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Verna - using geospatial data science to address the climate and nature crises

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st December 2022
London-based startup Verna aims to help landowners, investors, and policymakers to use land in ways that draw down carbon, enhance biodiversity and generate sustainable returns. We have written about startups like Ecologi, Treekly, and TreeCard - to name just a few - who work to reforest areas damaged by deforestation. These may be decimated mangrove forests in Madagascar, desertified land in B...
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Woodland regeneration innovators secure £370K investment round!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st March 2022
  Edinburgh-headquartered Rhizocore Technologies secures investment to support expansion of its sustainable solution for woodland regeneration. A company behind innovation to create healthy forest ecosystems which support successful tree-planting has secured £370,000 in equity investment. Edinburgh-headquartered Rhizocore Technologies produces locally adapted mycorrhizal fungi to enh...
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Wildpoint - the startup aiming to make the outdoors appealing once again.

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd February 2022
Want to discover unique and exclusive spaces in the UK for camping, pitching your campervan or going glamping? Wildpoint wants to help you do just that... Over the past two years, we have all found ourselves locked indoors for long periods of time, allowed outside only once or twice for either our daily exercise or a trip to the shop, Covid19 has restricted and distanced us from nature and the ...
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unplugged - the startup that wants to help you go off-grid

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th January 2022
unplugged is a startup that's on a mission to help you unplug from your devices so that you can completely recharge. The idea of ‘unplugging’ from social media, the internet in general, and spending time in the real world is one that we’ve all had a smug friend suggest to us while we try to answer a hundred work emails over lunch. These people have cleverly discovered the elus...
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Startup of the Week - Leaf Envy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd April 2021
The lowdown on Leaf Envy, the startup that wants to help us all become plant parents and grow our indoor jungle of dreams... Even if you don’t have a garden or an outside space, you can still enjoy the joys of nature thanks to indoor plants. Of course, the thing is that many of us assume that we’re just not the green-fingered type and that a plant would simply be a short-lived addit...
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Bioo - the startup that's merging nature and technology

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd November 2020
  The innovative Spanish startup on a mission to help us have a greener future by disrupting how we can source electricity from nature... It’s no secret that we are in need of a sustainable source of energy that doesn’t contribute to the destruction of the planet. We have wind farms, solar farms, hydroelectric whatsits, and a drive to improve on these and the batteries that stor...
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Nature diary app launched to boost mental health

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th May 2020
A free smartphone-based ‘nature prescription’ for mental health developed by researchers at the University of Derby and the team behind the popular walking app Go Jauntly has been launched.  Developed as part of the £1.3m Improving Wellbeing Through Urban Nature project, The Nature Notes feature has been integrated in the Go Jauntly iOS app, which also e...
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ApisProtect - smarter beehives

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th December 2018
The agtech IoT solution from ApisProtect to help beekeepers keep their hives productive and healthy... We have heard again and again about how important bees are to global food production, and yet we have still allowed them to reach the brink of extinction. In Ireland alone, a third of bee species face extinction. Bees contribute €153 billion worth of pollination to the agriculture industry ...
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