HomeUSASuperorganism Launches Venture Capital Firm Dedicated to Addressing the Global Biodiversity Crisis

Superorganism Launches Venture Capital Firm Dedicated to Addressing the Global Biodiversity Crisis

Superorganism

Superorganism, a NYC-based venture capital firm dedicated to the global biodiversity crisis, has launched.

Founded by Kevin Webb and Tom Quigley, Superorganism aims to support early-stage technology startups working to prevent biodiversity loss: land and sea use change, overexploitation, invasive species, pollution, and climate change.

The firm has backed tech-driven startups across categories including AI, fintech, forestry, fintech, and materials, and is actively expanding its portfolio. It also invests in frontier technologies, enabling new tools for conservationists such as advanced genomic techniques or next-generation remote sensing.

Investments include: 

  • INVERSA Leathers, an organization that uses invasive species like lionfish to produce luxury leather products,
  • Funga, which is leveraging the soil microbiome of healthy forests to improve forestry outcomes and address the climate crisis, and
  • Amini, which delivers insights for corporate customers by creating environmental data infrastructure for Africa.

The Co-Founders

  • Kevin Webb has over a decade of experience in venture capital, with a track record that includes investments in billion-dollar companies such as Ginkgo Bioworks, Turo, and Ironclad. 
  • Tom Quigley, a coral reef conservationist turned startup operator, brings a deep understanding of the intersection of technology and nature.

VCWire

16/09/2023