Liefergrün secures €3m in seed funding

Germany based Liefergrün has received €3m in a seed funding round to expand its low-emissions last mile delivery services across Europe.

Liefergrün offers a two-hour and next-day delivery service that emits just 180 grams of CO2e per parcel. The funding round will be used to further grow its team and to expand the services it offers.

As e-commerce has taken hold, so environmental concerns have grown about parcel delivery – in Germany this is reckoned to be around 600 grammes of CO2e per delivery, or around 2.43 million tonnes per year nationwide.

The firm was founded in late 2021 by Niklas Tauch, Max Schleper, and Robin Wingenbach who aim at cutting carbon emissions per parcel down significantly using e-cargo-bikes and electric vans operating out of micro-hubs in Germany. According to the company, if they achieve 180g of CO2e per parcel, Germany could reduce parcel delivery emissions by 1.7 million tonnes of CO2e per year.

“Liefergrün is about creating a global green solution to delivery which doesn’t compromise on the quality of service to customers. This funding is an important step in our journey,” commented Tauch.

Liefergrün’s €3 million seed round was led by Speedinvest and saw participation from impact VC fund Norrsken.

“Many cities across the world are facing the same challenge of getting a grip on the flood of deliveries that reduce air quality and make a big contribution to climate change,” commented Speedinvest’s Mathias Ockenfels. “You only need to see how rapidly Liefergrün has grown to see just how attractive its offering is to consumers and businesses alike. It is already a big player in the 30 largest cities in Germany.”

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