Dear Startup Investor,
Brian Mitchell here.
Every week, we come to your inbox with a new opportunity you can get into for 100 bucks or less.
Whether you’re just starting out or have a hundred-company portfolio already, you’ve probably had the same problem before: You’re excited to get out there and make an investment, but overwhelmed by the sheer volume of choices.
In fact, if you look at KingsCrowd’s database – which, by the way, is an excellent tool to check out if you haven’t already – you’ll see there are 518 active raises going on right now.
There is no single angel capable of vetting that kind of volume (if there is, please send us their contact info so we can get a job offer to them).
But that’s exactly why we have over 100 of the top business minds on our team. We sift through hundreds of opportunities, day in and day out, to make sure we’re bringing you the best of the best.
Today, we’re highlighting Terraformation – a startup with a mission to end the climate crisis (and hopefully, make a massive return in the process).
I don’t think I need to tell you how critical this issue is. Climate change impacts virtually every facet of our life, from the water we drink, to the air we breathe.
Rising sea levels threaten our coastal cities and floodplains. Deadly weather events are increasing in both frequency and severity. Food scarcity is a growing problem, with nearly 9% of the world’s population going to bed hungry every night.
If that all sounds a bit abstract to you, here’s something that should hit home:
According to the Natural Resource Defense Council, air and environmental pollution costs exceed $820 billion every year – with each person paying an average of $2,500 per year in extra medical bills alone.
That insanely high cost per capita is exactly why so much VC money has been pouring into climate tech startups. Funding in this space has quadrupled since 2016, and just passed $32 billion so far this year alone.
In short, a startup that makes meaningful change in this sector is going to make a ridiculous amount of money.
Terraformation could be that startup.
At its core, Terraformation is a climate tech company that consults with corporations, governments and other entities to build out customized climate mitigation plans.
New laws are requiring that nearly all large companies have comprehensive sustainability plans – including strategies in place to reduce their carbon footprints.
Frankly, most Fortune 500s aren’t ready for these programs. And they could face debilitating consequences if they fail to step up.
That’s where Terraformation comes in. They help companies and governments “go green” in a multitude of ways, like:
- Building the world’s largest solar-powered desalination system in the world – converting ocean water into freshwater that can support thousands of trees
- Developing shippable, modular seed banks that can preserve lasting food supplies
- Providing technical training and forestry planning for reforestation projects
- Creating software solutions to optimize climate response teams
- And reforesting acres of desertified land – earning them governmental “carbon credits” they can sell to clients at a profit.
Let’s dig into those carbon credits a bit more.
To date, a quarter of the world’s Fortune 500 companies have made public commitments to be carbon neutral by 2030. To do this, many buy what are known as carbon credits – which are like paying organizations to carry out environmental projects for you.
The theory behind this is simple. When it comes to reforestation and climate tech, it doesn’t really make sense for a company like Goldman Sachs to create a division of forestry experts and climatologists.
Instead, they bankroll that work so more of it gets done. Either way, the global carbon footprint gets reduced – and it curbs the possibility of a corporation lying about their progress.
By tackling multiple environmental issues at once, Terraformation is perfectly positioned to help some of the world’s largest companies and governments keep their sustainability promises – and make money doing it.
What I love about this company is that they’re treating global reforestation like it’s a tech startup. That means modernizing, optimizing, innovating, and testing everything.
The network of solutions they’ve developed so far could restore three billion acres of native forest in barren landscapes by 2030 – five times the speed of current practices.
I’m not alone in thinking that’s a pretty exciting plan. Just this summer, Terraformation closed a $30 million Series A round, led by Apollo Ventures – best known for its investments in Airbnb, Instacart, Reddit, Pinterest, and more.
Getting on the same cap table as the legends from Apollo is a rare opportunity. And it’s one you can take advantage of for just $50 right now.
Click here to learn more about Terraformation… including how you can claim your stake in the company today.
Have a great week… and go enjoy a walk outside today!
Director of Deal Flow
I think there is tremendous amount of TAM that this startup would be able to deal with.