High Impact Fund Bonaventure and Swiss businessman and philanthropist André Hoffmann sponsored a seed round in which Munich-based climate fintech Landbanking Group raised €10.4 million.
Landler, a platform for managing and investing in natural capital, including biodiversity, carbon, soil, and water, was also launched.
VC funds Marketing, ReFi, and impact assessment experts 4P Capital, Vanagon, and Planet A will help Landler.
SUN Institute of the Deutsche Post Foundation and ten individuals and families, including Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein, Alexa Firmenich, Jan-Hendrik Goldbeck, and Fabian Strüngmann, will increase the company’s growth.
As a high-impact investment fund, BonVenture values the environment and biodiversity for our shared future, says managing partner Dr. Erwin Stahl. A credible and transparent nature monitoring tool from the Landbanking Group is market-innovating. We wish to start this exciting adventure with “your investment.”
To promote stewardship of natural capital, Sonja and Martin Stuchtey established The Landbanking Group in 22 to promote” Nature Equity” as an asset class. Nature Equity encourages eco-friendly land usage compared to other asset types. The two co-founders were previously involved in global sustainability, with Sonja investing in ScienceLab, Alliance4Europe, and Disarm.
Martin founded systems transformation startup SYSTEMIQ after managing worldwide sustainability practices as a McKinsey senior and managing partner.
Their experience running an organic family farm in Austria inspired The Landbanking Group. They found that unsustainable land-use practices have damaged the farm’s soil. The experience inspired them to use the environment’s natural capital, a mix of renewable and non-renewable resources, against unsustainable economic activities and natural calamities.
Management platform for natural capital
Investor money will help The Landbanking Group grow its agri-food customer base and enter new infrastructure, energy, and financial services areas.
Landler can also expand monitoring models to new biomes and ecosystem surfaces with the funds. Landers can preserve managed agricultural and urban areas.
Landler uses earth observation, digital in-situ data, machine learning, and decentralized ledger technology to give the world a “natural “capital account” for every track. Equity assets are issued from such accounts.
These balance-sheet assets appeal to agri-food, energy, resource, infrastructure, insurance, and financial enterprises.
Landler combines local sampling, Earth observation satellite data, machine learning, and biophysical process modeling. The Landbanking Group needs weather records to deliver scalable, impartial, and inexpensive MRV services.