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A retrospective on our year

2022 is coming to an end and we’re closing the page on an eventful year full of new challenges, valuable learnings, and exciting growth.  

Maja Jakobs
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Strong foundations built in 2021 have turned into major milestones this year. From new partners, customers and team members to one hell of a successful funding round, here’s what our 2022 was all about.  

ecolytiq in number in 2022

Scaling for years to come

This year our mission of scaling our impact really started to resonate both with customers and investors. And it shows! With 13.5 million EUR in our pockets from our most successful funding round so far, we’re thrilled to see our work and product making a real difference in the world.   

This level of commitment from some of the biggest names in investing and finance gives us the energy to know that we have struck a chord within the banking world. 

Magnifying our impact

In the last twelve months, we’ve teamed up with several innovative changemakers, who are employing our Sustainability-as-a-Service® solution in Europe and as well as North America! 

  • Rabobank

We said ‘hoi’ to the Netherlands by launching our product with Dutch banking powerhouse Rabobank, making it the first Dutch bank to provide their customers with insights into the CO2 emissions caused by their spending.  [Learn more about Rabobank and ecolytiq here] 

  • Carbon Pay 

The green payment platform Carbon Pay wanted to make climate action easy, so they partnered with ecolytiq to do just that. With each transaction, Carbon Pay infuses transparency into money management for its customers in the US and the UK. [Learn more Carbon Pay and ecolytiq here] 

  • Green-Got 

In the summer, we equipped the sustainable neobank Green-Got with our Sustainability-as-a-Service® solution, bringing green banking to France! [Learn more about Green-Got and ecolytiq here] 

  • Tatra banka  

This year, we’ve also equipped the Slovakian banking giant Tatra banka with our green banking feature and expanded our impact to all its 600,000 customers. [Learn more about Tatra banka and ecolytiq here] 

  • Vancity 

Finally, our North American market entry took place with our customer Vancity. Our “Carbon Counter” banking web application with the Vancouver-based co-op credit union Vancity will be the first product of its kind in Canada! [Learn more about Vancity and ecolytiq here] 

David Lais speaking at TRX 2022

And what would our North America (NA) expansion be without a new office? We’re very excited to have opened our first office in Toronto in October, serving as a hub for us to further scale climate action through financial institutions in the new year.   

All in all, we have helped future-proof five new financial frontrunners this year, setting a new standard for first movers in the soon-to-be competitive market of green banking products. And we’ve got a whole lot more exciting news lined up for 2023! 

2022 also saw a lot of growth internally with 37 new sustainability-driven and passionate individuals having joined our mission in 2022 and five more joining right as 2023 starts. Our mission seems to not only be catching on with banks but with talented professionals, too. That deserves a huge shoutout to all the ecolytiq employees for their dedication and the amazing work they’ve done to get us to where we are today.  

ecolytiq on the radar

This year we’ve also made some more noise. From awards, panels, to events, ecolytiq was there!  

ecolytiq event map 2022

We’ve also made it on the radar of various award nominations. We were finalists at this year’s  Open Banking Expo Awards in the category “Best Open Banking Partnership – Consumers“. Our Co-Founder David Lais was featured as the “Highly Commended Winner” in the category Rising PayTech Star at the #PayTechAwards.  

Other nominations also included:  

  • FinTech des Jahres Award  
  • Early startup to watch by Sifted  
  • Best Berlin companies & startups by Best Startup EU  
  • Top 5 climate tech startups to watch in 2022 by Start US 

Looking back on 2022, it was a challenging, fast-paced and incredibly successful year for us. Now let’s pick up where we left off and bring on 2023, we’re ready!  

If next year is any indication of what is to come, then the future is looking bright.  

We wish you, our partners, clients, and supporters, happy holidays and can’t wait for even bigger milestones in 2023!    

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