Press release by Global Changer, October 20, 2021
Investing in the future:
main incubator invests in climate tech startup Global Changer
The Berlin-based startup Global Changer supports companies with its software solutions to achieve Net-zero emissions by latest 2030. As an early-stage investor of the Commerzbank Group, main incubator is investing a six-figure sum.
Frankfurt am Main/Berlin, 20.10.2021: The climate tech startup Global Changer receives a six-figure investment from the Commerzbank Group’s early-stage investor main incubator. In addition, WestTech Ventures, Ragnarson, Mathias Kutzner (serial entrepreneur) and Finn Wentzler (entrepreneur and investor), have also invested in the startup.
Global Changer was founded by the entrepreneurs Tobias Martetschlaeger (CEO), Ellen Patzschke (CPO) and Dennis Schwibinger (CCO) in 2020 with the aim of changing the status quo and helping both SMEs and corporations to reduce their CO2e emissions. Global Changer has developed three different solutions – the focus lies on the Climate Control Center, which is a strategy and management tool for the decarbonisation process of companies. Through an automatic calculation, the Corporate Carbon Footprint (CCF) is integrated and based on a large measures database, a roadmap for CO2e reduction leading to Net-zero is created. With an ROI calculation and the budgeting of these measures, it makes it easy for companies to decide in favour of sustainable solutions. In addition, the Climate Action Hub offers a knowledge platform for relevant climate and sustainability topics. The third solution is an Engage App to get employees involved. In this app, employees can capture, analyse and, above all, reduce their individual CO2e emissions.
“One of the biggest and most urgent challenges companies are facing today is how to drastically reduce CO2e emissions and use resources in a sustainable way. Our solutions combine knowledge, software and an app supporting companies to reduce their emissions quickly and verified. Only then can companies achieve the necessary climate goals and meet regulatory requirements,” explains Tobias Martetschlaeger, CEO of Global Changer.
Although the startup was just founded last year, it has already been able to win a large number of companies as customers for its solutions. These customers include Haniel, the Nemetschek Group and several banks and insurance companies.
“The financial sector in particular has a great interest in ensuring that its corporate customers successfully master the sustainability transformation. Through the cooperation and the extensive solution approach of Global Changer, we as Commerzbank can offer our customers significant added value. In doing so, we actively support them in their transformation process towards an economically sustainable and future-oriented company,” says Holger Schulte, Divisional Board Member Group Strategy, Transformation and Sustainability at Commerzbank.
Moritz Schwarz, Investment Manager at main incubator, adds: “Global Changer’s approach is unique in the market and helps companies maintain an overview of their CO2 key figures due to new regulatory requirements. In addition, the Climate Control Center makes it easy for the management to plan, implement and monitor the reduction measures.”
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