Carbon13

  • Cambridge, UK

Carbon13 is the venture builder for the climate emergency. 

We are selecting and supporting 1000 entrepreneurs over 5 years who will build scalable ventures with the potential to reduce CO2e emissions by over 400 million tonnes.

Our eight-month programme supports founders, scientists, engineers and innovators who are committed to developing high growth investable ventures that can reduce CO2e emissions by millions of tonnes.

Founders join with or without an idea, by themselves or with a cofounding team. They then use the programme to find a cofounder with the same appetite for innovation as they have, form a team capable of building a high growth investable venture which can credibly and significantly reduce emissions. They undergo intensive work to understand the biggest challenges in Net Zero, and qualifying ventures receive pre-seed investment from Carbon13. We will not invest in startups that do not have the potential to reduce emissions by millions of tonnes.

Carbon13 is based in Cambridge UK, it has grown out of the Cambridge ecosystem and is supported by Arm, Cambridge Cleantech et al. Our programme is open to everyone, you do not have to be resident in the UK to apply.

Jul 28, 2022
Full time role
Carbon13 Remote (Cambridge, UK)
The Opportunity We're looking for developers to become co-founders of startups that fight climate change. Software is crucial to how our world can decarbonise the way it travels, eats, makes and powers the world - and developers use Carbon13 to focus only on the biggest problems, to make the biggest impact on emissions. If you want to fight climate change, then Carbon13 is currently the strongest launchpad for you to build a decarbonisation venture from scratch—we've made pre-seed investments in 20 teams in the last 10 months with another 14 to come in summer 2022. We only work with early stage founders who can team up with serial entrepreneurs, carbon experts and industry folks (who make up the rest of our cohorts) to build ventures that can reduce emissions by 10 million tonnes a year. Working on an MVP? Unlike accelerators, you do NOT need an idea or MVP to join Carbon13, though you can apply with one if you do. You will either be supported to find an idea...
Jul 28, 2022
Full time role
Carbon13 Remote (Cambridge, UK)
We're looking for scientists, engineers and inventors to become co-founders of startups that fight climate change. If you want to fight climate change, then Carbon13 is currently the strongest launchpad for you to build a decarbonisation or carbon capture venture from scratch—we've made pre-seed investments in 20 teams in the last 10 months with another 14 to come in summer 2022. About half of these have been in software-driven ventures, and half in science-based/deeptech. You can view our portfolio of ventures at www.carbonthirteen.com/our-portfolio Working on IP or a climatetech idea already? Unlike accelerators, you do NOT need an idea to join Carbon13, though scientist and engineer founders usually come to us because they’re working on IP and are seeking to bring it to market through a venture capital route. The VC funding route is currently the faster and often surer route for launching complex projects with a high decarbonisation impact, which is why...
Jul 28, 2022
Full time role
Carbon13 Remote (Cambridge, UK)
Become a co-founder of a startup that fights climate change. If you want to fight climate change, then Carbon13 is currently the strongest launchpad for you to build a decarbonisation venture from scratch— because our Venture Builder programme is the only place where a commercial cofounder can do all these three things: Find their technical cofounder among the scientists, developers and engineers who make up the rest of our cohort (~90% find a cofounder) Understand the carbon intelligence of their solution to maximise its potential to reduce emissions Develop both the commercial and strategic groundwork to scale the startup to 10 million tonnes of emissions reduction. Typically, commercial founders include entrepreneurs, operators, corporate professionals, commercial directors from industry, anyone with a track record of execution and commercial acumen. You will most likely become the CEO of the startup and lead on the commercial strategy, fundraising and...