Climate First

We are all about Climate First. We invest in deep decarbonization technologies that lead us to a world beyond fossil fuels. Extantia literally aims at the aspect of survival; not only of our planet, but also of humanity, of our values, of our culture of inclusion and progress. There is no  better way to achieve this than by supporting the next generation of mission-driven Gigacorn founders.

Reduction potential of existing portfolio:

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Cut 8.2% of global CO2e emissions every year

930

Remove CO2e emissions equivalent to 930 million cars

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Reduce 167% of EU's annual CO2e emissions

Gigacorn Creators

Net-Zero Circle

We believe that we can transform the way our planet’s resources are being used by uniting 1.000 mission-driven families. Members of the Net-Zero Circle are visionaries who have decided to secure the future of next generations by investing into climate technologies. They support exceptional entrepreneurs and help to scale revolutionary climate-tech companies. 

Team

We are a team of experienced investors, entrepreneurs and climate experts with a proven track record of identifying and scaling disruptive technologies and growing them into profitable and impactful enterprises.

Dr. Laura-Marie Töpfer

Partner

Sustainable Finance investor, Venture Capital & Impact Investing Lead at World Economic Forum / UpLink & Banco Santander. PhD in Sustainable Finance from Oxford University, Fellow at Stanford. Speaks English, French, German & Chinese. Based in Switzerland.

Yair Reem

Partner

Climate Tech and fund expert. Previously MD Hasso Plattner Ventures and cyber technology leader at Unit 8200. BSc in Electrical Engineering from Technion, EMPA from Hertie, AMP Wharton.
Israeli & Polish, speaks Hebrew, English, German, and basic Polish and Arabic. Based in Germany.

Joern-Carlos Kuntze

Partner

Entrepreneur, climate tech investor and company builder at Berlin Technologie Holding. Former Energy Partner and Leadership at Oliver Wyman. MBA from London Business School. Based in Germany.

Sebastian Heitmann

Partner

Climate tech advocate and investor. Community builder. Economist, AMP Harvard Business School. Speaks German, English, Spanish, Katalan and French. Based in Germany.

Torben Schreiter

Venture Partner

Co-Founder & former COO Signavio, exit for €1bn and 500 employees to SAP. Business Angel since 2016 and Climate Tech investor. MA Software Engineering from Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam. Based in Germany.

Oliver Schwarzer

Partner/CFO

Former banker. Expert for treasury and capital market financing with particular coverage focus on large-cap corporations from the utility sector. Advisor for green funding instruments. Diploma in business economics from FOM University, Essen. Based in Germany.

Prof. Dr. Francesco Pomponi

Head of Carbon Math

Associate Professor of Sustainability Science in Edinburgh, and Academic Tutor at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Global expert in life cycle assessment and whole life carbon.

Mel Goering

Marketing

Former Media Salesman at Axel Springer SE. Branding and Communications intern at early-stage venture capital investor APX. Marketing at recruiting startup truffls. Based in Germany.

Jan Olsson

Associate

Economics and politics graduate of Zeppelin University with a semester abroad at the University of California, Berkeley. Business transformation intern at Tetra Pak and consulting intern at KPMG. Based in Germany.