How does ClimateTechList decide what companies to include on our list?
We have 3 primary requirements.
The company must be directly working to viably reduce greenhouse gases by a large, measurable amount – ideally a >5% chance of reducing atmospheric CO2 by >100 megatonnes, and a moonshot chance of reducing it on the gigaton scale
The company must have already achieved product-market fit and be growing rapidly.
Why? Because joining a small, rapidly growing company is one of the best things you can do for your software career.
The company does not need to be a pure software company per se, but software needs to be a significant part of what the company does – which should be reflected in the roles the company is hiring for.
Besides doing third-hand research, we also talked directly with the engineering leaders of many of the companies on this list to answer questions corresponding to the 3 bullet points above.
The list is not meant to be comprehensive- it will change over time as we learn about more companies, but we believe this is a reasonable overview of companies.