There were two major parties in New York City last weekend.
The first was my son’s 4th birthday, which featured a magician named Don Domino and a Spiderman piñata.
The second (and the one that’s relevant to my article today) was Earth Day.
Earth Day is a worldwide celebration that’s been happening since 1970. Over time, it’s evolved into a movement aimed at stimulating action to protect the planet.
But sustainability isn’t just a movement. It’s also an investment sector — and some of the world’s smartest investors believe it could be a very profitable one.
So today, I’ll show you seven sustainability-focused startups you can invest in right now.
The Next Fortune-Maker?
Sustainability. Impact investing. ESG (short for Environmental, Social, and Governance).
Whatever you call it, the idea is simple:
Invest in ideas that are good for a community or the environment, and very good for your wallet.
This is a huge, fast-growing sector. According to Allied Market Research, it was valued at $2.5 trillion in 2021, and is projected to reach $6 trillion by 2031.
Furthermore, some of the world’s biggest and most successful investors have recently turned their focus here…
Join BlackRock, Kleiner Perkins, Bain, TPG, UBS…
$7 trillion asset manager BlackRock recently launched a Global Impact fund that focuses on sustainable investing.
Venture firm Kleiner Perkins created a $350 million fund to invest in clean-tech companies.
Other major players jumping into this area include Bain Capital, TPG, and UBS.
The thing is, when influential investors like these make big moves, the world takes notice. That’s why this shift could reshape how corporate America does business.
And for investors looking to make big bucks — in other words, everyone from BlackRock to you — it’s providing a big opportunity.
So, how can you get access to impact investments and position yourself to make a fortune?
Let’s take a look.
Seven Impact Startups Raising Capital Today
Thousands of companies today are focused on ESG initiatives.
But if you’re seeking investments that can lead to the biggest returns, you should look at young companies. That’s where your investment could have the biggest impact — and could lead to the biggest returns.
In that vein, here are seven young startups raising capital from investors like you:
Airspace Experience Technology — Airspace’s eVTOL aircraft (Electric Vertical Takeoff & Landing) is used for urban transport, cargo, and defense applications. Unlike the competition, its flexible design enables it to perform a variety of jobs with a single platform.
Geoship — Natural homebuilding systems made from precision-molded parts to form Bioceramic Domes. Geoship’s Domes provide sustainable and resilient dwellings.
Recompose — Carbon-sequestering green-funeral solution that returns us to the earth. $1.6 million in revenue in its first two years of operations.
AptDeco — An easy way to buy and sell used furniture. To date, more than $60 million of furniture sold and $21 million in revenue. $17 million raised from Initialized Capital, Y Combinator, and other professional investors.
HEVO — Simple wireless-EV charging. Backed by Obsidian Investment Partners, Ulu Ventures, and VoLo Earth Ventures. $2 million in orders with automakers, fleets, and charging customers around the world.
BlackBird Foods — Plant-based brand of frozen pizza and plant-based meats. In three years, BlackBird has built a nationwide brand with 2,500 distribution points including Target & Whole Foods.
Qnetic — Qnetic aims to unleash the potential of renewables with low-cost, long-life, grid-scale energy storage. Its storage solution could unleash the vast promise of sustainable power.
A Great Place to Start Your Search
Keep in mind, I’m not recommending that you go out and blindly invest in these companies.
These are still early-stage ventures, so you need to do substantial research before making an investment decision.
But if you’re intrigued about the soaring market for impact investing — and you’re intrigued about getting in early — this is a great place to start your search!
Please note: Crowdability has no relationship with any of the startups we write about. We’re an independent provider of education and research on startups and alternative investments.