High-Tech Gründerfonds leads €1.2m round for Maya Climate
Maya Climate, a Berlin-based startup, has secured a €1.2m pre-seed funding round led by High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), along with Antler and other prominent business angels.
The company aims to address the high capital cost faced by project developers in launching Nature-based Solutions (NbS) projects. By removing the funding bottleneck, Maya Climate enables developers to initiate NbS projects that are urgently needed worldwide. Since its soft launch in 2022, the platform has attracted large-scale projects, raising over $100m in financing.
TechMiners performed a Product and Technology Due Diligence for High-Tech Gründerfonds prior to its investment in Maya Climate. TechMiners assessed the architecture, infrastructure, and technology, as well as the team and scalability of Maya Climate. The project took place a few months’ after Maya Climate’s inception, so not only existing assets were assessed. Our experts reviewed the team’s short- and mid-term goals and initiatives to help with the alignment and prioritisation for sustainable growth.
Maya Climate’s technology platform connects project developers with institutional investors by digitising project origination, risk assessment, and due diligence. The digital project financing platform supports the unlocking of early-stage conservation and restoration projects. It focuses on the areas of forestry, agricultural land, wetlands, and coastal ecosystems which are generating revenues through carbon, biodiversity, or other environmental markets. Through this, Maya Climate is looking to become a category leader in the emerging nature tech market.
The seed investor High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) finances tech startups with growth potential and has supported over 690 start-ups since 2005. With the launch of its fourth fund, HTGF has over 1.3 billion euros under management. Its team of experienced investment managers and start-up experts supports young companies with expertise, entrepreneurial spirit, and passion. HTGF’s focus is on high-tech startups in the fields of digital tech, industrial tech, life sciences, chemistry, and related business areas.
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