Sucking up CO2

Founded: 2018

HQ: San Francisco, CA

AI-verified forest carbon market.

Big Picture

Preventing temperatures from rising more than 1.5°C requires aggressive forest conservation and expansion. Forests are the cheapest form of carbon removal, yet we’re losing almost 20m acres per year to fires and ranchers. The biggest bottleneck to new conservation is that bringing projects online requires costly, manual, and unreliable verification. Overcoming these barriers could unlock billions for forests.

How it Works

Pachama is building the marketplace for forest carbon credits to standardize verification, efficiently connecting supply and demand. They combine satellite imagery and deep learning to provide automated and trustworthy monitoring without large upfront costs to landowners. This lowers the barriers to new forest offsets while providing a higher- fidelity product for offsetters. 

Unfair Advantage

For sellers, Pachama’s certification is fast and cheap. For buyers, they offer higher resolution monitoring than anywhere else, together with a consumer-caliber user experience. The result is to create strong incentives for both supply and demand sides of the marketplace. Add to that an API that allows Pachama to easily offset emissions across other platforms. The outcome is carbon markets that work.


Million football fields

worth of forests already protected


Diego has over 10 years of experience leading teams in designing and building technological products. He was formerly the Co-Founder/CEO of Bluesmart and WeHostels.

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Tomas is a machine learning expert with experience building deep learning models and leading technical teams at Branch International and MoneyLion.

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