepreneur Alan Yu Founder & CEO

YEAR 6

Alan Yu Alan Yu is the Founder & CEO of ID Water, a company built on his passion to help people and create a positive impact in this world. After participating in an MIT Media Lab workshop in 2015, Alan discovered a natural knack for innovation and keen interest in the startup world. He was profoundly moved by the 2016 documentary, Before the Flood, so much so that he decided to direct his entrepreneurial talents and energy toward climate issues. Over the next few years, traveled across the world to participate in impact- and innovation-focused accelerator programs and further explored the aquaculture space. Upon learning that traditional aquaculture practices led to significant mangrove destruction, Alan and the ID Water team began charting a path to transform abandoned earth ponds in Taiwan into sustainable shrimp farms.

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KETOS ketos.co

Founded in 2015, KETOS has worked tirelessly to transform the water industry with the goal of making water safer and more sustainable for today and for future generations. KETOS has automated mission-critical testing and monitoring processes. KETOS has addressed these issues by developing an innovative solution that delivers a vertically integrated water quality and monitoring platform with intelligent hardware, bi-directional connectivity infrastructure, interactive software, and hassle-free services. Real-time testing and monitoring addresses both water efficiency and water quality, ultimately increasing overall water availability. With the power of actionable and predictive water intelligence on a global scale, KETOS seeks to solve a number of the world’s water challenges with the goal of preserving this quintessential resource. The name “KETOS” symbolizes our endeavor to preserve the ocean’s largest mammals, and signifies our commitment to our oceans, our water, and the planet as a whole. 188

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Headquarters Milpitas, CA, USA

Sector Internet of Things

Countries of Operation Brazil, India, Israel, Mexico, United States

Entrepreneur Meena Sankaran Founder & CEO

YEAR 6

Meena Sankaran Meena Sankaran is an accomplished technology executive, business leader, and evangelist. Prior to founding KETOS, Meena drove global strategy and innovation for customer success through a variety of leadership roles over the last 16+ years. As a technologist and a purpose-driven entrepreneur, she believes in leveraging technology and building business models for challenges that bring about global change and deliver solutions to impact at a grassroots level. She has a BE in Electronics Engineering from India and an MS in Electrical ENGg from UTA, Texas. Her leadership in KETOS’s engineering innovation, product & business strategy, team discipline, and strong culture are instrumental in the path to success. She has been a winner of several awards, including being named Forbes’ Awe-inspiring Women, 100 Global Innovators by Goldman Sachs, and represented SDG#6 at the United Nations.

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Nutrition Technologies nutrition-technologies.com

Nutrition Technologies was established in 2014 and originally formed as a solution to relieve the pressure on ocean fish stocks trawled for fishmeal. Today, Nutrition Technologies manufactures and supplies sustainable insect proteins, oils, and frass to help feed the growing aquaculture, agriculture, and animal feed industries around the world. Their core products are derived from a unique proprietary decomposition process that uses a combination of bacteria, fungi, yeasts, and insects to recover nutrients from industrial and agricultural food waste. They have developed their own tropical production system, which is not only low in cost to build and operate, but also uses minimal energy and is a zero-waste process. 190

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Headquarters Singapore

Sector Agricultural Technology

YEAR 6

Countries of Operation Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, US, Vietnam

Entrepreneur Nick Piggott Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Nick Piggott Nick Piggott is Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Nutrition Technologies. He has a BSc in Life Sciences, and has always had a strong interest in entrepreneurship and innovation. Previous to setting up Nutrition Technologies, Nick worked for the UN, spending 3 years in Sierra Leone, West Africa. During his tenure at the UN in Sierra Leone, he became acutely aware of the looming food security crisis, prompting him to move to Viet Nam and set up Nutrition Technologies. Nick was a global finalist in the Fish 2.0 competition in 2017, and a Tech4Farmers winner in 2018. Nick is the industry-side face of Nutrition Technologies, overseeing the product, regulatory and client side of the business, ensuring that the organization maintains constant awareness of the competitive & regulatory landscape, market trends, technology developments and industry standards.

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Vestaron vestaron.com

Recent winner of the Green Chemistry award, Vestaron is leading a peptidebased revolution in crop protection. They are committed to providing growers with novel, effective chemistries that safely kills pests, while having no adverse effects on the natural ecosystem. Additionally, their peptides overcome existing resistance issues of pesticides, while offering the desired safety profile for workers, beneficials, and the environment. 192

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Headquarters Durham, NC, USA

Sector Agricultural Technology

Countries of Operation United States

Entrepreneur Anna Rath President & CEO

YEAR 6

Anna Rath With more than 15 years of experience across multiple venture-backed agtech companies, Anna joined Vestaron as President & CEO in April 2018 to help lead the transformation of Vestaron from the R&D phase of its development through its commercial phase. Before Vestaron, Anna was founder and CEO of NexSteppe, a company focused on the development and commercialization of optimized crops for the bio-based economy. Anna started her professional career at McKinsey & Co, focused on corporate strategy, assessment of new business initiatives, and business building in various technology sectors, then led commercial and business development at Ceres, an agricultural biotechnology company. Anna holds a JD from Yale Law School and a Master’s Degree in Genetics from the University of Michigan. In 2016, she was awarded BIO’s Rosalind Franklin award for female leadership in industrial biotechnology.

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WOTA wota.co.jp

WOTA is developing small-scale, decentralized water reuse systems and autonomous control systems for water treatment. Their first product, WOTA BOX, launched in November 2019 as a portable water reclamation treatment plant that can recycle and reuse more than 98% of domestic wastewater. In a device that is only 0.25 cubic meters in size, it enables continuous water use in situations where there is no water supply, such as when water is cut off due to a disaster. Their second product, WOSH, is a water circulation hand washing machine that can be installed anywhere without running water. WOSH also has the function to sterilize the surface of smartphones by over 99.9%, contributing to public space hygiene. The company also offers WOTA PLANT, a cloud-based data management service focused on collecting, analyzing, and coordinating data for water treatment plants, digitizing, and “smartening” existing “dumb” facilities. 194

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Headquarters Tokyo, Japan

Sector Waste Treatment Technology

YEAR 6

Countries of Operation Japan

Entrepreneur Ryo Yamada Co-Founder & Director

Ryo Yamada Ryo Yamada is the Co-Founder & Director of WOTA Corporation, a company whose mission is to realize “water freedom for everyone, everywhere.” At WOTA, Ryo oversees product engineering for both WOSH and WOTA BOX. Previously, he was a launch team member for SUSANOO, a social startup accelerator program at ETIC. Ryo first became interested in water issues at the World Water Forum, where he participated as a child representative in elementary school. He completed a Master’s degree in Sustainability Science at The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, and received a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Ritsumeikan University. He specializes in water reuse technology and policy, product development, and procurement.

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Zikooin unlimeat.com

Zikooin Company develops plant-based meat made from upcycled grains, oats, and rice that otherwise would be thrown away due to aesthetic imperfections. As food tech experts, Zikooin developed a patented and innovative technology called ‘protein extrusion’ that gives their products a meat-like texture. Rather than attempting to compete with common Western meat products like hamburgers and hot dogs, Zikooin’s plant-based meat brand UNLIMEAT (Unlimited Meat) is inspired by traditional Korean cuisines, such as Korean beef dishes and bulgogi. Moreover, their flagship product is sliced beef, which is the most standard shape for Asian meals. UNLIMEAT slices are sold at all Subway locations in South Korea, as well as on vegetarian-friendly Domino’s pizzas. Vegan and cholesterol and trans-fat-free, UNLIMEAT is the next generation of superfood with 26 grams of protein, making it competitive with actual meat products. From vegans to vegetarians, UNLIMEAT can be enjoyed by anyone who wishes to take care of the planet. 196

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Headquarters Seoul, South Korea

Sector Food Technology and Processing

YEAR 6

Countries of Operation Australia, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, US, Vietnam

Entrepreneur Seyeon Park Global Sales Team Leader

Seyeon Park Seyeon Park is the Global Sales Director at Zikooin. She began her career as a developer for a global shipping and terminal IT solution provider before eventually expanding to overseas solution sales. After 4 years, Seyeon wanted to follow her passion and transition to the F&B industry, so she worked for a premium restaurant reservation platform based in Seoul. Seyeon experienced 360 degrees of Korea’s food industry and relished opportunities to network with chefs and industry leaders. While in this role, Seyeon gained more insight into sustainability challenges facing F&B companies, sparking an interest in food upcycling and ugly foods. Eventually, this led Seyeon to join Zikooin Company, where she now leads global business development and sales for the plant-based meat brand Unlimeat.

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Absolute Foods absolutefoods.in

Absolute Foods is on a mission to create a healthier, cleaner, and abundant human future. Developed by a team of the world’s leading plant and data scientists, Absolute Foods’ research has allowed optimal harvesting parameters throughout a season, leading to pesticide-free, higher-quality produce year-round. Their digital platform is an AI-driven operating system, enabling farmers to grow crops without using synthetic enzymes and GMOs. Working with over 8,000 farmers across 25,000 acres, Absolute Foods’ platform can identify over 63 crop variants and ideal harvesting environments. Absolute Foods has championed yield, taste, purity, and nutrition, providing farmers with the knowledge-base to drastically lower percentages of the resources used in traditional farms. Expanding throughout India and the MENA region, Absolute Foods is leading the way in sustainable agricultural practices through AI. 198

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Headquarters New Delhi, India

Sector Agricultural Technology

Countries of Operation India, Kuwait, UAE

Entrepreneur Agam Khare Founder & CEO

YEAR 5

Agam Khare Agam is the Founder and CEO at Absolute Foods, a global plant bioscience and decision farming company. Prior to this, Agam ran India’s leading Industrial Robotics & Factory Automation company, working across various sectors, such as food, beverage, pharma, auto, oil, gas, steel and cement. Between 2010 and 2012, Agam worked very closely with the 11th President of India and world-renowned scientist, the late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, to build moonshot projects to impact the grandest problems faced by humanity, as a part of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s Vision 2020 project.

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Aqua Development aqua-development.com

Aqua Development Ltd. (AD) is an innovative aquaculture company, producing some of the highest quality, organic shrimps using a “KAMI sys” technology. This technology lies at the intersection of aquatic biology and technology (symbiotic), mimicking the nature of actual aqua ecosystems to create living organisms, while maintaining their welfare and development. Incredibly safe and sustainable, AD currently utilizes its technology to work exclusively with shrimp farmers, building indoor farms for individual consumers as well. Utilizing their methodology and technology, farmers can produce high-quality organic shrimps with traceability from production to customers’ tables. 200

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Headquarters Seoul, South Korea

Sector Aquaculture & Fisheries

Countries of Operation South Korea

Entrepreneur Doohyun Lee Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 5

Doohyun Lee Doohyun is the Co-Founder & CEO of Aqua Development, focusing on creating a new paradigm in aquaculture through a sustainable and eco-friendly culturing method, offering the best organic shrimp to the global market. Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, Doohyun completed a BA and MBA degree from Johns Hopkins University in Mechanical Engineering. Doohyun worked for a power plant design firm and gained extensive knowledge in designing plants. After returning to Korea, Doohyun joined Seyeong NDC, leading a team of 40 and managing a budget of close to $10M+. In 2014, after reading a book called “Don’t go to Harvard University, Go to Beijing University” Doohyun started his journey in China, gaining valuable experience in sales, marketing, and business development from two European consulting companies in Shanghai.

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Avant Meats avantmeats.com

Avant Meats is the first cultivated marine protein company in China. Its patentpending proprietary biotechnology platform produces animal-free fish proteins, in a cost-effective and fully traceable bioprocess directly from fish cells. Their technology enables businesses to produce meat and animal proteins without raising, catching, or slaughtering animals. Applications include but are not limited to food, skincare, and other functional uses. With the $3.9 million seed round funding secured in 2020, Avant aims to be a global leader in producing functional, safe, and sustainable cultivated marine products in a fully contained environment. Their cultivated fish products are more nutritious than conventionally produced fish, GMO-free, and pollutant-free. 202

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Headquarters Hong Kong

Sector Food Technology & Processing

Countries of Operation Hong Kong, Singapore

Entrepreneur Carrie Chan Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 5

Carrie Chan Carrie is a seasoned business executive with a passion for the environment, particularly the impact of our food supply on the planet. Her expertise is in strategy, general management and implementation. She managed major real estate developments from ground zero to full operation. At Avant, Carrie provides the vision, guides the strategy and supervises the implementation of the business. An inquisitive and creative person at heart, Carrie aims to ensure that her actions make sense for both business and humans. She relishes opportunities to come up with innovative, pragmatic, balanced solutions and turn them into reality. This carries through in her work at Avant, where Carrie can channel her experience as a project leader into her passion for sustainability.

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eggXYt eggxyt.com

eggXYt is a biotech company focused on leveraging cutting edge techniques in molecular biology to forge a more sustainable food system. eggXYt’s flagship product is a chicken sexing solution for the egg industry, which aims to prevent the unnecessary culling of 4 billion male chicks every year, by providing a non-invasive, pre-incubation method for sex detection of chick embryos to be deployed in hatcheries worldwide. This solution has the potential to save 4 billion chicks every year, save the industry billions of dollars, and add 4 billion additional eggs to the global supply. Building off of its established platform for disruption in the livestock space, eggXYt has recently also expanded into the field of animal health with its new product: long-lasting and inheritable Avian Influenza Resistance in poultry. 204

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Headquarters Jerusalem, Israel

Sector Biotechnology

Countries of Operation Israel

Entrepreneur Yehuda Elram Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 5

Yehuda Elram Yehuda Elram is the Co-Founder and CEO of eggXYt, a biotech company based in Israel. A lawyer by training, Yehuda was a partner at Gideon Koren & Co. law offices for many years, where he worked with entrepreneurs in biotech, hightech, real estate and social enterprises, before retiring from law to start eggXYt, which he co-founded with Prof. Dani Offen. As an entrepreneur, Yehuda is also currently a partner in Aroma Espresso bar (Israel’s fastest growing coffee chain), founded an online business, co-founded a national volunteer organization and codirected an Interfaith institute. Yehuda graduated from Harvard Kennedy School, with an MPA focusing on leadership and entrepreneurship.

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Full Harvest fullharvest.com

Every year, 1/3 of all edible produce is wasted on farms in the US simply because of cosmetic or surplus reasons, contributing to food waste being the #1 contributor to climate change globally. Full Harvest is solving the massive food waste problem at the farm level with technology and innovation, by providing the industry’s first business-to-business marketplace for imperfect and surplus produce. The Full Harvest marketplace connects food & beverage brands and processors to farms online to buy discounted, excess produce. The company is creating value along the entire supply chain by lowering healthy food production costs, significantly reducing wasted food and resources, while also bringing farmers an additional revenue stream. A win-win-win for farmers, food companies, and the planet. 206

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Headquarters San Francisco, CA, USA

Sector Food Waste

Countries of Operation United States

Entrepreneur Christine Moseley Founder & CEO

YEAR 5

Christine Moseley Christine Moseley, is the Founder and CEO of Full Harvest, the first B2B platform for surplus and imperfect produce, connecting large farms directly to food & beverage companies. A passionate entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in the logistics and food industries at both Fortune 100 companies (Maersk, P&G) and high-growth food start-ups, Christine is currently solving the massive food waste problem at the farm level. Christine holds an MBA from Wharton Business School and a BA from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. She was recently recognized as Inc.’s Top 100 Female Founders and Fortune’s #2 Most Innovative Woman in Food & Drink.

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Goodr Co. goodr.co

Goodr is a sustainable food surplus management platform that leverages block-chain technology to reduce food waste and combat hunger. Goodr facilitates the pickup and re-distribution of excess food from large enterprises and venues, to communities in need. Its secure ledger delivers real-time social and environmental impact reporting, enabling businesses to measure and manage their surplus food and organic waste, earn tax savings, and drastically reduce their carbon footprint. A triple-win situation, Goodr improves businesses’ bottom line through tax deductions, reduces greenhouse emissions from landfills, and uses edible food waste to reduce hunger. Goodr believes that hunger is not a scarcity issue, rather a logistical one, and seeks to revolutionize the food supply chain ecosystem for the 1 in 7 individuals who are food insecure. 208

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Headquarters Atlanta, GA, USA

Sector Food Waste

Countries of Operation United States

Entrepreneur Jasmine Crowe Founder & CEO

YEAR 5

Jasmine Crowe Jasmine Crowe is an award-winning social entrepreneur, TED Speaker and leader, working to make the world a better place. Jasmine’s goal is to foster change and create awareness about leading socio-economic issues, including poverty, food waste, and hunger. In 2017, after years of feeding people experiencing homelessness from her own kitchen, she launched Goodr, a sustainable waste management company that leverages technology to combat hunger and reduce food waste. She has been featured on CNBC, in Oprah Magazine, Inc., Forbes, Fast Co., NY Times, and was named by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 100 influential female founders. Under her direction, Goodr has redirected nearly five million pounds of surplus food from restaurants, event centers, airports, and businesses to the millions of people who are food insecure.

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Intello Labs intellolabs.com

Intello Labs (IL) uses artificial intelligence tools -- including computer vision and deep learning -- to build a platform for grading and quality monitoring of agricultural commodities. The image-based solution, delivered through a smartphone app, helps in bringing transparency and standardization to quality assessment, reducing value risk and wastage in the agriculture supply chains. Currently, food businesses (growers, traders, retailers, food service companies, exporters, etc) depend on manual inspections and sorting to ensure they are buying the right quality as per their specifications. A lack of digital quality control impacts the entire workflow of growers, retailers, and trade. IL aims to bring supply chain efficiencies and objective quality assessment of food commodities with their technology, improving their customer satisfaction and cutting down losses, reducing value risk and wastage in the agriculture supply chains. 210

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Headquarters Gurugram, India

Sector Agricultural Technology

Countries of Operation India, Singapore, US

Entrepreneur Himani Shah Co-Founder & CFO

YEAR 5

Himani Shah Himani is a serial entrepreneur and strategic planning maven whose project management experience powers investor relations at Intello Labs. Rich experiences managing the framework of conglomerate businesses led Himani to co-found Intello Labs in 2016 to bring transparency to the agriculture supply chain. Focusing on market intelligence, project execution and strategic planning, Himani leads strategy at Intello Labs along with other support functions. An entrepreneur at heart, she delivers results to all stakeholders. Previously, Himani served as the Head of Corporate Planning & Strategy at PeopleStrong HR Services and co-founded Allied Nanotechnologies Universal. She is an alumna of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, where she earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

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ISCA Technologies iscatech.com

ISCA is a green agtech company producing the next generation of environmentally sustainable insect controls. ISCA’s innovations harness the power of pheromones and other naturally occurring compounds to control problem insects by manipulating their behavior. Most notably, they can prevent harmful pests from mating to keep their numbers low, repel them away from crops, or attract them to killing agents placed away from the crop itself, reducing insecticide inputs by orders of magnitude. All affect only the targeted species, leaving honey bees and other non-targeted wildlife unharmed, ISCA products biodegrade in the field without polluting the environment. After years of success with specialty crops, ISCA is now bringing its innovations to corn, soybean, and other major crops. ISCA is based in Riverside, California, and has subsidiaries in the USA, Brazil, Europe, and India. 212

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Headquarters Riverside, CA, USA

Sector Agricultural Technology

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur 10 countries Agenor Mafra-Neto President & CEO

YEAR 5

Agenor Mafra-Neto Dr. Agenor Mafra-Neto is the founder, president, and CEO of ISCA, which has developed eco-friendly controls for arthropod pests that destroy crops or spread human diseases. After growing up on his parents’ farms in Brazil, he studied biology and became fascinated with the power and potential of pheromones and other semiochemicals to control problem insects. His doctoral work resulted in groundbreaking discoveries about the flight patterns of moths lured by pheromones. He founded ISCA in 1996 to overcome the technical and cost barriers that previously limited the use of pheromones and other semiochemicals to control insects in agriculture. Under his leadership, ISCA has become a world leader in identifying, synthesizing, and effectively deploying these compounds.

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JALA jala.tech

JALA is transforming the shrimp industry by offering a vastly improved management system. JALA was founded by shrimp farmers that believe technology will scale up shrimp production in a sustainable way. Currently, the shrimp industry has several issues, including difficulty in predicting production, addressing poor farming practices, tracing the shrimp post production, and the long supply chain of logistics that ultimately creates a lower end product. Furthermore, there’s not enough data to create risk assessments, and farmers have a hard time getting financing. With data-driven farming in mind, JALA’s goal is to empower farmers to make decisions, based on actual data. JALA offers a one-stop digital solution for farmers, leveraging their farming practices to ensure profitability and sustainability. They combine IoT water monitoring and data-analytics systems to achieve precision farming, which has thus far increased shrimp yield by 26%. 214

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Headquarters Sleman, Indonesia

Sector Agricultural Technology

Countries of Operation Indonesia

Entrepreneur Liris Maduningtyas Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 5

Liris Maduningtyas Liris is the CEO and Co-Founder of JALA, an aquaculture tech company that empowers shrimp farmers in sustainable precision farming with IoT and a data-driven approach. After graduating in 2014 with a degree in Electrical Engineering from Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia, Liris worked in oil and gas, joining Schlumberger as a wireline engineer. Jala is now helping more than 9,000 shrimp farmers. Having unpredictable yields is something they are solving with technology, and improving productivity and profitability is a key motivation for how passionate Liris is in this industry.

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Kadalys kadalys.com

Kadalys is the first eco-conscious Caribbean company, specializing in upcycling banana agri-waste into organic and patented actives that promote skin health and renewal. A company with a sense of purpose, Kadalys gives back to the local community and preserves nature. Kadalys was founded to create a caring, ecoconscious luxury beauty company based on the banana tree plant and the founder’s elevated commitment to her French West Indian heritage and the wider community. Kadalys was an early adopter of the circular economy model, helping preserve the natural environment by upcycling agri-waste and developing new active ingredients that concentrate the banana tree’s precious molecules. Products are available on four continents through online and retail distribution channels. 216

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Headquarters Martinique

Sector Biotechnology

Countries of Operation 28 countries

Entrepreneur Shirley Billot Founder & CEO

YEAR 5

Shirley Billot Shirley is the Founder and CEO of Kadalys, an eco-conscious luxury beauty company, based on the banana tree plant. Born in Djibouti, to a Martiniquan mother and French father, Shirley grew up between East Africa and the Caribbean with a deep awareness of environmental and societal issues. Founded in 2012, Kadalys is the reflection of Shirley’s vision to create a company founded on three pillars: circular economy, green chemistry, and inclusive capitalism. This strong commitment led Shirley to be awarded the Knight of the Order of Merit In 2017, the second highest national order in France. She also won the Innovation French Overseas prize in 2018 and represented France at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance in 2019. She is a graduate of HEC Paris with an Executive Education in Strategic Business Unit Management.

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ListenField listenfield.com

Working primarily with governments and research institutions, ListenField collects and analyzes agricultural data, such as crop performance, climate resilience, and soil change, in order to stimulate more sustainable agricultural policies. Using sensors, satellites, and self-collected data, ListenField’s predictive analytic model enables both farmers and corporate clients to fully understand how these variables interact with one another for a specific crop. They aim to develop the capability to monitor and assess how key variables individually and collectively make plants grow, produce and reproduce – and do so remotely from anywhere in the world. The solutions derived from their models are aimed at achieving their goal of “Precision Agriculture”: to produce an abundance of high-quality crops in a way that saves on scarce resources, thereby minimizing costs, as well as unwanted impacts on the environment. 218

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Headquarters Nagoya, Japan

Sector Agricultural Technology

Countries of Operation India, Japan, Thailand, US, Vietnam

Entrepreneur Rassarin Chinnachodteeranun Co-Founder & CEO

Rassarin Chinnachodteeranun Rassarin Chinnachodteeranun is the Co-Founder & CEO of ListenField, which provides an API platform for connecting field IoT and agronomic models and enables users to see the future of their farms. After earning a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Information Management from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and a PhD in Computer Software Engineering from Chubu University, Rassarin got her start in sensor technology as a researcher.She and her team used sensor data for developing applications in various domains such as agriculture and disaster warning systems. Rassarin’s research was supported by the Japanese government to reform agricultural systems and inevitably formed the foundation for launching ListenField in 2017.

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Mushlabs mushlabs.com

Mushlabs is a technology-driven company that produces food from edible mushroom mycelia. Their fermentation platform allows them to unlock the potential of an overlooked kingdom of life — fungi — as a sustainable food source. Mushlabs is dedicated to building solutions that change the way we consume food, by producing food that is good to our senses, our bodies, and our planet. In a natural ecosystem, nutrients are recycled. The waste products are upcycled by the decomposers in the soils. Fungi’s extensive mycelial network in the soil acts as a giant digestive system in forests, making fungi one of the most efficient decomposers on our planet. Through the power of biotechnology, Mushlabs brings efficient power to industrial levels, disrupting the food industry, while creating meaningful and lasting change to our food system through their fermentation platform. Mushlabs’ mission is to change the way people eat by producing tastier, healthier and more sustainable foods. 220

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Headquarters Berlin, Germany

Sector Agricultural Technology

Countries of Operation Germany

Entrepreneur Mazen Rizk Founder & CEO

YEAR 5

Mazen Rizk Mazen is the Founder and CEO of Mushlabs, a Berlin-based biotech startup producing the next generation of sustainable foods from mushroom roots. Mazen received a PhD in Microbial Biotechnology in 2014 from Technische Universität Hamburg. His passion for sustainability and impact-driven change has led him from conducting research on renewable energy, to working for a global food tech company, to founding Mushlabs and realizing his mission to rethink how people produce and consume food. In his spare time, Mazen enjoys music, playing the piano, and basketball.

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Oddbox oddbox.co.uk

Oddbox is the UK’s first fruit and vegetable box that fights food waste. Alongside their 70,000 strong community, Oddbox works closely with farmers directly, rescuing fresh, seasonal, surplus fruits and vegetables at risk of becoming food waste, in addition to saving CO2 and water. The company first launched in 2016, with two founders, Emilie & Deepak, packing produce in a small area in South-West London. Since then, Oddbox has grown across the UK with plans to scale across the continent. With the goal of enabling more people to live sustainably and actively fight food waste, Oddbox seeks to catalyze change by changing the mindsets of the consumers. Oddbox is a Certified B Corporation and will continue to work towards making a difference for the planet with each and every box. 222

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Headquarters London, England

Sector Product Lifecycle

Countries of Operation United Kingdom

YEAR 5

Entrepreneur Emilie Vanpoperinghe Co-Founder & CEO

Emilie Vanpoperinghe Emilie is the Co-Founder & CEO of Oddbox, a sustainable fruit and vegetable box tackling food waste. She has over 15 years of project and team management experience at Fortune 500 companies (3M and BT) across the globe. Prior to this, Emilie was the Director of Finance & Operations for an international NGO set up by the Nike Foundation and worked in developing countries to empower adolescent girls to reach their potential. She also spent close to 10 years in finance in the corporate sector in France, India and the UK. Emilie is originally from northern France and has been in the UK for the past 10 years. Her grandparents were potato farmers and so she knows what it takes to grow fresh produce.

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Swedish Algae Factory swedishalgaefactory.com

Swedish Algae Factory extracts a material from an algae group called diatoms, which is naturally designed for efficient light manipulation, blockage of UV light and uptake, and the release and blocking of chemical substances. This uniquely structured mesoporous silica material is branded Algica. Today, Algica is sold as a certified multi-functional organic (COSMOS & ECOCERT) ingredient in the personal care Industry. It is moisturizing, cleansing, rheology modifying, anti-polluting, and SPF boosting and replaces ingredients that are bad for our ecosystems and health. Swedish Algae Factory seeks to disrupt the advanced materials industry and transform the way the industry views organic material. 224

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Headquarters Gothenburg, Sweden

Sector Environmental Technology

YEAR 5

Countries of Operation Australia, Denmark, Finland, South Korea, Sweden, US

Entrepreneur Sofie Allert Co-Founder & CEO

Sofie Allert Sofie Allert is the Co-Founder and CEO of Swedish Algae Factory. The company was founded based on her and her Co-Founder Angela Wulff’s passion for making use of algae, a natural resource that can create a lot of sustainable value for society. With a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology and a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship and Business design from Chalmers University of Technology, the company was founded whilst Sofie was still writing her Master’s Thesis. Sofie is an active spokesperson for the Swedish Algae Factory, giving talks at the UN and OECD events as well as garnering several awards, most recently winning the prestigious green start-up competition, Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge in 2019.

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TerViva terviva.com

Formed in 2010, TerViva is an agriculture and food technology company delivering tasty and nourishing protein and oil food ingredients from the pongamia tree which are responsibly-sourced and more sustainable than oilseed crops commonly used today. TerViva provides patented high-yielding pongamia trees to growers for harvest and wild-harvests fair-trade pongamia beans to create sustainable food ingredients using proprietary bean processing techniques. TerViva has also introduced pongamia as a new commercial crop that converts distressed farmland into sustainable, productive acreage. The company’s work spans plant genetics, grower relations, supply chain establishment, oilseed processing and ingredient partnerships. Food ingredients made from pongamia beans are carbon negative, meaning the trees sequester more carbon than the beans will emit in emissions from field to plate. 226

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Headquarters Oakland, CA, USA

Sector Agricultural Technology

Countries of Operation Australia, India, United States

Entrepreneur Naveen Sikka Founder & CEO

YEAR 5

Naveen Sikka Naveen Sikka is the founder and CEO of TerViva, a Series-D agriculture technology company that is building the world’s most sustainable supply chain of plant protein and vegetable oil. The first company to develop high-yielding, non-GMO cultivars of pongamia, it creates edible protein and oil from its beans to feed people. Under Naveen’s leadership, TerViva has unlocked pongamia’s potential as a climatefriendly, nutritional powerhouse for feeding the world’s rising population. Naveen completed his MBA from UC Berkeley where he co-chaired the development of the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC) in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley Lab to evaluate its existing portfolio of commercial technologies. He is a mentor and member of Environmental Entrepreneurs and the New Innovators Council of the World Resources Institute.

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Urchinomics urchinomics.com

Urchinomics is a restorative aquaculture venture aiming to turn an environmental challenge into a commercial, ecological and social opportunity. Overfishing of predatory species, climate change and pollution have allowed sea urchins to explode in population. Uncontrolled quantities of sea urchins overgraze kelp forests and seagrass meadows, turning once pristine and vibrant marine ecosystems into lifeless, barren deserts, or “urchin barrens”. Urchinomics specifically targets these ecologically destructive, empty sea urchins and re-homes them into their ranching systems, where they are converted from an ecological pest to premium sea urchin roe, or “uni”. And by removing them from the barrens, they help kelp forests recover to their original healthy ecosystem. 228

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Headquarters IJmuiden, Netherlands

Sector Aquaculture and Fisheries

Countries of Operation Canada, Japan, Norway, United States

YEAR 5

Entrepreneur Brian Tsuyoshi Takeda Founder & CEO

Brian Tsuyoshi Takeda Brian Tsuyoshi Takeda is a global citizen. Born in Japan, raised in Canada, studied in part in Chile, lives in Norway, and works in the Netherlands—he brings unique insights into cultures, people and opportunities to do good. A consummate entrepreneur, he co-founded Muzi Tea, helping to introduce Matcha green tea to North America. Later as the Marketing Director of Norway Pelagic and Director of Innovation at Kaston, he cultivated numerous innovative ventures, including what would then become Urchinomics. Brian’s guiding passion for innovation manifests in his desire to prove that for-profit ventures can be a powerful driver of positive change. With proper incentives, clear ethical boundaries and the right amount of human ingenuity, he believes restoring coastal ecosystems and creating meaningful jobs can be done responsibly and profitably.

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80 Acres Farms 80acresfarms.com

80 Acres Farms is revolutionizing the way Americans grow, sell, buy, and eat food. Based in Ohio, the company converts urban spaces into ultra-efficient farms that maximize energy and space. It is on a mission to provide accessible, nutritious, tasty, and affordable local food to everyone, using fewer resources in the process. The company has facilities in Ohio, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Alabama, from which it sells leafy greens, tomatoes, micro greens and herbs to national grocers, local retailers, restaurants, and food service providers. It expects to add grapes and strawberries in the near future. The crops it produces are free from pesticides and GMOs, picked and delivered within days. In December 2018, 80 Acres raised $40 million in equity capital to create the first fully automated indoor farm. The facility will optimize every aspect of growing produce indoors, including seeding, growing, and harvesting. It will include handling robotics, artificial intelligence, data analytics, and around-the-clock monitoring sensors and control systems to create food that is truly local and honestly fresh, 365 days a year. 230

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Headquarters Hamilton, OH, USA

Sector Agricultural Technology

Countries of Operation United States

Entrepreneur Mike Zelkind CEO

YEAR 4

Mike Zelkind At the age of 12, Mike Zelkind immigrated to the United States, speaking no English with no money to start his new life. Eight years later, he put himself through college working at Honeywell 30 hours a week. Mike began his food career at General Mills, during which he graduated first in his Emory MBA class and earned the prestigious John Robson Scholar leadership award. For over 25 years, Mike has been working with top-tier food companies including Del Monte, Bumble Bee and ConAgra Foods, and began turning around food businesses, first through his work at ATKearney. He has worked with Private Equity to drive over $3 billion of shareholder value. While President and CEO at Sager Creek Vegetable Company, Mike became determined to fix the food supply chain and found a way to reconnect people to their food. In 2015, he co-launched 80 Acres Farms with the goal of feeding our communities local, nutritious food. Mike’s career is a testament to hard work, passion, and the will to succeed.

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allplants allplants.com

allplants is a VC-backed B-Corp on a mission to inspire the planet to eat more plants. A plant-based diet has the lowest environmental impact of any, and can reduce our personal food carbon footprint by up to 73%. Founded by food-loving brothers, the company aims to use its innovatively healthy and delicious food to pave the dietary transition for millions, ensuring both people and planet thrive. Products are “quick frozen” to lock in freshness and reduce waste and packaging is 100% recyclable. From recipe development, to cooking and preparing the meals with a team of over 60 chefs in their commercial kitchen in London, to working with a carbon neutral delivery partner, everything is designed to protect the planet. 232

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Headquarters London, England, UK

Sector Environmental Health

Countries of Operation United Kingdom

Entrepreneur Jonathan Petrides Founder & CEO

YEAR 4

Jonathan Petrides JP is Founder and CEO of plant-powered food company allplants. Since launching in early 2017, the company has garnered awards for pushing culinary boundaries, delivering more than 1 million healthy, delicious, and sustainable meals to doorsteps nationwide and building a community of more than 100,000 fans. Prior to this, JP launched both Africa’s first mobile bank (M-Shwari), and Kenya’s fastestgrowing retail healthcare chain (Penda). In allplants, JP has found a venture to build for decades as opposed to years, and in the early founding team and angels, he has brought together an array of leaders from category-defining food, media and lifestyle brands. The team is now on a mission to change the world for the better through great tasting plant-powered food.

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Deep Branch Biotechnology deepbranchbio.com

Deep Branch is a carbon recycling biotechnology company which uses microbes to convert carbon dioxide from industrial emissions into high-value products. A fast-growing and agile startup with commercial activities both in the UK and the Netherlands, Deep Branch enables local year-round protein production to ensure food security. Deep Branch addresses the animal feed market’s need for sustainable and cost-effective protein ingredients with ProtonTM, a radically more sustainable way to bring precision nutrition to animal diets. Deep Branch’s CO2-to-X platform offers the first scalable route to a truly sustainable protein generation process from a waste product - CO2 directly from industrial emissions. 234

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Headquarters Nottingham, England, UK

Sector Biotechnology

Countries of Operation Netherlands, United Kingdom

Entrepreneur Pete Rowe Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 4

Pete Rowe Pete Rowe is CEO and Co-Founder of Deep Branch, leading its efforts to provide animal feed producers with locally-sourced, sustainable and low-carbon protein. Pete holds a Ph.D. in molecular microbiology from the University of Nottingham’s Synthetic Biology Research Centre (SBRC). During his time at SBRC, Pete designed and implemented a CRISPR-based genome editing toolkit for use in both industrial biotechnology and in human health applications. He was listed in Forbes “30 Under 30” for Manufacturing and Industry in 2019. Having held technical and commercial roles within biotechnology companies across Europe, Pete has helped develop a range of future-positive processes, including sustainable aviation fuel production, preventing the needless killing of day-old chickens, and novel cost-effective therapeutics for allergies.

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DeHaat agrevolution.in

DeHaat (Green Agrevolution) is one of the fastest growing Agri Techs offering endto-end services to the farming community in India. Its AI-enabled technologies are revolutionizing supply chain and production efficiency by supporting over 200,000 local farmers with access to over 400 DeHaat centers, 150 input suppliers, and 250 corporate buyers. From connecting small farmers to their various needs – seeds, fertilizers, equipment, crop advisory, and market linkage, including coordinating the sale of their produce to institutional buyers – to receiving personalized farming advisory in their local language, DeHaat offers a bundle of agri-value chain services. DeHaat places farmers at the center of their business model, irrespective of their crop or land holding status, to produce the highest cost savings, productivity rates, and incomes for farmers across India. 236

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Headquarters New Delhi, India

Sector Agricultural Technology

Countries of Operation India

Entrepreneur Shashank Kumar Founder & CEO

YEAR 4

Shashank Kumar Shashank Kumar is CEO & Co-Founder of DeHaat. After graduating in 2008 from IIT Delhi, he joined a management consulting firm focusing on the supply chain, retail and FMCG sectors. He has also worked for leading FMCG companies on the challenges related to their secondary distribution network, price elasticity & continuous replenishment system. While he was president of the Farms & Farmers (FnF) Foundation, he realised that the only way to build a scalable working model to improve efficiency and transparency in the Agricultural value chain was through leveraging technology. In 2012, he co-founded a social enterprise, Green Agrevolution and developed DeHaat - a mobile based technology which connects small farmers to 360 degrees of agricultural requirement – seed to market.

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Farmstand farmstand.co.uk

Farmstand is a plant-powered cloud catering marketplace. They make and deliver bulk meals to offices and homes in the UK. Their flexitarian offering is 80% veggie, 65% vegan, 5% sustainable fish and 15% ethical meat, has over 25,000 meal combinations and is affordably-priced so it can be distributed widely: breakfast starts at £2 and lunch and dinner from £5. The New York Times described Farmstand as “wellness for all.” Their entire team are owners and all are paid at least the London Living Wage. Half of Farmstand’s Board of Directors are also women. The company is positioning itself to disrupt the $200 billion office and home catering market which will be doubling by 2032. Famstand’s mission is to feed the world plants. Their goal is for every person to eat One plant-based Meal a Day (OMD). Their plan is to make and deliver bulk meals to 1 million offices and 1 million homes in 10 cities in 10 years. Farmstand lives by a zero-waste philosophy which includes only using reusable or compostable packaging and is on track to be carbon-negative by next year. They were named a Top-2 Most Sustainable Food Business in Europe two years in a row by the Food Made Good Awards and were also a finalist for Venture Funded Business of the Year by Startups.co.uk. 238

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Headquarters London, England, UK

Sector Sustainable Food & Distribution

Countries of Operation United Kingdom

Entrepreneur Steven Novick Founder & CEO

YEAR 4

Steven Novick Steven Novick is the Founder & CEO of Farmstand. In 2006, he was diagnosed with cancer and he believes changing to a plant-based diet helped him beat cancer which is why he started Farmstand in 2016. To date, they have sold nearly 1 million meals and partnered with 3 global office caterers serving 5 billion meals per year. Steven is a purpose-driven entrepreneur, is on the European Steering Committee of 1% for the Planet and recently did a TEDx Talk on equality called ‘Equality by Design’. Self-made: Steven grew up in a working-class family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Worked full-time to fund his way through New York University, where he double-majored in Economics & History and graduated with honours in both majors. Disciplined: Steven is 1 of 500 people to climb the 7 Summits including Mount Everest. Experienced: Steven was previously the Head of Business Development for 3 other startups: 1 IPO filed (then was acquired); 1 business was acquired; 1 private equity fund. 2 became billion-dollar businesses and 1 was in tech. Creative: Steven produced three and acted in two award-winning independent films.

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KITRO kitro.ch

KITRO enables the hospitality sector to better understand where operational inefficiencies lie, by using a hardware device and deep learning software to help restaurants reduce their waste. Commercial kitchens place their existing trash bins on top of a KITRO scale, above which an IoT device with a camera is mounted. KITRO’s device captures the time of disposal, weight of waste, and takes pictures of all the food thrown in the bin. The software analyzes this data and determines where excess food is being wasted. By providing customers with an overview of their food waste and suggestions on best practices, KITRO helps restaurants reduce avoidable food waste by up to 60%, increase their food profit margin by up to 8%, and reduce CO2 emissions, water consumption, and land usage. 240

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Headquarters Zürich, Switzerland

Sector Food Waste

Countries of Operation Austria, Germany, Switzerland

Entrepreneur Naomi MacKenzie Co-Founder

YEAR 4

Naomi MacKenzie Naomi MacKenzie is the Co-Founder of KITRO, a company tackling food waste in the hospitality industry. While working in the food and beverage industry, both in kitchens and in service, Naomi witnessed the enormous amount of edible food being thrown away every day. This led her to commit herself to reducing avoidable food waste in this sector, launching KITRO, with co-founder Anastasia Hofmann. The idea behind KITRO originated during Naomi’s studies at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. Since then, the pair have been vigorously working to bring the hospitality industry a solution to tackle this growing issue of food waste. Their goal is to bring back the value of food, so that all food is appreciated and not wasted.

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LoveTheWild lovethewild.com

LoveTheWild is on a mission to change the way Americans view seafood, and it is the first and only brand unapologetically focused on bringing delicious and sustainable aquaculture to consumers. Launched in 2014, LoveTheWild has brought to market multiple award-winning, convenient, and on-trend products paired with a commitment to quality, sustainability, and transparency that has won the hearts and plates of consumers and leading retailers across the country such as Whole Foods, Wegmans, Sprouts, and Mom’s. In the process, LoveTheWild protects the earth by supporting the responsible development of aquaculture, which is the most resource-efficient and least environmentally impactful form of animal protein production in the world. The company also drives change and acceleration for a whole ecosystem of aquaculture producers and supporting technologies. 242

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Headquarters Boulder, CO, USA

Sector Aquaculture

Countries of Operation United States

Entrepreneur Jacqueline Claudia Founder & CEO

YEAR 4

Jacqueline Claudia Jacqueline Claudia, CEO and Founder of LoveTheWild, is a lifelong fish nerd who thought she was going to be a marine biologist when she grew up. Instead, after graduating from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Darden School of the University of Virginia, she spent 15 years working in corporate strategy and innovation before finding her way back to the fish. She fell in love with the potential for sustainable aquaculture while working on Velella Project, a mobile fish pen that won Time Magazine’s Invention of the Year in 2012. She founded LoveTheWild to de-demonize great farmed fish and make it easier for people to eat sustainable fish more often. She is passionately building a company that has a real shot at saving the world. Jacqueline serves on the board of directors for the National Fisheries Institute and the Seafood Nutrition Partnership, and her commitment to building a better seafood future has been recognized by the Intrafish 40 under 40.

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MAEKO maeko.com.my

MAEKO is focused on solving one of the planet’s biggest problems - Food Waste. Every day, huge amounts of food are being wasted in Malaysia, taking up space in landfills and poisoning the Earth. Combining expertise from the fields of biotechnology, mechanical engineering and marketing, MAEKO’s goal is to help achieve ZERO FOOD WASTE. The company has created the most cutting-edge composting technology in the ASEAN region. Its fully contained “All-in-One” commercial on-site composting machines can reduce food waste volume by up to 80% in 24 hours. Their patented technology has been applied in a range of composters for use in any industry that produces food waste. From hotels to supermarkets, factories, hospitals, and schools, MAEKO’s innovative composters help customers drastically shrink their carbon footprint. 244

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Headquarters Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sector Food Waste

YEAR 4

Countries of Operation Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand

Entrepreneur Chelsea Chee Founder & CEO

Chelsea Chee Chelsea Chee is the founder and CEO of MAEKO, which provides composting technology to homes and businesses across the ASEAN region. As a transformational leader and business visionary, Chelsea launched MAEKO to fulfill her ambition of combining tech with impact. MAEKO’s core value of “less wasteful more useful” has brought Chelsea even closer to building a business with a purpose whilst also providing solutions towards one of the biggest challenges facing the planet - food waste. Chelsea created MAEKO with a singular intent of helping the country – and the world – achieve ZERO FOOD WASTE. Her 25 years of experience in running businesses has reinforced her belief that “it is you in every business and not the business in you”.

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MycoTechnology mycoiq.com

MycoTechnology is a food technology company focused on solving the biggest challenges in the food and beverage industry by using their mushroom fermentation platform. The company has developed a novel organic food processing platform that transforms agricultural material into functional ingredients. Their flagship product, ClearTaste®, has broad spectrum bitter blocking capabilities that allow for a maximum reduction in bitterness perception. With less bitterness, products become more palatable, which is important in sugar reduction and elimination. Their second product, PureTaste®, is a complete, high-quality, plant-based protein that has been transformed through mushroom fermentation. Fermenting pea and rice protein with shiitake mushroom mycelium improves taste, decreases aroma, and increases solubility and functionality. PureTaste is dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free and does not contain any of the other top eight allergens recognized by the FDA that represent >90 percent of all food-related allergies. MycoTechnology is dedicated to increasing the availability of healthy, sustainable, and high-quality food options through mushroom fermentation. 246

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Headquarters Aurora, CO, USA

Sector Food Technology

YEAR 4

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Alan Hahn Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, CEO Switzerland, United States

Alan Hahn Alan Hahn is a serial entrepreneur with three successful exits. He has been a key executive in six startups and four public companies. With over 20 years of leadership experience in startup companies, Alan is a respected leader with strong interpersonal skills and a propensity for building a team from the ground up. Alan has guided MycoTechnology since its founding in 2013 by leading successful Angel, Series A, Series B, and Series C fundraising initiatives. Alan’s creativity is the source of new product initiatives and generates significant value through key partnerships. Alan is a true motivator with a knack for overcoming obstacles, streamlining processes, and finding creative ways to grow the company. He is open to new ideas while still maintaining constant focus on the big picture goals of the company. His passion for health and wellness falls in line with MycoTechnology’s goals for increasing the availability of healthy and sustainable food options.

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Novihum Technologies novihum.com

Novihum Technologies has developed a revolutionary soil additive that fortifies soil against harmful effects and facilitates high agricultural yields. The company’s patented technological process modifies soft coal (lignite) to make it identical to stable humus, a key component of fertile soil. Initially developed in Dresden, Germany, the technology has since been refined in partnership with other elite research institutions. Tested in more than 280 single trials by third parties, the product increases yield from soil fertility by 50% or more. With only a single application, farmers can build an entire reservoir of soil humus. The result is healthier soil, higher yields, higher harvest quality, better resource efficiency, and plants with greater resilience to environmental stress. 248

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Headquarters Dresden, Germany

Sector Agricultural Technology

Countries of Operation Germany, Portugal, Spain, US

Entrepreneur Andre Moreira CEO

YEAR 4

Andre Moreira Andre Moreira is the CEO of Novihum Technologies. After completing his Ph.D. and post-doc, he started his career at BASF in Germany spending over 13 years working in different regions and across multiple functions – both operative (product management, business development) as well as investment and innovation (BASF Venture Capital). As a Physics PhD, he has a keen interest in data and as a father of three he deeply cares about what future generations will inherit from us. While living in Hong Kong in 2014, Andre started looking at data for “mega environmental issues” and discovered that this was not being addressed as urgently as it should and that not much innovation has been made in this field for a long time.

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Shiok Meats shiokmeats.com

Crustaceans are the most consumed protein source in Asia-Pacific. Shrimp, specifically, is a $40 billion industry plagued by meat fraud, harmful chemicals, slave labor, and overfishing. Shiok Meats is disrupting the shrimp industry with their cell-based clean meat company and the world’s first “clean shrimp”. By harvesting seafood and meats from cells instead of animals, Shiok Shrimp’s clean meat is grown under controlled and clean conditions, eliminating any potential of foodborne diseases, bacterial/antibiotic resistance, or harmful chemicals. Shiok Meats is powering the future of food and clean protein in Asia by bringing clean meat to high-impact markets, disrupting trade and supply chains around the globe, and prioritizing sustainable production. 250

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Headquarters Singapore

Sector Food Technology Seafood

Countries of Operation Singapore

Entrepreneur Sandhya Sriram Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 4

Sandhya Sriram Dr. Sandhya Sriram is the CEO and co-founder of Shiok Meats Pte. Ltd., Singapore. Sandhya is a stem cell scientist with over 10 years experience working with muscle, adipose, cells and stem cells. After graduating with a PhD from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Sandhya pursued her postdoc at A*STAR in Singapore. Following 4 years of postdoctoral work, she took up business development at a research institute. Alongside, she cofounded 2 companies, Biotech In Asia and SciGlo. Sandhya has been featured on Forbes Women in Tech for her entrepreneurial ventures. Currently, Sandhya and Dr Ka Yi Ling, co-founder and CTO of Shiok Meats, are working on cell-based meat (seafood), based out of Singapore.

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Sistema.bio sistema.bio

Sistema.bio provides access to innovative biodigester technology, training, and financing to address the challenges of poverty, food security, and climate change. The company was founded in 2010 in Central Mexico after five years of R&D in the technology and business model. Sistema.bio manufactures and distributes high-quality, affordable biodigesters that enable farmers around the world to convert waste into energy and fertilizer. By providing flexible interest-free repayment plans and comprehensive monitoring services, Sistema.bio works with farmers to ensure they become more sustainable, independent, and productive. The company operates globally with the potential to bring clean energy and sustainable agricultural practices to over 100 million farms. From operational hubs and field offices in Latin America, East Africa and Asia, Sistema.bio’s team engages directly with farmers and also with local farmer networks to promote in local languages with local leaders under local conditions. The enterprise is currently offering direct sales around local field offices in Mexico, Colombia, Kenya and India and through partnerships in 12 other countries. 252

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Headquarters Mexico

Sector Clean Energy & Agriculture

Countries of Operation Colombia, India, Kenya, Mexico

Entrepreneur Alex Eaton Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 4

Alex Eaton Alex is the CEO and Co-Founder of Sistema.bio, a social business that works with smallholder farmers around the world to address climate change, food security, and poverty. Alex is an Ashoka Fellow, a Switzer Environmental Leadership Fellow, and an Endeavor Entrepreneur. He is also Co-Founder of GLE, a production and storytelling company. Alex was Director of Sustainability at charity: water, Director at the International Renewable Resources Institute (IRRI) and Co-Founder of the Latin American Biogas Network (RedBioLAC). Previous roles include freelance journalist, photographer, cinematographer, educator and mountain, river and helicopter ski guide. Alex has a MS in Environmental Engineering and a BA in Journalism, and he is currently based in Mexico City. Growing up on a farm in rural New Hampshire in the U.S., Alex is extremely focused on the interaction between agriculture, natural ecosystems and society, and identifies principally as a farmer.

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The Jackfruit Company thejackfruitcompany.com

The Jackfruit Company (TJC) converts a heavily underutilized miracle crop — jackfruit, the world’s meatiest plant and highest-yielding tree crop — to income for farming families, and delicious, nutritious plant-based foods. Today, TJC is responsible for 70 percent of all jackfruit retail product sales and is the largest single buyer for jackfruit in the world. With its original retail product line launched in 2015, TJC is a top 5 brand in Refrigerated Meat Alternatives, with distribution in thousands of retailers from coast to coast. With its newly launched Smoked Pulled Jackfruit, TJC is the second plant-based entrant into the Fresh Meat category, after Beyond Meat. TJC partners with over 1,000 farming families in southern India, contributing 10-40 percent of their annual income, and the company has grown over 7x since 2016 — including doubling in food service in 2018. TJC’s aim is to mainstream consumption of jackfruit, a more than $1 billion opportunity, by meeting rising consumer demand for plant-based foods with a true plant, in contrast to heavily processed alternatives. 254

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Headquarters Boulder, CO, USA

Sector Plant-Based Food

Countries of Operation Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Entrepreneur Annie Ryu Founder & CEO

YEAR 4

Annie Ryu Annie Ryu is Founder and CEO of The Jackfruit Company (TJC), the world’s largest jackfruit buyer and #1 jackfruit brand. While attending Harvard, Annie discovered the jackfruit plant as part of her work in India implementing a maternal and child healthcare program she developed with her brother. In jackfruit, Annie saw an incredible opportunity to convert an underutilized crop to nutritious, delicious food, and income and opportunity for farming families. Annie worked to build TJC during her junior and senior years at Harvard, simultaneously winning Harvard’s Women in Business Competition, Harvard’s i3 Innovation Challenge, and the Resolution Project’s Social Venture Challenge, and being recognized as a Global Good Fund Fellow, an Honorary Fellow at the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT, and one of Glamour’s Top 10 College Women. Graduating first in her class in 2013 (Sophia Freund Prize), Annie declined the Fulbright Fellowship and the Rockefeller Fellowship, and subsequently left Harvard Medical School to work full-time building TJC. In recognition of her work, Annie was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 and to Top Women in Grocery.

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TurtleTree turtletree.co

TurtleTree seeks to produce clean milk for people and planet, envisioning a future where all children and families anywhere in the world have access to safe, clean milk and milk products of full-composition, function, and flavor. TurtleTree’s proprietary cell-based processes of creating clean milk completely bypass the environmental degradation and animal welfare issues of industrial dairy, nourishing individuals and societies and reducing environmental, social, and economic stressors. Supported by leading scientific, governmental, and investment partners, TurtleTree will license technical capabilities to the world’s leading packaging facilities to scale rapidly into the US $716B global dairy market. Working alongside every major dairy and infant nutrition company, TurtleTree’s innovative cell-based milk brings a sustainable solution to families and communities around the world. 256

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Headquarters Singapore

YEAR 4

Sector Food Technology - Dairy

Countries of Operation Singapore, United States

Entrepreneur Max Rye Co-Founder & Chief Strategist

Max Rye Max Rye is Co-Founder and Chief Strategist of TurtleTree, which uses cellbased technology to create human breast milk as well as all mammalian milk. In this role, Max’s focus is on leading the TurtleTree Team to transform the global dairy industry, which negatively impacts the environment and animals. He holds a Computer Science degree from University of California and has more than 15 years of experience helping businesses scale with technology. With over 10 years operating as CEO of a Silicon Valley tech company, Max firmly believes that technology can solve the world’s biggest problems. Max formulates TurtleTree’s business strategies and shapes the company’s direction to accelerate growth to the next level.

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Cambrian Innovation cambrianinnovation.com

Water and energy, the planet’s most crucial resources, are inextricably linked. Cambrian Innovation develops and implements innovative solutions that change the way industrial businesses use these resources. They are a globally-recognised, industrial biotechnology company committed to helping the industrial sector close resource loops by extracting clean water and energy from wastewater streams. Cambrian’s award-winning EcoVolt® Product Suite is a modular, pre-fabricated, and scalable wastewater treatment plant that helps customers simply and robustly reduce wastewater managing costs while recovering up to 400 kilowatts of power and 400,000 GPD of recycled quality water. Cambrian offers EcoVolt as a product or as a service via its water-energy purchase agreement (WEPA). Leveraging concepts developed in the solar Power Purchase Agreement, a WEPA converts EcoVolt plants into distributed utilities, enabling customers to pay by the gallon with no up-front costs, little operating risk, and instant savings. 258

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Headquarters Watertown, MA, USA

Sector Clean Energy & Water

Countries of Operation Mexico, United States

Entrepreneur Matthew Silver Founder & CEO

YEAR 3

Matthew Silver Matthew Silver has sixteen years of experience in engineering design, entrepreneurship, and business strategy. As Founder and CEO of Cambrian Innovation, he has played a key role in developing and scaling the underlying technology, building the team, fundraising, and successfully penetrating commercial markets. Prior to founding Cambrian Innovation, Matt worked for ten years in the aerospace sector. He is the co-inventor on several awarded patents, author of over 25 research and conference publications, and he has testified before the United States Senate on early stage innovation in 2011. Matt was a founding board member of the New England Water Innovation Network (NEWIN), a final 50 candidate for the NASA Astronaut Corp., and a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer. He received a Doctorate in Engineering Systems and two Master’s Degrees, one in Astronautical Engineering and the other in Technology and Policy from MIT. He has a Bachelor’s from Williams College, cum laude.

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Claro Energy claroenergy.in

India’s future is inherently linked to rural prosperity. Claro Energy aims to make water affordable and readily available for farmers and rural communities in India. The company operates in high power deficit, diesel dependent, agrarian, and poor economic regions, using solar energy to develop mass irrigation solutions and generate power at point of use. They offer the entire spectrum of solar pumping solutions, ranging from 0.5 Horse Power (HP) to 10HP, AC and DC solar pumps, Surface and Submersible pumps, across applications such as irrigation, drinking water, aeration, and fisheries. Claro Energy’s farmers experience an increase in income, reduced cost of irrigation by 50 percent, significant reduction of diesel, and more sustainable and prosperous economies. Claro has expanded their valueadd to include mini-grid power systems, which become the economic centre of the villages in which they operate, as well as a produce marketplace to serve their farmers end-to-end. 260

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Headquarters New Delhi, India

Sector Clean Energy

Countries of Operation India

Entrepreneur Soumitra Mishra Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 3

Soumitra Mishra Soumitra is Co-Founder and CEO of Claro Energy. Soumitra is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the company in the agriculture and solar energy markets in India. He is also responsible for product, technology, and raising equity financing for the company. Soumitra brings significant engineering, operations, and market development experience. Before Claro Energy, Soumitra worked with SunEdison, Solyndra, Biogen, and Genentech in the United States. Soumitra has a Bachelor of Technology from IIT Bombay, a Master of Engineering from MIT Cambridge, and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.

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CROWDE crowde.co

CROWDE is an agriculture-focused fintech startup that empowers farmers across Indonesia with technology and capital, connecting borrowers to retail and institutional lenders. Beyond connecting investors and farmers, CROWDE also integrates the entire agriculture ecosystem from suppliers to customers through technology, so that disbursement can be cashless and transparent. Capital is raised from crowd-investors as well as banks; but instead of given to farmers as cash, it is transferred to input providers who provide farmers with heavily discounted inputs due to the economy of scale. CROWDE also informs farmers what types of produce to grow based on market needs from CROWDE’s marketplace. When it is time to harvest, the farmer has no worries if the market is ripe for their product because a buyer has already been lined up. Profits are then shared with the farmers and investors at the end of the process. In this way, the farmers do not need to manage cash and receive the absolute best return — currently, three times their normal income — due to CROWDE’s market insights and economy of scale. 262

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YEAR 3

Headquarters Jakarta, Indonesia

Sector Financial Technology

Countries of Operation Indonesia

Entrepreneur Yohanes Sugihtononugroho Co-Founder & CEO

Yohanes Sugihtononugroho Yohanes started the journey to founding CROWDE after having worked as a farmer himself, planting chilies and mushrooms in the Bogor area, and moving on to poultry farming a few years later. He enjoyed every aspect of it and has had a passion for agriculture ever since. However, he learned the hard way that the result of farming on his personal finances was not as pleasant as the process of farming itself. After going bankrupt, he realized that farmers in Indonesia are in desperate need of help. It made no sense that in Indonesia, an agrarian nation whose growth depends on the agricultural sector, so many farmers live below the line. So Yohanes decided, along with his dear friend, Risyad, to build CROWDE in order to revolutionize the agricultural sector in Indonesia. Today, CROWDE reaches more than 10,000 farmers with the help of more than 20,000 personal lenders, and has collaborated with three major institutional lenders.

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EM3 AgriServices em3agri.com

EM3 AgriServices brings expensive farming technology to farmers on a pay-foruse basis in order to help small-scale farmers keep up with globalisation and advances in agriculture tech. It does so through its farming-as-a-service platform, Samadhan, which deploys an app, physical call centers, and human representatives that interact with its largely offline consumer base. Each center, managed through IT-enabled systems and manned by agri-professionals, is equipped to handle a comprehensive suite of basic and precision farm operations throughout the entire crop production cycle: land preparation, sowing/transplanting, crop management, harvesting, and post-harvest farm management. Like any businessman, a farmer needs standardised quality, transparent billing, and timely service, all provided on the platform. Farmers can easily reach EM3 to book their services, can monitor the work being done on their fields, and can manage all transactions through Samadhan. A recent $10 million USD Series B funding round expanded EM3’s work to more provinces in India, and the company has also partnered with local governments and leading Indian and global equipment manufacturers. 264

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Headquarters New Delhi, India

Sector Agricultural Technology

Countries of Operation India

Entrepreneur Adwitiya Mal Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 3

Adwitiya Mal Adwitiya is co-founder and CEO of EM3 AgriServices. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (with Honors) from Delhi University and completed his MBA at the Simon School of Business, University of Rochester. He started his career as a front line sales manager with ICICI Prudential, a leading private insurance company in India. Following his MBA, he moved to Hong Kong where he was the Strategy Manager at AXA Insurance’s Asia Headquarters and was responsible for developing corporate strategy for the group’s 19 businesses across 10 countries in Asia. The desire to do something large and impactful in India brought Adwitiya back to cofound EM3 AgriServices.

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Entocycle entocycle.com

Like humans, animals need protein in order to grow. However, the protein that livestock are fed typically comes from soy, which adds to current mass deforestation, or fish caught from oceans that are already drastically overfished. The production and sourcing of these common proteins is creating habitat-loss and dead zones in the sea, and it’s significantly increasing global greenhouse gas emissions. By enabling widespread adoption of insect protein as a sustainable alternative to soy and fishmeal, Entocycle is helping feed the Earth’s animals without destroying the natural world. Entocycle uses technology to bring world-leading efficiencies to help convert waste organic matter into protein by means of insects. The company’s modular, environmentally controlled, and automated indoor system allows farmers to create sustainable insect protein from organic waste, anywhere in the world, 365 days a year. In so doing, Entocycle makes healthy food for farmed animals without the harmful effects on the planet. 266

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Headquarters London, UK

Sector Biotechnology & Farming

Countries of Operation United Kingdom

YEAR 3

Entrepreneur Keiran Olivares Whitaker Founder & CEO

Keiran Olivares Whitaker Seeing first-hand the damage our global food chains had on our planet, Keiran Olivares Whitaker was influenced to build financial-led conservation projects whilst being a Scuba Diving Instructor in countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, and Honduras. This experience, combined with his background in Environmental Design (BA from Oxford Brookes and MSc from the University of Manchester), inspired Keiran to launch Entocycle. He has successfully established a proof of concept in the UK and an R&D facility in Brazil, and he has facilitated the building of two generations of pilot facilities in London. Keiran is a keen country/hill walker, a passionate footballer, and he’s crazy about cycling and scuba diving.

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HISBE Food hisbe.co.uk

HISBE stands for ‘How It Should Be’. Founded in 2010 by sisters Amy and Ruth Anslow, it is an innovative type of supermarket, powered by local people, community spirit, and a social enterprise business model. By encouraging people to buy from their dispenser range of over 100 unpackaged products, HISBE and their customers save over 15,000 pieces of packaging every month. HISBE helps people understand the impact of their food choices. They’re on a mission to provide healthier and more ethical options for consumers, give suppliers a fair price for quality products, and make ethical and sustainable shopping more affordable for more people. The HISBE Pilot Store has been trading for nearly five years. It has turned over EURO 5.5 million, serves 4,000 customers a week, and supports over 90 local suppliers. The founders are working on a resilient chain of 10 local stores in Sussex to help scale-up their suppliers and make good food more accessible for 30,000 local people. 268

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Headquarters Brighton, UK

Sector Food

Countries of Operation United Kingdom

Entrepreneur Amy Anslow Founder & Director

YEAR 3

Amy Anslow Before starting HISBE, Amy spent most of her working life in public and third sector roles within organisations such as the Metropolitan Police, London Fire Brigade, Princes Trust and Groundwork. She was predominantly tasked with creating, delivering, and managing programs and interventions that were intended to create specific behaviour change in identified target groups of “at risk” individuals. Amy then briefly ran a coffee business selling directly traded coffee from a social enterprise. This eventually led to collaborative thinking with her sister, Ruth, on creating a business for good centred around food. After months of discussions learning about social enterprise, democratic and purpose-led business, ethical consumerism, and shameful behaviours in the UK food industry by its dominant retailers, they decided they knew enough about the “How It Is” with British Supermarkets. Thus, Amy and her sister felt compelled to create their own version of “How It Should Be” — a chain of supermarkets with values and social impact at its heart that would transform the food industry through people power.

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Jasberry jasberry.net

Jasberry is a social enterprise that aims to solve the problem of farmer poverty through innovative organic products with global appeal. Employing an inclusive business model, they partner with over 2,500 small-scale farmers’ families in rural Thailand to grow Jasberry rice, a new variety of ultra-nutritious, non-GMO, wholegrain rice developed by scientists in Thailand over the last 10 years. As a social business, Jasberry generated over $1.8M USD in additional income and benefits for their farmers last year. Daily pay has increased from $0.40 to about $6 a day, crop yields are increasing 60 percent per year, and costs have declined 25 percent during the past five years. By creating a network of co-operatives that function under the same ethos, principles, and regulations, the company can launch organic products into an international market with consistent quality and availability. Additionally, Jasberry helps farmers diversify their income streams and capabilities by providing access to loans via a partnership with Kiva. 270

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Headquarters Bangkok, Thailand

Sector Sustainable Agriculture

Countries of Operation Thailand

YEAR 3

Entrepreneur Peetachai “Neil” Dejkraisak Co-Founder & CEO

Peetachai “Neil” Dejkraisak Peetachai (Neil) is CEO and co-founder of Siam Organic, established with a mission to alleviate the problem of poverty among Thai farmers. Founded in 2011, Siam Organic solves the problem of farmer poverty through innovative organic products with a global appeal under the brand Jasberry®. Siam Organic currently works with over 2,500 small-scale farmers’ households in the Northeastern part of Thailand, helping them to increase their income multiple times by managing the entire agricultural value chain. Siam Organic has been recognised globally for its third-party verified social impact. Some of the awards they have won include: Winner of the Chivas Venture 2017 - $1M prize for best social enterprise in the world, ‘Spark the Fire’ Champion at Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016, and Grand Prize Winner at DBSNUS Social Venture Challenge Asia 2016.

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Kuli Kuli Foods kulikulifoods.com

Kuli Kuli is the world’s leading moringa brand with the highest quality moringa on the market. Moringa is a leafy green with more nutritious value than kale that provides powerful anti-inflammatory benefits rivalling those of turmeric. Their Moringa Superfood Bars, Pure Organic Moringa Powder, Moringa Green Energy Shots, and Organic Moringa Green Smoothie Mixes are made in the U.S. with moringa sourced directly from women’s cooperatives and small family farmers around the world. Over 60 percent of Americans say incorporating more vegetables into their diet is their top priority, but only 4 percent of Americans actually consume the recommended serving amount per day. Kuli Kuli’s products make it easy for Americans to get their greens on the go. To date, Kuli Kuli has planted over 12 million moringa trees, partnered with over 2,000 farmers, and has provided more than $4 million USD in income to women-led farming cooperatives, non-profits, and family farms. You can find their products in over 7,000 stores across the U.S., including Whole Foods, Sprouts, and Safeway. 272

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Headquarters Oakland, CA, USA

Sector Food

Countries of Operation Canada, Mexico, United States

Entrepreneur Lisa Curtis Founder & CEO

YEAR 3

Lisa Curtis Lisa Curtis is the Founder & CEO of Kuli Kuli, the first brand to introduce the green superfood moringa to the U.S. market. Lisa founded Kuli Kuli after working with moringa as a Peace Corps Volunteer, growing it into a multi-million-dollar enterprise that sells its products in over 7,000 stores. Lisa and Kuli Kuli have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and hundreds of other publications. Prior to Kuli Kuli, Lisa served as the Communications Director at Mosaic. Previously, Lisa wrote political briefings for President Obama in the White House, served as a United Nations Environment Programme Youth Advisor, and worked at an impact investment firm in India. Lisa has been recognised as a StartingBloc Fellow, a Wild Gift Better World Entrepreneur, an Ashoka Emerging Innovator and a Udall Scholar. She was honoured as a 30 Under 30 Leader by Forbes, GreenBiz and the University of California and was also named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 “Top of the Class” for Social Entrepreneurship.

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Lawrencedale Agro Processing (LEAF) lawrencedale.com

Lawrencedale Agro Processing is India’s leading end-to-end supply chain specialist in fresh produce, owning the entire value chain — right from harvest to retail shelves. With this expertise in post-harvest management, they are pioneering India’s most trusted fresh produce brand, ’LEAF’. Lawrencedale’s modus operandi is designed to empower every stakeholder in the value chain, meaning better margins for farmers, value added services for retailers, and fresh and safe products for consumers. LEAF community farming interventions are designed to enhance every stage of the crop life cycle, allowing farmers to increase both quality and quantity of their yield and bypass intermediaries. The company ensures that produce stays fresh and safe throughout the value chain journey, using state-of-the-art, automated processing units to clean, grade, dry, store, treat, package, and re-package for retail. With technology at the helm of its integrated cold-chain logistics model, LEAF promises quality produce while drastically reducing wastage and returning that margin gain to the farmers. 274

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Headquarters Ooty, India

Sector Agricultural Technology

Country of Operation India

YEAR 3

Entrepreneur Vijayaraghavan Palat CEO

Vijayaraghavan Palat Vijayaraghavan spent over a decade in rural development services, based out of the Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu. As the economy of the district is driven by horticulture, Vijay saw a business opportunity in this space. Given the state of traditional agriculture and the uniqueness of Nilgiris produce, Vijay put together a plan to improve the farming practices by engaging with the farming community and post-harvest management of crops with the help of technology. This led to the founding of LEAF in 2009 along with a few friends who shared his dream. Under his leadership, LEAF has created a business that engages directly with the farmers, and that processes, sorts, grades, packs, and supplies safe and fresh vegetables. Today, LEAF is a pioneer in several aspects of the horticulture value chain, benefiting farmers, consumers, and retailers in southern India. LEAF has ambitious plans to expand its base of operations to other parts of the country.

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Marvelous Foods marvelousfoods.com

Marvelous Foods is a China-based company aiming to sustainably nourish the world’s fastest-growing consumer market with delicious and innovative plant-powered superfoods. It is dedicated to creating attractive modern plant-based products and brands, targeted at Chinese flavor preferences and consumption habits, that consumers will happily choose over traditionally animal-based products for superior taste, nutrition and environmental impact. The company first emerged as an answer to health issues the Founder developed upon moving to China. In a country where 80 percent of the population experiences lactose intolerance, she was surprised to find little to no alternative food options (in particular absolutely no plant-based yogurt). Raised in New Zealand to Chinese parents, she was passionate about plant-based nutrition as a tool for healing, so she created China’s first dairy-free coconut yogurt brand, Yeyo. Marvelous Foods is currently building China’s first production line for dairy-free coconut yogurt, and seeking investment to bring on other product lines, including dairy-alternative products and plant-based protein products. 276

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Headquarters Beijing, China

Sector Plant-Based Food

Country of Operation China

Entrepreneur Christiana Zhu Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 3

Christiana Zhu Christiana Zhu, Co-Founder and CEO of Marvelous Foods, is a Chinese-Kiwi entrepreneur based in Beijing. Christiana transitioned into entrepreneurship after a career in consumer marketing where she was a China specialist for New Zealand tourism boards and head of marketing for award-winning sustainable luxury travel company WildChina. Christiana discovered her passion for health and nutrition after developing severe food allergies on her relocation to Beijing and mending her health through plant-based eating. The experience opened her eyes to how few options there were for sustainable, allergy-friendly packaged foods in China. She founded Marvelous Foods to address this gap, starting with China’s first dairy-free coconut yogurt, Yeyo. Christiana believes that maintaining a healthy and environmentally friendly lifestyle becomes easier when there are better product options in restaurants and shops. Her mission is to create delicious food products that are superior in taste, nutrition, and environmental friendliness to empower consumers to live healthier lives while creating a positive environmental impact.

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OLIO olioex.com

OLIO is a free app tackling the problem of food waste by connecting users with unwanted food from households or local businesses with nearby neighbors who would like it. Launched in the U.K. in January 2016, OLIO now has over 1.2 million users who have, together, shared over 2 million portions of food, which is the environmental equivalent of taking 5.5 million car miles off the road. This has been achieved in large part thanks to over 38,000 volunteers who spread the word about OLIO in their local communities and collect and re-distribute unsold food from local retailers. OLIO is the world’s only neighbor-to-neighbor food sharing app, and food has been successfully shared in 49 countries so far. 278

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Headquarters London, UK

Sector Food Technology

YEAR 3

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur Guernsey, Jersey, Tessa Clarke Sweden, United Kingdom, Co-Founder & CEO United States

Tessa Clarke Tessa is a farmer’s daughter from the north of England, who spent her childhood working on the farm and gaining an early appreciation for the meaning of hard work! After graduating in Social & Political Sciences from Cambridge University, Tessa began her professional career as a Strategy Consultant with Boston Consulting Group. Since then she has had over 15 years’ experience as a Managing Director in a variety of global digital businesses in media (Emap Plc, FTSE 100), retail (Dyson) and financial services (turning around Wonga UK). In February 2015 Tessa Co-Founded OLIO with Saasha Celestial-One who she had met whilst studying for her MBA at Stanford University. OLIO recently raised a $6m Series A to accelerate the growth of the business.

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S4S Technologies s4stechnologies.com

In India, farmers often sell their produce for a cheaper price in the evening, as it otherwise rots. S4S Technologies has developed a business model that dehydrates and processes these excess vegetables and fruits, and builds a supply chain to get them to the market. The company developed a solar conduction dryer that increases the shelf life of vegetables to six months. S4S developed the machine specifically for, and with input from, female farmers. The company identifies women entrepreneurs in villages who become aggregators that work with 15-20 micro-entrepreneurs each. Based on market demand, these micro-entrepreneurs dry items like ginger, garlic, carrot and beetroot. Once dried, aggregators supply the products back to S4S, which then sells the produce to institutional clients. The dryers are well-suited for farmers working under erratic electricity conditions, and the rent-based model makes the product affordable and helps generate additional income for farmers. S4S works directly with more than 2,700 farmer and farmer cooperatives under its solar-powered dehydration initiative supported by USAID, UKAID, Gates Foundation, and the Government of India. 280

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Headquarters Navi Mumbai, India

Sector Agricultural Technology

YEAR 3

Country of Operation Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kenya, Nepal, Rwanda

Entrepreneur Vaibhav Tidke Co-Founder & CEO

Vaibhav Tidke S4S Technologies is the food preservation company that invents new food processing machines. S4S sells these machines to farmers to produce the highest quality processed food. Under the leadership of Vaibhav, S4S has developed and commercialised a range of patented food dehydration technologies for farmers and industries. Vaibhav uses a fundamental scientific understanding to develop new technologies, and finds sustainable ways of commercialisation in order to make a social impact through S4S. This positions his business as a pioneer in the sustainable food dehydration space. S4S works directly with more than 2,700 farmers and farmer cooperatives under its solar-powered dehydration initiative supported by USAID, UKAID, the Gates Foundation and the Government of India. Under his dynamic leadership, S4S brought together a range of private, government, and agri value chain members under a single umbrella and nurtured high-level intrapreneurship at S4S Technologies. He is an active consultant in food and renewable energy and supports startups in numerous ways.

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String Bio stringbio.com

String Bio envisions an ecologically sustainable world in which robust, cradle-to-cradle solutions provide the global population with cleaner ways of living. The company leverages methane as a source of carbon in order to manufacture green chemicals and food/animal feed ingredients. The products address multi-billion dollar markets. String is among a handful of companies worldwide — and the only Asian company — to successfully enable a methane-based value chain. Its proprietary platform (SIMP: String Integrated Methane Platform), leverages advances in synthetic biology, fermentation technology, chemistry, and process engineering to build a circular value chain. String Bio’s work has been recognised by several international awards and grants, including the Future Food Asia Award and the EnABLE startup awards in the Industrial Biotechnology sector. The company’s first product to market, String Pro, is a high-quality protein that addresses the growing worldwide demand for sustainable protein. It is a cost-effective and high-performance protein for the aquaculture market. String is presently scaling its protein production. 282

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Headquarters Bangalore, India

Sector Biotechnology

YEAR 3

Vinod Kumar

Country of Operation India

Entrepreneur Vinod Kumar Co-Founder & Managing Director Ezhil Subbian Co-Founder & CEO

Prior to co-founding String Bio in 2012, Vinod had 17+ years of experience leading large, cross-functional teams at Fortune 500 companies. He held several leadership roles from product development, supply chain management, manufacturing operations, information technology, customer and partner experience, to end-to-end business transformation. Vinod holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University, a Master’s degree in Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Supply Chain Management from Ohio University, and Certification in Corporate Finance from the University of Berkeley, California. Vinod now serves as the Managing Director of String Bio.

Ezhil Subbian Ezhil Subbian co-founded String Bio after working for 15+ years on engineering and scaling up various bio-based products. Ezhil was part of the founding team at Gevo, a Caltech startup that commercialised biobutanol production. After Gevo, Ezhil worked first at Codexis Inc and then at Intrexon, helping both companies transition into the bioindustrial space. All three of the companies have had successful IPOs. Ezhil’s work was most recently recognised with the prestigious ‘Women Transforming India’ Award 2018 from the United Nations/NITI Aayog. Ezhil has a PhD in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry from Oregon Health and Sciences University, Oregon and a B.Tech in Industrial Biotechnology from Anna University, India.

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SOURCE source.co

SOURCE’s mission is to make drinking water an unlimited resource. SOURCE is a Hydropanel™ that creates drinking water by combining sunlight and air — made possible by the application of advanced materials science, thermodynamics, and controls technology. Hydropanel arrays are sized to meet the water consumption needs of any application, yielding any volume of water production. Uniquely independent of infrastructure, SOURCE is the only technology capable of making high-quality, delicious drinking water without plugging into an additional electric or water supply. Today, SOURCE Hydropanel arrays are installed across five continents and in 16 countries making water for schools, homes, orphanages, communities, resorts, farms, offices, and more. SOURCE’s partners include the Asian Development Bank, USAID, ARENA, Duke Energy, and the Royal Jordanian Court. In a world where every person experiences water stress, SOURCE gives people drinking water peace of mind. 284

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Headquarters Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Sector Clean Water

YEAR 3

Cody Friesen

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur Australia, Ecuador, Cody Friesen Fiji, Indonesia, Jamaica, Founder & CEO Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, United States, Vanuatu

Dr. Cody Friesen is a technology innovator, entrepreneur and materials scientist. Founder and CEO of SOURCE, Cody and his team developed SOURCE, a solar panel that makes safe, great-tasting drinking water from the air, independent of infrastructure. Friesen is also the founder of Fluidic Energy, an advanced battery company powering remote grids worldwide. He is the Fulton Engineering Professor of Innovation at Arizona State University and is a Senior Sustainability Scientist at the ASU Global Institute of Sustainability. Cody was named by The Aspen Institute as a 2015 Henry Crown Fellow. He was named among the top 35 innovators in the world under 35 years old by MIT’s Technology Review in 2009. He previously served on the US Manufacturing Council for the US Department of Commerce, as the co-chair of the Energy subcommittee. He has 145 active patent matters worldwide and 42 granted patents. He earned a BSE in Materials Science and Engineering from Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in the same discipline from MIT.

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AeroFarms aerofarms.com

Today, agriculture is responsible for using 70% of the world’s water supply. AeroFarms is a high-tech, data-driven vertical farming company revolutionising global agriculture. AeroFarms grows delicious, nutritious leafy greens and herbs without sunlight, soil, or pesticides. Their crops receive the perfect amount of moisture and nutrients misted directly onto their roots in a completely controlled environment. Their patented technology takes indoor vertical farming to a new level of precision and productivity: by building farms on major distribution routes and near population centers, AeroFarms is disrupting traditional food supply chains; traditional growing seasons are defied by enabling local farming at commercial scale year round; and AeroFarms sets a new standard for traceability by managing their greens from seed to package, all while using 95% less water than field-farmed food and with yields 390 times higher per square foot annually. AeroFarms operates the largest vertical farm in the world, and with growing demand, is scaling quickly to develop farms in multiple US states and across the world. 286

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Headquarters Newark, NJ, USA

Sector Agriculture

Countries of Operation United States, Saudi Arabia

Entrepreneur David Rosenberg Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 2

David Rosenberg David Rosenberg co-founded and leads AeroFarms, which has been recognised as a Circular Economy 100 company, won the World Technology Award for most impactful Environmental Company, and received the 2016 New Jersey Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. AeroFarms was also voted Most Innovative Company at the Future of Agriculture conference, was an Award Winner at the Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics conference, and was a finalist for The Circular Awards for The World Economic Forum. David is a member of the World Economic Forum, where he co-chairs the Young Global Leaders Circular Economy Taskforce. David is also a member of the B20 SME Taskforce, which advises the G20. David received his BA from UNC Chapel Hill and holds an MBA from Columbia University. He competed for the U.S. in Fencing where he was a finalist at a world cup and represented the NYAC, winning three U.S. National Team Fencing Championships and two individual silver medals.

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Clara Foods clarafoods.com

Over one million animals are slaughtered per hour in the U.S. alone for consumption. Clara Foods™ is a Silicon Valley venture-backed company making animal protein without using animals. Clara is working towards a disruptive advance in food technology by creating the world’s first animal-free egg white and other proteinbased products for sports nutrition, baking, and industrial uses. By using fermentation to turn sugars into proteins, Clara designs yeast to produce the same proteins found in the foods people know and love. Clara joins a new generation of entrepreneurs and scientists who recognise that the decades-old factory farm model cannot sustain the dietary needs of 7 billion people and counting. The company brings proteins to the table that are not only produced completely animal-free, but also use less land and water inputs, while matching the taste, nutritional value, and unique culinary properties of the food products people know and love. 288

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Headquarters San Francisco, CA, USA

Sector Food Technology

Country of Operation United States

Entrepreneur Arturo Elizondo CEO

YEAR 2

Arturo Elizondo Arturo is the CEO of Clara Foods, a sustainable food-tech company developing performance protein products and designer egg whites. Prior to founding Clara Foods, Arturo served under Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor; worked in investment banking at Credit Suisse in Mumbai, India; served in the Office of Management and Administration at The White House; and worked in the Office of the Administrator, Food and Safety Inspection Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Arturo is originally from Laredo, Texas, and he holds a degree in Government and Comparative Politics from Harvard University.

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eFishery efishery.com

eFishery is the internet of things (IoT) company for fish and shrimp farming, building a smart feeding solution to help farmers make informed decisions about their aquaculture ponds. Their technology senses the fish’s appetite by monitoring their vibrations as they correlate with levels of hunger. This allows eFishery to help farmers feed their fish automatically, in a timely manner, with the accurate dosage of feed. With internet-connected technology, farmers can manage their ponds remotely from a simple smart phone. eFishery’s farmers can increase the frequency of feeding up to dozens of times per day to an optimal level without overfeeding. The data can also predict how much fish the farmers will harvest and sell, allowing them to connect with buyers before arriving to market. Ultimately, eFishery’s technology can increase yields by up to 35% and double net profit, helping hundreds of millions of farmers globally at the bottom of the pyramid, while tackling the global challenge of food security. 290

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Headquarters Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

Sector Aquaculture

Country of Operation Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand

Entrepreneur Gibran Huzaifah Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 2

Gibran Huzaifah Growing up next to a traditional wet market in the slums of East Jakarta, Gibran knew his journey out of poverty would be fueled by entrepreneurship. His interest in food and farming took him to the Bandung Institute of Technology to major in Biology. Gibran’s interest in aquaculture piqued during his third year of college when he took a course on fish farming. He learned that catfish, an inexpensive breed and ubiquitous in supermarkets, was actually imported into Indonesia. Spotting an opportunity, Gibran decided to become a small-scale catfish farmer. He noticed that feeding not only formed the bulk of all costs, but low labour skills and minimum supervision rendered the feeding process highly inefficient. Without any technical know-how, he proposed the idea of an electronic feeder to fellow farmers. Gibran conducted research, recruited his engineer friends, and bootstrapped eFishery until it received a grant from the largest state-owned bank in Indonesia. In 2015, eFishery raised $750,000 and has grown aggressively since. Now, eFishery serves thousands of farms across Indonesia and is doing pilots in Bangladesh and Thailand.

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Heaven Springs Dynasty Harvest Group heavensprings.com

Heaven Springs is committed to breaking through the challenges of scarce global water resources. They have created the first multipurpose atmospheric water generator, designed to extract water from humid ambient air and efficiently convert it into safe drinking water. This form of generation is not subject to geographical restriction nor power source. Its process produces no waste water, it purifies the air, and its water quality meets the World Health Organization’s guidelines for drinking water. The individual unit series of their atmospheric water generator can produce 30 liters to 5 tons of water per day, while their atmospheric water generation plant can produce more than 100 tons of safe drinking water per day with no water consumption, no pollution, and no additives—all powered by renewable energy supplies, like solar and wind. This application could address water scarcity issues on islands, ships, offshore working platforms, and in deserts or locations experiencing natural disasters. Heaven Springs has registered more than 100 international patents within 152 contracting states in WIPO. 292

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Headquarters Hong Kong

Sector Water & Clean Energy

Country of Operation Hong Kong

Entrepreneur Johnny Ip Vice President & CIO

YEAR 2

Johnny Ip Dr. Johnny Ip, Vice President and CIO of Heaven Spring Dynasty Harvest Group, is an energetic and active entrepreneur. Prior to Heaven Springs, he worked in the world’s leading information technology and news company, Reuters Ltd, for 16 years and held senior positions including Chief Architect of Reuters Asia, Head of Broadcasting System Development, Technical Consulting and Business Development of Reuters Asia and Reuters Greater China. He also partnered and ran a Chinese governmentendorsed off-shore software outsourcing agency in Hong Kong, and he was the Executive Director of a listed technology investment company in Hong Kong. Dr. Ip is also very active in global social and community services, serving as Executive Chairman of the World Trade United Foundation (Asia Pacific). He has held several executive positions in international and regional NGOs and has received many awards from UN NGOs, US Senators, US Congressmen, and other government bodies and NGOs.

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Memphis Meats memphismeats.com

Memphis Meats plans to transform animal agriculture by producing real meat directly from animal cells, without raising and slaughtering animals. Meat is part of our culinary traditions across the world, and is a trillion-dollar global market, but conventional methods cannot scale to feed growing global demand. Memphis Meats is producing delicious meat, poultry and seafood products that are completely familiar and satisfying to meat-eaters, with significant benefits to the environment, animals, and human health. At scale, Memphis Meats aims to produce meat less expensively than conventional methods. The company leads the cell-based meat field, has developed several products from various species, and is backed by a unique coalition of top-flight venture investors, mission-driven investors, and major meat and food industry leaders. 294

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Headquarters Berkeley, CA, USA

Sector Food Technology

Country of Operation United States

Entrepreneur Uma Valeti Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 2

Uma Valeti Uma is a cardiologist, entrepreneur, and the CEO and co-founder of Memphis Meats – the world’s leading clean meat company producing meat directly from animal cells without raising animals. As the chief visionary of Memphis Meats, Uma sets the strategic direction and oversees the development of clean meat technologies with a focus on commercialisation. Memphis Meats has already pioneered the world’s first multi-animal clean meat platform and made history by releasing chicken, duck and beef grown directly from animal cells. Uma’s mission is to feed the world’s growing population with meat that is delicious, affordable and sustainable. His team is pursuing a major technological leap. A Mayo Clinic cardiologist by training, Uma has served in numerous leadership roles at the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and co-founded or invested in several medical device and food tech startups.

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Mimica mimicalab.com

Creating accessible, affordable freshness indicators for all types of perishable products, from food to pharmaceuticals, Mimica aims to become the globally recognised mark of freshness for industry, consumers and communities. For example, 60% of food thrown away in the UK alone is still perfectly edible, despite expiration dates that indicate otherwise. Mimica has set the new standard of freshness indication that reduces waste and improves safety. Their first product, Mimica Touch, is a patented and award-winning label that tells you exactly when food spoils. It is calibrated to degrade at the same rate as food and adjusts to conditions along the way, meaning that their solution is accurate to a few hours. 296

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Headquarters London, UK

Sector Food Technology

Countries of Operation United Kingdom and Northern Ireland

Entrepreneur Solveiga Pakštaitė Founder & Director

YEAR 2

Solveiga Pakštaitė Solveiga Pakštaitė is a designer who specialises in user-centred and sustainable design. She is passionate about creating elegant, intuitive and beautiful products that improve the quality of our everyday lives. She is the inventor of Mimica Touch, a patent-pending food expiry labelling innovation which is set to cut food waste and improve food safety. She set up Mimica to take the product to market. Her innovation in the food packaging industry has been recognised and has won multiple awards. Solveiga is a pioneer within the active and intelligent packaging space, and she is paving the way for intelligent management of resources through access to bio-accurate data. Before Mimica, Solveiga worked as a UX Consultant, a Trends Forecaster as well as a Design Researcher.

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SNACT snact.co.uk

The food system is one of the most environmentally intensive industries in the world, emitting more green house gas than India. SNACT makes delicious snacks from surplus food produce to fight food waste. They buy ugly, unwanted fruit from British farmers and pack-houses and use home compostable packaging to reduce plastic waste. Initially launched on a DIY scale in a rented kitchen in Hackney, SNACT’s products can now be found in offices, schools, and retailers across the UK including Ocado, Planet Organic, and Selfridges. To date, SNACT has saved over 200 tonnes of food from going to waste. Their wholesome fruit jerky and banana bars are packed with all the nutrition of flawless fruit and made with simple, high quality ingredients. SNACT’s mission is to build a global movement of Snactivists to create a deliciously sustainable food future. This is their #deliciousprotest. SNACT was acquired at the end of 2018. 298

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YEAR 2

Headquarters London, UK

Sector Food Technology

Ilana Taub

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur Belgium, Germany, France, United Ilana Taub Kingdom, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Co-Founder Norway, Portugal and United States & Brand Ambassador, former CEO

Ilana Taub started her career in sustainability as a Sustainable & Responsible Investment Analyst for an asset manager. She then went on to graduate from Imperial College London with an MSc in Environmental Technology, specialising in Business & Environment. Following that, Ilana worked for ICAEW’s (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) sustainability team, lobbying for finance to play a bigger role in sustainable development. Prior to starting SNACT, she worked as a research assistant at Imperial College London’s Centre for Environmental Policy and helped launch The Food Assembly in the UK. In 2014, she was selected as a London Leader by the GLA (Greater London Authority) and the Mayor of London, and later to be part of the Ellen McArthur Foundation Circular Economy 100 SME programme. Outside of her role at SNACT, Ilana also served as a director for the Brixton Pound, a complementary currency aiming to support and strengthen the local Brixton economy. Since the company was acquired in 2018, Ilana and her husband Mike have been taking time out to raise their child whilst working to build their next impact business.

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Terramera terramera.com

Terramera is a sustainable agriculture clean tech company developing safe and effective plant-based replacements to conventional chemical pesticides and fertilisers. The company was founded on one big idea: that natural plant-based pest control can be more effective, economical, and efficient than using synthetic chemical pesticides and fertilisers. Inspired by the power of nature, Terramera uses technology and natural materials to produce revolutionary products and solutions that help people live healthier, make clean food affordable, and feed the world. Terramera’s initial products have been fast-tracked by the USDA and state of California, and the company acquired the only US-EPA approved producer of cold-pressed neem (the active ingredient used in the company’s first products). Terramera’s consumer products include Proof Spray, a groundbreaking plant-based product that is the only 100% effective and EPA-registered bed bug and dust mite spray available. Proof Spray is available in select Walmart, The Home Depot, Walgreens, Meijer and Target stores across the United States. The company’s initial line of agriculture biopesticide products is in beta with growers and cooperators, with major rollout slated for 2019. 300

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YEAR 2

Headquarters Vancouver, Canada

Sector Agricultural Technology

Countries of Operation Brazil, Belarus, Spain, France, United Kingdom, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal and United States

Entrepreneur Karn Manhas Founder & CEO

Karn Manhas Karn drives Terramera’s strategic direction with his change possible philosophy. He is the force behind what industry insiders call “revolutionary products.” With over 15 years of experience in leadership roles, Karn has taken Terramera from an operation of just himself in his basement to a continuously growing and developing organization of over 50 people. Karn’s background in science, law, governance and entrepreneurship has contributed to his ability to lead the organization and support many areas of the business. He was named one of Business in Vancouver’s Top Forty Under 40 business people in 2012.

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Agri Info Design agri-info-design.com

Agri Info Design’s app, AgriBus-NAVI, is a simple GPS guidance system to mount on agricultural machineries, like tractors, that allows farmers to create straight and evenly spaced lines in large land plots. It’s difficult for farmers driving such large machinery to navigate efficiently, often leading to excessive fertiliser and pesticide spraying and wasted seeding. Through this technology, Agri Info Design is laying the groundwork for “Cloud Farming” and enhanced agricultural productivity. Since its launch in February 2015, the app has already been downloaded 68,000 items around the world. 302

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YEAR 1

Headquarters Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan

Sector Agriculture

Countries of Operation Japan; app downloaded in Brazil, Spain, U.S.

Entrepreneur Yasuyuki Hamada Founder & CEO

Yasuyuki Hamada Yasuyuki graduated from Hokkaido University’s Faculty of Agriculture in 1996 and joined the Institute of Agricultural Machinery. As a researcher, he made his own GPS guidance system and fully autonomous agricultural tractor, which contributed to the standardisation of vehicle communication of ag-machineries in Japan. He worked on the development and provision of a project called, “assist farmers’ challenge for good farming by providing advanced technology closest to agricultural crops, fields and farmers.” He took the results of R&D on automation, robotization and information technology and utilized them for agricultural production technology, centered on agricultural machinery. Following his years of researching at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the National Agriculture Research Organization, he became an entrepreneur and founded Agri Info Design in 2014.

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Agrivi agrivi.com

Agrivi is a powerful farm management software that helps farmers make data-driven decisions about the way food is produced to increase productivity and profitability. Agrivi wants to help farmers work smarter and optimize their production globally. Using a subscription-based software, Agrivi not only enables thousands of farmers to achieve efficient and sustainable agricultural production, but also other agriculture stakeholders, such as NGOs and governments, who distribute this technology across their vast global networks. Agrivi is already positively impacting more than a billion lives in over 160 countries. 304

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Headquarters London, UK

Sector Agricultural technology

Countries of Operation Over 160 countries

Entrepreneur Matija Zulj Founder & CEO

YEAR 1

Matija Zulj Matija is an impact entrepreneur dedicated to solving some of the world’s greatest challenges. Holding an MSc in computer science and an MBA degree, Matija worked for 10 years in the ICT industry in various roles – from a business intelligence consultant position to Managing Director position in a mobile advertising network. In 2013, Matija planted a blueberry farm with a goal to participate in the food production chain and saw a lot of unsolved issues due to lack of technology and real-time information for decision making. In late 2013, Matija founded Agrivi with the vision to change the way food is produced, positively impacting over a billion lives. Today, Agrivi is one of the leading global farm management software companies helping farmers in over 160 countries.

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Alesca Life alescalife.com

Alesca Life is a Beijing-based agricultural technology company founded in 2013 with the mission to democratise access to fresh produce. The company has developed weatherproof, cloud-connected farms to enable local food production globally, and Alesca Life’s pesticide-free commercial farming systems require less than 20x the land, water, and fertiliser of traditional agriculture. Over the past several years, the company has built farms in shipping containers, underground parking structures, and hotel restaurants to service customers in China and the UAE, including Mercedes Benz, Shangri-La Hotel Group, and the Royal Families of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Alesca Life has been accepted into five global accelerator programs and is backed institutionally by Japan-based VC, Mistletoe (Taizo Son), and Shanghaibased VC accelerator, Bits x Bites. 306

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Headquarters Beijing, China

Sector Agricultural technology

Countries of Operation China, United Arab Emirates

Entrepreneur Stuart Oda, Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 1

Stuart Oda Stuart is an investment banker turned urban farmer passionate about sustainability, innovation, and impact. In 2013, he co-founded Alesca Life, an agricultural technology company focused on improving food security, food safety, supply chain transparency and farming efficiency. Stuart possesses a unique blend of corporate finance and consumer product know-how, having previously worked in the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch Japan Securities and the global emerging markets business development team at Dell China. He has an intimate understanding of key global mega-trends through his extensive industry, country, and company coverage. Stuart believes firmly in corporate social responsibility and sustainable business development as a means to drive greater impact across the globe. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a BA degree in Political Science and Business Economics. In his personal life, Stuart is an avid traveler and has visited over 40 countries across six continents. He is also a fan of all things sports and enjoys a wide variety of music.

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Bakeys Foods bakeys.com

Bakeys Foods has developed edible cutlery to provide an effective alternative to plastic disposable cutlery. Petroleum-based plastic contains toxic chemicals that leach into food and the environment when thrown away. Bakeys cutlery is made from sorghum flour blended with rice and wheat. They contain no chemicals, preservatives, fats, emulsifiers, artificial colouring or milk products. Now, instead of throwing away cutlery after a single use, people can choose to consume it, or it will biodegrade in less than three days. Bakeys is targeting a customer base of one billion, helping to avoid 5 million tons of plastic going to landfill. They plan to introduce forks, soupspoons, chopsticks and salad bowls in 2017. 308

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YEAR 1

Headquarters Hyderabad, India

Sector Edible cutlery

Country of Operation India

Entrepreneur Narayana Peesapaty Founder & Managing Director

Narayana Peesapaty For 18 years, Narayana researched and travelled all over India. His work spanned agriculture, forestry, rural energy, rural development, and more. He believes that there are simple, out-of-the-box solutions to complex problems – and edible cutlery is one example. Having developed this, he changed his course from researcher to entrepreneur. Edible cutlery provides the much-needed respite from plastic disposables and goes further to help farmers achieve good market prices for their produce. Edible cutlery is made by kneading flours with plain water, shaping them into cutlery, and baking them. It took Narayana nine years to develop this idea into an enterprise, which allowed him to learn several more skills – engineering designs and developing technology for mass production, bringing the costs to affordable levels, creating awareness about product lines, developing a market, and now working towards expansion of capacities. Narayana holds a B.SC (Hon) and an MBA.

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Growing Underground growing-underground.com

Growing Underground (GU) is a commercial urban farm located 33 metres under the streets of Clapham, London. GU utilizes the latest LED lighting and hydroponic growing systems to sustainably grow fresh herbs and salads year-round. Committed to reducing their carbon impact, GU’s growing methods are powered by renewable energy sources and use 70% less water than traditional farming methods. Supplying local food service, retail, and farmers’ markets, GU reduces the need to import crops and minimizes wasted energy from long-distance food transport. By staying local, GU’s fresh produce is supplied in less time, reducing waste and most importantly, maximizing taste. 310

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Headquarters London, UK

Sector Agriculture

Country of Operation United Kingdom

Entrepreneur Steven Dring Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 1

Steven Dring After many years working for a plc, Steven decided it was time to make a change and follow his passion for food and sustainability. Following years of Commercial and General Management roles, Steven brings a wealth of experience to his role of CEO and Co-Founder of Growing Underground. Steven’s role at Growing Underground is to drive the short and long term strategies of the business across all functions and implement the business plan. Daily functional focuses are sales, finance and investment.

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GrowUp Farms growupfarms.co.uk

Traditional agriculture accounts for over 30% of greenhouse gases, 70% of freshwater use, and uses almost 50% of all available land on earth. Using both aquaponic and vertical growing technologies, GrowUp Farms addresses these challenges to produce fresh fish and baby leaf salads year-round in a controlled growing environment using no pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. The company sells directly to local stores and restaurants, slashing the transport costs and carbon-dioxide emissions associated with moving food over long distances. For each farm they build, GrowUp employs local people, giving them the skills and experience to work as urban farmers. 312

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Headquarters London, UK

Sector Agriculture

Country of Operation United Kingdom

Entrepreneur Kate Hofman Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 1

Kate Hofman Kate always wanted to run a business that improved the world. Prior to starting GrowUp Farms, Kate worked as a change management consultant for IBM, working on large-scale business and IT transformation programmes. While on a sabbatical year studying at Imperial College, Kate fell in love with the idea of aquaponics as a sustainable way of commercially growing food for London, the city she grew up in and has lived in all her life. Kate co-founded GrowUp at the start of 2013, London’s first commercial aquaponics urban farming business. She thinks that innovation and sustainability are at the core of the best businesses. She’s passionate about proving that urban food production can make a meaningful contribution to the way we feed people in cities, at the same time as creating skilled training and job opportunities.

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Khethworks khethworks.com

There are 30 million farmers who tend an acre or less of land in east India, where 60 percent of renewable groundwater is unused and agriculture-grade electricity is patchy. The Khethworks solar-powered irrigation system allows them to affordably cultivate year round, increasing their livelihood and food production. The company’s primary impact is on poverty alleviation and food security. In a country that in six years will be the most populous on Earth, the opportunity is great and the need dire for agricultural productivity to increase. Viable irrigation options for 85 percent of Indian farmers – the small-plot farmers – are key. 314

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Headquarters Pune, India

Sector Clean Energy, Agriculture

Country of Operation India

Entrepreneur Katie Taylor CEO

YEAR 1

Katie Taylor Katie Taylor is CEO of Khethworks, a company that brings affordable high-quality technology to small-scale farmers in developing countries. Katie started in liberal arts as an undergraduate, but decided the hard tool of engineering would best help her make a scalable impact. So, she became one of the first women to complete the dual degree program between Pomona and Caltech. Later, as a Tata Fellow at MIT, she travelled to India to learn firsthand about the challenges small-acreage farmers faced. She identified affordable year-round irrigation as the top priority problem – and one that technology could help solve. Katie and her teammates designed a robust, hyper-efficient solar-powered irrigation system, working closely with the farmers throughout the process. They founded Khethworks and moved to Pune, India, in early 2016 to take their product to market. At Khethworks, Katie is living her personal mission: creating sustainable technology to amplify life’s yields, helping others have an unprecedented level of control over their livelihoods.

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44.01 Blue Sky Analytics CRIATERRA ELeather Elonroad H3 Dynamics Loowatt Made of Air Planet Protector Packaging Siklus Urban Spring

ATEC CLUBZERØ Dishcraft Robotics Goterra Greyparrot Houdini Sportswear Lucro Miyamoto International Natural Fiber Welding Propelair Three Wheels United

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Abundance Investment Astraea Econic Technologies Ecoware Globechain IGL Coatings OriCiro Plastic Bank Stony Creek Colors Vyv

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All Street SEVVA sevva.ai

The global ESG software market is growing fast, driven by increased regulations that mandate both individual corporations and financial institutions to measure and report sustainability metrics. All Street SEVVA is an AI/ML-powered engine that automatically calculates ESG and sustainability ratings based on the UN SDGs for all 70,000 publicly listed companies. Their cognitive AI robots, developed over the past four years in partnership with the University of Cambridge, can instantly read millions of ESG data points from the vast data lake of sustainability sources. They assess over 500 cognitive data points for each company, analyze both the SDG and GRI levels, and provide relative sustainability rankings based on the company’s market cap size and industry. This enables benchmarking capabilities for both individual companies and financial institutions. Additionally, the platform is built for dynamic, real-time analytics and constantly updates its sustainability rankings when new data sources are released. 318

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Headquarters London, England, UK

Sector Cognitive Automation Technology

Countries of Operation UK

Entrepreneur Emanuela Vartolomei CEO & Founder

YEAR 7

Rebecca Percasky Emanuela combines a powerful mix of entrepreneurial, investment and corporate banking experience, and is recognised as a leading independent thinker on the future of financial services. She was first to map the new financial system and coin the term ‘alternative finance’. She is also a Finance Innovation Lab fellow, and a qualified executive business coach. In addition, she is a member of the cohort of young Romanian leaders who actively contributed to the development of the new society after the revolution. Emanuela holds an MBA from the University of Oxford, and is an avid reader of science and historical fiction.

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Better Packaging Co. betterpackaging.com

Better Packaging Co. (BPCo) develops sustainable, customised packaging to support eCommerce and retail. BPCo’s solutions consider the complete lifecycle impact of a product from raw material sourcing, right through to end-of-life disposal. They believe in a circular economy where generating waste is not an option and the earth’s resources are not treated as infinite. BPCo’s core products include padded mailers, courier satchels, garment bags, and thermal labels, and their SKUs span different categories such as compostable, recyclable, reusable, plant-based, and waste-based. BPCo has just launched the first mailer made from 100% Ocean Bound Plastic waste and in the future, they plan to make the whole bag (including seals) to be made from pollution. Better Packaging Co. is a BCorp, a member of The Australasian Bioplastics Association, The Australian Packaging Covenant, The NZ Packaging Forum, and a founding signatory to the Ellen MacArthur New Plastics Pact. 320

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Headquarters Auckland, NZ

Sector Manufacturing Technology

YEAR 7

Countries of Operation Australia, China, New Zealand, UK, US

Entrepreneur Rebecca Percasky Co-Founder & Director

Rebecca Percasky Rebecca Percasky is the Co-Founder & CEO of Better Packaging Co. She began her career working with multinationals (Vodafone, HP and IBM) to deliver complex tech implementations. As Co-Founder & COO of StarShipIT, she was responsible for partnering with courier companies and expanding its market penetration. Working so closely with the rapidly expanding eCommerce industry, Rebecca became cognisant about the growing repercussions of the amount of packaging waste being generated. When researching alternatives to plastic, Rebecca realised was inspired to do packaging better. That was the genesis of her collaboration with Kate Bezar and Better Packaging Co was born in March 2018. Rebecca’s on a mission to find the world’s most sustainable packaging solutions and remove the waste associated with packaging through innovative materials, systems re-think, communication, education and clever design. Her vision is a world where rubbish bins as we know them don’t exist, where everything including waste has a value.

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Cabinet Health cabinethealth.com

Today, pharmacy aisles are overrun with single-use plastic medicine bottles. Nearly 190 billion of them end up in oceans and landfills each year. Yet, no plastic-free medicine options exist. Founded in 2017, Cabinet Health, a certified B Corp, is on a mission to eliminate single-use plastics with its sustainable packaging and supply chain system. Providing consumers and enterprises with plastic-free packaging for their everyday medicines, the highest quality products and personalized care supporting patients, Cabinet Health has developed the only FDA-approved non-plastic packaging in pharmaceuticals with refillable medicine bottles and compostable refill pouches with 13 filed patents. The company has 700,000 customers, achieved 113% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the last three years and secured four enterprise contracts (including McKesson and Grove Collaborative) as it gears up for scale. 322

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YEAR 7

Headquarters New York, NY, USA

Sector Health Informatics and Medical Devices and Equipment

Countries of Operation India and US

Entrepreneur Achal Patel Co-Founder & CEO

Achal Patel Achal Patel, Co-Founder and CEO of Cabinet Health, created his business to eliminate single-use plastic in healthcare, an industry which produces billions of plastic medicine bottles yearly. Achal has a deep personal background in healthcare supply chain, spending his childhood summers in a medicine factory his grandfather built. Over the years, Achal’s commitment to environmental sustainability, quality and community support has laid the foundation for the innovation Cabinet Health is building. Prior to Cabinet Health, Achal helped build Deloitte Consulting’s first social impact and innovation arm, advising Fortune 500 Companies and government organizations on how to use mission to rally customers, community and drive bottom line business performance. Achal oversees a team of mission-driven experts working to harness the pharmaceutical industry as a force to combat plastic waste and broader climate change.

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gush gowithgush.com

gush is an advanced materials company innovating products to address concerns of sustainability and wellness, both indoors and outdoors. By building in anti-thermal and disinfection technologies into surfaces, gush products are able to transform the quality of life for their customers. Their flagship product, gush cair is a non-toxic indoor paint that purifies the air of pollutants, rids mold, and eliminates bacteria by breaking down volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at a rate of 99% in 21 hours. Sold throughout Singapore, Southeast Asia, and the US., gush’s air purifying paint catapulted them into launching other nontoxic advanced materials such as anti-thermal Clearcool solar films, exterior paints, adhesives, and sealers. gush’s sustainable products are price competitive with industry players, making them suitable for widespread adoption by developers, facility managers, architects, interior designers, and individual ecoconscious consumers who seek comfortable, safe, and healthy spaces. Through their technology, gush is helping end customers prioritise their living spaces, mental health, and well-being without compromising comfort or environmental integrity. 324

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Headquarters Singapore

Sector Domestic Implements

Countries of Operation Singapore, US

Entrepreneur Lester Leong Co-Founder

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Lester Leong Lester Leong is the Co-Founder & CEO of gush, where he’s been pivotal in ensuring gush’s sustainable growth and transformation into one of the rising advanced materials companies in the region. WIth previous experience in startups, investment banking and Islamic banking, Lester has led gush to win multiple competitions and secure funding from strategics and institutional investors alike. Lester has always been curious and seeking the hardest path possible. He speaks multiple languages, and is strongly motivated by sustainability and making an impact. In 2020, Lester and his Co-Founder, Peter Lim, were named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia list in Industry, Manufacturing & Energy. A builder and entrepreneur at heart, Lester’s work is firmly rooted in the belief that there is “no fate but what we make.”

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Haqdarshak haqdarshak.com

Haqdarshak is a tech-enabled service connecting millions of eligible workers to government welfare entitlements and benefits in India. Haqdarshak uses its proprietary digital database of government welfare schemes to connect individuals to a customised list of eligible schemes, providing end-to-end support in scheme and document eligibility and registrations. The solution is tech-assisted with their app and the underlying database operates as a key enabler. Additionally, the service relies heavily on haqdarshaks, women entrepreneurs on the ground assisting millions of beneficiaries to apply for these schemes for a fee. Government welfare schemes in India are fragmented and complex, with over 700k welfare programs nationwide unavailable in a centralised, digital repository. Haqdarshak’s value-add lies in democratising this process, making it simple for the customer by providing institutional knowledge and service delivery. To date, Haqdarshak has reached over 2 million families, helped successfully convert 11m applications to benefits, and trained 20,000 haqdarshaks. 326

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Headquarters Pune, Maharashtra, India

Sector Information Technology

YEAR 7

Countries of Operation India

Entrepreneur Aniket Doegar Co-Founder & CEO

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Aniket Doegar Aniket Doegar is the Co-Founder & CEO of Haqdarshak, a social enterprise enabling Indian citizens and MSME to access government welfare and financial services on a single platform. Before founding Haqdarshak, Aniket was a Teach for India Fellow and Acumen Fellow. In 2019, Aniket was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia list for Social Entrepreneurs. He has worked for over 12 years in the development and technology sector and currently serves on the boards of several nonprofits and impact organisations, including Hands for You Foundation and The YP Foundation. He is currently building Haqdarshak as the largest social security services platform in India. In his role as CEO, Aniket’s focus is primarily on fundraising, strategy, hiring and operations. He also works on the overall partnerships and network development model within Haqdarshak to scale their services across India.

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Loopcycle loopcycle.io

Loopcycle connects an ecosystem of manufacturers and operators of commercial equipment, unlocking value by tracing, managing, and recovering physical assets throughout their lifecycle, tackling the commercial food services sector first. Their platform facilitates visibility and direct interactions between manufacturers and operators of commercial appliances, saving them time and money as well as increasing sustainability. When products are sold through a distribution network, manufacturers do not know who or where their products are sold. As a result, they cannot maximize lifetime customer value or recover obsolete appliances to remanufacture and recycle. Moreover, due to ineffective inventory management, commercial operators of these appliances often lose track of what they have. This results in operational downtime through poor maintenance, costing time and money, and increased asset disposal which has a negative environmental impact. Loopcycle’s digital platform solves this by building a data relationship between all actors in the supply chain, unlocking product visibility and enabling direct interactions between manufacturers and operators of commercial appliances. The company’s goal is to trace one million products by 2025. 328

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Headquarters London, England, UK

Sector Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Countries of Operation UK

Entrepreneur Lugano Kapembwa Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 7

Lugano Kapembwa Lugano brings 15 years of experience in helping businesses to address the challenges of creating circular, resource efficient enterprises and unlock the value that this brings environmentally, socially and economically. Before starting Loopcycle in 2019, he worked in corporate sustainability roles within the airport management, media and publishing and property management sectors. When not working on his business, Lugano enjoys a range of sports (watching, these days!) including basketball and football, and is an avid supporter of Arsenal FC. He also enjoys movies, travelling and finds Lego curiously therapeutic.

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MYCL mycl.bio

MYCL (also known as Mycotech) creates sustainable, durable, and affordable biomaterials utilising agro-waste and mycelium for various applications. Their core, patent-protected product is a mycelium-based leather called Mylea. The material is incredibly customizable and strong, allowing it to be used in a range of applications from shoes and jewellery to building materials. The company is primarily focused on commercial fashion applications and just launched a pilot program with six global brands. Additionally, MYCL secured $10M of sales agreements until 2024 with a Japanese distributor to make the material for 200,000 shoes. With increasing customer demand across Asia, Europe, and the Americas, the company is focused on scaling up its production capacity to deliver on contracts and accelerate economies of scale. 330

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Headquarters Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

Sector Biotechnology

YEAR 7

Countries of Operation France, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore

Entrepreneur Adi Reza Nugroho Co-Founder & CEO

Adi Reza Nugroho Adi Reza Nugroho is the Co-Founder & CEO of MYCL, a biotech startup that produces sustainable material for the global market. He graduated with a degree in Architecture from Bandung Technology Institute (ITB) in Indonesia. He has been passionate about entrepreneurship since his early days. He was previously the Co-Founder & Creative Director of Growbox, a company that provides DIY mushroom growing kits. Growbox eventually pivoted to MYCL in 2015 to provide high-performance and low-impact bio material for fashion and building applications. Under his leadership, MYCL has been recognized both locally and internationally. The team won the 2017 Architecture & Urban Design Biennale in Seoul, 2018 DBS Social Enterprise Awards, and 2019 MIT Solve Circular Economy Challenge. Adi is also Australia Awards Scholars for its short term program in 2018, focusing on International Business Readiness at the Queensland University of Technology.

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PackAge+ packageplus-tw.com

PackAge+ develops sustainable packaging made from recycled plastic bottles and glass materials for e-commerce and technology customers in Taiwan, allowing businesses to ship their products while reducing CO2 emissions. PackAge+’s solution helps give plastic and glass waste a second life, enabling circular economy applications. Their packaging is waterproof and can be used more than 50 times, reducing at least 1.25kg of CO2 per reuse. PackAge+ utilises a tech-enabled tracking system that assigns each package a unique ID, allowing them to track where their packages are, how many times they have been reused, and where packages are returned. Consumers and brands can also access this information through the company’s digital dashboard. There, they can understand their impact and CO2 savings, find locations to return packaging, and receive rewards. 332

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Headquarters Taipei, Taiwan

Sector Manufacturing Technology

YEAR 7

Countries of Operation Taiwan

Entrepreneur Sylvia Chung Co-Founder & Business Development Manager

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Sylvia Chung Sylvia Chung is a co-founding team member & Business Development Manager at PackAge+, a Taiwan-based venture focused on creating sustainable packaging solutions as a means to reduce carbon emissions for e-commerce customers across all industries. At PackAge+, Sylvia leads growth and partnership efforts, and is responsible for building new services in new markets. Sylvia has always been passionate about social impact work and entrepreneurship. Previously, she founded a social enterprise targeting problems of rural education. Before joining PackAge+, Sylvia worked in analytics, brand marketing and customer success-focused roles in both venture capital and mar-tech. Sylvia graduated with a degree from National Central University, where she specialised in social enterprise, social ROI, crowdfunding and CSR.

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Sustainable & Secure Information Disposal (SSID) ssid.hk

Sustainable & Secure Information Disposal (SSID) is a waste reduction-focused company that offers a range of solutions to encourage the sustainable management and reuse of waste materials in Hong Kong. There are three primary facets to the business: waste recovery from businesses, consumers, and universities; consulting and education programs for corporates; and developing and selling consumer products that utilise recycled materials. SSID has established over 500 recycling drop-off points for their waste recovery services for consumers and offers waste pick-up services for larger businesses. They position themselves as a one-stop shop for all types of waste, including paper products, aluminium, plastic, and e-waste. They recycle the raw materials through various pulp mills and exporters. SSID has also developed digital solutions that measure waste collection data through a cloud-based recycling data platform to complement its waste recovery services. 334

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Headquarters Hong Kong, SAR

Sector Waste Treatment Technology

YEAR 7

Countries of Operation Hong Kong

Entrepreneur Harold Yip Co-Founder & Executive Director

Harold Yip Harold Yip is the Co-Founder & Executive Director at Sustainable & Secure Information Disposal (SSID), a waste management company that applies technology and knowledge to build a circular business particularly for papers. SSID has pioneered the Hong Kong waste industry with the use of IoT since 2009. SSID has also set up HK’s first recycling pulp mill, MilMill, for used beverage cartons originally disposed of in landfills. Harold has over 20 years of sales, marketing and general management experience in FMCG and the office supplies industry. He had held senior positions with Lyreco, Dairy Farm and Advance Agro. Harold has earned a BBA and an EMBA degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Urbanmetry urbanmetry.com

Urbanmetry is a data company that harvests, cleans, and analyses large amounts of city and property data from emerging nations, utilising its proprietary algorithms to decode cities’ data trends and patterns. This aggregated data does not exist otherwise. Since 2014, Urbanmetry has focused on restructuring and cleaning up data from over 50 different government ministries and departments, as well as layering data from private sources. Urbanmetry can then develop a wide range of products and applications for its customers. This unlocks powerful insights related to urban development, city planning, and mortgage and property assessments that are geared toward sustainable development, enabling institutions in emerging countries to make decisions based on accurate and timely data.Already profitable, Urbanmetry is equipped with an extensive database covering Malaysia, Japan, and Vietnam. With a lean SaaS model, Urbanmetry is well-prepared to scale its operations and service offerings. 336

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Headquarters Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Sector Big Data

Countries of Operation Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam

Entrepreneur Cha-Ly Koh Founder & CEO

YEAR 7

Cha-Ly Koh Cha-Ly Koh is the Founder & CEO of Urbanmetry Sdn Bhd, a data analytics company that cleans and analyses large amounts of city data through its proprietary algorithms. Trained in city planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cha-Ly hopes to help governments, city planners, corporations and urban dwellers by providing insights into the city with big data. Since its founding, Urbanmetry has provided intelligence to various listed companies, banks and government agencies including the World Bank, RHB Bank, Alliance Bank, Sime Darby Property, S P Setia, Sunway Property, UEM Sunrise, Naza TTDI and so on. Prior to Urbanmetry, Cha-Ly was the CEO & Head of Data Analytics at Property Pricetag. In 2017, Cha-Ly published The Secret Atlas of Greater Kuala Lumpur, to approach city planning in Kuala Lumpur with a big data lens.

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44.01 4401.earth

44.01 is fighting climate change by turning captured CO2 into rock, using the natural power of mineralisation! Their process involves taking captured CO2 underground, speeding up its reaction with peridotite, a rock which naturally mineralises CO2 and permanently removing the CO2 for thousands of years. The company acts as a service provider to carbon capture companies, providing them a solution to permanently remove their captured CO2 from the planet. 44.01’s process is solely powered by clean energy and utilises solar thermal and PV during the day and biofuels at night. 44.01’s technology unlocks an impactful capacity of permanent CO2 storage needed for the world to reduce levels of CO2 in our atmosphere permanently. 338

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Headquarters London, UK

Sector Mining & Drilling Technology

YEAR 6

Countries of Operation Oman, UK

Entrepreneur Talal Hasan Founder & Carbon General

Talal Hasan Talal Hasan is the Founder and Carbon General of 44.01, a carbon mineralisation company fighting climate change by turning CO2 into rock. Prior to 44.01, Talal assisted with the formation and launch of IDO Investments, a $130M VC fund owned by the government of Oman. Whilst at IDO, Talal served as the Senior Investment Manager, completed over a dozen technology investments globally, and served on various boards of startups. Talal’s background is in corporate law, where he worked on a range of transactions, mostly in energy.

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Blue Sky Analytics blueskyhq.in

Blue Sky Analytics (Blue Sky) is building the “Bloomberg for environmental data.” Blue Sky collects raw environmental data from public and private sources, deciphering the data with AI to make it user-friendly. Ultimately, this data is sold to potential buyers, including governments, banks, infrastructure, insurance companies, health care providers, and agroforestry companies. By providing globalenvironment-data-as-a-service, Blue Sky is democratizing environmental data for a more accessible achievable sustainable economy. With a community of over 10,000 students, developers, and climate scientists, as well as mid-sized to large clients such as IEA, Dalberg, Clean Air Fund, and Parisar, Blue Sky is building the world’s largest geospatial data refinery to tackle the climate crisis. 340

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Headquarters Uttar Pradesh, India

Sector Big Data

Countries of Operation India, US

Entrepreneur Abhilasha Purwar Founder & CEO

YEAR 6

Abhilasha Purwar Abhilasha Purwar is the Founder & CEO of Blue Sky Analytics, a climate-tech startup using satellite data and AI to build environmental monitoring and climate-risk assessment products. She is a Fulbright scholar, Yale and IIT alum with experience in private equity, big data analytics, product development and environmental policy. She began her career as a Research Associate at J-PAL, working on air pollution regulation with India’s Ministry of Environment. After her Masters in Environmental Management from Yale, Abhilasha went on to work on building flexible solar cells in Dublin, kickstarting a solar products and asset financing startup at PEG Africa, and investing in clean energy at GoldenSet Capital. Upon her return to India, Abhilasha founded Blue Sky Analytics in 2018 as she believes “data has the capacity to change an entire ecosystem.” She deems Blue Sky as a focal point of enabling global climate action with high quality, accessible environmental data.

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CRIATERRA criaterra.com

CRIATERRA Innovations has developed unique, patent-protected circular low carbon technologies for precast construction products. Innovation in this highly pollutive industry is imperative, and CRIATERRA’s products have low-carbon emissions, full circularity from cradle-to-cradle, and require nearly zero energy in production. CRIATERRA’s first product line of indoor tiles has been licensed for mass production in Europe, and they’re currently developing additional high performance pre-cast building products, including outdoor cladding and masonry blocks that are designed for structural excellence. They increase 6x thermal insulation properties, compared to similar products and reduce energy. 342

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Headquarters Holon, Israel

Sector Countries of Operation Building & Construction Israel, Technology Netherlands, UK

Entrepreneur Adital Ela Founder & CEO

YEAR 6

Adital Ela Adital Ela is the Founder and CEO of CRIATERRA Innovations. She is an industrial designer and impact-driven entrepreneur in the field of design for sustainability, specializing in re-engineering the way constructive materials are manufactured and introducing fully regenerative construction products, such as wall tiles and bricks, within a circular economy. Adital is a member of the TED Fellows program, a lecturer on sustainable design and development at Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) and Switcher (a UN initiative), and former board member of the O2 Global Network. Prior to founding CRIATERRA, Adital served as CEO of Sustainable Sense by Design and Creative Director of SAZ Design Studio. She holds a BA in Product Design from HIT and a Master’s in Design from the Man and Humanity program at Design Academy Eindhoven.

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ELeather eleathergroup.com

ELeather is an award-winning, environmentally-friendly materials technology company. Known as the pioneers of sustainable, engineered leather, they transform unused leather into high-performance materials, while achieving a significantly lower environmental footprint than traditional means. ELeather has built an enviable reputation for quality and service in demanding markets, and have partnered with some of the largest and most successful brands in the world. Founded in the UK, they have grown to export over 90% of sales to more than 50 countries and supply industries ranging from aviation to public transport and athletic footwear. So far, ELeather have saved over 8,000 tonnes of leather waste from landfill, reduced carbon emissions by over 250,000 tonnes, and supplied over 8 million m2 of ELeather to blue-chip brands. It’s leather evolved. 344

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Headquarters Peterborough, UK

Sector Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Countries of Operation 55 countries

Entrepreneur John Kennedy CEO

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John Kennedy John Kennedy is the CEO who is leading ELeather into new markets. He embodies and creates a culture at ELeather that is focused on customers, operational excellence and innovation through teamwork. Having been CFO and COO before transitioning to CEO, he brings a global perspective to developing the business having previously had a successful career in large international corporates, such as Applied Materials and Accenture. Since John took over as CEO, ELeather has been certified to the Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) by Control Union Certifications and awarded the Higg certificate by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, partnered with the likes of Wizz Air and Project Blu, and launched its first ever fully metallic material collection.

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Elonroad elonroad.com

Elonroad is powering the future of mobility by developing an electric road technology designed to charge electric vehicles while they are on the go or parked. They do this by laying a smart conductive rail on top of the road. A conductive pickup under the vehicle connects to the electric rail at 300kW 97% efficiency. The rail is only active when covered by the vehicle, which makes it safe in a city environment, while also providing feedback loops to Elonroad’s software. Their software control provides built-in load balancing, access control, billing system, and additional safety features. Elonroad has completed a 1km electric road demonstration project in Lund, on behalf of the Swedish Transport Administration that proves their top of the road and submerged road technology. 346

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Headquarters Lund, Sweden

Sector Transportation & Mobility

Countries of Operation Norway, Sweden

Entrepreneur Karin Ebbinghaus CEO

YEAR 6

Karin Ebbinghaus Karin Ebbinghaus is the CEO of the innovative company Elonroad, which contributes to the system shift into a more climate-friendly society. Karin has a background as a lawyer and investor, but fell for Elonroad and their inspiring approach to tackling the climate challenge with new thinking and belief in technology. Before joining the Elonroad team, Karin was an Investment Manager at Almi Invest’s GreenTech fund, which solely focused on companies reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Karin also worked as a lawyer for both national and international law firms, as well as in-house counsel at Vestas. Karin has extensive knowledge in M&A, joint ventures, securities and investments. She holds an LLM from Lund University and an Executive MBA from Stockholm School of Economics.

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H3 Dynamics h3dynamics.com

H3 Dynamics is a world leader in advanced aerial mobility technologies, including zero-emission, hydrogen-electric propulsion. The company is implementing a sustainable 3-phase roadmap, starting with autonomous data services, moving next to autonomous hydrogen cargo, and passenger flight as a final step. Over time, the company plans to globally scale from small drones to large aircraft platforms, starting with immediate markets first. Right now, H3 offers autonomous aerial data services to building management and construction companies. They plan to scale their business line to several mega-cities around the world. With current and projected revenues generated, H3 intends to invest in the R&D of hydrogen-electric propulsion systems called the Aeropak with a range of 400-900km. Their team in France is preparing for its first in-flight Q1 2022 to demonstrate its propulsion systems. 348

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Headquarters Singapore

Sector Transportation & Mobility

Countries of Operation France, Japan, Singapore, US

Entrepreneur Taras Wankewycz Founder & CEO

YEAR 6

Taras Wankewycz Taras Wankewycz is the Founder and CEO of H3 Dynamics, an aviation company on a mission to decarbonise air mobility. Taras is a deep tech entrepreneur with 19 years of business building experience across Asia. He turns emerging tech into commercial platforms across a broad range of applications, from enterprise solutions to consumer retail, and from industrial solutions to aerospace. Before founding H3 Dynamics, Taras co-founded Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, the parent company of Hyzon Motors and a global leader in hydrogen fuel cell technologies; Horizon Educational, a global specialist in clean energy STEM educational products for schools worldwide; HES Energy Systems, an air mobility research lab focused on PEM fuel cell energy storage for long range electric flight; and H3 Zoom.AI, the world’s first cloud-based, AI-enabled infrastructure inspection micro-services marketplace.

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Loowatt loowatt.com

Loowatt has developed a unique waterless toilet and waste-to-value processing system that allows service providers to readily adopt off-grid sanitation infrastructure and link it to value-generating systems. In a world where only 30% of people have access to sewers, Loowatt’s system meets the urgent needs of densely populated areas – from crowded events to rapidly growing cities. Loowatt has proven their technology and product-market fit through building services in the UK and internationally, and worked with utilities in the UK and internationally to optimise nutrient recovery and energy generation from waste. The company is scaling up through B2B hardware sales. At the centre of the Loowatt system is a great toilet experience – a human necessity that they believe is fundamental to meeting the global sanitation needs of today. 350

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Headquarters London, UK

Sector Waste Collection

Countries of Operation Madagascar, Philippines, South Africa, UK

Entrepreneur Virginia Gardiner Founder & CEO

YEAR 6

Virginia Gardiner Virginia Gardiner is the Founder and CEO of Loowatt, having first developed the technology during her Master’s degree. She leads a multi-talented executive team, and communicates their vision internally and externally. Virginia has also become an expert on sanitation having worked in this field for over 10 years, and been fascinated by toilets and sewers for almost 20. Sanitation is universal for all people, and touches so many aspects of life – relationship to resources, cultures and habits – so it always stays interesting! Prior to starting Loowatt in 2010, she spent 7 years working with award-winning product and design companies including Dwell Magazine, and wrote for publications including Metropolis and The New York Times. Virginia holds a joint Master’s in Innovation Design Engineering from the Royal College of Arts and Imperial College London, and a BA from Stanford University in Comparative Literature.

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Made of Air madeofair.com

Made of Air (MoA) is a carbon-negative materials company capitalizing on the power of trees, the original carbon capture technology. Trees convert atmospheric CO2 into carbon stored in their trunks, but at the end of a tree’s life, the stored CO2 gets re-released into the atmosphere through decomposition or burning. MoA steps in to ensure that the CO2 stored by these trees is permanently and stably locked in by creating Biochar from wood waste (a negative emissions process). MoA then creates thermoplastic granules that replace polluting materials like fossil plastic and aluminum, intentionally focusing on durable and recoverable applications that have long usage cycles. These thermoplastics can be formed with all traditional thermoforming methods, and used for a wide variety of applications. After decades of use, their materials can be returned to the earth safely, either directly or as Biochar. 352

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Headquarters Berlin, Germany

Sector Manufacturing Technology

Countries of Operation Germany, Sweden

Entrepreneur Allison Dring Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 6

Allison Dring Allison Dring is Co-Founder and CEO of Made of Air, an advanced materials company initiating carbon negative strategies for manufacturing. Made of Air was named the Falling Walls’ 2020 Science Start Up Breakthrough of the Year. Allison is an experienced entrepreneur, initiating climate positive technologies and applying them to real world building applications. Previously, as Co-Founder of Elegant Embellishments, she invented and manufactured proslve370e, an award-winning facade module that reduces urban air pollution. She is a veteran speaker on topics involving technology and the environment, including a 2013 TEDx Berlin talk entitled “Ornament & Climate’’, is a member of the BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders, and serves as Advisory Board Member for Creating Urban Tech Berlin and The Lifeboat Foundation.

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Planet Protector Packaging planetprotectorpackaging.com

Planet Protector Packaging (PPP) is on a mission to eliminate polystyrene and become the market leader in sustainable thermal packaging that does not harm the planet. The company has created Woolpack, which is their patented technology that uses sheep’s wool destined for the landfill and unsuitable for the textile industry. Sealed inside a protective film and placed within a cardboard carton, Woolpack is independently proven to keep products cold for more than 72 hours. Compared to polystyrene, Woolpack significantly reduces a company’s incoming transportation and storage costs and carbon footprint by arriving flat-packed and compressed to 50% of its size. Furthermore, their product performs 32% better at keeping content cool while remaining price competitive. 354

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Headquarters Sydney, Australia

Sector Product Lifecycle

Countries of Operation Australia, New Zealand

Entrepreneur Joanne Howarth Founder & CEO

YEAR 6

Joanne Howarth Joanne Howarth is Founder & CEO of the Planet Protector Packaging (PPP), an environmentally-friendly packaging company. Leading the pack on the sustainable front, their award winning product Woolpack, is made from sheep waste wool, and used for the transport of temperature-sensitive food and pharmaceuticals as an alternative to polystyrene. After studying economics at the University of Sydney & an MBA at UTS, Joanne embarked upon a journey that has seen her evolve as a serial entrepreneur. Joanne believes that “at the end of the day, it’s not the money we earn or the things we own that matter, it is the difference we made to the lives of others, to our communities, and to the planet!” There are few more worthwhile pursuits than driving positive change, and while it’s true that nobody can do everything, everyone can do something!

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Siklus siklus.com

Siklus is reinventing the future of retail by delivering refills of everyday needs directly to consumers’ doors without plastic waste. Through their app, individuals can order their favorite household products in various sizes, creating a new and more sustainable way to distribute and consume FMCG products. Siklus distributes refills of household items such as detergent, shampoo, cooking oil, and more at a guaranteed lower cost. The company’s rechargeable motorbikes deliver these goods, equipped with up to 30 SKUs per bike that are dispensed safely and precisely through their proprietary pressurizer technology. By delivering SKUs through third-party logistics (3PL), Siklus optimizes the FMCG supply chain while keeping overall costs low for the consumer. Fueling the refill revolution across Indonesia, Siklus aims to become the next sustainable model of retail: mobile, tech-driven, and affordable. 356

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Headquarters Jakarta, Indonesia

Sector Supply Chain Technology

Countries of Operation Indonesia

Entrepreneur Jane von Rabenau Founder & CEO

YEAR 6

Jane von Rabenau Jane von Rabenau is the Founder & CEO of Siklus, a start-up that refills household products without packaging and at a lower cost. As part of Jane’s Master’s thesis on ocean plastics, she traveled to the Philippines, where basic water refill vending machines inspired the idea for Siklus. Jane’s professional background is in international development and behavioral economics. She has previously worked for organizations such as J-PAL and KfW on projects focusing on poverty alleviation. While managing a study on sleep deprivation in Chennai, India, she witnessed the horrific floods of 2015 that were further worsened by growing trash problems. These experiences led Jane to pivot her career towards the intersection of international development and environmental policy. During her MPA at Harvard, she focused on policy and entrepreneurial solutions to our world’s most pressing environmental issues. Now, she is excited to be working with Siklus to create the next, sustainable model of retail.

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Urban Spring urbanspring.hk

Urban Spring redefines the water refill experience outside of the home by building a reliable network of well-designed and well-maintained water stations in Hong Kong. Well is their signature product and an award-winning smart water station that provides point-ofuse drinking water designed for high foot-traffic locations. On top of their user-centric design to influence human behavior, Urban Spring’s core belief is to use data to drive service design and lead the change for better living. Their product development has moved towards an open-source Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure for data collection, processing, analytics, and device management. Currently, Urban Spring has over 400 water refill stations across Hong Kong, and they plan to expand to Singapore and Thailand in the near future. 358

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Headquarters Hong Kong, SAR

Sector Water Infrastructure

Countries of Operation Hong Kong

Entrepreneur Ada Yip Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 6

Ada Yip Ada Yip is the Co-Founder & CEO of Urban Spring, a purpose-driven startup with a mission to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic bottles through building a network of well-designed and well-maintained water refill stations. She is also a director of WYNG 43 Social Investment, which invests in innovative, mission-focused startups. Prior to these ventures, Ada was the Program Director of the i2i (incubation to investment) program at SOW Asia. She also sits on the board of Hong Kong Institute of Social Impact Analysts and Education For Good. She volunteers at a number of non-profit organizations and is a member of the Advisory Committee on Enhancing Employment of People with Disabilities under the Social Welfare Department of the Hong Kong Government. She was born and brought up in Hong Kong, and has been dedicated to supporting social entrepreneurship in Hong Kong since 2013. Prior to embarking this journey, she worked at financial institutions in Toronto, Tokyo, and Hong Kong.

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ATEC atecbio.com

Clean cooking is the world’s biggest solvable problem and ATEC is on a mission to ensure everyone has access to safe and clean cooking. ATEC is the global leader in cost-effective smart cookstove technology for Base of the Pyramid (BoP) households. The company produces, sells and distributes patented biodigester systems for smallscale farmers globally. A joint venture between Engineers Without Borders and Live & Learn, it has installed over 1,000 systems since its launch and is now expanding globally to a market of over 205 million households. Its two products include PayGo biogas for off-grid households, and PayGo electric induction cookstoves for on-grid households. ATEC first started with a biogas digester designed for the flood plains of Cambodia. In 2014, ATEC’s biodigester unit was named the inaugural winner of the Google Impact Challenge. 360

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Headquarters Canberra, Australia

Sector Food Technology

YEAR 5

Countries of Operation Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Tuvalu, Vietnam

Entrepreneur Ben Jeffreys CEO

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Ben Jeffreys As ATEC’s CEO and strategic leader, Ben has an unwavering commitment to unlocking the potential in others. Ben brings over 14 years experience in managing teams across social enterprise, international development and corporate sectors. Before his role at ATEC, Ben worked as National Development Manager at SSE, Product Development Manager at Oxfam, and Retail Sales Executive at Westfield. In addition to his work at ATEC, Ben currently serves as a board member for Nexus for Development, a Phnom Penh-based organization committed to creating a more equitable and accessible carbon market that has the power to tackle poverty and climate change. Ben is an alumnus of Queensland University of Technology, where he earned a degree with honors in International Commerce & Marketing.

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CLUBZERØ cupclub.com

CLUBZERØ partners with businesses to make food and beverage on-the-go more sustainable, working together towards the ultimate goal of zero waste. Today, their award-winning pioneering returnable packaging system serves customers across the EU and North America, including Just Eat Takeaway, NextGen Consortium brands (Starbucks, McDonald’s, Yum Brands, Nestle, Wendy’s) food service company Baxter Storey, Cushman & Wakefield and retailer, John Lewis & Partners. With a philosophy of making reusables free and rewarding to use, and safe and convenient to return, they’ve achieved a market leading return-rate of 95% versus the industry standard of 60%. Their aim is to build the next robust sustainable consumption model that sees their efforts roll out beyond food and beverage to other reusable product categories, such as Home and Body, through the scale of operations they have already built. 362

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Headquarters London, England

Sector Product Lifecycle

Countries of Operation Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Entrepreneur Safia Qureshi Founder & CEO

YEAR 5

Safia Qureshi Safia is an award-winning architect, innovation designer and educator. Safia’s work is recognised for its innovative use of design, digital exploration, and spatial interventions that challenge conventional notions of cities and the built environment. Her work encompasses product innovation, brand identity, system and service design, digital products and architecture. She has earned numerous awards, including top prize winner for CupClub from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and IDEO and Fast Company’s Best UX Design 2019. Safia has also been a guest contributor and speaker at the World Economic Forum on the subject of reuse and packaging, the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, Royal College of Art, and London Metropolitan University. She is currently on the network of professional mentors for the Royal Institute of British Architects.

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Dishcraft Robotics dishcraft.com

Dishcraft uses the power of robotics, AI, and process innovation to create a greener and cleaner planet. Similar to a linen service, Dishcraft delivers quality, reusable dishes, containers, glasses and flatware each day with pricing comparable to, or less than, disposable wares and in-house dishwashing. Dirty dishes are picked up from Dishdrop collection bins and delivered to centralized dishwashing facilities powered by their robots, where automation ensures fast, reliable, and ultra-clean sanitized dishes. Dishcraft serves hotels, cafeterias, business, education, healthcare and restaurants. With increasing levels of disposables and mounting landfill volumes, bringing reusability to food services will have incredible environmental impact. 364

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Headquarters San Carlos, CA, USA

Sector AI, Food Technology

Countries of Operation United States

Entrepreneur Linda Pouliot Founder & CEO

YEAR 5

Linda Pouliot Linda Pouliot is the CEO and Founder of Dishcraft, which uses robotics and process innovation to revolutionize commercial dishwashing. A serial entrepreneur, Linda and her team of award-winning technologists are working on finding solutions to reduce waste and improve efficiency. Prior to this, Linda co-founded Neato Robotics with the idea that robots can perform household chores as effectively as humans - the company was acquired in 2017. Linda also served as COO of Adiri, Inc., where she worked on the internationally award-winning Adiri Natural Nurser. She has developed products for retail brands, including Disney, Banana Republic, and QVC and has been the recipient of multiple patents and international awards. She graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a BFA cum laude.

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Goterra goterra.com.au

Goterra is a cutting edge infrastructure tech company, leading the industry in creating waste management ecosystems, using insects. Goterra imagined a world where automation and biology work in tandem to solve complex challenges like managing waste and creating feed security. They then built robots filled with maggots that process food waste, becoming the first company to deploy and commercialise such a solution, redefining waste management. But why? Existing waste management solutions struggle to adapt in a changing world where sustainability is a key focus, scaling waste disposal has become crucial, and the transportation of waste is more than 50% of the total waste management costs. Their soil produces both high protein stock feed and nutritious soil conditioner, and the modular unit allows the waste to be processed close to where it’s created without haulage and trucking costs. 366

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Headquarters Canberra, Australia

Sector Waste Treatment

Countries of Operation Australia

Entrepreneur Olympia Yarger Founder & CEO

YEAR 5

Olympia Yarger Olympia is the founder of Goterra, where she leads the vision of redefining waste management with biotechnology and eco-friendly infrastructure design. As a farmerturned-founder, she is passionate about building products that allow businesses to meet a growing consumer demand for sustainable service provision and agile infrastructure capability. Goterra was founded to solve a protein shortage problem and has since become a cutting edge infrastructure technology company, leading the industry in creating waste management ecosystems, using insects.

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Greyparrot greyparrot.ai

Greyparrot provides waste analytics and new insights previously unavailable to waste managers, producers, and regulators to help increase recycling rates. The company’s end-to-end Waste Recognition Vision System is able to measure large waste flows in real-time. Waste composition information is key to help facilities increase recycling/ recovery rates, enhance product quality, and understand the carbon footprint of the products we consume and the waste we generate. Greyparrot is also collaborating with suppliers of hardware and machinery to embed AI cognitive intelligence into their solutions. Its goal is to increase transparency and automation in waste management to support the transition to a circular economy. Founded in 2019, Greyparrot was awarded “Hottest Climate Tech Startup 2020” by The Europas. 368

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Headquarters London, England

Sector Waste Treatment Technology

Countries of Operation Italy, Japan, South Korea, United Kigdom

Entrepreneur Mikela Druckman Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 5

Mikela Druckman Mikela is the Co-Founder and CEO of Greyparrot, a UK tech startup using AI-based computer vision to monitor and sort waste at scale. As a leader in early and growthstage tech start-ups, Mikela’s role has been to coordinate and lead commercial, technical and product teams to deliver solutions that add value to customers. Previously, she was Chief Commercial Officer at Blippar, developing cutting edge computer vision and augmented reality products and partnering with global brands to deliver award-winning projects. She is a Global Future Council member at the World Economic Forum, providing thought leadership on emerging technologies including AI for the private and public sector. In 2018, Mikela was listed as “TopWomen50” in tech by WeAreTheCity. Mikela is passionate about gender equality, sustainable economic models, and deep technology.

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Houdini Sportswear houdinisportswear.com/en-us

Houdini is a band of scientists, artists, designers, and adventurers pushing the boundaries of how outdoor clothing is made. Together with their customers, Houdini is recycling, renting, repairing, and reusing their way to a new, sustainable outdoor industry. Since the early 90’s, Houdini started to evolve from a project among climbing partners into a company, with responsible business at its core. With the passion, determination, planning, and execution of mountaineers, Houdini took on the challenge of designing its business to become a force for good, with no compromises. The 25+ years of work since, has gained Houdini a global, leading position not only as the company setting new sustainability standards in its industry, but also as the blueprint for the future of business in terms of purpose, care, execution, and engagement. 370

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Headquarters Stockholm, Sweden

Sector Product Lifecycle

Countries of Operation Germany, Japan, Sweden, Thailand, United States

Entrepreneur Eva Karlsson CEO

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Eva Karlsson Eva Karlsson is the CEO of Houdini Sportswear, a progressive and rapidly growing Swedish outdoor brand and a trailblazer in corporate responsibility. Since 2001, Eva, together with a like-minded team, have been redesigning business to become a force for good – providing state-of-the-art circular products, offering product-as-a-service solutions and building a co-creative community for open-source innovation, sharing knowledge, and inspiring reconnection to nature. Rather than focusing on Houdini’s outstanding track record in sustainable development, Eva emphasizes the journey ahead and the untapped opportunities and abundant value in designing attractive and regenerative lifestyle solutions.

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Lucro lucro.in

Lucro is a recycling company that harnesses the possibilities of flexible plastic to produce high-quality, innovative, and recycled-content products. The company handles the entire waste value chain, from collection to recycling, as well as the manufacturing of final recycled products. As a leader in recycled plastic products, Lucro reuses plastic waste to remake products and close the loop, making plastic sustainable. Using their trademarked Plast-E-Cycle technology, Lucro converts the dirtiest plastic waste into recycled granules which are ultimately remade into recycled products at a cost advantage compared to virgin plastics. With 8 years of industry experience, Lucro is now one of the largest suppliers of recycled packaging and protective covers to manufacturers globally, aiming to popularize the recycling culture. 372

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Headquarters Mumbai, India

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Sector Product Lifecycle

Countries of Operation India

Entrepreneur Ujwal Desai Co-Founder & Managing Director

Ujwal Desai Ujwal began his career on a factory floor, improving its working environment by streamlining operations. He continued to work in various industries, from metal to hardware, to now plastics. In 2012, he started Lucro, which supplies plastic parts to the automotive industry alongside two other co-founders. Concerned about the amount of plastic in the environment, they began buy-back and recycling programs, applying the concept of the circular economy and turning plastic waste into valuable products to help counter the problem. Ujwal has a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech. Outside of work, he is an avid sports enthusiast and loves spending time in the outdoors, which has further enlightened his passion for working on the plastic waste problem.

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Miyamoto International miyamotointernational.com

After a natural disaster, the environmental and societal damage is often unmitigated, especially for unprepared economies without the resources to safely and economically re-build. Miyamoto International is a global structural engineering and disaster risk reduction firm, providing resiliency expertise that sustains industries and safeguards communities around the world. They specialize in designing High-Performance Earthquake Engineering solutions that reduce lifecycle costs and produce a positive net impact on a structure’s operation, and in turn, the community it serves. Miyamoto is committed to saving lives and having a lasting impact on local economies by training local engineers and contractors to build their structures, equipping them with the tools for future preparedness. Since the global pandemic, Miyamoto has expanded its expertise into the broader ecosystem of resiliency. 374

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YEAR 5

Headquarters Los Angeles, CA, USA

Sector Sustainable Construction, Resiliency

Countries of Operation 245 countries

Entrepreneur Dr. Kit Miyamoto Global CEO

Dr. Kit Miyamoto Dr. Kit Miyamoto is the CEO of Miyamoto International, a structural engineering and disaster risk reduction firm with a mission to make the world a better, safer place. Kit is a world-leading expert in disaster resiliency engineering, disaster response and reconstruction. He provides expert engineering and policy consultation in Mexico, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Haiti and is a chairman for the California Seismic Safety Commission. Kit holds graduate degrees from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and California State University. Kit has won the Engineering News Record’s “Global Best Project” award an unprecedented three consecutive times. Major media such as ABC, CNN, LA Times, NY Times and Rolling Stone have profiled him. He is featured in the “Designing for Disaster” exhibit at the National Building Museum.

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Natural Fiber Welding naturalfiberwelding.com

Natural Fiber Welding (NFW) seeks to unlock the power of plants and catalyze the new era of uncompromising textiles. Nothing is more abundant on planet Earth than plant matter, which is unrivaled in its ability to meet the needs of the world’s population. By leveraging the strength and abundance of plants, NFW provides the world with a sustainable and circular material supply chain that makes use of this renewable resource. From recycled cotton yarns to fabric made from rubber trees, NFW is transforming the soft-goods industry with their closed loop technology. Their scalable fabrication platform works to charge humanity’s transition from petroleumdependency and linear life-cycles to plant-based inherent circularity, creating a more sustainable future. 376

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Headquarters Peoria, IL, USA

Sector Countries of Operation Sustainable Textiles, United States Responsible Production

Entrepreneur Luke Haverhals Founder & CEO

YEAR 5

Luke Haverhals Luke Haverhals is the Founder and CEO of Natural Fiber Welding. An analytical chemist (PhD)/materials scientist and entrepreneur, Luke is focused on finding technological solutions for the circular economy. He is applying his extensive experience with natural materials, nanomaterials, manufacturing technologies and automation to produce circular, high performance materials for a wide variety of applications. Luke has a concurrent academic appointment as a research professor at Bradley University and has deep insights into academic research ecosystems, having also been a research faculty at the US Naval Academy. Luke is an NSF I-Corp graduate and NFW has received multiple sponsored research projects with the US Government.

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Propelair propelair.com

Propelair saves the planet, one flush at a time. They are the UK designer and manufacturer of what they believe is the world’s lowest water-flush toilet -- new technology, reinventing a sanitation system unchanged in over 200 years. Engineered specifically for commercial, public and heavy footfall premises, the Propelair system connects conveniently to existing plumbing systems. It is also ideal for off grid premises where waste removal is costly.Replacing up to 9 litres (l) of water with 120l of air to propel just 1.5l of water per flush into existing drains, saving money and water in out-ofhome washrooms, Propelair’s unique ‘close to flush’ design provides far greater hygiene too. The closed lid forms a seal to channel the air, reducing airborne germs including COVID-19, by 95%. 378

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Headquarters London, England

Sector Waste Treatment

Countries of Operation South Africa, Australia, United Kingdom

Entrepreneur David Hollander CEO

YEAR 5

David Hollander David is CEO of Propelair, the UK clean tech start-up designer and manufacturer of the world’s lowest water-flush toilet, backed by Investec and Earth Capital. Prior to this, David was the MD of Dyson UK & Ireland, where he led the turnaround of the territory and has also served as the CEO of Aqualisa, the shower company. David loves selling great engineering, and is inspired by technology which saves water, money and improves hygiene. David is also Chair of MYCS, a fast-growing €40m European eCommerce retailer of customised furniture; Chair of Motocaddy Golf, the £30m electric trolley business backed by Ethos Partners; a sometime golfer, a follower of rugby and football, father, husband, son, and until recently, the Chair of the UK’s leading independent boys’ prep school.

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Three Wheels United threewheelsunited.com

Three Wheels United (TWU) is a tech-enhanced finance company that provides affordable loan and leasing options for light Electric Vehicles (EVs). They make auto-rickshaw EVs an accessible option to India’s 175 million light vehicle drivers, improving driver livelihoods while addressing the global climate crisis. Their datadriven technology, called Prayana, combines tailored loan management and asset management, allowing them to offer competitive loans while removing barriers for uptake, de-risking their lending, keeping operations costs and default rates low, and improving driver income. Originally a built-in partnership with Microsoft, their platform analyzes data via machine learning models that predict behavior changes and trigger actions to prevent and dissuade defaulting behavior. Via its mobile app, drivers improve the understanding of their loans and repayments habits, while collection agents can maintain a high quality of larger portfolios efficiently. 380

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Headquarters Bengaluru, India

Sector Financial Technology and Transportation

Countries of Operation India

Entrepreneur Cedrick Tandong Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 5

Cedrick Tandong Cedrick is a social entrepreneur and the co-founder of Bengaluru-based startup, Three Wheels United, which is providing finance and using technology to remove barriers of operating an electric auto-rickshaw. This has a triple bottom line effect: profitable, social and environmental impact on drivers and the world. Cedrick loves turning visionary ideas into reality. Born and raised in Sub-Saharan Africa, he is particularly interested in ideas that will improve livelihoods for people trapped in informal economies. Before starting TWU, Cedrick founded a successful company in Cameroon in the e-commerce space.

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75F 75f.io

75F is removing the barriers to building automation with a system that improves commercial building comfort, indoor air quality, and energy efficiency with 30-50 percent savings and less than a two-year ROI. Traditional building controls systems are overbuilt and require extensive resources to install, set up, custom program and maintain — creating high costs of acquisition and ownership. Using Internet of Things (IoT) design, 75F harnesses the computing power of the cloud and packs it into a smart commercial building management system with a single-pane-of-glass across HVAC equipment types and brands, plus lighting, with multi-site remote monitoring and management. The company’s vertically integrated suite of wireless sensors, equipment controllers, smarter thermostats and cloud-based software deliver fast functionality and results out-of-the-box. A United Nations Environmental Program partner and USGBC LEED partner, 75F offers triple bottom line results for profit, people and planet. They were named one of the Top 100 Most Disruptive Companies in the World in 2017. 382

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Headquarters Burnsville, MN, USA

Sector Smart Building

YEAR 4

Countries of Operation Australia, Ecuador, India, Nigeria, Singapore, United States

Entrepreneur Deepinder Singh Founder & CEO

Deepinder Singh Deepinder has designed some of the world’s fastest core networks for Tier 1 service providers like AT&T, NTT and Verizon. With almost 25 years of experience in electronics and computing, he’s brought a wealth of embedded products to the market. His key goal in every endeavor is to simplify operational complexity and make products intuitive. Once a member of the Canadian National Shooting Team, he now has a new target in sight for team 75F — a mission to make people more productive and comfortable while saving energy and the environment. Deepinder is married to a cardiologist and has two wonderful daughters, ages 10 and 12, who still think he’s a hero. He lives in the small town of Mankato, Minnesota, with a shooting range in his backyard. He enjoys flying, racing cars and riding bikes — and his scotch.

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Aeroseal aeroseal.com

Aeroseal is one of the fastest-growing clean technology companies with a presence in 27 countries worldwide. Its patented HVAC leak sealing technology injects a fog of aerosolized sealant particles into pressurized spaces to seal air leaks in the distribution and ventilation ductwork of residential and commercial buildings. The technology relies on a computer-controlled process to measure and record results. It is applied where issues involving comfort, indoor air quality, and energy efficiency are a concern. A study by McKinsey Consulting found that duct leakage is the biggest contributor to energy inefficiency in buildings; in residential homes, it accounts for over 500 trillion BTU of wasted energy every year. In 2018, Aeroseal announced its new product, AeroBarrier, which seals new and existing commercial, residential, and multi-family building envelopes to help them meet mandated air tightness standards. Aeroseal’s technology was developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 1994 with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and the EPA. The company dreams of a future where all homes are passive and every building is Net Zero. 384

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Headquarters Dayton, OH, USA

Sector Clean Technology

YEAR 4

Amit Gupta

Countries of Operation Australia, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Entrepreneur Amit Gupta CEO

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As the CEO for Aeroseal, LLC, Amit Gupta helps make the world a better place by creating innovative technology that improves air quality and energy efficiency in homes and buildings. Prior to Aeroseal, Amit held various positions with Carrier Corporation and with TATA Motors in Portugal and India. He has a broad background and extensive experience in sales, supply chain management, operations, and marketing. Amit also has a progressive background in developing long-term strategies and processes for multibillion-dollar organizations. As the head of Aeroseal, he has applied his international experience and diverse business skills to successfully launch several breakthrough and award-winning technologies that directly address building performance issues. Through his leadership, Aeroseal is transforming the way residential and commercial buildings are constructed, renovated, and maintained. Amit has a BE in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

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ECOncrete econcretetech.com

ECOncrete® offers a suite of high performance environmentally sensitive concrete solutions that enhance the biological and ecological value of urban, coastal, and marine infrastructure while increasing their strength and durability. Its solutions reduce the ecological carbon footprint of ports, marinas, coastal protection infrastructure, and urban waterfront projects by up to 80%, while adding to their structural integrity. With over half of the world’s population concentrating along coastlines, accelerated coastal development which inflicts severe stress on natural ecosystems is inevitable. ECOncrete will transform the way future coastlines look and function by replacing barren, grey, urban coastlines and waterfronts with highperformance, resilient, and blue-green infrastructure. The company was named one of TIME’s 100 Best Inventions of the Year 2019. 386

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Headquarters Tel Aviv, Israel

Sector Environmental Technology

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Countries of Operation Croatia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Monaco, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States

Entrepreneur Shimrit Perkol-Finkel Co-Founder, CEO & Chief Scientist

Shimrit Perkol-Finkel* Dr. Shimrit Perkol-Finkel was the Co-Founder and CEO of ECOncrete Tech Ltd, a world leader in bio-enhancing concrete technologies that for the first time provide both superior strength and ecological benefits. She specialized in sustainable management of urban marine habitats and was considered a world expert in ecological engineering. Shimrit was the recipient of a number of accolades including a We Empower award for advancing UN Sustainable Development Goals in 2018, the EU Women Innovators award, Forward Actor of the Year in the 2019 GreenTech Festival, and was one of Fast Company’s 2019 top 100 Most Creative People in Business. Shimrit held a B.Sc. in Life Sciences, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Zoology (Tel-Aviv University), and a Post-Doc (University of Bologna) as an EU Marie Curie Fellow. *Passed away in 2021

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Frontier Markets frontiermkts.com

Frontier Markets is a social tech commerce platform run by rural women entrepreneurs that provides “last mile connectivity” of goods and services directly to rural consumers. Frontier Markets’ mission to creates Saral Jeevan ‘easy life’ for rural households is based on the belief that they are dignified customers deserving local access to high quality products and services with ease and that women are the key influences for driving change in rural villages. By investing in digital inclusion for women, Frontier Markets creates wealth opportunities for women and their customers. The company has built a network of 10,000 women entrepreneurs reaching 700,000 rural customers, selling 1 million products to date. Their vision is to have a platform of 100 million rural customers and a network of 100,00 women with access to a better, more dignified life. 388

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Headquarters Jaipur, India

Sector Supply Chain Technology

Countries of Operation India

Entrepreneur Ajaita Shah Founder & CEO

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Ajaita Shah Ajaita Shah is the Founder and CEO of Frontier Markets. She started her career in microfinance in India with a belief that “investing in women is smart business and key to poverty alleviation at scale.” An advocate for women-led, transformational leadership and rethinking how social innovation can design for scalable impact, she has developed concepts with international institutions including the UN. Ajaita has won numerous awards for her work around healthcare, mobile technology, and social performance management in the sector. Through Frontier Markets, she has been recognised as Forbes 30 Under 30’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year, CNBC’s Young Business Women of the Year and Women’s Transforming India Award in 2018 amongst others. Ajaita serves on the board of Frontier Innovations Foundation, an advisor to various social enterprises in India focusing on product development for the poor.

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Igor

igor-tech.com

Igor, Inc. was founded in 2013 with a vision to develop a smart building platform solution. With a global market increasingly trending toward smart homes and businesses, Igor has quickly made a name for itself as a leading player in the future of the agile, smart building industry. With system installations in more than two dozen countries, and partnerships with industry leaders such as Cisco, Igor is an emerging global player in the IoT Smart Building industry. Igor’s flagship product, Nexos, is a power over ethernet-based IoT smart building platform that incorporates the hardware, software, and cloud analytics components to form the digital building ‘backbone’ that delivers superior smart building network reliability, bandwidth, and security. Combined with an open API and real-time platform engine, Nexos is truly a forward looking IoT smart building technology that seamlessly incorporates full lighting controls with easy integration to virtually any IoT device or smart building application. Today, Nexos reflects the market’s readiness to enter the IoT world. 390

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Headquarters Des Moines, IA, USA

Sector Smart Building

YEAR 4

Dwight Stewart

Countries of Operation Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, France, India, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, United States

Entrepreneur Dwight Stewart Founder & CTO

With 15 years of tech entrepreneurship, Dwight Stewart has a strong reputation as a successful entrepreneur, innovative technologist, and high-growth operator. He has founded two transformative companies: QAS, a building analytics leader, and Igor, a smart building IoT platform that Cisco has labeled a “disruptor.” In 2003 at age 23, Dwight co-founded QAS, which over four years grew to more than 40 employees without any external investment to become a multi-million dollar operation. Dwight was responsible for product development, project implementation, systems integration, finances, and sales support. Deployments existed in nearly every U.S. state, and Dwight personally led an effort to deploy at nearly all U.S. Capital buildings. He was awarded special recognition by the U.S. Department of Commerce “in appreciation for Outstanding Performance for work on the Architect of the Capitol project.” Dwight led QAS’ acquisition in 2011. In 2013, Dwight founded Igor, Inc. Dwight has grown the company to 10 employees and led multiple investment rounds. Some of Dwight’s other recognitions include: Clean Energy Challenge winner, Clean Tech Open winner, and Midwest Energy 40 Under 40.

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Project Etopia projectetopia.com

Project Etopia is at the forefront of inventing all-in-one solutions for a more sustainable, efficient, affordable and resilient approach to house building. Inspired by a passion for the planet, it is thinking beyond construction methods looking to actually optimize how energy construction and intelligent technologies (Ecitech) can be integrated to ensure the end product is not only modern today, but for years to come. By combining various energy, construction, and intelligent technologies, Project Etopia builds smart connected eco-cities of the future, that are helping solve the global housing crisis without contributing to climate change. Project Etopia’s pilot scheme, Etopia Corby, is one of the highest performing (in terms of energy efficiency) and most eco-friendly developments in the UK. 392

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Headquarters London, England, UK

Sector Sustainable Construction

YEAR 4

Countries of Operation China, India, Kuwait, Namibia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Entrepreneur Joseph Daniels Founder & CEO

Joseph Daniels Joseph Daniels is the founder and CEO of Project Etopia Group. Motivated by a passion to make a difference, his objective is to build the smart connected eco cities of the future that work towards solving the global housing crisis, whilst having a positive impact on climate change. His ambition was fuelled by the lack of security he faced as a young man and continues to drive his motivation to create a better tomorrow. Joe has been recognised for his innovative approach to technology and real estate; most recently he received the accolade of Forbes 30 under 30 in the manufacturing and industry category, as well as an upcoming feature in the United Nations 75th anniversary book for his contribution to climate change.

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Smarter Sorting smartersorting.com

Smarter Sorting is a VC funded startup that uses machine learning to build the world’s first smart chemical database. The company has developed a reuse solution for household hazardous waste (HHW). Smarter Sorting provides a scanning device for workers at HHW sites to quickly identify and sort material for donation, reuse or recycling, rather than incineration. In so doing, the company allows municipalities to take waste of extreme negative value and use its proprietary software to sort that waste into high-value commodities that are sold into established markets. By helping North America’s largest retailers and biggest cities identify items in their regulated waste stream, the technology literally turns waste into product. Smarter Sorting is determined to build worldclass tech that transforms the chemical waste management industry, speeding the planet’s advancement towards a zero-waste future. Smarter Sorting works with 17 municipalities and several retailers in the U.S. and Canada. 394

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Headquarters Austin, TX, USA

Sector Waste Management

Countries of Operation Canada, Taiwan, United States

Entrepreneur Chris Ripley CEO

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Chris Ripley As a Business Development, Sales and Operations leader, Chris drives rapid growth and sustainable results for start-up, late stage, and high growth emerging technology, mobile and consumer product environments. His background includes success in building high-performing teams, developing critical relationships, and fostering collaboration to support business objectives and spur top and bottom line growth. Known for his high energy entrepreneurial leadership style, Chris leverages his cross-industry experience to design and implement strategies and process improvements that fuel innovation, increase productivity, and drive organizational capability. He exploits his talent for pioneering business applications on mobile devices, as well as his skill in rapid application development, to drive growth with emerging technologies and innovative consumer products. Chris has served as the CEO of Smarter Sorting since October 2015.

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Switch Automation switchautomation.com

Technology and big data are transforming the way the world lives, works, and plays. But building management hasn’t changed; it’s still riddled with archaic spreadsheets, inaccessible data, clunky architecture, and silos. According to research, 40 percent of building occupants are dissatisfied with the temperature and air quality in their buildings, and the building sector as a whole is responsible for 40 percent of global energy usage and carbon dioxide emissions. It’s time to improve the way we manage buildings. Switch Automation is leading that charge. The company’s smart building platform combines deep insight and robust tools that help businesses monitor, benchmark, and optimize building performance. The Switch Platform can be configured to match the needs of any business in a variety of industries, from commercial real estate to grocery to financial services, beginning with one building or an entire portfolio. The platform can employ fault detection, real-time control, and much more. With Switch Automation, discover how proactive building management can positively impact business. 396

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Headquarters Denver, CO, USA

Sector Smart Building

Countries of Operation Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, United States

Entrepreneur Deb Noller Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 4

Deb Noller Deb Noller is the dynamic CEO and Co-Founder of Switch Automation, a smart building software company specializing in building performance optimization. With 20+ years of experience in real estate, technology and sustainability, she is passionate about helping enterprises leverage digital facilities management to execute more efficient business operations. Deb studied environmental management and computer science at James Cook University where she is a recipient of the JCU Chancellor’s Award. She began her career as a software engineer and launched three successful companies prior to founding Switch. Noller is an active member of the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN), was named one of Dell’s Founders 50, and she is recognized as one of the Top 50 Female Entrepreneurs in Australia by Rare Birds.

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TIPA tipa-corp.com

TIPA was founded in 2010 to address the global plastic waste challenge using deep technological innovation and multiple patents. TIPA’s unique packaging solutions degrade biologically in up to 180 days in industrial compost – compared to regular common plastic packages that degrade in dozens of years. Its 100% biodegradable films incorporate high flexibility and durability, high resistance to oxygen and water vapor permeation and transparency. TIPA’s vision is for flexible packaging to have the same end-of-life as organic matter: returning back to nature. Its packaging is just as transparent, durable and impermeable as conventional plastic packaging, and seamlessly works in any packaging manufacturing line. Packaging can be disposed of into the food waste stream, or into home compost bins – making a plastic-free world a reality. 398

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YEAR 4

Headquarters Hod Hasharon, Israel

Sector Countries of Operation Entrepreneur Responsible Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Daphna Nissenbaum Production Netherlands, United Kingdom, Co-Founder & CEO United States

Daphna Nissenbaum Daphna Nissenbaum is Co-Founder and CEO of TIPA. Prior to this, Daphna served as the CEO of the Caesarea Center for Capital Markets and Risk Management at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya. Previously (1994-2002) she held various management positions at SPL World group Ltd, a provider of revenue and operations management software, and before that served as a project manager at Whelty Lager Ltd., located in Boston, MA, USA. Daphna holds an MBA specializing in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from IDC Herzliya, with which she graduated with honors, and a BA in Economics and Software Engineering from the Bar Ilan University. She graduated from the elite Israeli Army software engineering program (Mamram) and served in the Israeli Navy software unit as an officer (ranked Captain).

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TRENDE trende.jp

TRENDE is an online renewable energy retailer selling electricity to residential customers in Japan to accelerate the widespread adoption of renewable energy. Its current products include “Ashita Denki,” an online service offering residential customers simple and affordable energy plans and “Hot Denki,” a service incentivizing customers to become prosumers with an innovative third-party ownership model that enables homeowners to gain the benefits of having a solar system on their roof without the upfront costs of purchasing the system. TRENDE is also developing a peer-to-peer (P2P) electricity trading system in order to further facilitate the efficient use and adoption of renewable energy. The company’s investors include Tokyo Electric Power, ITOCHU, Idemitsu and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. 400

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Headquarters Tokyo, Japan

Sector Clean Energy

Countries of Operation Japan

Entrepreneur Jeffrey Char Founder & Chairman

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Jeffrey Char Jeffrey Char is the Co-Founder and Chairman of TRENDE Inc., an online renewable energy retailer accelerating the widespread adoption of solar power in Japan. Prior to this, he was Director of Corporate Venture Capital and a member of the Innovation Task Force at Tokyo Electric Power Company. Jeffrey is also a professor teaching entrepreneurship at IE Business School in Spain, Doshisha Business School in Japan, and National University of Management in Cambodia. He founded, built and sold several ventures including Sozon, an online marketing company, Solis, a domain registrar, and Pario Software, a network security company which he sold to Lucent Technologies. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur Jeff was an attorney in Silicon Valley and investment banker in Tokyo. He studied economics in Tokyo and law at UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School.

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Tridi Oasis Group tridi-oasis.com

Tridi Oasis is a growing manufacturer of recycled plastic bottles in Indonesia, with a vision to turn problems into opportunities through recycling city waste. With Indonesia’s growing population, plastic waste - especially plastic bottles - has become a highly prominent and inevitable issue. Tridi Oasis works by collecting PET bottles from domestic waste management with a network of local suppliers that separate the plastic from other materials. The plastic bottles are then processed into plastic flakes, which can be used to manufacture packaging and textiles. The demand from manufacturers for high-quality plastic flakes has risen tremendously, and by 2018, Tridi Oasis had processed over 60 million PET bottles. Their primary customers are based in foreign markets in the FMCG and textile industries, as the demand grows for locally-sourced and recycled plastics for their products. 402

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Headquarters Jakarta, Indonesia

Sector Circular Economy

Countries of Operation Indonesia

Entrepreneur Dian Kurniawati Founder & CEO

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Dian Kurniawati Dian Kurniawati is the Founder and CEO of Tridi Oasis, a plastic recycler social enterprise working to turn problems into opportunities through recycling city waste. She is responsible for the company’s overall business operations. Dian has a background in engineering and management, with over 8 years experience in business consulting with global companies across various industries. With a passion for social and environmental issues, Dian’s long-term vision for Tridi Oasis is to turn trash into jobs and useful products. She believes the biggest challenge we face as a species today is multidimensional poverty, and to end it, we need to invest in the under-privileged to create as many sustainable jobs as possible.

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Abundance Investment abundanceinvestment.com

Abundance is a leading direct investment platform that empowers people to take control of their dollars. Since 2012, they have aimed to build a better future by creating avenues for their users to invest in green and social infrastructure. Abundance allows users to contribute to solving major global issues such as climate change and social inequality with smart, informed investments of their money. People can invest in energy and other social and sustainable projects that generate massive benefits for the environment and society as well as attractive returns. Since Abundance launched in July 2012, it has raised over Euro 100 million from individual investors who can choose from a variety of projects and therefore know exactly where their money is going and how it is working for them. In 2015, they created the first-ever direct green investment pension, allowing people to build a tax-efficient portfolio of investments that create an effective retirement income as well as a better world to retire into. 404

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Headquarters London, UK

Sector Financial Services

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Louise Wilson

Countries of Operation Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

Entrepreneur Louise Wilson Co-Founder and Joint Managing Director

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About

Louise spent over 15 years at UBS Investment Bank and was responsible for structuring multi-million-pound flotations and share sales across several global regions. In the end, she questioned why traditional markets don’t serve the ordinary investor. At the same time, she was becoming increasingly concerned about humanity’s impact on our planet. Louise left banking in order to pursue a new career getting involved in fixing the problem. She wanted to find a way to make engaging with the issue guilt-free and therefore to help drive solutions at the scale needed to tackle the problem. Abundance is about providing the platform for that engagement, providing attractive returns to investors whether they have £5 or £50,000 to invest, and at the same time helping to build a fairer society. Louise is also on the Advisory Board for the Centre for Climate Finance & Investment at Imperial College Business School.

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Astraea astraea.earth

The amount of Earth Observing (EO) data that has been collected by government and non-government organisations is astounding. More than 200 petabytes of unique EO data have been gathered since 1972, when the first Landsat satellite was launched. Each day, more than 50 terabytes of new data are added. For comparison, the entire Library of Congress comprises about 20 terabytes of information. Embedded in this data are answers to some of the world’s most intractable problems as well as new insights into how the complexity and interdependency of natural and human systems work. At the nexus of machine learning, big data computing, and EO satellites, Astraea is a software company developing cutting-edge technology to solve complex planetary problems. Due to the reduced cost of satellite technology and the availability of new sensor technologies, there is an explosion of EO data waiting to be leveraged. Astraea is empowering corporations, organisations, and individuals to easily access, analyse and extract actionable insights about our planet. 406

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Headquarters Charlottesville, VA, USA

Sector Machine Learning, AI & Satellite Analytics

Countries of Operation United Kingdom, United States

Entrepreneur Brendan Richardson Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 3

Brendan Richardson Brendan has been involved with early-stage startups as a venture capitalist, board member, entrepreneur and limited partner for 25 years. Prior to Astraea, he was a co-founder and the founding CEO of PsiKick, a successful Ultra-Low-Power wireless semiconductor and systems startup. Prior to that, he was Co-Director of Private Equity at Investure, a $12B USD asset management consortium of university endowments and non-profit foundations. From 1993 to 2007, he was a venture capitalist based in Silicon Valley and Geneva, Switzerland, investing in early-stage tech companies in Europe and the U.S. His early career included stints in strategy consulting with Strategic Planning Associates (now Oliver Wyman), financial analysis at Wells Fargo’s Private Bank, and fundraising as Director of Sponsorship for the Whitewater Rafting World Championships. Brendan is also currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Virginia, where he teaches VC Investing and Entrepreneurship. He co-founded and is currently Chairman of HackCville, an independent “hacker den” for UVA students who want to change the world through self-directed learning and entrepreneurship. Brendan received his B.S. in Finance from UVA.

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Econic Technologies econic-technologies.com

Econic Technologies offers ground-breaking technology to plastics manufacturers in key markets, liberating them from their reliance on expensive petrochemicals and enabling them to create added value through use of waste carbon dioxide. Using an Econic catalyst system means up to 50 percent of the necessary fossil fuel-based raw materials can be substituted with carbon dioxide. This creates three compelling pillars of benefit for their initial target market. The technology delivers raw material cost savings of over $10 million for a typical 50 kte/yr production unit, with retrofit investment on existing assets paid back within two years. Polyol performance benefits create further value to deliver overall dramatic margin increase for the polyol producer. For every ton of carbon dioxide used, a further two tons of emissions are avoided by reducing the use of fossil-based feedstock. By creating new value from waste carbon dioxide for the plastics industry, Econic is building a future where a damaging greenhouse gas can be transformed for commercial and environmental gain. 408

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Headquarters Alderley Edge, UK

Sector Carbon Recycling

Countries of Operation Norway

Entrepreneur Rowena Sellens CEO

YEAR 3

Rowena Sellens A PhD chemist by background, Rowena has 28 years of senior management experience in the chemical industry, having held responsibility for R&D, manufacturing, sales and marketing, and general management in ICI and Lucite International. This culminated in responsibility for Lucite’s €120M turnover EMEA Materials businesses with leading brands Perspex®, Lucite® and Diakon®. She led technical and IP functions through transition from ICI to private ownership and then played a key role in commercial integration of global materials businesses following acquisition by a Japanese multi-national. As the first CEO of Econic, her role is to lead the delivery of the complete suite of critical success factors required to achieve Econic’s strategic business objectives and secure the anticipated value returns. Since her arrival in 2014, the IP portfolio of the company and the team have trebled in size. In 2017 Rowena relocated the business from Imperial College’s London incubator to Alderley Park in Cheshire. A £2M Horizon 2020 SME award helped build the pilot scale Customer Demonstration Facility that opened in 2018.

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Ecoware ecoware.in

Ecoware is India’s first and largest sustainable food packaging company. The Ecoware range of 26 compostable products includes tableware, cutlery and takeaway packaging. All products are 100 percent natural and biodegrade within 90 days. They use only local, raw materials, thereby keeping their costs and carbon footprint low. Ecoware takes immense pride in being over-certified. The company is the only USDA Bio-based certified manufacturer in India, is PFAS free, and has been audited on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) parameters and achieved $2.41 USD of impact for every $1 USD invested. Ecoware has 12 sales partners globally, 23 distributors in India and more than 150 point-of-sales shops across India. They export to Sri Lanka, Kuwait, Peru, France, Ecuador, Kenya, South Africa, and the Caribbean. Ecoware actively works with farmers to turn their biomass — which is usually burned — into a source of positive outcomes. From rice and sugarcane to wheat or palm, Ecoware takes what was once waste and turns it into a 100 percent eco-friendly product curbing the production of plastics and their dispersion into the natural environment. 410

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YEAR 3

Headquarters Delhi, India

Sector Circular Economy

Country of Operation Australia, Chile, Ecuador, France, Kenya, Kuwait, Paraguay, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, United States

Entrepreneur Rhea Mazumdar Singhal Founder & CEO

Rhea Mazumdar Singhal Rhea Mazumdar Singhal is the Founder and CEO of Ecoware, India’s first and largest sustainable packaging company. Rhea was awarded the Nari Shakti Puraskar, the highest civilian honor for women by the President of India. Rhea is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a member of the CII National Committee on Women Empowerment & Clean Air. Rhea has attended the University of Bristol, Oxford and Harvard University. Prior to founding Ecoware, Rhea was a senior sales executive at Pfizer Inc., U.K. Rhea founded Ecoware with the sole aim of solving India’s plastic menace. Ecoware disrupted the food packaging industry by introducing a fully compostable alternative to plastic. One of Rhea’s greatest successes has been persuading the Indian Railways, the largest food service operator in India, to switch to Ecoware biodegradable trays. Rhea has been featured in major national and international publications and has appeared as a speaker at events such as Salesforce and the National Commission for Women in India.

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Globechain globechain.com

Globechain is a multi-award-winning British reuse marketplace that connects corporates to charities and people to redistribute unwanted items in the B2B sector. It is like eBay, but items are given for free, and the company generates social impact (ESG) data for members. Globechain focuses within retail, such as fixtures, fittings, and obsolete stock; commercial, including office and IT; and construction, including materials, refurbishments, and demolition. With over 10,000 members, Globechain works with some of the largest companies in retail, medical, and construction. To date, Globechain has diverted over 5.1 million kilos from landfill, helping to create savings of Euro 2 million to charities and reaching over 14,000 communities within the U.K., Ghana, Libya, Ukraine and more. Ultimately, Globechain wants to lead a new generation of businesses being ‘commercial with a conscience’, where they help enable corporates to achieve their sustainability goals at the same time as creating social value. 412

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Headquarters London, UK

Sector Recycling

YEAR 3

May Al-Karooni

Countries of Operation Germany, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Libya, Sierra Leone, Spain, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Entrepreneur May Al-Karooni Founder & CEO

May Al-Karooni is the founder of Globechain – an award-winning British reuse marketplace that connects corporates to charities and SMEs to redistribute free unwanted items, creating social impact data to its members. May previously worked within the investment banking and asset management industry, fundraising monies for venture capital, property and hedge funds for the last 10 years totalling over £120 million in funds raised. In 2013 May set up Globechain after seeing a demand for a new online circular economy within the waste management industry after her own employer expressed a need to reuse items in a more collaborative way. Globechain has gained momentum growing to 10,000 members with eBay as its mentors and securing contracts with some of the world’s largest brands as well as growing a large network of charities nationally and internationally. Globechain works within the retail, commercial and construction industry and last year diverted 5,100,000 kilos from landfill with items being redistributed within the UK as well as abroad as far as Sierra Leone, Guinea, Kenya, Libya and the Ukraine, providing savings of over £2,000,000 to charitable causes.

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IGL Coatings iglcoatings.com

IGL Coatings is a technology firm based in Malaysia with the core focus of developing innovative and disruptive nanotechnology products that are set to redefine the industry. They are the world pioneers of low- and zero-VOC high-solids coatings. Their product range includes coatings, cleaning, and maintenance for various surfaces including paint, plastic, metal, fabric, wood, glass, and cement for automotive, marine, aviation and industrial applications. They are the first in the industry to have their nanotechnology audited and verified by Nanoverify. With a relentless focus on R&D, IGL works not only to replace toxic and dangerous chemicals and coatings, but also to eliminate the toxic and dangerous processes that are often used to make the industry’s “standard eco-friendly” products. But the bottom line of IGL is their customers; they strive to build products that allow the entrepreneurs who use them to build successful and sustainable businesses. 414

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Headquarters Shah Alam, Malaysia

Sector Nanotechnology

Countries of Operation 50 countries

YEAR 3

Entrepreneur Keong Chun Chieh Founder & Managing Partner

Keong Chun Chieh Keong is the Founder and CEO of IGL Coatings, which incorporated in 2015. Together with other industry experts, Keong formulated the first ceramic coatings which spearheaded IGL’s green movement. From there, his R&D team researched and developed eco-friendly coatings that reduce the need for water and harsh chemicals for maintenance. IGL is his first startup, and he looks forward to the entrepreneurial challenges ahead.

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OriCiro oriciro.com

OriCiro is a pioneer of cell-free genome technology, providing a powerful tool for research and development aimed at unlocking the possibility of synthetic biology. The company focuses on the development and commercialisation of cell-free synthesis and amplification technologies of large DNA molecules. One of the company’s proprietary technologies enables cell-free amplification of large DNA molecules, an efficient and easy-to-operate approach that aims to replace the conventional cellbased methodology. It can not only streamline current research processes but also widen the scope of genomics research significantly. In addition to the amplification technology, the company owns a suite of genome technologies, including the assembly of DNA fragments and genome editing. Synthetic biology — an emerging field in life sciences in which new medicines and useful proteins can be produced more efficiently by modified and/or synthesised genomes — is developing rapidly worldwide with ever-increasing industrial applications. OriCiro’s technologies have potential markets in a variety of industries including the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, industrial biotech, food, and agricultural sectors. 416

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Headquarters Tokyo, Japan

Sector Biotechnology

Countries of Operation Japan

Entrepreneur Seiji Hirasaki Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 3

Seiji Hirasaki Seiji co-founded OriCiro Genomics in December 2018 and has served as the CEO ever since. Prior to founding OriCiro, he was the COO and Head of Corporate Strategy at AnGes, a gene therapy company based in Tokyo. During his 16-year tenure at the company, he played a leading role in obtaining regulatory approval for the company’s lead product, which was the first approval of a gene therapy product in Japan. He also successfully concluded many licensing, co-development and investment agreements with biotech and pharma companies in the business and corporate development functions. He started his professional career as a journalist at NIKKEI, a leading economic newspaper in Japan. He provided science, technology, and business news and reported on biotechnology, medicine, energy, environment, innovation, and science policy. He received his MSc in Physics from Tohoku University, Japan, and a MSc in Science and Technology Policy from the University of Sussex, U.K.

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Plastic Bank plasticbank.com

Plastic Bank is an economic development firm that empowers disenfranchised communities to exchange any type of plastic for currency. By revealing the true economic value of plastic, the company enables recycling ecosystems to emerge around the world and stops the flow of plastic into our oceans, all while lifting communities out of poverty. Plastic Bank provides a consistent, above-market rate for plastic waste, thus incentivising its collection. Its IBM-powered mobile app uses world-class banking and transaction technology to empower its Collectors to open a functioning digital bank account — sometimes, the first they’ve ever had. Plastic Bank also provides the ability for local entrepreneurs to set up and operate a convenience store for the disadvantaged, in which plastic waste is the sole currency. Plastic collected through Plastic Bank is recycled and sold at a premium as Social Plastic®. The value of Social Plastic® transcends any commodity price: oceans are kept clean, impoverished communities gain access to stable income, local economies are boosted, and life necessities like food, water, and electricity become more accessible. 418

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Headquarters Vancouver, Canada

YEAR 3

Sector Circular Economy

Countries of Operation Brazil, Canada, Haiti, Indonesia, Philippines, United States of America

Entrepreneur David Katz Founder & CEO

David Katz David is the founder and CEO of Plastic Bank, an internationally recognised solution to ocean plastic. The Plastic Bank is a global network of micro-recycling markets that empower the poor to transcend poverty by cleaning the environment. The Plastic Bank is an ecosystem that provides an opportunity for the world to collect and trade plastic waste as a currency. European partners include IBM, Shell Energy, Henkel, Marks & Spencer’s, Eat Natural, Aldi, Drogerie Mart, Grenier Packaging and others. David’s humanitarian work has earned him international recognition. David has been named one of the world’s most compassionate entrepreneurs by Salt Magazine. He is the recipient of the United Nations Lighthouse award for Planetary Health, recipient of the Paris Climate Conference Sustainia community award, is the Past President of the Vancouver Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), and named the Entrepreneur Organization’s Global Citizen.

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Stony Creek Colors stonycreekcolors.com

Stony Creek Colors exists to catalyse the transition from unsustainable synthetic dyes to renewable plant-based dyes in textiles and other industries. They develop and manage seed-to-harvest agricultural supply chains to integrate with innovative industrial processes and deliver safe and reliable bio-based dyes to textile mills and dye house customers. By taking what’s good about synthetic dyes — consistency, vibrancy, and scalability — and leaving out what’s harmful — toxins, industrial pollutants, and nonrenewable carbon sources — Stony Creek is innovating natural dyes that clean up the fashion industry and sequester carbon through sustainable agriculture. Their dyes improve profitability and ecosystem health for farmers, while empowering designers, brands, and mills with greater transparency and traceability. The company has launched their first product, natural indigo for the denim industry, with a goal of producing 15,000 acres of indigo in the U.S. in the next four years. This means they will replace 2.8 percent of synthetic indigo dye globally. But this is only the beginning: R&D and partnerships are already underway into their next colors and sources. 420

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Headquarters Springfield, TN, USA

Sector Sustainable Textiles

Countries of Operation Mexico, United States

Entrepreneur Sarah Bellos Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 3

Sarah Bellos Sarah Bellos, CEO and Founder of Stony Creek Colors, previously owned and operated a textile dye house offering garment and piece dyeing for independent fashion designers. A graduate of the Cornell University Agriculture School in 2004, she has 10+ years of leadership experience in the textile, agriculture, and sustainability industries. Sarah developed Stony Creek Colors to help lead the sustainable transformation of the textile dye industry and build the most transparent and profitable textiles chemical company on earth. She has been a recognised leader in research efforts to bring bio-based colorant production to farmers in the Southeastern U.S. In 2015, Bellos was awarded the Young Entrepreneur Award by the AATCC, American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, the world’s leading association serving textile professionals. In 2016 she was a Martha Stewart American Made Honoree, and she and the company were featured as the Tennessee choice in Fast Company Magazine’s annual “United States of Innovation” feature article in May 2017.

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Vyv vyv.tech

Hospital-acquired infections are the number one patient killer in the U.S. According to the CDC, 1 in 25 patients contract infections from hospital stays. This burden is expensive, costing the U.S. healthcare system an estimated $30 billion USD a year. Vyv, founded in 2013, is a technology company that has embraced and patented new methods to apply the germ-killing power of 405nm (non-UV) light. The company’s groundbreaking technology can be applied to achieve a new kind of surface decontamination with the flip of a light switch. The company has surrounded this technology with the expertise required to ensure the efficacy of this new class of continuous light disinfection. Used in combination with traditional intermittent cleaning in hospitals, homes, public spaces, and workplaces, Vyv’s technology multi-tasks to safely, effectively, and continuously kill bacteria and other harmful organisms, while also illuminating the room. Experience has shown that it is simply not enough to shine 405nm light to kill germs. Literally every application requires a level of scientific understanding to ensure the effectiveness of the light’s killing power. Vyv has created a full complement of technology, products and engineering and scientific expertise to deliver a fully holistic approach to designing a cleaner and safer world for us all. 422

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Headquarters Troy, NY, USA

Sector Biotechnology

Countries of Operation Canada, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Entrepreneur Colleen Costello Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 3

Colleen Costello Colleen’s career spans clinical research, engineering, biochemistry, product development, and technical entrepreneurship. She has been named in Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30, Inc. Magazine 30 Under 30 Most Brilliant Young Founders, Inc. Magazine’s 50 Emerging Global Entrepreneurs to Watch and is a select member of the Kairos Society. She has held positions as a researcher on master thesis projects at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, in surgical device design and pre-clinical studies at Covidien Surgical Devices, and in tissue engineering research at RPI and holds several patents. Colleen has been featured on CNBC, Bloomberg, ABC and holds a degree in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Technological Entrepreneurship from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York.

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Advenio adveniotecnosys.com

Advenio is a deep tech company solving healthcare diagnostics using AI, machine learning, data science, and advanced image processing. Their innovative software solution works on differential diagnosis to detect crucial and complex diseases from medical images and mitigate uncertainties in interpretation, making it faster, cheaper, and more robust than traditional methods. The Advenio platform is positioned to serve across the panel: from eye and diabetic clinics to insurance and pharmaceuticals. Their AI system significantly restructures the current workflow of hospitals and public health screenings, thereby reducing a doctor’s administrative burden. While their initial goto-market solution is retinal image processing, Advenio is actively researching and developing solutions for ophthalmology, endocrinology, the cardiovascular system, neurology and also Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Due to the nature of how systemic diseases manifest in the retina, Advenio’s software is effectively capable of detecting hundreds of diseases and complications from the back of the eye with high accuracy. With this software, hospitals can see a 4-15 percent increase in revenue, while billions of patients across the globe can benefit from more affordable access to quality healthcare. 424

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Headquarters Gurugram, Haryana, India

Sector Healthcare

Country of Operation India

Entrepreneur Mausumi Acharyya Founder & CEO

YEAR 2

Mausumi Acharyya Mausumi founded Advenio (branded ChironX) with a mission to address the gaps in the fragmented healthcare system. An expert in imaging and AI, Mausumi is a passionate tech entrepreneur focused on disruptive, affordable, and equitable healthcare. For over 20 years, Mausumi has focused on quality and AI-based innovative medical diagnostic solutions to transform healthcare. She has held senior scientist roles in GE, Siemens and DRDO lab in Bangalore. With a PhD in comp Sc. and post-doctorate in medical imaging, Mausumi is an alumnus of the Indian Statistical Institute and University of Pennsylvania. She is credited with over 11 patents and a considerable list of peer reviewed research publications.

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Airlabs airlabs.com

With 92% of the world’s population living in places where air pollution exceeds safe limits, Airlabs took on the mission of creating breathable air by developing clean air zones throughout the world’s most polluted cities. As a team of atmospheric chemists, airflow engineers and sensor developers, Airlabs understands the exact chemical makeup of pollution in cities, how to remove pollutants and ensure people are breathing their clean air. Airlabs’ technology is the first proven to effectively remove nitrogen dioxide from diesel fumes (over 95%), as well as all other harmful pollutants in a low energy, low maintenance way. They have recently launched the Airbubbl, the first consumer technology to clean the highly polluted air inside car cabins, the world’s first outdoor clean air zone in Delhi, and their technology is now being championed by Stella McCartney in her new London flagship store. 426

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Headquarters London, UK

Sector Clean Air

Countries of Operation 22 countries

Entrepreneur Marc Ottolini CEO

UK & EUROPE

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Marc Ottolini Marc Ottolini is the CEO of Airlabs. Over the first 14 years of his career, and building on top-class degrees in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration as well as language skills, he grew into an all-round business manager and leader at Philips Electronics. Marc then moved into commercialising new technologies in global markets, both in a Plc and a PE-backed business, to ultimately start up and grow his own technology business. He then moved across from smart green building technology via clean(er) power generation to the rapidly evolving electro-mobility sector. Whilst at UJET, the world’s most advanced and exciting e-scooter, he woke up to the fact that air pollution is affecting an ever-increasing number of people for which current policies bring too little relief too late. In 2018 Marc joined Airlabs, a company with a suite of breakthrough technologies, products and solutions to bring rapid air quality improvement to millions.

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Glowee glowee.eu

Currently, 15% of global electricity consumption is used for lighting, representing 1.7 billion tons of CO2 every year. Moreover, light pollution affects more than 80% of Earth’s inhabitants. Glowee reinvents light production by using technology nature has already created to make lighting more sustainable and healthier for both humans and the environment. Having identified the genetic coding that creates bioluminescence, Glowee inserts this code into common, non-toxic, and non-pathogenic bacteria to produce clean, safe, synthetic bioluminescence. Once engineered and grown, the bacteria are encapsulated into a transparent shell, alongside a medium composed of the nutrients they need to live and make light. This lighting solution can indefinitely and exponentially grow with little infrastructure needed and does not require any extraction of natural resources. The smooth and natural light does not contribute aggressively to modern light pollution, and the bio-mass of these micro-organisms at end-of-life can be revalued bio-plastics, bio-fuels, and bio-vitamins. Glowee is also working on combining more properties like CO2 capture and water remediation, to turn the waste in waste-water into the fuel for this abundant, clean light. 428

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Headquarters Évry, Île-de-France, France

Sector Biotechnology & Energy

Country of Operation France

Entrepreneur Sandra Rey CEO

UK & EUROPE

About YEAR 2

Sandra Rey Sandra is a passionate entrepreneur, who, after her diploma in industrial design in 2013, completed her education with a social entrepreneurship degree. During her professional experience, she has always been surrounded by innovation, leading her to participate in a student contest about synthetic biology where she started to ask herself some questions about the economic and ecological issues of electrical lighting. Then, whilst watching a TV show about deep sea bioluminescent creatures, she had the idea to use those natural superpowers of creating light to revolutionise the way we illuminate our cities – keeping an optimistic but realistic vision on the mutation of energetic models for tomorrow. Three years later, she was recognised by the MIT Technology Review among the 10 best innovators in France, and now, she is pursuing her vision surrounded by a talented team of 15 people.

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gridComm gridcomm-plc.com

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gridComm makes smart cities smarter with their networked street lights and IoT-connected sensors that instantly measure weather, pollution, traffic, and more. With unprecedented control, a smart city network enables hundreds of thousands of sensors to communicate and deliver detailed data in real-time. With this data, gridComm’s street light control software saves millions of dollars in electricity and maintenance costs. Lighting alone is responsible for 6% of global greenhouse gas emissions, but intelligent lighting operations can shrink a city’s annual electricity consumption by as much as 40%, which is equivalent to halving the heat and electricity emissions in the EU. gridComm’s solution ‘piggy-backs’ on a city’s existing power lines with its unique but extremely reliable hybrid PLC-Wireless technology, and it allows integration of partners’ technology to provide cost-effective solutions for smart city infrastructure. There are 50 billion IoT devices predicted by 2020, and gridComm’s solution is ready to connect with all of them to form a holistic, future-proof foundation for the smart cities of the world.


Headquarters Singapore

Sector Utilities

YEAR 2

Countries of Operation China, Croatia, Indonesia, Russia, Singapore & Taiwan

Entrepreneur Kwong Hwa Jen Chairman & Managing Director

Kwong Hwa Jen Kwong Hwa Jen received his undergraduate degree in Electronics Engineering from Imperial College. Shortly thereafter, he joined Texas Instruments Singapore as an engineer. There, he progressed through operational roles to General Manager, and eventually Managing Director when Micron Semiconductors bought TI’s Memory business in 1997 – a role he held until 2012. Jen has extensive experience in the Semiconductor industry and has been involved in shaping national strategic initiatives through his membership in various statutory boards like Energy Market Authority, Jurong Town Council, and the Economic Strategy Committee. He is currently a Venture Partner at Get2Volume Accelerator and a member of SIM Governing Council. In 2012, he retired from Micron to pursue his interest as a startup angel investor. Now, in addition to his work with gridComm, he continues to serve as an advisor to startups and SMEs. He is married and blessed with two children aged 28 and 25. Jen is driven by the belief that technology and education can change the world and improve lives everywhere.

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Heatworks myheatworks.com

Heatworks is reinventing the way the world heats water. Every day, billions of people around the world heat water using electricity. For over 100 years, this process has involved heat transfer through metallic heating elements – an inefficient, inferior, and wasteful solution. The result is that every person wastes time and valuable natural resources: energy and water. Powered by Heatworks’ patented Ohmic Array Technology, their products do not use traditional metal heating elements. Instead, through graphite electrodes and advanced electronic controls, the naturally occurring minerals in water are excited, directly and efficiently heating the water. Nothing gets hotter than the water itself, resulting in zero scaling and corrosion. Heatworks’ goal is to have its Ohmic Array Technology in every new electric water heating device by 2020 – from residential home water heaters to coffee machines and appliances, and from milk pasteurisers to desalination plants. Together, this technology will provide unsurpassed levels of purity, precision and performance, while saving precious water and energy. 432

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Headquarters Mount Pleasant, SC, USA

Sector Water & Clean Energy

Country of Operation United States

Entrepreneur Jerry Callahan Founder & CEO

YEAR 2

Jerry Callahan Jerry studied naval architecture at MIT and Stevens Institute of Technology. He began his career as a civil engineer at the second largest dredging and marine construction company in the world, and rose to become the COO 7 years later. After that, he began a series of business “turnarounds” and started up a few companies, such as Blue Rhino Propane Cylinder Exchange and National Packaging Solutions Group. He has been a principal in a private equity group, has run several portfolio companies for private equity firms, and has provided a broad range of management consulting. Along the way, he received an MBA from the University of Chicago. As the CEO of Heatworks, Jerry is focused on commercialising his recently patented, innovative technology. Jerry enjoys competitive sailboat racing, cycling, and many other outdoor activities. He is an active member of YPO and CEO, and he and his wife live on Sullivan’s Island, SC.

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Plant Prefab plantprefab.com

Plant Prefab is the first prefabricated home factory in the nation dedicated to sustainable construction, materials, processes, and operations. They manufacture custom and single/ multifamily homes that are high-quality, healthy, and durable. With their patented building system, Plant delivers low-cost homes in half the time with less waste than traditional site-based contractors. Their models are fully customisable and available to individuals, developers, and architects. Plant was spun out of LivingHomes, a designer and developer of modern, prefabricated homes that combine world-class architecture with healthy and sustainable construction. The first LivingHome was installed in eight hours and became the first home ever to receive a LEED for Home Platinum rating. Twenty-eight LivingHomes have been or will soon be certified LEED Platinum and one LEED Gold, making the company one of the most experienced designers of homes at the highest level of LEED certification. LivingHomes has received the AIA’s top sustainable award, Green Builder Magazine’s Home of Year, Business 2.0 “World’s 11 Coolest Products”, Business Week’s “Architectural Wonders of the World”, and the Sustainable Quality Awards Grand Prize. LivingHomes has also worked with Make It Right on affordable housing projects in New Orleans and the Ft. Peck Indian Reservation in Montana. 434

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Headquarters Rialto, CA, USA

Sector Sustainable Construction

Country of Operation United States

Entrepreneur Steve Glenn Founder & CEO

YEAR 2

Steve Glenn Steve Glenn is the founder and Managing Director of LivingHomes and the founder and CEO of Plant Prefab, Inc. Previously, Steve worked with the William Jefferson Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI) and managed the development of a $220 million program in Mozambique. Steve is founder and former Chairman and CEO of PeopleLink, which raised $35 million from AT&T Ventures, GE, Goldman Sachs, idealab and others. Steve was a founding partner of idealab, a business incubation firm that raised $1 billion and founded or invested in several successful companies. Steve worked for Walt Disney Imagineering as co-director of the Virtual Reality Studio. He also co-founded Clearview Software, which was sold to Apple Computer. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree with honors from Brown University and studied Urban Planning at Harvard Graduate School of Design. He was named the Clean Tech CEO of the Year by Clean Tech Week; Environmental Entrepreneur of the Year by LA City Council/Faith2Green; and Greatest Person of the Day by Huffington Post.

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Preserve preserveproducts.com

Preserve, a certified B Corporation, is a leading sustainable consumer goods company that produces stylish, eco-friendly household products. Their product lines range from food storage, tableware, and personal care, and are all made from 100% recycled plastic or plant-based compostable materials. Through innovations in recycled and biodegradable materials and sustainable design, Preserve has been creating more resourceful ways to make everyday products since 1996. The company is powered in part by the recycling efforts of individuals and companies via its Preserve Gimme 5 program, which accepts #5 plastics, such as yogurt cups and other common containers, and transforms them into new products. Preserve is uniquely positioned to make a meaningful difference in terms of pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, global warming, waste reduction, and natural resource preservation. The Preserve lines can be found in more than 7,000 retail locations across the US including Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe’s, and are best-selling in each of its categories in the $140 billion natural retail market. 436

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Headquarters Waltham, MA, USA

Sector Recycling

Country of Operation United States

Entrepreneur Eric Hudson Founder & CEO

YEAR 2

Eric Hudson Eric Hudson is the Founder & CEO of Preserve, based in Waltham, Massachusetts. He started Preserve in 1996, and the company’s first product was a toothbrush made from recycled polypropylene and completely recyclable. Today, Preserve boasts a portfolio of everyday household products including razors, tableware, food storage and kitchen tools. Eric earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Boston College and earned his MBA, with distinction, from Babson College. After business school, he established his own consulting firm, Hudson Consulting, advising clients on how to develop more efficient operations. In 2006, Eric was named one of Inc. Magazine’s “Green 50.” He is a member of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) and the Sustainable Business Network (SBN). He comes from a family rich in entrepreneurship, including grandparents who were the founders of Brookstone. Eric lives in Acton, MA with his wife and 3 young sons.

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BreezoMeter breezometer.com

We breathe 3,000 gallons of air a day, and clean air is essential for our health. BreezoMeter is an award-winning company that provides hyperlocal air quality data to businesses, helping them engage and retain consumers, impact their daily habits, and improve their health. Derived from governmental sensors, satellites, weather patterns, transportation dynamics and other sources, BreezoMeter uses innovative technology in machine learning and big data analytics to provide end users with accurate and precise air quality data, including pollutant concentrations and forecast, up to the city block level. The company offers its data as a service via API to enterprises, from smart home, fitness, cosmetics, and automotive companies to digital health brands. BreezoMeter’s customers include: AccuWeather, Dyson, Cisco, GE, Blueair, Dermalogica, L’Oréal Paris, Veolia and more. 438

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Headquarters Haifa, Israel

Sector Air quality

YEAR 1

Countries of Operation 28 countries including United States, China, United Kingdom, Israel

Entrepreneur Ran Korber Co-Founder & CEO

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Ran Korber Ran is the Co-Founder and CEO at BreezoMeter, the leading air quality analytics company and one of Israel’s top ten promising start-ups in 2015, with millions of people connected to the platform every day. His skill set and network were key factors in helping to build the company. After completing his mandatory army service in one of the IDF’s elite computer units, Ran went on to study at the Technion, the Israeli Institute of Technology, earning a BSc in environmental engineering. While still studying at the Technion, he became the first Environmental Officer of several chemical plants belonging to Israel Chemicals Ltd (ICL), a multinational manufacturing concern. Prior to founding BreezoMeter, he also lectured at the ORT Braude College of Engineering on desalination and environmental engineering. Additionally, Ran is the Chief Visionary of BreezoMeter and a proud father.

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How it works

1. BreezoMeter technology uses big data infrastructure to continuously gather layers* of data from thousands of sources worldwide. *subject to availability

Air quality models

Satelite Weather Traffic Monitoring stations GIS

2. Our proprietary dispersion algorithms can calculate air quality at 323,304,271 geographical data points every hour. We are able to provide an actionable, real-time, and highly accurate account of ambient air quality at the highest resolution.

Big data analytics BreezoMeter Air Quality Index and Further Data

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3. Thanks to our unique cloud architecture, using Google Cloud Platform, App Engine, and BigQuery – we are able to make more than 2 billion compound calculations every hour.

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Dendra Systems biocarbonengineering.com

Dendra Systems is changing the world one billion trees at a time. Each year, over 15 billion trees are destroyed. Despite enormous personal and financial investment in planting, a net loss of six billion trees remains. Hand planting as a reforestation technique is too slow and expensive. BioCarbon implements drone technology with remote sensing to deliver precision reforestation for a globally scalable solution. With 150 teams of two operators each and a fleet of planting drones, BioCarbon will be able to plant one billion trees each year at 10 times the rate and 15 percent the cost of current methods. 440

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Headquarters Oxford, UK

Sector Ecosystem restoration

Countries of Operation Australia, United Kingdom

Entrepreneur Susan Graham, | Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 1

Susan Graham Dr. Susan Graham received her bachelor’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Science in Australia. After her studies, she moved to Oxford to begin a DPhil at the Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBME), where she was persuaded to join her college rowing team. Her first entrepreneurial endeavor was a rowing app, which soon had over 10,000 users. Prior to co-founding Dendra Systems, Susan worked at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, and Cochlear Ltd. She was awarded the Student Engineer of the Year by Engineers Australia. In 2017, she was recognized in the Forbes 30 under 30.

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Desolenator desolenator.com

One billion people do not have access to clean water today. This will increase to four billion by 2030. Current desalination technologies are inefficient and run on fossil fuels. Desolenator uses patented solar technology to purify any water into drinking water. With a long lifespan, this 100% solar-driven product is off-grid, stand-alone, affordable and filter free. It provides a carbon-neutral solution to the global water crisis and produces enough daily water for a family of up to five. Desolenator is available to people at the base of the pyramid via a pay-per-use model and is on track to become the most affordable and environmentally friendly method of water purification on the market. 442

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Headquarters London, UK

Sector Clean water

YEAR 1

Countries of Operation United States, Kenya, Honduras, United Kingdom, Netherlands, India, UAE

Entrepreneur William Janssen CEO

William Janssen William Janssen is Desolenator’s inventor, Co-Founder and CEO. He grew up in the Netherlands and studied mechanical engineering in Delft, the Netherlands. He started his career in business development and in project management for international construction companies in Singapore, Hong Kong, India and finally in Abu Dhabi, UAE for the Ferrari World Project. Since December 2014, William has been working full time on Desolenator, leading the company through its various stages of growth. Recently, Desolenator was crowned the winner at the Duke of York’s Pitch@Palace competition in front of a live crowd at St. James’s Palace. Now, Desolenator is completing the development of three products and bringing them to market next year. William is married and has two daughters.

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Lithium Urban Technologies project-lithium.com

Lithium Urban Technologies is a pioneer in sustainable urban mobility, operating the most productive electric vehicle (EV) fleet globally and the largest EV fleet outside of China. Lithium is India’s first zero emission transport service, with their fleet of EVs and trained and certified drivers. Their associated charging infrastructure is backed by a strong technology platform for telemetry, GIS, employee transport management, scheduling, rostering and analytics based optimisation. 444

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Headquarters Delhi, India

Sector Transportation

Country of Operation India

Entrepreneur Sanjay Krishnan Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 1

Sanjay Krishnan Sanjay is the Co-Founder and CEO of Lithium Urban Technologies Pvt. Ltd. He has over two decades of experience across geographies and across multiple sectors. He started his career as a strategy consultant at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). At Accenture, he worked across various domains including supply chain, entry strategies, technology implementation and several industries including automotive, media, steel, logistics, etc. He then co-founded India.com, a leading omnibus portal that is currently operated by one of India’s largest media companies. Sanjay was instrumental in conceptualizing and setting up (as its first COO) India’s first organized taxi service in India. He then worked for the Mittal family (steel), leading business development opportunities across mining, steel and oil & gas across Africa and other geographies. Prior to starting Lithium, Sanjay was with Honeywell Intl. where he led the development of the technology roadmaps for the global corporation. Sanjay is an Electrical Engineer and a National Talent Scholar.

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Richcore Lifesciences richcoreindia.com

Richcore Lifesciences is a research driven biotech company, committed to make medicines safer by offering reliable and cost effective high-quality recombinant proteins and enzymes that replace animal derived components used in the manufacturing of medicines. Richcore offers Not of Animal Origin (NOA) recombinant proteins for regenerative medicine, stem cell research, and biotherapeutics such as insulin and vaccine manufacturing and cosmetic applications. The company has already enabled several global manufacturers of insulin and vaccines to do away with animal derived components and produce billions of doses of safer medicines by using Richcore’s products. At the root of Richcore’s innovation is the vision and commitment to create safer, reliable, greener and more sustainable solutions to tackle the current health problems. Richcore has recently launched the most cost effective and affordable recombinant human albumin, which is expected to replace Human Serum Albumin (blood plasma) for therapeutic use once approved. 446

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Headquarters Bangalore, India

Sector Biotechnology

Countries of Operation 14 countries globally

Entrepreneur Subramani Ramachandrappa Chairman & Managing Director

Subramani Ramachandrappa Subramani leads the innovation efforts at Richcore, developing novel recombinant proteins and enzymes that are targeted to conserve food, water, energy and health. He has filed more than 16 patents in these areas. He is an engineer and MBA from ISB (Indian School of Business: a Kellogg, Wharton & LBS program), and he actively contributes towards entrepreneurship development and innovation as a speaker and panellist in forums across several countries. He is also the treasurer and Executive Council member of ABLE (Association of Biotech Led Enterprises, India) and a member of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) national committee on Biotechnology.

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Riversimple Movement riversimple.com

Riversimple is a sustainable car company with the purpose of systematically eliminating the environmental impact of personal transport. Currently, they are developing hydrogen fuel cell cars and, more importantly, the strategies for bringing them to market. Riversimple’s car, the ‘Rasa’, was designed from the ground up and is three times as efficient as any other car on the road. It’s supplied as a fully inclusive service, including insurance and fuel, making it the first eco-car available at no cost premium. Riversimple has secured a €2m euro grant towards a 20 car market trial in 2017. 448

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Headquarters Llandrindod Wells, Wales, UK

Sector Sustainable transportation

Country of Operation United Kingdom

Entrepreneur Fiona Spowers Company Director

YEAR 1

Fiona Spowers Fiona gained a taste for radical business ideas during her time at TBWA, a global advertising and communications network, where she spent many years as head of the network’s strategic practice, Disruption. She is now supporting the development of the customer service side of Riversimple, which is developing a hydrogen fuel cell car, with a focus on delivering mobility as a service rather than a car as a product. More than twice as efficient as the most efficient car in production today, the first production prototype was unveiled in February 2016 and is capable of doing the equivalent of 250mpg with a range of 300 miles.

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Vitargent vitargent.com

Vitargent is a biotechnology company that is pioneering the field of safety testing technology to make animal testing a thing of history. By using medaka and zebrafish embryos to perform toxicity tests, Vitargent’s solution is more comprehensive than chemical testing and more ethical than animal testing. They test at checkpoints along the supply chain, ensuring quality control at every stage of the production process. Test-it™, Vitargent’s recently launched product safety platform, applies Fish Embryo Toxicity (FET) testing technologies to effectively identify several thousands of chemicals, which are known to be toxic to humans. This in-depth information allows consumers to make better purchasing choices to protect themselves, their families, and the environment from exposure to toxicants. Clients include global cosmetics and skincare companies, food and beverage conglomerates, leading testing laboratories and governments. Vitargent is the only ISO17025 accredited laboratory in Asia that provides fish embryo-based toxicity testing. 450

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Headquarters Hong Kong

Sector Biotechnology

Countries of Operation 6 countries globally

Entrepreneur Jimmy Tao CEO & Managing Director

YEAR 1

Jimmy Tao Mr. Jimmy Tao is a serial entrepreneur. Before joining Vitargent as the Managing Director & CEO, he founded four companies over the past nine years, growing the businesses from scratch. One of the companies, Novanic Electronics, was acquired by Shenzhen Riland Industry and later listed on SHE (Shenzhen Stock Exchange, China). He feels very fortunate to work for Vitargent, a company that has the privilege of empowering the lives of millions of consumers each and every day to choose safer products. His personal interest and motivation has always been in working with innovative technologies and bright minds to make the world a better place. He is a guest lecturer at universities, sharing his experience as a seasoned entrepreneur and mentoring over 40 local and international students who want to start their businesses with social missions all over the world. As a guest speaker, he has addressed numerous influential private and professional events in local and global theatres. He received his BSc from UMIST and holds a Master of Philosophy degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge. He is also a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment Scholar and an advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation.

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Mango Materials MangoMaterials.com

The world is producing twice as much plastic waste as two decades ago, with the bulk of it ending up in landfills, incinerated or leaking into the environment. Mango Materials converts carbon from methane into commercially useful biomaterials that replace fossilbased plastics. Mango Material’s mission is to end plastic pollution and climate change by replacing plastic with polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), a family of naturally occurring biopolyesters, which works as a viable substitute for most plastic applications and is biodegradable, driving environmental value. ​​The company has an operating launch facility to validate the commercial feasibility of the technology with strategic partnerships and strong traction to date. Mango Materials believes waste facilities are the goldmines of the future and is dedicated to building closed loop, cradle-to-cradle technologies in order to recycle carbon naturally and sustainably. 454

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Headquarters Berkeley, CA, USA

Sector Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Countries of Operation US and Brazil

Entrepreneur Molly Morse Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 7

Molly Morse Dr. Molly Morse is the Co-Founder and CEO of Mango Materials, a startup creating the next generation of sustainable materials. Mango Materials converts abundant methane gas into low-cost, high-value, biodegradable materials. In her role as CEO, Molly manages a team to advance operations and scale up technology. Molly received her PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering, with an emphasis on anaerobic biodegradation of biocomposites for the building industry, from Stanford University and her BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University. Molly has contributed to multiple industry patents, publications and presentations. She is working to up-scale Mango Materials operations and believes diversity of people and skills will contribute to fighting climate change.

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Material Exchange material-exchange.com

Material Exchange seeks to be the number one provider for responsible sourcing of materials and components for the footwear and apparel industries. Material Exchange is building one integrated system for brands, suppliers, and agencies (the middlemen) to engage on. Recognising that an open marketplace is a flawed solution for this industry’s material sourcing problem, Material Exchange is in the process of transitioning its product from an open marketplace model to an expert-assisted process that allows the company to differentiate based on its extensive and trusted pre-existing network with the supplier ecosystem. Despite being in a transition period, Material Exchange is still currently working with some of the biggest fashion brands in the world, like Jack Jones, Selected Homme, Vero Moda and Ugg, and just closed a $25.3M Series A that will expedite their product development and allow them to expand their global presence. 456

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Headquarters Stockholm, Sweden

Sector Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Countries of Operation 67 Countries

Entrepreneur Darren Glenister CEO

YEAR 7

Darren Glenister Born in London, Darren is an experienced creative thinker who enjoys solving challenging problems. As a fashion industry expert, he has worked with the world’s largest brands in defining the transformation processes for digital product creation, sustainable sourcing, lifecycle management and supply chain. He has over 20 years of experience working alongside brands like Walmart, Nike, Adidas, Target, Bestseller Group, Levi’s and many others. Now focused on making fashion sourcing cleaner and more efficient, his aim is to leave Earth in a better condition than he found it in.

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Modern Synthesis modern-synthesis.com

Modern Synthesis is a London-based biomaterial startup that crafts progressive biomaterials and tangible material solutions for the fashion industry. While increasingly natural and biobased alternatives to synthetic materials are becoming available, most alternatives either fail to meet the industry demand in aesthetics, performance, and cost or still rely on the use of harsh chemicals and synthetic binders. However, Modern Synthesis’ patent-pending “microbial weaving” process is poised to overcome these historical limitations. Their proprietary process employs bacteria to grow a strong, lightweight cellulose-based composite material that is naturally biodegradable and offers unique potential for aesthetic and performance customisations. The process requires a fraction of greenhouse gases, water, and land usage. 458

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Headquarters London, England, UK

Sector Biotechnology

Countries of Operation UK

Entrepreneur Jennifer Keane Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 7

Jennifer Keane Jennifer Keane is a designer, researcher and entrepreneur working at the intersection of design and science, technology and craft. Driven by aspirations of sustainability, and a fascination with new digital and biological tools, she is exploring how we could partner with biology to design a new generation of hybrid materials, and change our approach to making materials altogether. Jen worked previously for German sportswear brand adidas in materials design, development and innovation strategy. She is a graduate of the MA Material Futures programme at Central Saint Martins in London, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Fiber Science and Apparel Design from Cornell University in New York. Driven by a love of textiles, enthusiasm for circularity, and a deep appreciation for human creativity, she believes that a closer dialogue between science, design and industry is essential in bringing real change to our material value systems and means of production.

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Re:Dish redish.com

In the US alone, we use a trillion single-use foodservice products per year creating 10 million tons of waste. Re:Dish is a company that is tackling foodservice waste with a reusable container and cup service program that eliminates single-use disposable containers. Its turnkey, reusable container service helps make foodservice operations more sustainable while helping companies meet their ESG goals. Re:Dish delivers and collects containers and cups, cleans and sanitizes them and then returns them back to customers. With DishTrack®, its inventory and impact dashboard, Re:Dish clients are able to track their landfill waste diversion, carbon emissions savings and water reduction in real-time. Re:Dish services corporate cafeterias and pantries, arenas, K-12 schools, production sets – anywhere food is served at scale. Re:Dish’s tracking and washing capabilities are also available to service other reusable products and companies. 460

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Headquarters Brooklyn, NY, USA

Sector Product Lifecycle

Countries of Operation United States

Entrepreneur Caroline Vanderlip Founder & CEO

YEAR 7

Caroline Vanderlip As Founder and CEO, Caroline Vanderlip is an entrepreneur who put her passion and creativity into building Re:Dish, a reusable container and dishware company that helps corporate and school cafeterias run more sustainably. Prior to setting up Re:Dish, Caroline successfully launched businesses within parent companies (CNBC, AT&T Personal Online Services), as well as independent entities such as publishing technology company, SharedBook. Caroline has 30 years experience of progressive leadership, managerial and entrepreneurial success within the Internet, telecommunications and cable TV industries. Armed with a BA from Vassar and an MBA from NYU, Caroline is a life-long learner now focused on sustainability and the huge impact that Re:Dish can have as it supports a shift from a linear to a circular economy.

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s.lab slab.us

s.lab offers a suite of fixed temperature cold-chain logistics services for food products and pharmaceuticals, reducing the potential waste of valuable resources and making logistics more sustainable. They have three primary services: a sustainable cold-chain packaging solution (Greenie boxes), an IoT and cloud-based real-time temperature tracking service (Bound X), and end-to-end supply chain management services. The Greenie box can pack frozen, refrigerated, and low-temperature products together, allowing products with different temperature ranges to be transported together. The box is made of vacuum insulated panels (VIP), which reduces the need for Styrofoam, guarantees the products stay at the same temperature from departure to arrival, and enables the use of electric vehicles for transportation since the boxes do not require energy to stay refrigerated. When paired with Bound X, their fixed temperature chain technology platform, the platform provides valuable real-time temperature tracking of the products, giving customers the ability to validate the temperature stability of the products even through various environmental changes and accidents. 462

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Headquarters Seoul, South Korea

Sector Supply Chain Technology

Countries of Operation Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea

Entrepreneur Su Ah Lee CEO

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About YEAR 7

Su Ah Lee Su Ah Lee is the Founder & CEO of s.lab, where she is making cold chain logistics environmentally friendly by safely transporting pharmaceutical products and reducing food waste. She graduated from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan with a degree in International Management. Following graduation, Su AH built a career in global R&D sourcing at Sae-A Trading, a clothing export company based in South Korea. While at Sae-A Trading, Su Ah gained experience in market research & trading, global sourcing management, and supply chain management. This exposure to logistics management eventually led Su Ah to found s.lab in 2014. Recently, Su Ah has been busy at the forefront of vaccine transport by participating in South Korea’s government project of transporting COVID-19 vaccines via s.lab’s Greenie Medi boxes.

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Huue huue.bio

Huue is creating the next generation of sustainable dyes for the industries that are integral to a sustainable future. Current dyeing practices are costly, inefficient and release toxic chemicals into freshwater sources. Huue tackles these harmful practices by providing a cost-effective, resource-efficient, and sustainable dyeing alternative. Rather than utilizing agricultural methods to create plant-based dyes which require more land and resources, Huue uses biotechnology to create higher performing product. Mimicking nature’s processes, Huue examines how color compounds occur in nature and programs microbes to grow and secrete those colors. Huue’s first mission: indigo blue for denim makers. Leveraging co-founder Dr. Tammy Hsu’s UC Berkeley bioengineering research, they are supported by leading investors and institutions such as IndieBio, Fashion for Good, Jennifer Doudna, and Melinda Gates’ Pivotal Ventures. 464

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Headquarters Berkeley, CA, USA

Sector Biotechnology

Countries of Operation United States

Entrepreneur Michelle Zhu Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 6

Michelle Zhu Michelle Zhu is CEO & Co-founder of Huue, a biotechnology company creating the world’s most sustainable dyes for the industries that are shaping the future of the Earth, starting with the indigo in your jeans. Its mission is to minimize the amount of toxic chemicals used in the dye production and application process. With a family background in fashion and a career in business operations and strategy, Michelle currently manages all aspects of Huue’s operations, fundraising, and sales efforts. Michelle received her BSBA from Washington University in St. Louis.

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NÜWIEL nuwiel.com

NÜWIEL provides innovative solutions for moving goods in urban areas in a sustainable and cost-efficient way. They have developed the world’s first intelligent electric bike trailer for last-mile logistics. Using their patented technology, the trailer can accelerate, decelerate, and brake automatically with the bike, requiring no additional effort from the user. In summary, even though the biker is towing 250kg in weight, the feeling is weightless from the biker, due to the systems reaction speed. The eTrailer can attach to any bike, eBike, or cargo bike, and can be walked by hand in pedestrian-only zones, providing a safe and convenient last-mile delivery solution in urban areas. 466

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Headquarters Hamburg, Germany

Sector Supply Chain Technology

YEAR 6

Countries of Operation Austria, Belgium, Germany

Entrepreneur Natalia Tomiyama Co-Founder & Managing Director

Natalia Tomiyama Natalia Tomiyama is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of NÜWIEL, an e-trailer business based out of Hamburg. Along with her Co-Founder, Fahad Khan, Natalia sought to solve the many challenges with last-mile delivery in densely populated urban areas. As Managing Director, Natalia oversees finance and business development. Before founding NÜWIEL, Natalia worked as a Project Manager at Startup Dock, the entrepreneurship center at Hamburg University of Technology, and as a Lead Partner and Researcher on the EU-funded project, Higher Education and Enterprises: Knowledge Alliances for the Training of Entrepreneurs (HEKATE). Natalia holds a Master’s in International Production Management from Hamburg University of Technology, an MBA from the Northern Institute of Technology Management, and a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.

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ATKO atkoleather.com

ATKO is an eco-friendly material company that upcycles leather waste into other sustainable leather materials including natural recycled real leather and the world’s first leather fiber. ATKO was founded in 2012 and has since launched numerous products including leather, leather suede, leather yarn, and leather textiles while continuing to engage in R&D on environmentally friendly recycled materials. ATKO has partnered with Leather Working Group to collect scraps of pure leather where the scraps are then processed with strict quality standards. ATKO converts the leather scraps into new products using no additional chemicals or water to produce their leather. Currently, ATKO converts 400,000 tons per year of waste leather scrap into usable products. 468

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Headquarters Seoul, South Korea

Sector Textiles Manufacturing

Countries of Operation South Korea

Entrepreneur Connie Hong CFO

ASIA PACIFIC

About YEAR 5

Connie Hong Connie joined ATKO Planning, a materials technology company aiming to produce high value materials that enhance the quality of life, in October 2018 as CFO. Among other responsibilities, Connie develops organizational financial strategies, manages annual financial audit processes, and monitors and reports financial performance. Before joining the ATKO team, Connie worked as the Director of Overseas Business Development, Global division at Creative Tong, a leading creative contents and exhibition company in South Korea. Connie also has deep experience in the VC industry after having served as Controller & HR Director at KTB Ventures. She graduated from Hongik University with a degree in Business Administration and Management.

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IntegriCulture integriculture.jp

Developments in cellular agriculture is hindered by the high cost of culture media used to grow animal cells. This cost needs to come down for any industry players to use cell culture as an economically viable method of production. IntegriCulture’s unique patented “CulNet System” technology solves this problem by mimicking the natural processes by which cells proliferate in an animal body, and reduces the cost of cell culture. IntegriCulture Inc. offers its general-purpose large-scale cell culture system (CulNet System) for any cell types of any species, for food and non-food applications. The CulNet System cultures cells at 4~5 orders of magnitude less expensive, allowing cell-cultured products at market-competitive prices. The company collaborates with academic partners in the fields of regenerative medicine, developing a state of art methodology and technology that allows for vascularization and whole tissue culture. 470

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Headquarters Seoul, South Korea

Sector Biotechnology

Countries of Operation Japan, Singapore

Entrepreneur Yuki Hanyu Founder & CEO

ASIA PACIFIC

About YEAR 5

Yuki Hanyu After graduating from Oxford with a Ph.D in chemistry, Yuki Hanyu founded the “Shojinmeat Project”, the world’s first citizen science community for DIY open-source cell-based meat. In 2017, it spun off a startup, IntegriCulture Inc., and a non-profit, Cellular Agriculture Institute of the Commons in 2019. IntegriCulture Inc. offers its general-purpose large-scale cell culture system (CulNet System) for any cell types of any species, for food and non-food applications. IntegriCulture Inc in partnership with the CulNet System users aims to develop cell-cultured meat, cell-cultured cosmetics, leather, fur, nutraceuticals and transplantable organs.

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Provenance provenance.org

Provenance is in the business of transparency, empowering brands to make the sourcing and impact behind their products transparent. They exist to enable citizens to access and trust in business sustainability efforts beyond today’s marketing hype. With their software, businesses can easily gather and present information and stories about products and their supply chains, including verified data to support them. By connecting this information to products - consumers can discover the origin, journey, and impact of the products they buy. Provenance has built a network of honest businesses and equips them with the tools they need to prove what matters most about their goods: from the source of ingredients, to their impact on the environment and society. Winner of the “Blockchains for Social Good” Horizon 2020 prize from the EU Commission, they champion tech for good. 472

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Headquarters London, England

Sector Blockchain

Countries of Operation Germany, United Kingdom, United States

Entrepreneur Jessi Baker Founder & CEO

UK & EUROPE

About YEAR 5

Jessi Baker Jessi Baker is MBE, technologist, designer and Founder and CEO of Provenance.org, the leading transparency programme and software platform for supply chain and impact transparency. With a Master’s in Engineering from Cambridge University and Design from the Royal College of Art, Jessi has worked with many brands on digital design strategy, including Adidas, The Four Seasons, The Guggenheim Museum, Will.I.Am, British Airways, and Louis Vuitton. Currently, Jessi works with global FMCG brands, such as Unilever, Pernod Ricard, and Princes Group to make the origin, journey and impact behind their products transparent for shoppers in a meaningful way.

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Sylvatex sylvatex.com

Sylvatex is solving some of the world’s biggest chemical problems. Made of biomaterials, their nanoparticles are engineered systems that manipulate chemicals, fabricate materials and structures, produce energy and enhance the environment by providing cheaper, more sustainable chemical solutions. Their IP-protected platform and growing database addresses multiple billion-dollar markets – from next-generation batteries materials to fragrances to fuels – while significantly reducing the toxic waste and carbon from industrial applications. Sylvatex products, which include fuel additive and alternative fuel products, use low-cost inputs and the simple splash-blending process that creates their microblend fuel, enables production at scale with existing infrastructure and minimal capital investment. Sylvatex’s sustainable chemistry platform seeks to reduce greenhouse gasses (GHG) in the most effective way possible. 474

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Headquarters Berkeley, CA, USA

Sector Nanotechnology

Countries of Operation United States

Entrepreneur Virginia Klausmeier President & CEO

YEAR 5

Virginia Klausmeier Virginia Klausmeier is the Founder and CEO of Sylvatex, a pioneer in the energy sector, utilizing bio-based, non-toxic nano-chemistry to create stable nanoparticles with multiple billion-dollar market applications. Prior to co-founding Sylvatex, she managed clinical and biomechanical research for a Fortune 500 medical device company. Virginia was recently featured as one of the “Top 10 Women in Biofuels” and was pre-selected by Forbes for “30 under 30 in Energy”. She is active on the board of multiple nongovernmental organizations, and is working on the growth and commercialization of Sylvatex. She completed the Executive Program at Singularity University and previously earned a B.S. in Chemistry and Economics and an M.S. in Biomechanical Engineering at the University of Oregon.

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Zeigo zeigo.com

Zeigo is a climate-tech platform deploying machine learning to reduce the complexities surrounding renewable energy procurement. Used by corporations, energy suppliers, and renewable energy developers, Zeigo is the one-stop-shop for stakeholders to transition to clean energy through Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and short-term contracts. Zeigo’s solution creates a simple and efficient process to connect corporate energy buyers with renewable energy developers that is cheaper, more time-effective and transparent than alternative solutions. Zeigo offers a wide range of tools, like market analytics, energy forward curve, or a business case report, to help corporate buyers make informed decisions on a procurement purchase without external consultants or industry knowledge. Its mission is to increase the uptake of renewable energy across the world, not just by the largest corporations, but by everyone who wants in. 476

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Headquarters London, England

Sector Access to Clean Energy

Countries of Operation 50 countries

Entrepreneur Juan Pablo Cerda Founder & CEO

YEAR 5

Juan Pablo Cerda Juan Pablo Cerda has a strong background and stellar experience in Operations & Trading for physical commodities, having worked for companies like BP, Shell and ED&F MAN. He founded and exited a successful consultancy focused on advising large corporates on their go-to-market strategy for 100% renewable energy. During this time, he noticed a gap in the market to apply smart technology to simplify the process of contracting renewable energy directly from wind and solar farms for the corporate sector. As a result, he founded Zeigo, a tech platform that makes the process of contracting energy directly from wind and solar farms, simple, efficient and costeffective.

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Biohm biohm.co.uk

Biohm believes the most sustainable, resilient, and adaptive examples of design can be found in nature’s organisms and systems. It does this by mimicking biological processes to synthesize man-made products, combining ideologies of the circular economy and humancentered design with future-tech, to revolutionize building technologies, materials and manufacturing methods. Biohm carries out extensive research and life-cycle assessments for renewable energy and self-sufficient adaptive buildings. From offsite construction, carbon-neutral/negative materials, and manufacturing methods to improved insulation and smart building envelopes, it aims to integrate state-of-the-art technologies such as sensors and Big Data into all of its products and services to ensure the industry’s sustainability and improve its long-term resilience. 478

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Headquarters London, England, UK

YEAR 4

Sector Responsible Production

Countries of Operation United Kingdom

Entrepreneur Ehab Sayed Founder & Director of Innovation

Ehab Sayed Ehab Sayed is the Founder and Director of Innovation at Biohm. He founded Biohm to develop nature-inspired construction systems and materials that champion a transformation towards the integration of biological processes in manufacturing, and create a biomimetic (nature-inspired) circular future that meets our environmental, economic and human needs. Leading a solid team of designers, engineers, architects, biologists and business innovators from around the globe, he is working towards revolutionising the construction industry and embedding social equity in business. Ehab is a Climate-Kic Certified Professional and with Biohm has amassed a portfolio of awards and recognition from highly regarded international bodies. Member of the ‘Circular Economy Club’, The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) and the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC).

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gFlow+ gflowplus.com

gflow+ believes the world needs to stop relying on mechanical meters and move towards an electric solid-state future. A leader of both electromagnetic and ultrasonic flow measurement technology in the Greater China area, the company builds electric solid state meters as well as complete smart metering and water quality solutions. To create an entire sustainable energy ecosystem, gFlow+ also manufactures a unique set of smart metering solutions with remote transmitters and solar panels, enabling the management of water consumption and quality, as well as energy consumption. By combining a constant stream of data with predictive modeling capabilities, operators can quickly assess events as they occur, identify potential problem areas before they reach a critical level, and respond decisively to operational challenges, enabling operators to become a force for system improvements, regulatory compliance, and financial planning. 480

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Headquarters Hong Kong

Sector Resource Efficiency

Countries of Operation Hong Kong and 11 Countries

Entrepreneur Ming Gong President & CEO

YEAR 4

Ming Gong Ming Gong is the President and CEO of gFlow+, which provides industrial process instrumentation, water metering and water district leakage control solutions for its customers worldwide. Prior to this, Ming served as Vice President of Shanghai Kent Limited, the largest flow meter manufacturer in China. Ming has also held a number of research and development roles and positions for Endress+Hauser Group, a leader in industrial process instruments solutions, ultimately leading the R&D team for Endress+Hauser Conducta in Anaheim, California.

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Jumbotail jumbotail.com

Jumbotail is India’s leading New Retail platform and Online B2B marketplace for food & grocery that connects 30,000+ mom & pop Kirana grocery stores with brands, producers, and farmers. Jumbotail was co-founded by Stanford MBA classmates S.Karthik Venkateswaran and Ashish Jhina. Jumbotail Logistics is an in-house, tech powered full stack supply chain with fulfilment centers, distribution centers, enabling last mile storefront delivery and payments collections from its customers. Jumbotail’s fintech platform facilitates working capital credit by connecting lending partners to its customers and sellers. Jumbotail transforms traditional mom & pop stores into J24 store - a chain of modern convenience grocery stores, owned and operated by mom & pop retailers, powered Jumbotail’s New Retail platform that is fully integrated with its logistics and fintech. Jumbotail has the capability to set up a fully functional J24 grocery store within 24h-48h. 482

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Headquarters Bengaluru, India

Sector Marketplace & Retail

Countries of Operation India

YEAR 4

Entrepreneur S. Karthik Venkateswaran Co-Founder & CEO

S. Karthik Venkateswaran Karthik Venkateswaran is Co-Founder & CEO of Jumbotail. An alumnus of National Defence Academy and Indian Military Academy, Karthik served in the Indian Army for 10 years, with several tenures in hard combat in high altitude areas and counter terrorism. Prior to co-founding Jumbotail, Karthik worked as Senior Product Manager at Ebay (United States), and as Director-Products at Flipkart (India). A marketplace product leader, Karthik is passionate about building products and technology that will create more economic opportunities for the food and grocery ecosystem in India, and make commerce more accessible and convenient for the next 1 billion Indians, who have diverse needs. He holds an MBA from Stanford University - Graduate School of Business.

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Mobi-Air mobiair.technology

Since the onset of the air-filtration industry and original patent filings in the 1920s, current technologies have seen relatively low levels of innovation with marginal process performance improvements. The Mobi-Air team has challenged the status quo of today’s incumbent-filtration technologies developing new approaches including zero maintenanceand-repair air filtration, low-energy low-turbulence multi-vortex tornado air filtration and closed-loop energy-free HVAC technology. Whilst this technology was developed to lower costs and protect nature, the Mobi-Air team gained true inspiration from nature itself. The new low-energy low-turbulence multi-vortex tornado technology was inspired by the naturally forming multi-vortex tornadoes which exert very high G-Forces and use minimal amounts of energy to operate. All in, this newly developed closed-loop energy-free HVAC saves up to 85% of HVAC energy consumption and tonnage. 484

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Headquarters Singapore

Sector Sustainable Infrastructure

Countries of Operation Japan and Singapore

Entrepreneur Martin Scaife Chairman & CTO

YEAR 4

Martin Scaife Martin Scaife has spent over 25 years in the hygiene industry, during which time he designed many of the high-speed production systems that are currently in use at P&G. He holds multiple key patents in the hygiene industry and is focused on technical innovation including front-end of innovation to go-to-market. Martin transitioned from working in corporates to start-up companies in 2014 and has continued to innovate in the hygiene sector, developing multiple award-winning technologies. Recently launched technologies include low energy diaper recycling machine, low energy hybrid air filtration and energy free HVAC.

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Modumetal modumetal.com

Since the Bronze Age, man has been making metal the same way, using highly energyintensive techniques to smelt, forge, roll and cast metal parts. Today, Modumetal is enabling an entirely new age of efficient metals manufacturing, through nanolaminated metals (think plywood, but with very thin layers of metal). The markets that Modumetal can serve exceed several trillions USD in value. Modumetal exhibits properties never seen before in conventional metals in terms of hardness, toughness, strength, corrosion, wear and heat resistance, and more. The patented Modumetal manufacturing process more efficiently and cost competitively enables the production of these high-performance nanolaminated metals. Modumetal is produced by a patented, sustainable manufacturing process that uses electricity as the direct input form of energy and enables the production of the nano-layered materials at an industrial scale. The Modumetal process represents a major shift in the way metals are manufactured, affording inherent efficiencies in end-part manufacturing and reducing demand for metal raw materials. 486

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YEAR 4

Headquarters Seattle, WA, USA

Sector Manufacturing Technology

Countries of Operation Angola, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, Malaysia, Trinidad and Tobago, United States

Entrepreneur Christina Lomasney Founder, President & CEO

Christina Lomasney Christina Lomasney is the CEO, President and Co-Founder of Modumetal. Together with her team, she is realizing the company’s vision of revolutionizing the way major industries approach the design and production of advanced metal coatings and parts. Christina has worked in the research, development, and commercialization of advanced materials technologies for more than a decade, starting at The Boeing Company, where she served in engineering roles including in Phantomworks’ advanced metals manufacturing department. Christina later founded Isotron Corporation, an advanced materials company, which today holds a portfolio of advanced materials technologies and commercial products for environmental cleanup and restoration. Christina currently serves on the Board of Directors of ASTM International. Christina holds a BS in Physics from the University of Washington, where she completed undergraduate research in electrochemistry and graduate studies toward a MS in Applied Physics. She has published and is named inventor on several pending patents in large-scale environmental remediation and nanostructured materials applications.

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MOVUS movus.com.au

To preserve the Earth’s resources, MOVUS believes the efficiency and life of industrial assets need to improve. MOVUS seeks to transform machine technology, which has remained unchanged for decades, with FitMachine, their end to end equipment monitoring solution. FitMachine dramatically improves a machine’s lifecycle and health visibility, while optimising operational costs. MOVUS’ goal is to bring consumer simplicity, combined with artificial intelligence, to enable smarter and more efficient machines. From reducing downtime and money spent on asset breakdowns to visibility across a company’s entire fleet, FitMachine provides real-time data and performance analytics anywhere, anytime. With over 100 million health checks on machines across the world, MOVUS generates actionable insights for companies’ outdated machines, bringing them into the digital transformation of the future. 488

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Headquarters Brisbane, Australia

Sector Artificial Intelligence and Life

Countries of Operation Australia and 13 countries

Entrepreneur Brad Parsons Founder & CEO

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About YEAR 4

Brad Parsons Brad Parsons, a globally focussed entrepreneur with a passion for technology-enabled sustainable progress, is the founder and CEO of MOVUS. Having travelled the world extensively over the past 20 years and lived and worked across a wide range of industries, Brad realised our current way of life is becoming unsustainable. His concern about over-consumption of the world’s natural resources and our “make-use-waste” society led him to believe that technology can enable a more efficient world. Through MOVUS, Brad is using his passion for the planet and is applying systems thinking to promote new, efficient asset usage. By making assets more visible, available and utilised, Brad believes we can reduce our resource footprint.

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TreeZero treezero.com

The manufacture, distribution, and consumption of paper-based products require substantial agricultural inputs, use a wide array of natural resources, generate significant amounts of waste across the supply chain, and can adversely impact biodiversity. Consequently, consumer goods companies, universities, and governments are now sourcing clean-tech options for their paper supply. TreeZero is the only 100 percent treefree, carbon neutral paper brand in North America. The company’s paper products are made using sustainable, sugarcane-based natural resources. One pallet (40 boxes) of TreeZero paper saves 24 trees, while one pallet of 30 percent recycled paper saves only seven trees. In addition, TreeZero paper delivers excellent print quality when compared to regular recycled paper. As a mission-driven company, TreeZero strives to help customers minimize the environmental impacts of selling and using paper and actively invests in programs to fight deforestation. The company avoids the use of millions of trees for paper and off-sets the generation of tons of CO2 annually. 490

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Headquarters Atlanta, GA, USA

Sector Paper Products

Countries of Operation Canada, United States

Entrepreneur Mike Nilan CEO

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About YEAR 4

Mike Nilan Michael Nilan was the Founder of OneCoast Network, the largest wholesale gift and home decor manufacturer’s representative company with over 20 showrooms across the United States. He managed over $500 million in annual revenue as Chairman and CEO from 1997 to 2001. He was also the Founder of MarketSource International, a sourcing company that provided expertise in product development, manufacturing, and sourcing of consumer goods primarily for the gift, housewares, and consumer electronics markets. There, he served as the CEO from 2002 to 2009, with offices in Atlanta and Shanghai. Since 2010, Mike has served as the Director and CEO of TreeZero, the world’s most sustainable paper company. His desire is to create a world-class company that focuses on products that are good for the environment and future generations, including his children’s.

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Worn Again Technologies wornagain.co.uk

Today’s methods for textile-to-textile recycling are extremely limited and the demand for raw materials to make new textiles is set to increase by 63% in the next 10 years. Clearly, new solutions to meet future resource demands are needed. Worn Again Technologies is pioneering polymer recycling technology by separating, decontaminating and extracting polyester and cellulose (from cotton) from non-reusable textiles to be made back into new products in the existing supply chains. The aim of their technology is to enable these recaptured resources to be kept in constant circulation, driving positive economic, social and environmental benefits, competitively processing blended inputs and producing dual outputs while preserving global resources. The technology is being developed for licensing to plant operators worldwide. 492

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Headquarters Nottingham, England, UK

Sector Circular Economy

Countries of Operation Canada, United States

Entrepreneur Cyndi Rhoades Founder

UK & EUROPE

About YEAR 4

Cyndi Rhoades Cyndi Rhoades is the Founder of Worn Again Technologies, a transformational polymer recycling technology company. A recognised thought (and ‘do’) leader, Cyndi is an avid advocate for polymer recycling technology as an enabler for a circular textiles industry. She is a regular speaker on circularity and innovation and is an award-winning entrepreneur, having been selected as a Courvoisier Future 500 Ambassador, a Force for Good Pioneer by Tomorrow’s Company, and an Enterprise UK Ambassador. Cyndi is an early pioneer of the sustainable fashion movement and a co-founder of the RE:Fashion Awards, the world’s first Sustainable Fashion Awards in London.

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Evercomm evercomm.com.sg

Evercomm Singapore provides Asset Performance Management (APM) solutions for energy-intensive enterprises. The core focus of their product is to harness IoT and machine learning technologies to simplify energy complexity and daily operations. The AI-driven APM dramatically reduces integration cost and time, enables real-time analytics correlating sensor data and equipment profiles, and extracts critical operation insights along with indexing equipment performance at scale. The company’s holistic energy management approach (combining both energy supply and demand) is co-developed with the Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University under the Smart Multi-Energy System (SMES) initiative. Evercomm also works with United Nations, country leaders, and large conglomerates to build and train the pipeline of human resources that is needed in order to fill the necessary roles that sustainability and industry digitisation require. 494

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YEAR 3

Headquarters Singapore

Sector Renewable Energy

Countries of Operation Israel, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand

Entrepreneur Chiu-Hao (Ted) Chen Co-Founder, CEO & Chief Product Architect

Chiu-Hao (Ted) Chen Ted is the Co-founder of EverComm Singapore – one of APAC’s top energy IoT startups in the clean-tech sector. Being cited in the Singapore parliament and recognized as one of the digital pioneers in the country, Ted works closely with Singapore’s government on various industry transformation initiatives, and has designed a new, sustainable ICT framework and data policy with the United Nations. Ted has also been invited to speak at various international forums such as the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, World Urban Forum, and ASEAN +3 Young Entrepreneurs Forum to promote sustainability and green entrepreneurship. In his commitment to expand and advance the role of youth in ICT, Ted works as a Science-Policy Interface Focal Point for the United Nations Major Group for Children & Youth (UN MGCY). Ted received the Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and made it to Forbes’ inaugural 30 Under 30 Asia list, under the category of Manufacturing and Energy.

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Evrnu evrnu.com

Evrnu has invented fiber technology that transforms old clothing into new, high-quality raw materials. Working with brands, fiber producers, and mills, Evrnu creates and licenses fiber formulations with unique performance and environmental advantages. These engineered fibers are a solution to the greatest threats currently facing the industry: textile waste, resource consumption, and environmental damage. Evrnu uses 98 percent less water than what is required for virgin cotton production, eliminates 80 percent of typical pollutant emissions, and can be regenerated multiple times. Evrnu offers an environment-sparing alternative for the world’s highest demand fibers — cotton, polyester, and rayon — and is currently being adopted by the world’s best brands and retailers. 496

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Headquarters Seattle, WA, USA

Sector Sustainable Textiles

Countries of Operation United Kingdom, United States

Entrepreneur Stacy Flynn Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 3

Stacy Flynn Stacy Flynn is the CEO and a founding partner of Evrnu. She is an accomplished global textile product specialist and sustainable systems expert. After a diverse background working at the executive level in textile innovation with both startups and large multinational corporations like DuPont, Target, Eddie Bauer, and Rethink Fabrics, Stacy launched Future Resource Collective (FRC), a collaboration hub and incubator for sustainable innovations in the apparel and textile industry. In 2014, FRC launched its first social purpose corporation, Evrnu, which uses a patent-pending technology that recycles cotton garment waste to create premium, renewable fiber. As co-founder and CEO, Stacy drives Evrnu’s mission, market positioning, and branding. She holds an MBA degree in Sustainable Systems and a Bachelor of Science degree in Textile Development and Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Stacy’s personal mission is to ensure that the textile industry is healthy and able to grow in the future by elegantly managing resources.

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ideaForge ideaforge.co.in

ideaForge is the global leader in UAV technology, manufacturing best-in-class drones for defense, enterprise, disaster response, and agricultural applications. As a pioneer in research, development, production and operation of compact, cost-effective and userfriendly Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), their determination on designing sustainable and efficient products has presented them with an opportunity to become market leaders in their area of expertise. ideaForge is a vertically integrated company which is equipped with in-house R&D, design, manufacturing, software, services and training operations. This provides the flexibility to customise products for an array of requirements. The company also provides end-to-end UAV solutions and services to the industrial and commercial sectors.They are recipients of the Marico Innovation Foundation Award and have been named the Best Product Design Company by IESA. ideaForge is continually innovating and experimenting to transform its aerial platforms, to offer greater performance, higher reliability and autonomy, and greater impact. 498

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Headquarters Navi Mumbai, India

Sector Autonomous Vehicles

Countries of Operation India

Entrepreneur Ankit Mehta Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 3

Ankit Mehta Ankit Mehta is the Co-Founder and CEO of ideaForge Technology, a next-generation drone systems company that manufactures advanced Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for Defense and Geospatial applications. Ankit joined IIT Bombay in the year 2000 to pursue a Dual Degree (B.Tech. and M.Tech.) in Mechanical Engineering, specialising in Computer-Aided Design and Automation. As a student at IITB, he implemented over 20 hardware projects, with a select few being handpicked for patenting. Ankit founded ideaForge straight out of college in 2007. Ankit currently plays a prominent role in defining and standardising the UAV regulations in India, providing neutral policy suggestions to positively impact the entire industry. He was listed as one of the top 35 entrepreneurs under the age of 35 in India, and on a separate occasion, was invited to join 200 other CEOs in a discussion about the future growth of India with the country’s Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi. Ankit is Co-Chair, FICCI Committee on Drones and is also a member of FICCI Young Leaders Forum.

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Svante svanteinc.com

Carbon is the backbone of the global economy. As the Earth’s population swells to 8 billion and the global energy sector looks for solutions to reduce or even offset its carbon footprint, greenhouse gas emissions continue to pose one of the biggest challenges of our time. Svante is building a carbon dioxide marketplace using second-generation carbon capture technology at half the cost of solvent-based systems. At this price point, Svante’ first-of-its-kind demonstration plant will unlock an enormous and lucrative opportunity – carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) – by enabling a mass market for bulk carbon dioxide. The company’s goal is to create a circular economy that values carbon dioxide. By stimulating new ways to create durable products and processes that recycle and sequester carbon dioxide, the technology can help companies generate clean growth while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Svante is initially focused on distributed carbon dioxide projects offering a solution for 30-600 tonnes per day, and the company is currently building a 30 tonnes per day demonstration plant with Husky Energy on a CO2-EOR site in Saskatchewan. 500

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Headquarters Vancouver, Canada

Sector Carbon Management

Countries of Operation Canada, France, United States

Entrepreneur Claude Letourneau President & CEO

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About YEAR 3

Claude Letourneau Claude is an industrial projects veteran who brings to Svante a broad range of experience leading large world-class projects. At ease bringing about change, Claude is leveraging his 30 years of experience in advance technology development and commercialisation to help steer the company to be a global leader in building a CO2 marketplace. Previously, Claude held senior management roles with Canam Group Inc., SNC-Lavalin Inc., and Kontron Embedded Computers AG. He also founded two technology companies, Vaperma, Inc. (membrane-based gas separation) and Avestor Inc. (thin-film lithium polymer battery). These past experiences provide the necessary insight for the bilingual executive to forge new strategic alliances and partnerships with like-minded industry leaders and to guide the company’s scaling-up of the business with an aggressive time-to-market game plan. Claude received a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering and a Master’s in Chemical Engineering from University Laval, Quebec.

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The Waste Transformers thewastetransformers. com

The Waste Transformers (TWT) create decentralised energy and nutrient hubs (Waste Transformers) by converting organic waste streams into energy, while also recovering the natural resources and water in the waste, all on-site. TWT provide a green, entrepreneurial alternative to the old model of make, use, and discard by creating on-site circular economies around waste for hotels, harbours, shopping malls, communities, and food production companies. Utilising their “Business in a box” model, TWT empower local communities, companies, and governments to leverage their waste to power positive change. Emerging economies are bursting with entrepreneurship. However, the access to important resources, knowledge, and funding for an entrepreneur to flourish are much harder to find. The “Business in a box” program provides local entrepreneurs with all of the support and tools they need to run their own Waste Transformer as a business, cleaning up their neighbourhood and achieving payback times between three to five years. It is a small-scale, high impact approach that is revolutionising the way the planet deals with organic waste. 502

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Headquarters Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sector Waste Management

YEAR 3

Countries of Operation Australia, Chile, Colombia, The Netherlands, Sierra Leone, South Africa, United Arab Emirates

Entrepreneur Lara van Druten Founder & CEO

Lara van Druten Lara is founder and CEO of The Waste Transformers and a recognised thought leader and experienced CEO with a history of working in the renewables and environment industry. She is a pioneer in waste to value, with expertise in the circular economy, innovation and resource recovery. Her experience spans the private and public sector; the corporate and start-up world; governance roles and entrepreneurship. For her achievements at The Waste Transformers, Lara was selected as ‘Role model in International Entrepreneurship’ by the Dutch Enterprise Agency. The Waste Transformers was nominated by Morgan Stanley as one of the Top 3 global impact investment proposals of 2016. The company is also the 2017 winner of the Share Award for the best Circular Company; a 2017 nominee for the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge; the winner of the 2018 West African Forum Clean Energy prize for the best business proposal, sponsored by the African Development Bank and UNIDO; and lastly the winner of the ‘What Design Can Do Energy Challenge’, sponsored by the IKEA Foundation.

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Arcstone arcstone.co

Arcstone provides a next generation manufacturing execution system (MES) solution, leveraging an IoT/SaaS platform called arc.ops. This platform provides manufacturers the ability to monitor, maintain, and control their automated manufacturing processes with real-time data. arc.ops is an easy-to-use solution for facility managers and workers to run daily operations with maximum productivity, while enabling senior management to plan for the future by visualising their facilities anywhere, at any time. arc.ops is currently operating in facilities across Asia Pacific and growing rapidly through Arcstone’s partnerships with major consulting firms including McKinsey & Company, Bain, and BCG. Arcstone’s solutions have impacted thousands of workers across Southeast Asia with the intention of bringing digitisation and data analytics to remote regions. Together with training, education, and guidance, Arcstone with its partners has spearheaded Industry 4.0 into developing nations and factories to drive them towards the digital age of manufacturing. 504

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Headquarters Singapore

Sector Manufacturing

YEAR 2

Countries of Operation China, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia

Entrepreneur Willson Deng Co-Founder & CEO

Willson Deng An industrial engineer by trade, Willson has implemented improvement projects in manufacturing industries ranging from aeronautics to smart meters, wineries, gourmet chocolates, glass production and pharmaceuticals. He founded Arcstone in 2013, after he had been designing production simulation software for the world’s largest biomanufacturers. Focused on blending machine and human operations, he developed the Arcstone Operations Platform (arc.ops) to efficiently provide visibility, control and optimisation to a massive range of industries. The platform enables companies to automate, integrate and streamline entire processes within a facility at fractions of market cost. He continues to drive a data-centric manufacturing revolution in Southeast Asia, encouraging like-minded companies to upend the status quo for manufacturing enterprise solutions through the Singapore Manufacturing Consortium (SIMCO). Willson holds a MSc from INSEAD Business School and a BS in Industrial Engineering from UC Berkeley.

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Ecozen Solutions ecozensolutions.com

Nearly $7 billion worth of food is wasted every year in India alone. By innovating at the intersection of clean tech and internet of things (IoT), Ecozen Solutions is disrupting the way perishables are handled across the value chain. They have built an intelligent and completely automated after-sales service solution, focused on agricultural markets. Currently, Ecozen has two products: Ecofrost & Ecotron. Ecofrost is a portable solar-powered cold room based on thermal energy storage, which can maintain low temperatures without any backup power. With the ability to store their crops using Ecofrost, smallholder farmers have the ability to increase their profits by 40% over time. Ecotron is a smart controller for irrigation pumps that complements Ecozen’s offerings in the solar/agri-solutions space in which they are a major market shareholder. Both products are integrated with the internet, providing Ecozen with extensive data about product usage and performance. Using this data, they are building a perishables-friendly marketplace with powerful proprietary algorithms to improve product performance, serviceability, and reliability. To date, Ecozen has helped over 15,000 farmers across five different countries. 506

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Headquarters Pune, India

Sector Agriculture & Clean Energy

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur Afghanistan, India, Indonesia, Devendra Gupta Vietnam Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 2

Devendra Gupta Devendra is an alumnus of the prestigious IIT Kharagpur. He co-founded Ecozen Solutions along with Prateek Singhal and Vivek Pandey in 2010. He has an in-depth understanding of the cleantech, agri-value chain and aspires to disrupt the way perishables are handled today. He heads product management, strategy and finance for Ecozen. Devendra is also a part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) task force for cold chain, and he’s part of a renewable energy committee of the National Centre for Cold Chain Development (NCCD). He has also been a part of various agriculture and cold chain forums chaired by key ministers in India. It is under his leadership that the company has been recognised with numerous awards, such as the “CII award for Innovation in Cold Chain” in 2017. He was also chosen amongst the “50 Most Influential Sustainability Leaders” in 2017. Devendra believes we live in one of the most exciting times in history, where technology-enabled business models will address the long-standing issues.

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FatHopes Energy fathopesenergy.com

Established in 2010, FatHopes Energy develops sustainable fats, oils, and grease solutions for advanced biofuel production. Their state-of-the-art refineries and assets are located in strategic locations across Southeast Asia. These “green oil wells” are changing the way the waste oil industry feeds into the existing petroleum infrastructure. Their wells are systems in which restaurants pipe oil directly from their fryers to a holding tank. The tank is connected to the internet, which monitors the levels of oil and allows for the collection stage to optimally time oil collection. As a side effect of this direct-to-holding option, these restaurants can cut their number of fryers in half, as they no longer need to wait for them to cool. Over the years, FatHopes has managed to cement its position as a robust and reliable supplier of ready-to-use biofuels, as well as a biofuel feedstock, to the global market. McDonald’s has partnered with FatHopes to install green oil wells in many of their locations globally. To date, FatHopes has converted over 150 million kg of waste oil into biofuel, saving over 45 million kg of carbon. 508

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Headquarters Selangor, Malaysia

Sector Clean Energy

YEAR 2

Countries of Operation Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Philippines & Singapore

Entrepreneur Vinesh Sinha Founder & CEO

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About

Vinesh Sinha Vinesh is the Founder & CEO of FatHopes Energy, constantly at the forefront of the global sustainable biofuel feed stock industry, with the main intent of accelerating the advent of renewables and biodiesel. With acute skills in creating sustainable business models, he won FatHopes Energy the Golden Bull 2017 Award under the Outstanding SME category. An outstanding individual within the renewable energy industry, Vinesh advises and works with legislators, NGOs and certification bodies to provide market intelligence for industry enhancement and improvements via new and innovative feedstock identification. He also advises on possible breakthroughs in the manufacturing process, with the main intent of reducing climate impact and carbon emissions. Always seeking to grow and scale sustainable energy solutions, Vinesh also co-founded Minenergy, a blockchain infrastructure leveraging renewable energy, which fits into his ecosystem. All of this has entitled him to be listed as one of Forbes 30 under 30 in 2018, nominated Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Top 100 Most Influential Young Entrepreneurs in 2017.

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Kiverdi kiverdi.com

By 2050, our society will need more sustainable solutions to feed and power 10 billion people, because current practices are depleting our resources. Kiverdi was founded with a mission to commercialise sustainable resource utilisation solutions, and is doing that by transforming carbon to make high-value oils, complete proteins, and other bio-based products. Kiverdi”s NASA-inspired technology uses microorganisms to transform carbon dioxide, along with other simple mineral nutrients and gases, into raw materials for everyday products, such as food ingredients, clothing, personal care items, and industrial goods. Kiverdi’s technology uses 10,000x less land and 2,000x less water than current agricultural practices to produce the same proteins and oils. The Kiverdi biotechnology platform is bridging the gap between sustainability and profitability, enabling a future of abundance. 510

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Headquarters Hayward, CA, USA

Sector Recycling

Country of Operation United States

Entrepreneur Lisa Dyson Co-Founder & CEO

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Lisa Dyson Dr. Dyson is the co-founder and CEO of Kiverdi. Her entrepreneurial career began when she was on the founding team of an MIT startup that received funding from Microsoft. After that, she built and led a team that developed a technology that reached millions in volunteering campaigns. Dr. Dyson’s technical background began with a PhD in physics from MIT and has included research in bioengineering, energy and physics at Stanford, UC Berkeley, Princeton, UC San Francisco, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories. Dr. Dyson was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of London, where she received a Master of Science degree, and she has degrees in physics and mathematics from Brandeis University. She was named one of the Most Creative People in Business 2017 by Fast Company and was inducted in the San Francisco Business Times’ Forever Influential Honor Roll last year after having been honored as “One of the Most Influential Women in the Bay Area” for two years in a row.

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Leaf Resources leafresources.com.au

The world is moving towards a bio-based economy. As biological processes replace current industrial ones for the production of chemicals, a cost-effective, clean, non-food source of cellulosic sugars is essential. Leaf Resources is a leading company in converting plant biomass into these sugars, reducing carbon dioxide emissions in the chemical industry by up to 70%. Their patent pending Glycell™ process makes this possible with its advanced and highly effective technology for breaking down plant-derived biomass into useful, sustainable, renewable and biodegradable products. The biomass used in the Glycell™ process is mostly agricultural waste, and its supply is virtually limitless. The main reagent in the process is glycerol, a byproduct of biodiesel production, and it is the key to better performance and economics. Additionally, Leaf has licensed LeafCOAT, a 100% bio-based, renewable, recyclable, biodegradable waterproof barrier coating for packaging that can replace petroleum wax and plastic waterproofing, which cannot be recycled. LeafCOAT presents the same qualities in a completely biodegradable, recyclable, and sustainable solution. Utilized in food packaging, coffee cups, and container board, LeafCOAT will revolutionize the sustainability of this industry. 512

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Headquarters Perth, Australia

Sector Biotechnology

Countries of Operation Entrepreneur Malaysia and Ken Richards Australia Managing Director & CEO

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Ken Richards Ken Richards has over 30 years of experience as a Managing Director in various listed and unlisted companies in Australia across the agriculture, finance and technology sectors. He has a track record in managing, transitioning and growing companies. During his life as a public company CEO, Ken has completed transactions, takeovers and capital raisings, in excess of $200M. Ken holds Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of WA. He is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a former Director of Golf Australia. He is currently the CEO of ASX-listed Leaf Resources, a position he has held since 2011. Leaf Resources is commercialising the “GlycellTM process”. This innovative process utilises renewable inputs in a low energy/low cost process to produce industrial sugars, lignin and glycerol, all building block products that can be transformed to renewable chemicals to replace petroleum-based chemicals and plastics.

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RAD Green Solutions radgreensolutions.com

RAD Green Solutions (RAD) was incorporated by two individuals with a shared passion for science and innovation. With their collaboration in research and development and their strong advocacy for environmental sustainability, RAD created and developed its flagship apparatus to treat solid waste and infectious medical waste through non-incineration technology known as pyrolysis—used in developing the equipment known as the PYROCLAVE. Its patented hydro-burn technology produces more heat with less fuel by using water as a catalyser. This technology produces higher thermal temperatures, allowing the destruction of waste without the global warming inducing by-products and high costs of incineration or autoclaving. The PYROCLAVE is 100% commercially viable and currently used on-site with local hospitals. Currently, RAD is building centralised units where waste can be aggregated and destroyed. RAD hopes to sell 10 units in the coming year, which can each destroy between 1.5-2 tons of waste per day (small) and 10-12 tons of waste per day (large). 514

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Headquarters Davao City, Philippines

Sector Clean Tech

Country of Operation Philippines

Entrepreneur Ivan Lim CEO

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About YEAR 2

Ivan Lim Starting in 2010, Ivan has served as the Chairman and CEO of RAD Green Solutions, based in Davao City, Philippines – a company that delivers a clean and effective water-friendly solution for the safe destruction of medical and industrial waste. He’s also the Chairman and CEO of PYROCLAVE Global Corp and of Phil MG, Corp. Prior to leading RAD Green Solutions, Ivan was the President of NCCC Malls in the Philippines from 2001-2008, as well as the Vice President for Corporate Planning of NCCC Group. From 1997-2008, he was the Director and General Manager of Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa in Palawan, Philippines.

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Sure Chill surechill.com

Sure Chill has developed and patented a unique cooling technology that enables cooling equipment to maintain a constant temperature without constant power. The technology acts like a rechargeable battery but is entirely natural, using no chemicals or electrodes. This makes it perfect for areas of the world with intermittent power or no power at all, as it can be teamed with solar. Their first product, a vaccine refrigerator, can stay cool for 12 days without power in 43°C and has achieved sales in 49 countries. The company works closely with the World Health Organization and UNICEF and has received $1.5m from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Sure Chill is also working with some of the world’s largest brands to develop solutions within home refrigeration, food & drink, and logistics – all of which has led the Government of Dubai to choose Sure Chill as one of the technologies most likely to change the world in the next 20 years. 516

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Headquarters Cardiff, Wales, UK

Sector Cooling & Clean Energy

Countries of Operation 49 countries

Entrepreneur Nigel Saunders CEO

UK & EUROPE

About YEAR 2

Nigel Saunders Nigel is an entrepreneur with a strong business background. He was appointed CEO in 2016 having previously headed business development at the company. Earlier in his career, he had worked within the family’s award-winning business and then graduated from Nottingham Trent with a business degree. After a period at Banks Brewery on a graduate scheme, Nigel joined the Welsh Rugby Union and at age 22 shouldered high responsibility as the Debenture Manager managing the £30 million debenture issue with its 20,000 debenture holders. After four successful years, Nigel was promoted to a role within the management of elite rugby. For three years, he managed and interacted on a daily basis with the elite squads and the national team. He had responsibility, too, for overseeing the drug testing regime. He left only because of the excitement at the opportunity presented by Sure Chill. An inspirational leader with high levels of energy, he is achievement driven and commercially astute.

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Andiamo andiamo.io

For the majority of people, freedom of movement is something that’s taken for granted. But for one billion people globally with long term and acute conditions, this isn’t the case. Andiamo is a healthcare technology company combining big data, AI and advanced manufacturing to give everyone the freedom of movement that the majority enjoy. Andiamo’s first focus is revolutionising the age-old orthotics industry, where their technology enables evidence-based prescription, reduces wait times from six months down to one week, reduces pathway costs by 50%, and enables a step change in clinical and quality of life metrics. 518

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Headquarters London, UK

Sector Healthcare

Countries of Operation United Kingdom, Europe

Entrepreneur Samiya Parvez Co-Founder & CFO

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Samiya Parvez For nine years, Samiya was the parent, caregiver and advocate of a disabled child, and this was her full-time career. She experienced first-hand the frustrations and challenges of ensuring her son had a basic standard of living. This propelled her to co-found a new kind of orthotics service called Andiamo. The goal of Andiamo is to change the service of acquiring disabled children’s orthoses by using 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies– reducing the wait time from 28 weeks to one week. Her role at Andiamo as Chief Family Officer is to be the guardian of the families’ experience, ensuring that their dignity is protected at all times while delivering an exceptional, empathetic service. Samiya is also a member of the Waltham Forest Parent Forum, which aims to provide feedback on the development and direction of services for disabled children, young people, and key policy makers in the borough. They also provide support to families through sharing experiences and building networks.

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Banyan Nation banyannation.com

Banyan Nation is an innovative, technology-driven plastic recycling and waste management company, building India’s first vertically integrated formal recycling business. India’s recycling industry is driven by the informal sector market forces, where low cost trumps dignity of labour, societal well-being and the environment. As a result, most of the plastic gets down cycled. Banyan produces near virgin quality recycled plastic granules, Better Plastic™, from post-consumer and industrial plastic waste streams. Consumer goods, food & beverage, and automotive companies can use Better Plastic™ to manufacture more sustainable products and packaging. Their proprietary technology platform integrates thousands of informal recyclers into its supply chain. Banyan has pioneered India’s first ‘bumper-to-bumper’ closed loop recycling initiative with a leading automotive company and a unique ‘bottle to bottle’ recycling program with a global cosmetics brand. 520

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Headquarters Hyderabad, India

Sector Recycling

Country of Operation India

Entrepreneur Mani Vajipey Co-Founder & CEO

YEAR 1

Mani Vajipey Mani is a recycler and the Co-Founder and CEO of Banyan Nation. He is driven by his desire to build sustainable and liveable cities for our future generations. During his travels across India, he was deeply disturbed by how poor waste management practices led to a diminished quality of life in the country, affecting everything from public transport to individual health. This motivated him to build an organization that would solve India’s waste management challenges through technology and business innovations. Prior to Banyan, Mani was with Qualcomm Inc., involved in the design, development, testing and commercialisation activities of mobile technologies. Mani holds dual MBAs from UC Berkeley (Haas) and Columbia, an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware, and a degree in Electrical Engineering from NIT, Warangal.

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ECOSOFTT ecosoftt.org

ECOSOFTT is a Total Water Solutions Company and a pioneer and innovator for decentralised and integrated management of water, used water, and environmental services. Based in Singapore, their technology-based solutions are relevant for corporates, educational institutions, government and NGOs located across the developed and developing worlds. Their “Water SMART Homes, Buildings and Communities” platform reduces water waste by up to 50%, recycles up to 80% of wastewater for non-potable reuse, and discharges any remaining waste in an environmentally friendly way – leading to ecological balancing and conservation of water sources. ECOSOFTT takes an awardwinning, holistic approach to addressing global water challenges related to shortage, scarcity and quality by combining its technology and engineering expertise with its emphasis on serving the underprivileged and creating a movement through education. 522

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Headquarters Singapore

Sector Water

Countries of Operation Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Vietnam

Entrepreneur Stanley Samuel Founder & CEO

ASIA PACIFIC

About YEAR 1

Stanley Samuel Recognised amongst the Top 50 Water Leaders, Stanley has dedicated his life to water conservation and protection of local ecosystems linked to water and used water. He leads the development and deployment of the company’s vision through ECOSOFTT’s Technologies and Services (for profit) as well as the non-profit activities via AQUA (Water & Environmental Education) and The SOUL Program (Solutions For Underprivileged Lives). He is committed to addressing the global challenge of ‘water poverty’ affecting both first-world and third-world countries. Stanley and his team have successfully developed the concept of managing water ‘from source to source, at source’ through platforms such as “WATER SMART Homes, Buildings & Communities” in both urban and rural settings where the grid is non-existent, deficient, overloaded or areas where sources are under threat. The company has successfully worked with hotels, hospitals, residential estates, campuses and industries in better managing their water and used water needs, while preserving and conserving sources for future generations.

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Elvis & Kresse elvisandkresse.com

Elvis & Kresse reclaims materials that would otherwise go to landfill, transforms them into a range of beautiful luxury products, and donates 50% of profits to charities related to the materials it collects. Elvis & Kresse was established to save London’s decommissioned fire hoses. Their highly skilled craftspeople transform the hoses into beautifully designed bags, accessories, and more. Over 300 tonnes of material have been reclaimed and transformed, and the business now rescues more than 15 different niche wastes – from parachute silk to coffee sacks. Their next challenge is the 800,000 tonnes of leather scrap generated each year globally. 524

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Headquarters Kent, UK

Sector Sustainable Fashion

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Countries of Operation United States, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey, Australia

Entrepreneur Kresse Wesling Co-Founder & Director

Kresse Wesling Kresse Wesling MBE was born in Edmonton, Canada. She studied Politics and Chinese in Montreal before travelling to Hong Kong, where she worked in venture capital. Kresse has always been interested in the environment, and her first venture produced and sold biodegradable consumables. Kresse is a multi-award winning environmental entrepreneur. In 2012, she was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and in October 2011 she was the European winner of Cartier’s Women’s Initiative Awards. In 2005, Kresse had a chance meeting with the London Fire Brigade and discovered that, after 25 years of service, damaged and decommissioned fire-hoses were headed for landfill. She and her partner, Elvis, mounted a rescue and Elvis & Kresse was born. For over a decade, they have saved all of London’s hoses, transforming them into sustainable luxury accessories.

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JEPLAN jeplan.co.jp/en

JEPLAN envisions a world in which we “circulate everything,” meaning to take all used or unwanted personal belongings, recycle the materials, and then sell them as new products. Starting with cotton and polyester, this company is reimagining waste disposal, which reduces the use of petroleum and diminishes carbon emissions. Based in Japan, JEPLAN has established collection points around Japan in collaboration with major retail and apparel brands to gather discarded clothes. JEPLAN then recycles the materials and sells them back to these brands and their consumers, fostering a circular economy. One of their projects recycled used clothes into bio-ethanol that was used to power a car. Soon, JEPLAN could be recycling 10 percent of the entire world’s clothes. 526

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Headquarters Tokyo, Japan

Sector Closed loop recycling

Country of Operation Japan

Entrepreneur Masaki Takao Co-Founder & CEO

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Masaki Takao Masaki holds a BSc degree in Chemical Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology and studied Technology Management for Innovation at the University of Tokyo. Before founding JEPLAN, he worked with Osaka University as a researcher. In 2007, he founded JEPLAN with Michihiko Iwamoto and has been in charge of the whole operation, including technology development, factory operation, finance, and management. Masaki developed the bio-ethanol production technology from cotton in collaboration with Osaka University. He also led a couple of research and development projects, such as ethanol production from waste gas, the mobile phone recycling process through pyrolysis, and the polyester chemical recycling process. As Vice President of JEPLAN, he took command of the capital increase project and succeeded in raising $14 million in 2014. Masaki took over the role as CEO in March 2016.

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re:3D re3d.org

Gigabot, re:3D’s flagship technology, enables human-scale 3D printing at an affordable price. With a build volume starting at eight cubic feet and a robust construction, Gigabot can print objects 30x larger than competing desktop models and at a fraction of the cost of industrial systems. Serving customers in over 50 countries around the globe, re:3D has validated the market for accessible, large-scale, industrial 3D printing. Now, re:3D is developing a process that will allow Gigabot to accept recycled plastic feedstock in order to further support affordable, sustainable, and locally-driven manufacturing. 528

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Headquarters Houston, TX, USA

Sector 3D printing

Countries of Operation 44 countries

Entrepreneur Samantha Snabes Co-Founder

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Samantha Snabes Samantha is a Catalyst for re:3D, facilitating connections between others printing huge and/or using recycled materials to create more access to 3D printable solutions worldwide. Previously, she served as the Social Entrepreneur in Residence for the NASA HQ and Deputy Strategist supporting NASA Johnson Space Center’s Space Life Sciences Directorate after selling a startup for a DARPA-funded, co-patented tissue culture device. Samantha holds a BS in Biology, BA degrees in International Relations; Hispanic Studies, an MBA with concentrations in Supply Chain Management; International Relations, and certifications as a firefighter; EMT-B.

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Recycling Technologies recyclingtechnologies.co.uk

Recycling Technologies transforms plastic that is currently unrecyclable into a valuable oil from which more plastic can be produced. Currently, 90% of the plastic used in the world is either buried, burned or discarded. Around 32% of plastic leaks into the environment, leading to the alarming environmental phenomena that is Plastic Oceans. This means that the world recycles less than 10% of the 311 metric tons of plastic produced each year. Recycling Technologies’s solution is quickly scalable, turning the liability of plastic waste into Plaxx™ – a valuable hydrocarbon by which all plastic can become part of the circular economy. 530

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Headquarters Swindon, UK

Sector Closed loop recycling

Country of Operation United Kingdom

Entrepreneur Adrian Griffiths CEO

UK & EUROPE

About YEAR 1

Adrian Griffiths Adrian is an enthusiastic supporter of the “waste to resource” transformation, with a passion to make a difference to the story of plastic. Being a serial entrepreneur, he formed Recycling Technologies with a mission to make all plastic recyclable. Adrian studied mechanical engineering at Imperial, and then spent many years in the automotive and aerospace sectors. This mass production experience has influenced the solution Recycling Technologies is taking to the problem of plastic. A mass producible machine has been developed that can be located in waste centres around the globe, returning all plastics to an oil which is suitable as the feedstock for making more plastic. With over twenty years’ experience as a management consultant, Adrian appreciates the need for such ventures to make sound commercial sense as well as providing an environmental service.

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Sundar sundar.io

Sundar is transforming the trillion dollar apparel supply chain by creating transparency, efficiency, and information tools to disrupt global sourcing and discovery. Their goal is to aid in the promotion and development of faster and safer ways for products to be made by a highly-skilled and fairly-paid workforce. Sundar is building the world’s largest discovery and sourcing platform, connecting fashion brands with manufacturers and suppliers of textiles, trims, components and specialist services – enabling in minutes what used to take weeks and months to accomplish. 532

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Headquarters Hong Kong

Sector Apparel

Countries of Operation India, Italy, United States

Entrepreneur Jag Gill Founder & CEO

ASIA PACIFIC

About YEAR 1

Jag Gill Jag Gill is the Founder and CEO of Sundar. The Sundar platform brings together textile mills and materials suppliers with clothing manufacturers, fashion brands and designers, facilitating global discovery and sourcing – and enabling them to do in minutes what used to take weeks and months to accomplish. She founded Sundar after a decadelong banking career where, as a senior executive working as a trusted advisor to some of India’s leading apparel industrialists, she uncovered a paradox: the complexities and inefficiencies of the fashion supply chain were at odds with the fast pace of consumer demand for on-trend fashion. This became the white space from which Sundar was born. Jag is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and was a 2016 New York City Economic Development Corporation Venture Fellow. Sundar was incubated at MIT and Techstars, the world’s leading software accelerator. The business is institutionally backed by the largest venture fund in the world, as well as eminent Bay Area, New York and Hong Kong based investors.

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Thread threadinternational.com

Thread is on a mission to end poverty by creating dignified jobs and responsible, highquality fabrics. A Certified B Corporation, Thread transforms plastic bottles from the streets and canals of Haiti and Honduras into the most responsible fabrics on the planet. Every product made with Thread supports thousands of dignified jobs in the developing world and the United States. Brands like Timberland use Thread’s purpose-filled fabrics in their products, such as apparel, shoes and bags, to improve their social and environmental impact. Learn more at threadinternational.com and follow the Ground to Good™ story @threadintl. 534

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Headquarters Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Sector Sustainable Fashion

Countries of Operation United States, Haiti, Honduras

Entrepreneur Ian Rosenberger Founder & CEO

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Ian Rosenberger Ian founded Thread in 2010 in the wake of the Haiti earthquake. Thread takes trash from low-income neighbourhoods and turns it into textiles. They sell the textiles to apparel and accessories brands trying to get more authentic, transparent, and responsible. The core philosophy is that the biggest problem we face as a species is multidimensional poverty; to end it, we need to invest in the poor to create as many dignified, sustainable jobs as possible. To date, Thread has shipped over 39 million bottles out of Haiti and Honduras. Ian is a 2013 Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership Awardee and a 2013 Dignity and Respect Champion. He is an ultra-marathoner, and in February 2015 he founded and participated in the first Run Across Haiti, which has raised over $250,000. Ian lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, Raashi. They both believe that ending poverty is possible by the time they have grandchildren.

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