Looking for a co-founder (preferably finance background) for a bio-/agritech startup

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Looking to make a positive impact on the environment while addressing a pressing industry issue? Look no further than Krauts & Sprouts (https://foodhub-nrw.de/organisation/krauts_sprouts_duesseldorf | https://www.linkedin.com/company/krauts-n-sprouts/)! We’re on a mission to help producers of potting soils reduce the use of climate-damaging peat in their products. As the use of peat faces a ban in the near future, we know that available replacements lack the necessary water retention capacity. This results in either drought stress for plants or increased irrigation costs for customers. And with increasing temperatures and severe drought seasons, this problem is only set to amplify.

That’s where our innovative product comes in. We’ve developed a biological hydrogel made from photosynthetic microorganisms. This hydrogel captures CO2 from the atmosphere and stores it in the soil, helping to combat climate change. Plus, when added to potting soil, it retains water, providing the necessary water retention capacity that peat replacements currently lack. Our hydrogel is an eco-friendly and sustainable solution to a pressing industry issue. In addition, our hydrogel can help with water retention of soils in agriculture beyond substrate producers.

But that’s just the beginning. At Krauts & Sprouts, we’re dedicated to finding innovative solutions to a wide range of environmental challenges. Our long-term goal is to expand from this one product into a strain development platform for a plethora of climate-friendly solutions. Join us on our mission to make a positive impact on the planet through innovative, sustainable solutions.

What we offer:
At Krauts & Sprouts, we are passionate about truly sustainable solutions at scale that will have a real-world impact. We offer an agile working environment with a lot of flexibility in remote work and working hours. We value open and trusted discussions about any problem. Teamwork is central to us, and we believe that collaboration is key to achieving success. You will have autonomy in your work, and we trust you to make important decisions and contribute to the company’s overall vision. We believe that a happy and motivated team is essential for the success of our company, and we strive to create a positive work environment where everyone feels valued and supported. We are about to submit an application for an EXIST Gründungsstipedium for up to three founders. Once funded, we are able to cover your living expenses for up to 12 months.

Type of Co-Founder we are looking for:
We are looking for a co-founder that shares our passion for sustainability. We work together as a team and always support and help each other where needed, but we expect you to be independent and find solutions for the problems you are facing. At best, you are interested in the financial side of a company, but most importantly is that your personality matches ours. Therefore, let’s have a chat and get to know each other.

Required Qualifications:
- Finance background (soft criterium, any background is great, but this is where we need the most help at the moment)
- Finished studies and ready to fully commit to the startup journey
- At best, no longer than 5 years after leaving the university

Please get in contact here or on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/krauts-n-sprouts/). Looking forward to get to know you :)

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M. Lee Greene Foodhub NRW 12.05.2023 - 08:59

Hi Nicolas, das teilen wir doch auf jeden Fall auch im Newsletter, hier auf der Website noch unter "Jobs" und gerne auch auf LinkedIn. Cheers

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