From a financial standpoint, Houston seems like a sustainable environment for sustainability-focused startups.
According to Crunchbase data, an analysis by sustainable promotional products retailer PromoLeaf found that Houston ranks among U.S. cities for the average amount of funding raised by local startups in the sustainability sector. Ranked 4th.
Bayeux City Is Attractive, According To Report $150.7 million in sustainability funding for startups. Before Houston is the $204.5 million Salt Lake City. Santa Monica, California, $154.3 million. Fremont, California, $153.4 million.
PromoLeaf’s analysis highlights cities where at least 20 companies are committed to sustainability.
Analysis shows that Houston has 20.6 sustainability startups per 100,000 residents. Boulder, Colorado (115 per 100,000 inhabitants) ranks first in that regard.
Houston is a fair distance away from Boulder, but performs well among Texas cities in our analysis.
- Austin, 26.2 sustainability startups per 100,000 inhabitants
- Houston, 20.6 sustainability startups per 100,000 inhabitants
- Midland, 18.8 sustainability startups per 100,000 inhabitants
- Plano, 11.9 sustainability startups per 100,000 residents
- Dallas, 11 sustainability startups per 100,000 residents
- Fort Worth, 5.3 Sustainability Startups per 100,000 Inhabitants
- San Antonio, 5.2 Sustainability Startups per 100,000 Inhabitants
According to PromoLeaf, there are more than 21,600 sustainability-related startups operating in the United States, belonging to the renewable energy, recycling and pollution control, environmental engineering, green consumer goods, and environmental consulting industries.
According to our analysis, Houston has the following characteristics:
- 13.7 renewable energy startups per 100,000 inhabitants
- 5.8 recycling and pollution control startups per 100,000 inhabitants
- 3.5 environmental engineering startups per 100,000 inhabitants
- 2.9 environmental consulting startups per 100,000 residents
- 0.70 green consumer goods startups per 100,000 inhabitants
Renewable energy start-ups leading Houston’s energy transformation include Energy Transition Ventures, Fysikes Biosolutions, Ionada, Katz Water Technologies, Pressure Corp., and Renewell Energy, according to the Greater Houston Partnership.
“The combination of a dynamic business environment and the growth of venture capital funding in Houston has created fertile ground for companies at all stages of their quest to empower the world through the global energy transition,” said the partnership. I’m here. “As the world’s energy capital, Houston is a hub for start-ups and venture capital firms investing in the region’s energy future.”
Outside of the energy sector, Houston startups like Trendy Seconds are also focusing on sustainability. The company operates an online her marketplace where women can find second-hand clothes or buy sustainable brand new clothes.
“Our ultimate goal is to make responsible consumption super easy,” Trendy Seconds founder Maria Burgos told InnovationMap last year.