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Accelerate the clean future. Together.

We are building an inclusive, global ecosystem that rapidly finds, funds, and scales climate tech innovation and transforms markets.

Third Derivative (D3) is an open, collaborative climate tech ecosystem that accelerates startups and moves markets.

By guiding and supporting climate tech entrepreneurs who are bringing new ideas and innovation to market, we accelerate the clean future worldwide. Through a vast global network of deep experts, corporate partners, and investors, we help startups go to market faster with their breakthrough ideas, create real impact, and transform markets.

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Introducing D3's trailblazing portfolio startups

Meet our startups actively building a sustainable, scalable climate future for all.

We’re powering up the world’s most promising climate tech startups, proudly acting as their trusted guides to D3’s expansive network of investors, corporates, and mentors. From batteries and biofuels to business model innovations—and every climate tech category in between—our portfolio startups are decisively tackling challenges across all emissions sectors. 

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Insight Blog Series: Low Carbon Cement

Low-Carbon Cement’s Potential to Decarbonize a Critical Building Material

Finding ways to reduce emissions from the cement sector is critical for the world to meet its goal of limiting global warming to 1.5℃ to avoid the worst effects of climate change, but the sector has proven stubbornly difficult to decarbonize.

This challenge is prompting a major drive to develop and deploy technologies and solutions that can address these process emissions, including a significant uptick in startup activity and VC interest in low-carbon cement. 

In this blog series, explore low-carbon cement’s potential to decarbonize a critical building material — and the challenges of bringing it to market. 

Join Our Innovation Engine:


We focus on advancements across hard science, hardware, digital/software solutions, and business model innovation.


A global network of corporate partners offers capital, development, manufacturing, and market access.


Committed venture capital partners help select and coach startups with seamless follow-on funding opportunities.


From veteran entrepreneurs and seasoned tech experts to PR and financial specialists, D3 mentors help counsel the world’s most promising startups.

"Third Derivative’s pragmatic, integrative way of deploying innovative climate technologies faster perpetuates the ‘applied hope’ that the world needs more of right now."

Amory Lovins, Co-Founder & Chairman Emeritus

"Achieving our commitment to be carbon negative by 2030 will require the development of new carbon reduction and removal technologies. We look forward to serving on the Third Derivative advisory board and working with its member organizations to help accelerate the commercialization of global early-stage climate technologies."

JoAnn Garbin, Director of Innovation, CO+I Advanced Development

"If you're a founder doing hard things, you'd be hard pressed to find a better program/collection of people to bring along for the journey."

Nick Chadwick, CEO
Mission Zero Technologies

"D3 has delivered what they promise and more: We have easy access to a database of thousands of companies, reports on startup/technology trends, and one-on-one expert calls on various topics. Within a year, D3 introduced hundreds of startups to us and we ended up investing in seven of them. One of our star portfolio companies was introduced to us by D3. With the help of many experts in the ecosystem, we have also sharpened our investment thesis."

Anh Le, Partner