Dealflow | May 15, 2024

Carbon13 invests in a half-dozen startups tackling emissions and waste

Amy Cortese
ImpactAlpha Editor

Amy Cortese

The six startups in climate tech accelerator Carbon13’s latest cohort will receive £120,000 pre-seed investment as part of the 20-week Venture Launchpad.

Eslando tackles the obstacles that prevent millions of tons of textiles from being recycled each year. The London-based company keep works with brands to create a digital “relabel” identifying a garment’s materials and relevant certifications when it is made, so that it can be matched with the right textile recyclers at the end of its life.

Carbon Cell makes an industrial foam out of carbon-sequestering biochar that can replace polymer-based foams for packaging and construction. Remy offers an AI-based app that helps households cut down on food waste and save money. 


“Tracking emissions tells just part of the story,” said Carbon13’s Nicky Dee. “We can see other key benefits, such as health from improving air quality and avoiding ecotoxicity and microplastics when discarded.”

UK-based Carbon13 in January announced a first close of a $30 million fund and expanded into Germany.