InPlanet is a remote-first, people-centered carbon removal company on a mission to remove gigatons of CO2 from the atmosphere

Our shared love for the planet motivates us to fight climate change and develop more harmonious ways to interact with our precious ecosystems
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A photograph of the InPlanet team taken in March 2024

We work closely together with farmers to restore their soils and help them to transition to a low carbon, sustainable and nature-based agriculture.

Vision

Our vision is to sequester gigatons of CO2 while regenerating tropical soils in order to create a livable planet with nutritious food and healthy ecosystems for future generations.

Mission

InPlanet enables farmers in the tropics to remove atmospheric CO2 and move toward more sustainable agricultural practices.

About Us

We are an impact-driven, remote-first, ClimateTech Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) startup headquartered in Germany and Brazil with the goal to reverse climate change and make tropical agriculture more regenerative, low-carbon and sustainable. We do that to create a livable planet for future generations.

Meet the team

We are InPlanet, an energetic and optimistic team of passionate individuals with a hands-on attitude. Our shared love for the planet motivates us to fight climate change and develop more harmonious ways to interact with our precious ecosystems.

Felix is a serial entrepreneur who already founded two software companies, one in agriculture and one in mobility. His skills in strategy and business development are outstanding and resulted in him winning a set of awards, inter alia, Project Morgenstadt (Fraunhofer Institute), Spark Award (Handelsblatt & McKinsey), IKT Innovativ Preis, and EXIST (both German Ministry of Economics and Energy). He has a valuable network of impact investors and was able to secure growth capital in the order of millions from renowned investors (e.g. Swarovski, Quandt, Getty). In 2019, German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited his startup ParkHere to understand and discuss the needs of the startup ecosystem for sustainability in Europe.

Niklas is an environmental engineer with a master’s in natural resource management. Before founding InPlanet, he worked at INFARM in Berlin, scaling urban farming operations from local to global. During the last few years, Niklas has developed a profound knowledge of the reality of tropical agriculture in Brazil while working with NGOs and farmers throughout the whole country. He received various scholarships (DAAD, Deutschlandstipendium) for his agricultural research in northeast Brazil. He speaks fluent Portuguese and has strong skills in partnership management, networking, organizational development and planning. Niklas shares his fascination for agriculture with his grandfather, who was a farmer in Eastern Germany. He is especially passionate about the efficient and conscious use of our planet’s resources and dreams of opening an agroforestry farm one day.

Chloé Bigio manages InPlanet’s Business Development and Marketing teams, driving the expansion of our commercial activities and strategic partnerships. With a diverse background at the intersection of Art and Technology, Chloé has successfully led Business Development teams to expand internationally, launch innovative products, and develop new partnerships to drive revenue-generating initiatives. Her passion for Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) was sparked during her MBA, aligning her career with her deeper purpose of combating climate change and making a tangible difference. At InPlanet, she applies her extensive expertise to advance our mission of sustainable growth and climate action.

Christina is a geochemist and climate scientist with research interests ranging from past climate reconstructions to natural and enhanced weathering studies. She previously worked on the world’s first large-scale field trials of enhanced weathering as a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton, and completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge were she studied past and present climate change in the Arctic.

James is a technology leader with global experience in digital transformation, digital product management, negotiation and commercial strategy – he loves solving problems and bridging the gap between technical and non-technical people. James is bringing InPlanet’s technology to life and states that a nice aspect of product design is that you get to engage with every part of a business.

Amanda’s journey blends her academic background in Languages and Communication with her previous studies in chemistry and engineering, culminating in her role as Social Media & Science Copywriter at InPlanet. She believes in the power of communication to raise awareness about critical environmental issues and is dedicated to spreading the word about Enhanced Rock Weathering to a global audience. At InPlanet, Amanda works closely with the Business Development and Marketing teams, building a communication strategy that resonates with the developing Carbon Removal market. Her efforts are to ensure that InPlanet’s message resonates with stakeholders and drives meaningful engagement. Born in Brazil and a citizen of the world, Amanda has lived in Italy, South Africa, the USA, and Germany before making her way to the sunny Algarve (Portugal), where she now resides.

Carlos is a 25 year old Brazilian economist, who loves sports and helping people. He has a marketing and finance background, working for more than 5 years in different roles within the finance organization at Dell Technologies. He’s motivated by the idea of making the world better and impacting his community in the best way possible. A fun fact about him is that he’s engaged in different levels in a soccer team, working as an administrative counsellor, community work advocate, and helping the team to better sync with the community.

Daniel is currently studying Agricultural Engineering at ESALQ/USP, and is in his 12th and last semester. He has been living in Piracicaba since 2018. During college he studied a lot about Sustainable Pest Management in a group called GMIP. He worked at ESALQ’s House Farmers, where he studied rural extension, and also did internships in agricultural experimentation companies with sugarcane. This combined experience has given him considerable knowledge about soils and culture.

Jessica is an Agricultural Engineer with a specialization in Biotechnology and a PhD in Plant Genetics and Breeding. She has experience in scientific research in the areas of microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, and microbial ecology of plant-microorganisms interactions. At InPlanet, Jessica is responsible for researching all relevant components of Enhanced Rock Weathering (ERW) in tropical soils, with a special focus on liquids-based analysis. She is also responsible for the design and management of experiments in order to effectively monitor carbon dioxide removal with ERW.

Marcelo is a hands-on agricultural engineer and researcher. He holds a degree in Agricultural Engineering and a PhD in Crop Sciences, both from the University of Sao Paulo. As a researcher and independent consultant, Marcelo worked with avocados, being an active member of the technical-scientific committee of the Association “Avocados of Brazil”, always dedicated to making tropical agriculture more sustainable. At InPlanet, he works closely with the Science and Operations team to ensure that all ERW projects run efficiently, are up-to-date, and follow the most accurate scientific procedures.

Mariane is an Agricultural Engineer with a Master’s and PhD in Soils and Plant Nutrition. She has experience in scientific research in the areas of genesis of tropical soils and organic carbon. At InPlanet, Mariane is responsible for researching and understanding all relevant components of Enhanced Rock Weathering (ERW) in tropical soils, with a special focus on soil-based analysis. She is also responsible for the design and management of experiments and the management of infield operations assistants in order to effectively monitor carbon dioxide removal with ERW.

Matthew is a big-picture thinker with a background in geochemistry and Earth System science. He has over a decade of experience researching climate recovery, examining past global warming events and reconstructing global change using novel geochemical tracers. This involved getting into the details of sediment geochemistry, pushing analytical boundaries and integrating results with global biogeochemical models. Having examined the drivers of mass extinctions in the past, he joins InPlanet with a desire to avert the current one. Matthew has stepped out of the academic sector and now enables action by leading the MRV process for our ERW operations. This multidimensional role allows him to engage with all aspects of CDR, from designing rigorous science to navigating policy and market demands.

Mayra is an Agronomist Engineer who has a master’s and a doctorate in soil science, and has evaluated the synthesis of organo-mineral fertilizers from organic wastes such as sewage sludge, and their effects on soil quality, plant development, and safety in the tropical environment. She believes that tropical agro-ecosystems can be more sustainable with the use of eco-friendly alternatives and contribute to the reduction of global warming. In her spare time, Mayra enjoys music, painting, good coffee, and being around her friends and family.

Philipp has been studying the agricultural application of rock powders for 9 years and finished his Ph.D. in remineralizing soils at the beginning of 2022. Through his studies, experiments, and exchanges with farmers, he gathered comprehensive and nuanced knowledge about the field. His role at InPlanet involves project management for setting up Enhanced Weathering trials in Brazil. Together with the research team, he is developing the most suitable measurement methodology, including the acquisition of the proper analytical instruments. Besides that, he is responsible for conducting life cycle assessments of our operations as well as evaluating the wider impact metrics of using rock powders, like cost and indirect CO2 emission reductions through reduced fertilizer usage and import.

Eduardda is a dedicated student of International Relations (UFRGS) and has just returned to Brazil after a study exchange at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in Germany. She has a deep passion for environmental issues and sustainable governance. Professionally, Eduardda has held key roles such as Outreach Coordinator at the NGO Care About Climate and Business Development Intern at Dell Technologies. Currently, at InPlanet, Eduardda is supporting the Business Development team in forging new partnerships and improving the market for durable carbon removals. As a Brazilian based in Porto Alegre, she is particularly excited about advancing a sustainable and regenerative agricultural technology in Brazil.

Gabriela is a seasoned professional with a rich international background, having lived in Angola, Bolivia, and the United States. She holds a BBA from Hult International Business School, which has equipped her with a strong foundation in business administration. At InPlanet, Gabriela plays a pivotal role in fostering a dynamic and supportive workplace environment, ensuring each team member can thrive and contribute to the company’s success. Her expertise lies in talent acquisition and aligning human resources with the company’s strategic objectives. Passionate about people, Gabriela is dedicated to creating opportunities for growth and excellence within the team.

Giselle is a Design Strategist who has primarily worked at the intersection of design, sustainability, and business across a variety of industries and markets. For several years, she has led design, marketing, communications, and brand strategy in organizations that want to create world-changing positive impact at scale. At InPlanet, she is crafting a strong, trustworthy, and scalable brand presence for carbon capture market audiences, as well as larger audiences beyond the industry. Also, she does everything with a whole lot of love and joy.

Giulio Brugalli is a computer engineer with experience in communication, technology, and project leadership. With a career dedicated to using technology to optimize businesses, Giulio has worked as a software engineer and in digital advertising, developing systems and data-driven campaigns. At InPlanet, he optimizes organizational efficiency and promotes a collaborative culture by integrating and enhancing internal platforms and systems. Passionate about sustainability, Giulio contributes to InPlanet’s mission of removing CO2 from the atmosphere while regenerating agricultural soils in Brazil.

Igor is an Environmental Manager with a master’s in Forest Resources and an MBA in Data Science and Analytics. He has solid experience using cutting-edge geotechnologies in a wide range of projects related to biodiversity conservation, forest restoration, environmental licensing, and ARR carbon projects, helping large companies in the forestry and agricultural sectors to achieve their sustainability goals. As a GIS Modeller, Igor plays a direct role in the planning, operations, and reporting of our projects through spatial analysis and mapping, collaborating with various teams in the company.

With 6 years of experience in the HR market, Isadora started her career in the recruitment field, acting as a bridge between the challenges of HR operations and her genuine curiosity for diverse career paths. She found herself naturally drawn to recruiting and successfully implementing recruitment strategies across the entire company. As her journey progressed, she immersed herself towards scalability challenges. Collaborating with a London-based team within a product management role, she played an active role in advancing e-commerce learning and development, thriving in the dynamic environment.

Jeandro holds a BSc in Geology (UNICAMP, 2012), post-graduate studies in phosphate fertilizers production (UFOP, 2013), MSc in Geology and Geochemistry (UNICAMP, 2017) and is currently pursuing his PhD. As a trained mine geologist specializing in quality control of mineral ores, Jeandro is dedicated to implementing the best MRV solutions and contributing to InPlanet’s mission of finding the most suitable rocks for ERW. He works closely with Niklas Kluger and Christina Larkin as part of our Sciences and Operation Team.

Junyao was born and raised in China before he moved to the US for his graduate study. He was trained as a geochemist and earned his PhD in geochemistry from Virginia Tech. His previous research focused on understanding climate changes in Earth’s history and how they affected the biosphere and shaped the evolution of life. Learning about the past, Junyao realized how critical it is to take action to fight against the ongoing climate crisis. At InPlanet, Junyao is dedicated to developing advanced geochemical models to simulate the enhanced weathering processes in tropical soil. Meanwhile, he also works closely with the science team to optimize and automatize our MRV methods.

Leticia is an industrial chemist with a master’s and PhD in analytical chemistry. She has a solid knowledge base and experience in instrumental analysis, such as Liquid Chromatography, Spectrophotometry, and Gas Chromatography, as well as the development and validation of analytical methods. At InPlanet, Leticia is a member of the Laboratory team as the Lab Technician. Her main responsibilities involve liquids samples processing, inventory and high quality data generation by operating equipments that enable measurements of pH, EC, total alkalinity and dissolved inorganic carbon.

Matyas is an experienced and passionate People Ops practitioner who has built people functions from scratch for fast-growing startups before joining our venture. At InPlanet, his main goal is to attract & retain the very best talent and build an inclusive culture where our team members can thrive. He brings his entire experience with startups, HR, management consulting, psychology and strategy to make a real difference to fighting climate change in this unique role. Matyas is an economist by background and studied coaching and psychotherapy at the University of Oxford – both of which come handy in leading the people function. He has been exposed to DE&I early on and worked in five countries including Brazil, the U.S. and the Czech Republic and worked as a management consultant at PwC and a Chief People Officer in MedTech in London. He believes in both the art x science component of effective people operations. He also runs his own blog about the ‘people space’. Matyas is a proud Londoner from Hungary with a heart for Brazil.

Roos is a business economist with a specialization in international development. She has gained experience in economic policy-making at the European Commission and as a consultant in the Netherlands. Due to her enthusiasm for new experiences and cultures, she has lived, studied, and worked in various countries around the world. She has always been passionate about impactful projects and joined InPlanet to add climate impact to economic impact. As a Business Developer, she focuses on building partnerships in the global CDR market and supporting committed organizations in reaching their climate goals through our ERW projects. She is physically representing InPlanet within the vibrant start-up scene of Berlin.

Rudson is a lawyer with experience in international work environments, he has worked for big organizations, such as the NGO ProBrasil where he was General Project Manager. Passionate about fighting for the rights of the vulnerable, Rudson has served as a chairman of the Agency for Housing Development of the State of Piauí. Rudson is familiar with all levels of Brazilian society and is especially skilled in people management and business law, which enables him to manage our team and mission in Brazil. Furthermore, he provides important guidance to our Enhanced Rock Weathering operations throughout the country and supports the development of new strategic partners in mining and agriculture.

Thiago is a cheerful, talkative, curious, and active individual. He enjoys stepping out of his comfort zone and trying new experiences. Ever since he was a child, he’s enjoyed playing sports, being outdoors, and conducting experiments. In his free time, he enjoys spending quality moments with his friends, and cooking and eating are always part of the equation. He is also passionate about travelling and taking pictures. At work, he’s a highly self-motivated person, focused on the details and processes of what he is doing. All ideas are feasible if well-thought-out! Fun Fact: he’s travelled to 20 countries already.

Timo holds a BSc in Economics and Business Administration and an MSc in Management Psychology. He has extensive consulting and hands-on experience with a particular focus on (agile) organizational development, HR, product, and project management as well as sales. Timo has worked with multinational organizations and drove the organizational and business development of two impact and value-driven startups. He is responsible for strategic projects, funding, finance, and enabling the business to scale up while working on one of the most pressing challenges of our times: fighting the climate crisis.

Vanessa brings a wealth of experience in General Management and sustainability to her role at InPlanet. Working closely with our founder and CEO, Felix, as his assistant, Vanessa is collaborating with various teams at InPlanet, bridging and centralizing processes. Originally from Germany, Vanessa has spent most of her life in Düsseldorf before relocating to Campinas, Brazil, where she now resides.

Victor was born in Campinas, is currently studying Agricultural Engineering at ESALQ/USP and is in his 9th semester. He has been living in Piracicaba since 2019. He has had experience with experimentation and management of large crops starting in 2021 through an extension group at the university called PACES, where he was able to learn a little about sustainable management, soil conservation practices, and cover crops.

Victoria holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a major in Management from Hult International Business School. Passionate about solving problems and helping businesses make more assertive decisions, she pursued a Master’s in Business Analytics and worked as an Associate Analyst at a Fintech company in Boston. Since her heart and family are in Brazil, she returned home and joined InPlanet. Victoria now supports our Business Development team in establishing new partnerships and attracting potential clients to assist them in achieving their sustainability goals through durable carbon removal solutions.

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