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43 Best Startups Innovating in the Green Tech Space

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This article showcases Welp Magazine’s top picks for the best ‘Green Tech’ startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating in the Green Tech industry, but are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.

We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Welp Magazine hosts a yearly startup award honouring the most outstanding entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses in the world. If you want to enter your startup to be in the running for the top startup of 2021 or learn more about our competition click here.


1. Wren

The idea behind this startup: Wren is a web app that helps live carbon neutral by accounting for and offsetting CO2 emissions.

Headquarters: San Jose, California, United States

Industries: GreenTech, Software, Web Apps

Founders: Mimi Tran Zambetti

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2. DUCKT

The idea behind this startup: Duckt is a electrical scooter charging station. Better operations, better experience for people & the city.

Headquarters: Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia

Industries: Electric Vehicle, GreenTech, Hardware, Infrastructure, Last Mile Transportation, Ride Sharing, Sharing Economy, Software, Transportation

Founders: Cagri Selcuklu, Evren Yazıcı, Goksen Atalay

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3. Greenly

The idea behind this startup: Greenly tracks the carbon footprint of every payment and coaches you to improve your impact

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Banking, Environmental Engineering, GreenTech, Mobile Apps, Quantified Self, Software

Founders: Alexis Normand, Alexis Normand, Arnaud Delubac, Matthieu Vegreville

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4. NatureDots

The idea behind this startup: Creating resource-intelligent Nature-based systems and solutions integrated with DeepTech for climate-resilient fisheries.

Headquarters: New Delhi, Delhi, India

Industries: Aquaculture, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Embedded Systems, Farming, GreenTech, Internet of Things, Nutrition, Software

Founders: Mohammad Aatish Khan, Snehal Verma

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5. Green Whale Global

The idea behind this startup: Bioplastic Manufacturing

Headquarters: Seoul, Seoul-t’ukpyolsi, South Korea

Industries: Chemical, Chemical Engineering, Green Consumer Goods, GreenTech, Manufacturing, Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing

Founders: Ji Young Hwang, Tae Kyun Yoon

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6. Smove.City

The idea behind this startup: Shared e-bike solution owned by cities with a fleet management platform which gives full access to real time data

Headquarters: Larnaca, Larnaca, Cyprus

Industries: CleanTech, GreenTech, Information Technology, Public Transportation, Software, Sustainability, Transportation

Founders: Constantin Vermoere

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7. ecofoote

The idea behind this startup: EcoFoote is a SaaS and ASP that guides, rewards and connects people to sustainable solutions.

Headquarters: Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong

Industries: E-Learning, GreenTech, Software, Sustainability

Founders: Matthew Hanly

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8. KILOWATTPACK

The idea behind this startup: Mobile charging stations and Electric Carsharing

Headquarters: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Industries: Automotive, Battery, Clean Energy, CleanTech, Energy, Energy Storage, GreenTech, Renewable Energy, Sharing Economy, Solar

Founders: Unknown

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9. Monophases

The idea behind this startup: Sustainability. Circularity. Technology. We are a GreenTech Start-Up, building inclusive solutions to support green development.

Headquarters: Merano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

Industries: Consulting, GreenTech, Retail Technology, Wholesale

Founders: Akash Sharma, Damian Eder, Nando Knodel

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10. Field Complete

The idea behind this startup: Software for real estate contractors to manage their operations

Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Industries: Clean Energy, Construction, Enterprise Software, Facilities Support Services, GreenTech, Home Services, Location Based Services, Property Management, Rental Property, SaaS, Service Industry, Software

Founders: Roman Rusev, Tim Tesluck, Vlad Rymarev

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11. Concular

The idea behind this startup: Platform is digitalizing the process of circular construction material procurement

Headquarters: Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Industries: Construction, Green Building, GreenTech, Recycling, Sustainability, Waste Management

Founders: Dominik Campanella, Julius Schäufele, Marc Haines

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12. HeyCharge

The idea behind this startup: Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure, Payment Systems, and Installation

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Electric Vehicle, Green Building, GreenTech, Transportation

Founders: Chris Cardé, Florian Holz, Florian Wolf

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13. Handprint

The idea behind this startup: B2B2C SaaS with consumer app, delivering interactive impact as a service

Headquarters: Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

Industries: Advertising, CleanTech, Forestry, GreenTech, Information Technology, Internet, Social Impact, Software, Sustainability

Founders: Mathias Boissonot, Ryan Merrill, Simon Schillebeeckx

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14. Roll

The idea behind this startup: Roll offers smart mobility solutions by providing dock-less electric scooter and bike share services to cities and campuses.

Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Industries: Automotive, Electric Vehicle, GreenTech, Internet, Last Mile Transportation, Ride Sharing, Sharing Economy, Sustainability, Transportation

Founders: Richard Cao

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15. FYTO, Inc.

The idea behind this startup: Revolutionary sustainable agriculture

Headquarters: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Industries: Agriculture, AgTech, Animal Feed, CleanTech, Farming, Food and Beverage, GreenTech, Livestock, Sustainability

Founders: Jason Prapas

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16. Scindo

The idea behind this startup: Biotechnology company

Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom

Industries: Biotechnology, CleanTech, GreenTech, Recycling

Founders: Benjamin G. Davis, Gustaf Hemberg, Juliet Sword

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17. Viggo

The idea behind this startup: Viggo is a Scandinavian ride-hailing service running 100% on zero-emission vehicles launching in Malmö and Copenhagen just after summer.

Headquarters: Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark

Industries: Apps, GreenTech, Information Technology, Taxi Service

Founders: Kenneth Herschel, Patrick Pereira, Peter Bardenfleth-Hansen, Philip Mourier

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18. Helios.do

The idea behind this startup: Helios.do is a sustainable banking alternative

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Banking, Finance, FinTech, GreenTech, Impact Investing

Founders: Andrei Tanascu, Julia Ménayas, Maeva Courtois

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19. Treeapp

The idea behind this startup: Treeapp is a mobile app enabling anyone to plant a tree for free everyday in less than a minute.

Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom

Industries: CleanTech, GreenTech, Software, Sustainability

Founders: Godefroy Harito, Jules Buker, Leo King Leong Ng

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20. ec0mission

The idea behind this startup: Our committment is to the protection of our people and our planet.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: GreenTech, Medical, Medical Device, Personal Health, Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing, Sustainability, Textiles

Founders: Houston Wade, Kristina Soman-Faulkner

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21. SUBS TV

The idea behind this startup: Social Media Network

Headquarters: Munich, Bayern, Germany

Industries: Advertising, GreenTech, Information Technology, Internet, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Media, Social Network

Founders: Kevin Gallas Mayer

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22. MUGO

The idea behind this startup: MUGO is a platform that leverages on tech to empower consumers to fight climate change.

Headquarters: Milan, Lombardia, Italy

Industries: Apps, CleanTech, GreenTech, Software, Sustainability

Founders: Benedetto Ruggeri

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23. LiveGreen

The idea behind this startup: LiveGreen seamlessly tracks users’ daily emissions and provides a social platform where people can connect with others by taking action.

Headquarters: Gainesville, Florida, United States

Industries: Communities, GreenTech, Mobile, Software

Founders: Brian De Souza, Pablo Garces

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24. CommonVC

The idea behind this startup: World’s first activist led impact accelerator for startups solving the world’s biggest challenges

Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom

Industries: Angel Investment, CleanTech, Green Consumer Goods, GreenTech, Impact Investing, Incubators, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Impact, Sustainability, Venture Capital

Founders: Dhruv Boruah

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25. SNAZZ

The idea behind this startup: The green and fair AI-based fashion platform for the sustainable fashion industry.

Headquarters: Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Industries: Apps, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Fashion, Generation Z, GreenTech, Information Technology, Social Media, Software

Founders: Hannes Trettin, Matthes Trettin, Toni Gurski

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26. Equilix

The idea behind this startup: Equilix is an all-in-one trading hub and marketplace that reshapes green commodity exchange for the bio-economy.

Headquarters: Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Industries: B2B, Consulting, GreenTech, Marketplace, Trading Platform

Founders: Akash Sharma, Jan Swoboda, Nando Knodel

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27. Treejer

The idea behind this startup: A gamified and blockchain-based ecosystem rewarding tree plantation and conservation

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Blockchain, GreenTech

Founders: Unknown

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28. Actnow Ventures

The idea behind this startup: Actnow Ventures is a VC fund investing in early-stage companies that address the key challenges of climate change.

Headquarters: Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia

Industries: Angel Investment, Clean Energy, GreenTech, Impact Investing, Sustainability, Venture Capital

Founders: Keith Derrington, M Wallace Green

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29. Worthmore

The idea behind this startup: Donate all or part of their value of your used phones to support initiatives for a more sustainable future.

Headquarters: Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark

Industries: CleanTech, GreenTech, Sustainability

Founders: Tegan Spinner

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30. Sustainary

The idea behind this startup: Sustainary is an online platform for Sustainable Construction.

Headquarters: Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Industries: B2B, Cloud Computing, Construction, Green Building, GreenTech, Procurement, Sustainability

Founders: Arwa Shumary

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31. Undo Air

The idea behind this startup: Personal CO2 Scrubbers and accompanying app

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Clean Energy, Environmental Engineering, GreenTech, Software

Founders: Unknown

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32. HundredGraphs

The idea behind this startup: SaaS. Smart services for Smart Home. HundredGraphs collects and visualizes data from smart homes and provides AI feedback for optimization

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, GreenTech, Information Technology, SaaS, Smart Home

Founders: Olga Lanova, Stan Podolski

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33. el3mentz

The idea behind this startup: Green Energy Tech

Headquarters: Turin, Piemonte, Italy

Industries: GreenTech

Founders: Unknown

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34. Kairon

The idea behind this startup: Kairon produces eco-friendly, biodegradable products that offer antimicrobial properties to keep our customers and our world healthy.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Advanced Materials, Green Consumer Goods, GreenTech

Founders: Unknown

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35. Marine Innovation

The idea behind this startup: Marine Innovation strives to protect nature and create an environment where everyone can breathe comfortably and rest.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Environmental Consulting, GreenTech, Innovation Management

Founders: Unknown

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36. Cotton Droplet

The idea behind this startup: Textile Industry

Headquarters: São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Industries: Agriculture, GreenTech, Industrial, Sustainability, Textiles

Founders: Yuri Gradela

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37. freidorasinaceitemejor.com

The idea behind this startup: We are experts in Airfryers. Visit our website where you will find a complete, simple and practical guide about these gadgets.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: E-Commerce, Food and Beverage, GreenTech, Nutrition

Founders: Unknown

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38. PlasmaTrack

The idea behind this startup: Environemntaly sustainable rail technology

Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom

Industries: GreenTech, Railroad, Transportation

Founders: Adrian Hester, Julian Swan, Roger Gray

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39. Airsurance

The idea behind this startup: Cold air, insured

Headquarters: Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Industries: CleanTech, Commercial Insurance, GreenTech

Founders: Unknown

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40. Dryad Networks

The idea behind this startup: Telecom, Forestry, IOT, Sensors, Networking, Analytics, Cloud, Environmental, Green

Headquarters: Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Industries: Analytics, GreenTech, Information Technology, Internet of Things, Software, Telecommunications

Founders: Carsten Brinkschulte

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41. Oxford Advisory Services

The idea behind this startup: Oxford Advisory Services provides management consulting services in the synthetic biology and renewable chemicals sectors on a global basis.

Headquarters: Bon Air, Alabama, United States

Industries: Biomass Energy, Biotechnology, Business Development, Environmental Engineering, GreenTech

Founders: Timothy Staub

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42. TransitionHERO

The idea behind this startup: TransitionHero works on green technology which enables industrial companies to grow with sustainability, design, data as a focus.

Headquarters: Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands

Industries: GreenTech, Industrial, Sustainability

Founders: Unknown

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43. bietmedia

The idea behind this startup: We are a media page promoting action for sustainability to our readers through daily life instances like food, lifestyle, fashion, tech etc.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Blogging Platforms, CleanTech, Content, Digital Media, Energy Efficiency, GreenTech, Internet, Media and Entertainment, Sustainability

Founders: Unknown

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