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[Earth VC Roundup] Issue #14: Charting Progress: Our latest updates on Climate Tech Innovations and Decarbonization Efforts 🌎



Dear readers, 

Welcome to Earth VC’s Quarterly Roundup, where we share our journey over the past few months.

This quarter, we've made strategic investments, witnessed groundbreaking innovations from our portfolio startups, and actively participated in key industry events, all in our commitment to a decarbonized future.

Here are the highlights. Let’s dive in!



 

DEAL RELEASE


Orbillion Bio

Earth VC backs Cultivated Meat Startup with Strategic Investment to expand into Singapore, the pioneer market of the Cultivated Meat Industry.




We are pleased to announce our latest investment in Orbillion Bio to fuel their expansion into the Singapore market. Backed by The Venture Collective (TVC), At One Ventures, Y Combinator, and Metaplanet, this funding round takes Orbillion’s total raised fund to $15M, marks a significant step in the startup’s effort to scale up production and further develop its technology.


Orbillion Bio is at the forefront of cultivated meat technology. Their innovation reduces land use by 95%, water use by 78%, and emissions by 92%, while achieving price parity with conventional beef. They aim to emerge as a leading B2B supplier of beef muscle and fat cells, with a focus on the ground beef market.




 

PORTFOLIO UPDATES

Blykalla

Blykalla Joins European Commission’s SMR Alliance



Blykalla has become a member of the European Commission’s SMR Alliance, marking a significant step in advancing small modular reactor development across Europe.


Their participation in the inaugural General Assembly in Brussels signifies a major leap in energy innovation, reinforcing their commitment to sustainable energy solutions.




Clearbot

Clearbot’s Class 3 Bot Deployed in Northeast India



Clearbot’s Class 3 bot is now operational in Northeast India, handling up to 1.5 tons of waste per trip.


With over 6 tons of marine debris collected this year, Clearbot is setting new standards in sustainable waterway cleanups, driving impactful environmental change.




Group14

Group14 Signs $300M in Global Contracts for SCC55®



In their recent report, Group14 announced a minimum commitment of over $300 million from signing multi-year binding offtake agreements with five leading electric vehicle and consumer electronic battery cell manufacturers across Europe, Asia, and North America.


These strategic supply agreements continue to demonstrate Group14's progress in driving the global adoption of next-generation silicon battery technology.




Treetoscope

Treetoscope Advances Netafim's Precision Irrigation with Triple Digital Combination



Treetoscope is revolutionizing precision irrigation in Netafim's orchard farming by leveraging a triple digital combination for water requirement measurement and monitoring.


Their innovative solutions Treetoscope SapSense, synergized with GrowSphere™ ONE, and NetaCap, enable precision irrigation to become more accessible, efficient, and sustainable, paving the way for smarter orchard farming.




 

LATEST ACTIVITIES


Transforming the Future – Climate Tech Meets AI at the Cleantech Forum Asia 2024



On May 8th, our Founding Partner, Tien Nguyen, led a thought-provoking discussion on AI's impact on Climate Tech with leaders from Microsoft, UntroD Capital, and the Cleantech Group. Topics discussed included AI automating irrigation, predicting climate events, and optimizing energy use.


Cleantech Forum Asia 2024 is a platform for forging meaningful connections and partnerships. As the world craves AI-powered cleantech solutions, Earth VC stays ahead of the curve, relentlessly driving for a sustainable future with AI-driven Climate Tech solutions.


Here's a quick recap



Navigating Vietnam's vibrant Climate Tech landscape at Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA)



Earlier in June, we joined a panel at the Climate Finance Accelerator in Ho Chi Minh City with financiers from ADB Ventures, VinaCapital Ventures, and InfraCo Asia, to review 10 impressive low-carbon projects across AgriTech, Green Manufacturing, EV, Energy Transition, and Waste Management sectors.


This event, funded by the UK government and organized by PwC Vietnam, showcased Vietnam’s vibrant climate tech innovation. We shared insights with startups, offering investor perspectives and celebrating the progress of these groundbreaking initiatives.


Here's a quick recap



Tech In Asia Saigon Summit: Emerging Climate Tech Ecosystem in Vietnam


Last month, we also joined the much-anticipated Tech In Asia Saigon Summit 2024. At the energetic event, we were able to observe and network with the founders and partners startup ecosystem in the region. The Green Track, which showcases Vietnam's emerging climate tech scene, was also a major highlight of both side & main events.


Here's a quick recap

 

CLIMATE INVESTMENT INSIGHTS


Dive into the intricacies of Deep Tech on VietSuccess's Business Insight Podcast


On another occasion, with a commitment to bringing the topic of climate deep tech closer to the Vietnamese audience, our Founding Partner joined VietSuccess's Business Insights podcast. He discussed our investments and why Earth VC believes deep tech solutions will be at the forefront of the battle against climate change.




AI Investment for Climate Sustainbility in Emerging Asia

Discover how AI is transforming energy management, waste reduction, and resource optimization in our latest paper: "AI Investment for Climate Sustainability in Emerging Asia".


Focusing on dynamic regions like Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and India, we delve into real-world examples from Singapore, Hong Kong, and Israel. With insights from Earth Venture Capital, see how AI is driving advancements in mobility, precision farming, and waste collection.


This full study is part of the AI + Climate Futures in Asia project, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, and Digital Futures Lab (DFL).




In the realm of Climate Tech, billions of capital have been flowing into the energy sector. However, despite the increasing recognition of the importance of energy efficiency, challenges persist.


Inefficient systems and outdated infrastructure contribute to massive waste and GHG emissions, exacerbating climate change and resource depletion.


Understanding the importance of energy efficiency and addressing it is crucial for achieving our ambitious energy transition goals and can lead to a sustainable future for our planet.


 

Thanks for staying until the end of this issue. We hope you found the insights informative!


For more updates on Earth Venture Capital, follow us on LinkedIn, and stay tuned for the next Roundup.


Warm regards,

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