Climate Comes First

We are all about climate first. We invest in deep decarbonisation technologies that will 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 founders.

Here is why climate tech is the most crucial industry right now:

51

tonnes of CO2e emissions need to be reduced each year to reach net-zero by 2050.

46

of the technologies required to reach net zero by 2050 are still under development and urgently need funding to be market-ready.

37

is how much venture capital funding of climate tech increased from 2018/19 to 2020/21, which is more than $40 billion.

Founders & Portfolio

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

General Partner

Sustainable Finance expert & Impact Investor. Former Investors Lead at World Economic Forum / UpLink and Banco Santander. PhD in Sustainable Finance from Oxford University, Fellow at Stanford.

Yair Reem

General Partner

Climate Tech and fund expert. Former MD Hasso Plattner Ventures. Cyber technology leader at Unit 8200. BSc in Electrical Engineering from Technion, EMPA from Hertie, AMP Wharton.

Joern-Carlos Kuntze

General Partner

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

Sebastian Heitmann

Operating Partner, Policy & Partnerships

Entrepreneur and CEO backed by Tier-1 PE investors. Experienced community builder, public affairs and climate tech advocacy. MS Economics from LSE.

Torben Schreiter

General Partner

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

Oliver Schwarzer

Chief Financial Officer

Family office CFO and start-up investor. Former banker, treasurer and expert for complex capital market financing transactions for global corporates. Diploma in business economics.

Prof. Dr. Francesco Pomponi

Head of Carbon Math

Professor of Sustainability Science in Edinburgh & University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Expert in life cycle assessment and whole life carbon.

Carlota Ochoa Neven Du Mont

Principal

Experienced early-stage investor. Former startup operator, commercial manager at Amazon and energy market specialist at Merrill Lynch. MBA from London Business School.

Kostas Valaris

Investment Associate

Past experience in management consulting for BCG and various positions at a successful startup. Studied engineering at Columbia University and mathematics at the University of Athens.

Jan Olsson

Student Venture Partner

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.