OUR INVESTMENTS

Our investments range from food, construction & materials to technology. We are industry agnostic, but only invest in cases with a direct link between commercial scaling and a clear sustainability contribution run by founders with a genuine dedication to creating real impact

a:gain develops, produces, and delivers upcycled circular building elements and interior products at scale for B2B clients. a:gain’s mission is to reduce the footprint of the built environment by providing tangible and scalable circular solutions for the future.

By combining secondary raw materials from wood, glass, plastic, and textile waste, a:gain has created a commercial offering with the same high quality, guarantee, price, documentation, and certifications as traditional products.
a:gain’s focus is to substitute existing high-emitting products, reduce raw material consumption, ​and remove waste streams using novel production processes backed by advanced digital infrastructure.’

On a mission to increase global food resources without depleting earth’s resources, Agrain by Circular Food Technology upcycle industrial food waste into tasteful and healthy products and ingredients such as flour, granola and snacks. Agrain products use spent grains from beer production to produce a high protein and fibre rich ingredient with significantly lower CO2e emissions than its alternatives

By using bi-products from traditional food production, Agrain offers a solution to produce food and ingredients without increasing land utilization. This solution we envision can help mitigate the coming global food shortage, and we work towards being able to export the technology to countries currently struggling with food scarcity.

www.agrainproducts.com

Cellugy is on a mission to unleash the potential of biofabricated cellulose to create a healthier planet. By leveraging nature’s most abundant organic polymer, cellulose challenges the need for petrochemicals in our products.

Inspired by natural processes, we are unlocking sustainable pathways to create high-quality biomaterials and ingredients that enable the transition of our industries to a circular future. The Cellugy fermentation process can produce a pure cellulose material that bridges high performance and unique properties, with the profile of a renewable, non-toxic material found in nature. Our drive is to provide the functional alternatives that our industries urgently need to fit in a future circular economy.

We are about gathering the right evidence, the right people, and the right knowledge to turn theory into practice, ideas into products, and potential into opportunity. Together, we’re uncovering circular, system-wide solutions that will truly change the world.

Reusable packaging worldwide is continuing to increase, but the infrastructure to match this trend is currently lacking. To help change that, Cuploop’s mission is to make the return of reusable packaging as simple and convenient as possible, with the end goal of creating a universal network for reusable packaging. 

Cuploop’s focuses on providing reverse vending machines for reusable packaging with light-speed collection and deposit refund. When you buy food/drink in reusable packing, you’ll be able to return it to a conveniently located Cuploop machine and you’ll receive a refund on your deposit. This packaging is then washed and can be reused multiple times. An easy choice to take to make a big difference. 

www.cuploop.com

Dynelectro is a talented team of scientists and engineers that are committed to accelerating Power-to-X solutions. Through their strategic partnerships and patented green energy technologies, Dynelectro creates equipment for the Power-to-X market that enables energy developers to produce hydrogen at scale with much higher efficiencies than those used today. Their technology offers a unique method for extending life expectancy of solid oxide electrolysis cells from two years up to ten years. 

Dynelectro’s advancements can unlock significant cost savings and enable green hydrogen to compete with natural gas- based alternatives. This allows us to decouple sectors such as transport, fuels and manufacturing from their reliance on fossil fuel extraction. 

www.dynelectro.com

Our mission is to make it easy and cost-effective to analyze and monitor energy consumption of every building on the planet with scalable machine learning systems and help drive decarbonization of the built environment.

Building energy use causes around 28% of global greenhouse gas emissions and are still rising due to slow and expensive energy optimization processes. Using data and machine learning we can solve many of the inefficient steps in the process, including robust identification, prioritization, collaboration, verification, and monitoring of energy optimization efforts.

We work with many public and commercial building owners and partners. Our building network includes several thousand buildings and our platform monitors terrawatt hours of energy consumption. This has already led to large energy and CO2 savings, but we’re just getting started.

www.ento.ai

Aarhus-based grums is on a mission to promote a more circular economy and change the perception that spent coffee grounds are waste. In Denmark about 30,000 tonnes of coffee is consumed every year, creating a significant waste stream from spent coffee grounds. When brewing a cup of coffee, less than 1% of coffee’s health-enhancing benefits are leveraged – the rest remains in the spent coffee grounds.

By upcycling spent coffee grounds, grums creates effective skincare ingredients and products that leverage the high content of antioxidants and fatty acids, that have substantial skin and health benefit, while reducing waste streams and without increasing land utilization.

www.grumsaarhus.com

Klimate enables responsible businesses to compensate for unavoidable emissions through portfolios exclusively using carbon removal. Not all methods are the same, with distinct strengths and weaknesses as well as a significant difference in cost. 

Uniquely, Klimate combines different methods, allowing companies to tailor their carbon removal investments to their targets and abilities.

www.klimate.co

LastObject is a Danish startup that provides the world with sustainable alternatives to everyday single-use items. Massive amounts of resources are used to produce single-use products, and in the end, they end up in landfills or nature. LastObject wants to challenge this industry and design and develop substitutes that can be used, washed, and reused, over and over again. LastSwab, the world’s first reusable alternative to cotton swabs, was born and launched on Kickstarter in 2019.

LastObject aims to create products that are 10 times better for the environment, with compostable materials or Ocean Bound Plastic that gives waste a second life.  All to make the planet and its people a little happier. The ambition is to eliminate the need for single use-ing. By creating reusable, high-quality, carefully designed products, living a sustainable life becomes easier and more fun.

www.lastobject.com

Built on a desire to accelerate green transitioning, Legacy is on a mission that revolves around one single higher purpose: Making sustainability operational and help companies easily measure, track and document their carbon emissions, making their journey towards a greener future effortless.

Legacy has a strong focus on real estate owners offering an automated solution to measure, track, and document the carbon footprint of their buildings.

Mixing digitization, automation, and a genuine desire to get as many companies on board the sustainability train as possible, this purpose-driven Copenhagen start-up is determined to build the obvious-choice base platform for carbon accounting.

Renowned for its adverse impact on both people and the planet, the textile industry is calling out for revolutionary changes. Octarine Bio is a world-leading synthetic biology platform with a core mission to drive bio-based, sustainable solutions to address the most pressing planetary issues. By employing a first-in-industry precision fermentation process, they have developed their flagship product: a vibrant spectrum of sustainable, nature-based dyes that can be seamlessly integrated into an organisation’s supply chain, fuelling positive change one spectacular hue at a time.

www.octarinebio.com

Planteslagterne have created a new category within the plant-based food industry. With a desire to show the world the true potential of greens, Planteslagterne produce artisanal plant-based alternatives that put greens on the main stage instead of imitating or posing them as their meat-based counterpart. And never compromising on taste, texture or nutritional value.

Emil, Henrik and Emil have a unique composition contributing with each their area of expertise from both within and outside the food industry, but with the common starting point to rock the foundations of how we eat. 

www.planteslagterne.dk

Rooted in climate science, Reel transforms electricity procurement to empower companies to drive the transition to a society powered entirely by renewable energy.

Reel enables all companies to enter a new type of electricity contract – Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) – that accelerates the renewable energy transition by ensuring the construction of new solar and wind parks.

As Denmark’s 100% climate-focused electricity provider, Reel offers companies a new and better way of buying electricity that effectively reduce CO₂e emissions on commercially attractive terms, while decarbonizing the electricity grid with new renewable energy.

www.reel.energy

Robotto is an international group of engineering romantics with the deep-rooted belief that they can change the world for the better with robotics.

By creating autonomous systems designed for end-user needs, Robotto continuously make a positive impact one step at a time. Computer vision and AI are at the core of their technology as showcased in their first product AWRA, the Autonomous Wildfire Recognition and Analytics platform.

With intelligent autonomous drones, powered by edge-level AI, Robotto’s technology is providing real-time data on size, location, direction, and local weather of wildfires. Enabling emergency services to make more informed decisions and thereby saving man-hours spent, increasing security for fire workers and preventing spreading of damages and destruction of land.

www.robotto.ai

SemperCycle is on a mission to enable a low carbon, circular economy for plastic waste fractions that cannot be recycled today. More than 260 million tons of plastic waste is generated globally each year, but only around 12% is recycled into new plastic products. Plastic which is unable to be recycled technically or economically can end up being incinerated, which can be a source of additional carbon dioxide emissions.

By converting these non-recyclable plastic waste fractions into a liquid chemical that can be used as a feedstock for new plastic production, SemperCycle aims to divert plastic waste from incineration and thereby reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

www.sempercycle.com

SoilSense is an agritech start-up offering an IoT solution that addresses the challenge of global water scarcity and make agriculture more sustainable for the benefit of our planet.

The SoilSense system is an intelligent decision support system for irrigation, based on scientifically proven digital soil moisture sensors, which provide farmers with the data needed to optimise irrigation decisions and increase yield of their crops. SoilSense helps farmers operate more sustainably in a world facing a global challenge of water scarcity and and scarce natural resources in general.

www.soilsense.io

Stykka was founded in 2019 by Jarl Vindnæs as the brainchild of a collective of architects, developers, supply chain specialists and engineers. They all have the same mission: To disrupt the construction industry by making sustainable solutions designed to outlast and outperform.

Stykka is for ambitious real estate professionals who want to be at the forefront of the sustainability movement without compromising their asset value. Stykka utilizes its framework of parts to build kitchens, bed units and other interiors that are built to last a lifetime – easy to repair, can be upgraded and in a timeless design. All parts are connected to a digital twin enabling easy maintenance. Beyond that, the entire product range is based on a circular design framework, meaning that all individual parts can be replaced to prolong the lifespan of the interiors and old features are remanufactured and recirculated.

www.stykka.com

søuld produces high performing building materials, specifically acoustic mats, that combine high acoustic performance, safety and durability with sustainability and modern aesthetics. The company was founded on a simple idea: to use eelgrass – a ‘forgotten’ sustainable material – and revitalise the 400-year-old eelgrass tradition to create high quality and environmentally responsible products with a significant CO2 storing ability.  

By reintroducing high-quality eelgrass into the build environment, søuld introduces an alternative to carbon-intensive materials and demonstrates how circular thinking can be translated into functional solutions with industry leading acoustic performance. 

www.sould.dk