Climate change software Vibrant Planet nabs $17m seed

Ecosystem Integrity Fund and The Jeremy and Hannelore Grantham Environmental Trust led the round.

  • Other backers included Valia Ventures, Earthshot Ventures, Elemental Excelerator, Cisco Foundation, Data Tech Fund, Day One Ventures and Halogen Ventures
  • The funding will help Vibrant Planet grow its team with new hires and expand its platform
  • Vibrant Planet was launched in 2020

Vibrant Planet, a provider of cloud-based software to help communities and ecosystems become more resilient to climate change, has raised $17 million in seed funding.

Ecosystem Integrity Fund and The Jeremy and Hannelore Grantham Environmental Trust led the round. Other backers included Valia Ventures, Elemental Excelerator, Cisco Foundation, Data Tech Fund, Day One Ventures, Halogen Ventures and Earthshot Ventures, which is a venture fund backed by Emerson Collective, John Doerr, Tom Steyer, Microsoft and others.

Based in Incline Village, Nevada, Vibrant Planet will use the new capital to grow its staffing and expand its platform to restore forest resilience across the Western U.S., Europe, and other at-risk forests worldwide.

The company, founded in 2020, makes a cloud-based operating system that provides organizations, state and federal agencies and land managers with a platform for forest treatment planning, decision support, monitoring and reporting, and investment prioritization. The technology allows stakeholders to collaboratively plan forest health treatments in months rather than years while staying within a target budget and qualifying projects for carbon financing from companies with net zero goals.

“We’ve worked closely with more than 100 scientists, natural resource managers, emergency responders, and nonprofit leaders to co-design our land management decision support, monitoring, and carbon finance platform, and are excited to be putting it to work with partners in several key watersheds in California,” Vibrant Planet CEO Allison Wolff said in a statement. “Thanks to the support of our investors, we can work to extend its reach to the ecosystems and communities that need it most before it’s too late.”