By: 12 June 2023

Five startups were selected to pitch to a panel of judges live at Money20/20 Europe, for a chance to win a $100,000 investment from Commerce Ventures

ZeroLabs wins climate focused pitch battle at Money20/20 Europe

ZeroLabs, a renewable energy-focused SaaS, won Europe’s Got Access, a pitch battle for climate fintech startups, at Money20/20 Europe.  

Europe’s Got Access provides startups with the opportunity to demonstrate their greenest and most groundbreaking products and services in the fight against climate change.  

The top five startups were selected to pitch to a panel of judges live at Money20/20 Europe, in Amsterdam, for a chance to win a $100,000 SAFE investment from Commerce Ventures.  

The other finalists to pitch were Net Purpose, a platform for sustainable investors, Clima Cash, an Estonian startup that offers rewards for anyone reducing their climate footprint, Eljun, a web3 payment solution that rewards users with free, convenient and sustainable transportation, and Gokind, which provides banks and investment platforms with sustainability and diversity data. 

On winning the battle, Beltran Berrocal, co-founder and chief executive officer of ZeroLabs, said: “At ZeroLabs we are committed to creating a more sustainable future by helping businesses transition to clean energy in an easier, quicker and more transparent way.  

“The prize money will help us scale up our team and efforts to reach more companies and individuals and boost climate action globally.” 

The distinguished panel of judges for Europe’s Got Access included Scarlett Sieber, chief strategy and growth officer of Money20/20, Dan Rosen, founding partner of Commerce Ventures, and Katherine Brown, head of sustainability at Visa Europe.  

Sieber commented: “ ZeroLabs is a rapidly growing fintech making remarkable strides towards democratising access to provable renewable energy.”  

Rosen added: “Our aim is to invest and support fintech innovators with a wider purpose impacting our industry. ZeroLabs impressed us with their unique approach and their ambition towards a greener future.” 

Brown said: “We take great pride in helping innovative fintech and climate tech entrepreneurs to scale and grow through our open network, so their solutions can have an even wider impact and make a difference for people, businesses and economies.” 

Image: Money20/20 

Josh Poyser
Josh Poyser is an editor at FinTech Intel. He has written about fintech for several years and appeared at FinTech Connect 2023 on the 'Unlocking Success: The Art of Fintech PR' panel.