11 Best Greentech Startups to Watch in 2022

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Here at Startup Savant, we love startup culture. That’s why we identified the most exciting, innovative, and creative greentech startups to watch in 2022 and beyond. From reducing carbon footprints to boosting community resiliency — these are the best green tech startups to follow. 

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Top Greentech Startups to Follow

Every year, new startups pull to the forefront of their industry through exciting innovation and industry-disrupting business models. We’ve rounded up the most exciting greentech startups of 2022 that startup-lovers, investors, and aspiring entrepreneurs should follow. 

Disclaimer: With so many exciting green tech startups launching and growing worldwide, we aren’t able to cover them all. Furthermore, the startups that are listed below are not officially ranked and are listed in no particular order.

1. First Mode

  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Funding: Unknown, $32.5 Million

First Mode is dedicated to cracking the world's biggest problems and finding practical solutions at scale. The engineering company takes on some of the largest environmental issues on the planet, like clean energy, planetary exploration, and sustainable transportation systems. Teams of dreamers, scientists, engineers, and more gather to help with tomorrow’s problems today.

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2. FloorFound

  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Funding: Seed, $4.7 Million

The reuse sector has an ally in FloorFound. Usually, returns and trade-ins get thrown into the landfill, but with FloorFound, smaller retailers can take the excess product from larger companies and resell it through the startup. Their app handles the entire process, making it easy for both parties to manage, and this relationship helps big retailers and small retailers make better use of returns and trade-ins.

3. Pi Green Innovations

  • Location: India
  • Funding: Series A, $4.2 Million

Pi Green Innovations is an Indian greentech startup dedicated to providing innovative solutions to air pollution. One of their notable technologies is the Carbon Cutter filtering device, designed to reduce over 90% of the pollutants released from any kind of vehicle. 

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4. Hyzon Motors

  • Location: Bolingbrook, Illinois 
  • Funding: Unknown, $400 Million

With Hyzon Motors, the world could be emission-free sooner than anyone anticipated. Huge population growth has led to a huge growth of transportation systems, and there are few problems bigger in the industry than emissions. Hyzon Motors helps increase the adoption of zero-emission commercial vehicles in major cities by building buses, heavy-duty trucks, and coaches that could help the world achieve zero emissions and turn back the clock on climate change.

5. Nori

  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Funding: Seed, $5.4 Million

If a corporation is trying to show customers it aligns with their views on sustainable practices, Nori makes it easy to show proof. Nori aligns with farmers and incentivizes them to remove carbon from the atmosphere and capture it in their soil by finding investors who will pay for the practice. Some typical investors include big businesses that want to get involved with good causes or famous individuals who want to offset some of their own carbon footprints.

6. Watershed

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Funding: Undisclosed

Watershed allows corporations to integrate their carbon footprint goals with the rest of their business through real-time data tracking. Instead of big companies needing to outsource their carbon footprint goals, they can control everything using Watershed’s software. The company’s technology measures all business areas affected by carbon, and it gives corporations a chance to change their business practices accordingly (just like they would with financial goal tracking).

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7. Urbint

  • Location: New York, New York
  • Funding: Series C, $109 Million

The more our world goes through environmental chaos, the more our cities and communities will need to protect themselves from uncertain times. Urbint helps utility and infrastructure operators determine potential risk factor. Through the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, businesses can manage any threats to their workers, their communities, and the environment as a whole.

8. Prescriptive Data, Inc.

  • Location: New York, New York
  • Funding: Unknown, $150 Million

Large skyscraper buildings will continue to dominate skylines across big cities around the world. Prescriptive Data helps to make these buildings easier on the environment by helping building owners save big on energy use, utilities, and carbon emissions using AI algorithms based on occupancy levels. Not only does this save company costs, but it also saves the environment from future damage.

9. Sunday

  • Location: Boulder, Colorado
  • Funding: Series C, $78 Million

Tackling the abusive lawn care products that use pesticides and harmful chemicals, Sunday aims at delivering sustainable lawn products that help your grass grow naturally. Instead of forcing your grass to look good using chemicals that harm the environment, Sunday gives you the tools to create a self-sustaining lawn care system that helps rejuvenate your grass.

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10. Encamp

  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Funding: Series B, $17.2 Million

Encamp wants to assist big companies with their environmental challenges. It can be hard for larger companies to manage the everyday operations and still keep in line with government environmental regulations. That’s where Encamp comes in: the company helps these businesses manage everything from one place to centralize the data, streamline all workflows, and automate all paperwork.

11. WeaveGrid

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Funding: Series A, $15 Million

The stringent rules of regulatory, security, and reliability requirements companies need to abide by can be overwhelming for some business owners. WeaveGrid helps these companies manage the entire process using their software-driven solutions to create rapid decarbonization. WeaveGrid also has programs that benefit the drivers of electric vehicles (EVs) as well as the companies that make these vehicles.

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