Supporting purpose-driven entrepreneurs solving systemic challenges to
planetary health.

Nucleus Capital is a new venture capital firm supporting purpose-driven founders.

We believe that entrepreneurial innovation is necessary to tackle global threats to planetary health.

We deeply respect the entrepreneurial process and partner with founders at the nucleus of their journey, investing at the Pre-Seed & Seed stage.

We are most excited by mission-driven teams with relentless ambition, deep domain expertise and creative ideas.

We are thesis-driven investors focused on three sectors:

Programming Biology
Food Technology
Decarbonization Technology

Portfolio

Yuri provides modular, reusable bioreactors and factories in space allowing scientists to harness the benefits of microgravity.

Yuri

Every time humans have harnessed a new physics environment it led to exponential growth in knowledge and wealth creation. Exploiting gravity will lead to the next revolution in science and manufacturing. Unlocking the full potential of 3D cell cultures and growing crystalline structures in higher quality will drastically improve drug and advanced material discovery.
Founded:
2019
Location:
Meckenbeuren, Germany
Planet A Foods created Nocoa, the world's first 100% cocoa-free chocolate. Their product is natural and 10x more sustainable than conventional chocolate.

Planet A Foods

Cocoa is facing imminent threats from climate change and an increasing number of diseases. Up to 50% of the worldwide farming area is at risk. In addition, millions of hectares of rainforest were ploughed down for cocoa plantations during the last decade. Planet A Foods is able to recreate the building blocks responsible for mouthfeel, texture, brittleness, flavor and aroma release using specialized fermentation and roasting techniques. Their approach recreates the biomimetic consumer experience we all came to love while drastically reducing the industry's CO2 footprint.
Founded:
2021
Location:
Munich, Germany
Exceptional products should not be more work. Digital product and price updates, purchase orders, despatch advice and invoices for all local suppliers. Directly from your system.

Hier Foods

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Founded:
2020
Location:
Berlin, Germany

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We partner with bold, purpose-driven founders at the nucleus of their journey.

Teams with deep domain expertise and creative ideas in our target sectors excite us most.
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