Biochar Life

Biochar carbon removal with smallholder farmers

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Service Businesses, Agriculture, Sustainability, Other, Repeat Founder
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Highland Park, NJ
Expected Close Date
April 30, 2025
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Key Deal Facts

5x revenue growth in the last 12 months - $150,000 to $800,000.
Sizeable environmental impact to date with the removal of more than 10,000 tonnes of CO2.
Closed $150,000 investment from Ground Up Investing in December, 2023.
More than 750 smallholder farmers in Africa are currently benefiting from being part of our program.
Increased social equality with more than 60% of our farmer teams being female.
We have a healthy pipeline of buyers for the next two years - including $800k in committed orders.
Developed verification standards with Carbon Standards Intl. and European Biochar Certificate.
Impact in number of areas with alignment to many of the Sustainable Development Gaols (SDGs).

Management Team / Advisory Board Bios

Jason Highberger Co-Founder & CEOJason brings 20 years of building socially minded startups and a passion for community development to help the company deliver significant environmental impact while improving the lives of smallholder farmers and their families., Aom KwanpiromtaraCo-Founder, Global Head of Development & ComplianceAom leads in community growth and change, excelling in resource management and policy implementation. An expert in resource life cycles, Aom innovates in sustainable reuse, enhancing development and eco-balance., Evelind Schecter Co-Founder & CFOFollowing an international career in business, Evelind founded Warm Heart focused on community development. It was there she initiated the Biochar Program helping smallholder farmers to create biochar and improve their food security and livelihoods., Matt Rickard COOMatt combines his extensive startup experience with a commitment to social and environmental impact. As COO, he oversees the running of operations as well as managing buyer relationships, ensuring the company continues to scale effectively., Sylvetsre G Chiweza Country Manager, MalawiSylvester has spent five years building a network to train farmers in making biochar from waste rather than burning their crop waste, helping to enhance soils and yields, and reducing harmful emissions., Mercy Ogembo County Manager, KenyaLeading Biochar Life's initiatives in sustainable agriculture, Mercy manages verifiers, ensures biochar quality, and drives significant carbon sequestration. Her strategic leadership is instrumental in Biochar Life's commitment to environmental impact., Mona Singh Data Integrity and Communications LeadFormer Apple engineer and Business analyst at JP Morgan. Currently at BioChar Life, spearheading data integrity and communications to empower global farmers in biochar initiatives., Pimpanit (Som) PuttisethMarketing ExecutiveGraphic designer and digital illustrator with 10 years experience working with start ups and early stage businesses., Sr. Miriam Paulette Strategic Advisor & Africa LiaisonSister Miriam, serving as a Strategic Advisor and Africa Liaison, expertly bridges global strategies with local African insights, fostering meaningful partnerships and initiatives for sustainable impact.
Amount Raised : $142,489
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