Climate change and its implications are pressing global issues. As per the latest IPCC report, we have less than a decade to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions to prevent catastrophic warming. Yet, funding for early-stage green ventures remains insufficient, hindering the pace of necessary innovation in key sectors.
At Redstone, our climate strategy focuses on accelerating the greener world transition. We invest in early-stage ventures across sectors like agriculture, foodtech, energytech, and green hospitality that are innovating to combat climate change and promote sustainable practices. Every action we take is guided by our commitment to a greener world.
Seed, Late Seed and Series-A
€200k to €5m
Our team of venture capital and scaling experts, along with our network of sector-specific investors and partners, provide a wealth of knowledge and resources. We're deeply rooted in the European ecosystem, fostering collaboration and strategic partnerships for our portfolio companies.The Alpine region, heavily impacted by climate change, holds a special focus in our strategy. Our approach here is targeted and intentional. We have established strong partnerships with local stakeholders, including entrepreneurs such as hoteliers, and banks. These partners not only understand the unique challenges and opportunities in this region, but they also share our commitment to sustainable practices and climate resilience. Our portfolio companies benefit immensely from these connections. Whether it's gaining access to industry leaders, forming strategic partnerships with established businesses, or integrating into local green supply chains, we facilitate these synergies, driving sustainable innovation and growth within the region and beyond.
Sustainable agriculture technologies increase crop yields and reduce environmental impact, addressing the challenge of feeding a growing global population, expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, while reducing agriculture's 24% share of global GHG emissions.
CarbonTech solutions focus on capturing, utilizing, and storing CO2 emissions, essential for meeting climate goals. As of 2021, human activities emit over 50 billion tons of CO2e per year, and the IPCC states that significant CO2 removal is needed to limit global warming to 1.5°C.
EnergyTech focuses on developing and scaling clean, renewable energy sources and improving energy efficiency to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, which account for 84% of global energy consumption and over 70% of global GHG emissions. Transitioning to a sustainable energy system is vital for achieving the Paris Agreement's target of limiting global warming to well below 2°C.
FoodTech innovations help reduce food waste and enhance sustainability by optimizing production, distribution, and consumption processes. These solutions are vital, as a third of all food produced globally is wasted, contributing to 8-10% of total GHG emissions.
The transformative potential of fusing sustainability with the hospitality industry represents an impactful and profitable frontier for innovative investment. As a sector responsible for around 1% of global emissions, any green shifts within this space promise considerable environmental benefits. Compellingly, a Booking.com survey highlighted that 73% of global travelers are open to staying in an eco-friendly accommodation, underscoring a rising consumer demand for sustainable practices. Leveraging technology to meet this demand could spark significant industry disruption, offering an investment opportunity that's not only robustly lucrative, but also instrumental in shaping a more sustainable future.
Green mobility and transportation technologies reduce emissions from a sector responsible for 15% of global GHG emissions. With an expected 60% increase in global urban population by 2030, low-emission vehicles and efficient transportation systems are crucial for sustainable growth.
As a venture capital investor in digital health, we bring significant value to our portfolio companies through our extensive network of investors and startups in the health sector, providing valuable connections and resources for growth. Additionally, our access to partners enables strategic collaborations and market opportunities. This includes our partnership with CSS, Switzerland’s leading health insurer, which we support in the implementation of its investment activities under the brand of SwissHealth Ventures. With our deep understanding of the industry and track record of successful deals in the segment, we offer expertise and guidance to help our portfolio companies navigate the complex landscape and maximize their potential.