September 16, 2021

Tanso receives USD 1.9 million pre-seed financing to enable a low carbon economy

Tanso receives USD 1.9 million pre-seed financing to enable a low carbon economy

  • Tanso is a newly founded startup providing an end-to-end sustainability data management software to industrial companies
  • The team has received a pre-seed investment of USD 1.9 million led by UVC Partners, with participation from Picus Capital, Possible Ventures, and leading business angels
  • With the newly acquired funds, the team plans to expand its engineering, product, and data science teams in Munich

Munich, September 16, 2021 – Tanso Technologies, the Munich-based sustainability tech startup announces the closing of its USD 1.9 million pre-seed financing round. The round was led by UVC Partners, a leading B2B technology investor with a strong focus on enterprise software, with participation from early-stage investors Picus Capital, Possible Ventures (formerly Inventures), and leading business angels.

Tanso aims to tackle the most pressing issue of sustainability management: ensuring data availability as a first step in enabling the complex process of calculating and reporting environmental effects of physical goods. By building software for industrial manufacturers, it is helping one of the most emissions-heavy, yet highly underserved industries to reach net-zero and measure, manage as well as act upon their sustainability data while creating real business value.

With the IPCC report declaring “code red” for humanity, sustainability is no longer a “nice-to-have''. Companies across industries are overwhelmed by the increasing public, regulatory and supply chain pressure to make sustainability considerations central to their strategic decision-making. Shortages of natural resources, physical infrastructure risk, and limits on emissions require companies to fundamentally change in order to future-proof their business.  The European Green Deal alone forces over 60,000 companies to account for their ESG data - both within the organisation as well as across the supply chain. 

The founders met during their studies at the University of Mannheim, the Center for Digital Management and Technology (CDTM) in Munich and ETH Zurich, where they have worked on assessing organizational climate impact.

"With Tanso, we want to leverage the power of data and machine learning to help industrial manufacturing companies transition towards a lower carbon economy and to efficiently handle the increasing pressure for accountability“, says Co-founder and CTO, Gyri Reiersen, who before founding Tanso researched tackling the overestimation of carbon offsets through deep learning with renowned AI-professor Xiaoxiang Zhu at TU Munich, together with ETH Zurich and MIT. 

Fabian Sinn, Co-founder and CEO, adds: “We are a purpose-driven company, aiming to remove the structural barriers that hinder corporations to reach climate neutrality. We are supported by leading experts and advisors from the fields of ESG, (carbon) accounting and regulation which enables us to tackle climate change the right way. This funding allows us to strongly expand our product and engineering teams and we are looking to hire the best talent wanting to join our mission to a low carbon future.”

Voices of the investors

We are impressed by the founders and their vision to positively contribute to climate action with technology and we are excited and honored to partner with the team and to lead their pre-seed financing round. We look forward to supporting Tanso to become the global category leader in sustainability accounting for the industrial manufacturing sector.” says Alexander Kiltz, Principal at UVC Partners. 

About Tanso Technologies

Founded in 2021, Tanso Technologies enables industrial companies to become part of the solution to a lower carbon economy. The Munich-based startup aims at making sustainability accounting as integrated, transparent and verifiable as financial accounting. Tanso’s end-to-end sustainability management platform enables industrial companies to actively leverage their data in taking positive climate action and creating real business value. More information about Tanso can be found here:

About UVC Partners

Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners (UVC Partners) is a Munich- and Berlin-based early-stage venture capital firm that invests in European B2B startups in the areas of enterprise software, industrial technologies and mobility. The fund typically invests between € 0.5 - 5m initially and up to € 20m in total per company.Portfolio companies benefit from the extensive investment and exit experience of the management team as well as from the close cooperation with UnternehmerTUM, Europe’s leading innovation and business creation center. With over 240 employees and more than 100 industry partners, UnternehmerTUM can draw from many years of experience in establishing young companies. This cooperation enables UVC Partners to offer startups unique access to talent, industry customers, and other financial

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