InPlanet is a remote-first, people centred 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 liveable 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 degree in natural resource management. He worked at INFARM in Berlin and helped scale the 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 several NGOs and farmers in the country. Before founding InPlanet, he received various scholarships (DAAD, Deutschlandstipendium) for his agricultural research in the northeast of Brazil. He speaks fluent Portuguese and has the necessary network to scale enhanced weathering in Brazil.

Chloé has spent her career at the intersection of Art and Technology, leading Business Development teams to expand internationally, launch new products, and develop strategic partnerships to drive new revenue-generating initiatives. During her MBA she began to explore the world of CDR, and that is when everything just *clicked* for her: she knew what she was meant to do, and took it upon herself to learn everything she possibly could. Joining InPlanet is a dream come true, and she looks forward to learning more and expanding our commercial activities.

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.

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 Agronomist Engineer with a specialization in Biotechnology and a doctoral student in Plant Genetics and Breeding. She has experience in scientific research in the areas of microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, and microbial ecology in plant- microorganisms.Outside of work she has many interests, but is especially passionate about dogs, and dedicated to sports (mainly cycling and running). She likes very much to travel and talk about trips with friends. She was a girl scout as a teenager and this somewhat influenced her choice of profession.

Mariane has a profound understanding in genesis of tropical soils and analytical methods for soil studies. She has been researching pedogenetic processes and soil organic matter chemistry for more than 8 years and consequently developed ample knowledge in tropical soil formation and weathering, molecular composition of soil organic matter and analytical methods (e.g., Pyrolysis-GC/MS, ICP-OES, XRD, DTA/TG, XRF, Micromorphology and SEM-EDS). Mariane is conducting our soil analyses and helping implement all the CDR monitoring pillars of InPlanet in Brazil together with the rest of the Science team.

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. 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 last year. Through his studies, experiments, and exchange with farmers, he gathered comprehensive and nuanced knowledge about the field. His role at InPlanet involves project management for setting up the first Enhanced Weathering trials in Brazil. Together with the research team, he is creating the most suitable measurement methodology, including the acquisition of the proper analytical instruments. Besides that, he is responsible for evaluating the wider impact of using rock powders, like indirect CO2 emission reduction through reduced fertilizer usage and import.

A proud Brazilian with a heart for the world, Gabriela began her international journey at the young age of 12. She has lived in Angola, Bolivia, and the United States, gaining valuable experiences and perspectives along the way, including graduating with a BBA from Hult International Business School. She has always been passionate about creating a thriving workplace where each team member can grow and excel, and also sourcing the best talent that aligns with the company’s objectives. Her passion is people. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and friends, as well as engaging in outdoor activities like the gym, dancing, hiking, and beach outings.

Giselle is a Design Strategist who has worked primarily in design, marketing and brand strategy, creating environmental, social and economic value for a variety of brands. Most recently, she founded the first life-centered design consultancy in the Caribbean, worked with a UK women’s empowerment and reforestation charity to plant seven million trees across the tropical belt, and has been recognised as part of a team awarded by Canada’s Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development “New Frontiers” Grant, which supports world-leading “interdisciplinary, high-risk, high-reward research”. Giselle enjoys working with bright people on massive, complex problems, in service of our collective, thriving future. Also, she does everything with a whole lot of love and joy.

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.

Roos is a business economist with a specialization in development economics. She has gained experience in economic policy-making at the European Commission and as an economic consultant in the Netherlands. She has already 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 is contributing to Inplanet’s market presence on a daily basis. She is currently the all-rounder of the team whose responsibilities stretch from marketing and communications to market research and sales calls. She is physically representing InPlanet within the start-up scene of Berlin.

Rudson is a lawyer with experience in international work environments, for example during his time at the NGO ProBrasil where he was General Project Manager and accompanied German delegates on their visits to Brazil. He has a passion to fight for the rights of the vulnerable and has served as a chairman of the land regularization commission ADH (Agência de Desenvolvimento Habitacional) of the State of Piauí. He is familiar with all levels of Brazilian society and is especially skilled in people management and business law, which makes him the perfect person to manage our team and objectives in Brazil. Furthermore, he will give important guidance to our enhanced rock weathering operations throughout the country and support the acquisition of new strategic partners in mining and agriculture.

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 development of two impact and value-driven startups. He is responsible for strategic projects and enabling individuals, teams, and our entire organization to become the most effective version of themselves while working on one of the most pressing challenges of our times: fighting the climate crisis.

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.

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