Austin, TX, March 14th, 2023 – Climatiq, a leading carbon intelligence company, was selected as the winner of the Enterprise and Smart Data category at the SXSW Pitch®. The competition, which is widely recognised as one of the most prestigious startup events in the world, took place during the 10-day long SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas.
SXSW Pitch® has provided startups with a significant platform to launch their businesses and gain exposure since its inception in 2009. With over 600 companies participating to date, it has become a highly anticipated event for entrepreneurs and investors alike. Notable success stories from past competitions include Siri (acquired by Apple), Wildfire (acquired by Google), and Kabbage (acquired by American Express).
"We are absolutely thrilled to have won the SXSW Pitch competition," said Hessam Lavi, Co-Founder and CEO at Climatiq. "This is an incredible achievement for our team and a testament to the tremendous customer traction we’ve gained with our powerful carbon calculation engine."
Climatiq provides a carbon calculation engine that converts any business activity into accurate carbon emission metrics. What sets Climatiq apart is its ability to integrate directly into existing enterprise systems, including finance, logistics, procurement, ERP, and data warehousing, allowing carbon emission metrics to be incorporated into day-to-day operations and driving bottom-up decision-making.
"Climate change is a business problem. Every large enterprise, every high-growth business, and every innovative leader has to care about the planet. As governments around the world tighten regulations and investors demand action, neglecting sustainability will hurt companies' bottom lines,” added Lavi.
Climatiq's recognition at South by Southwest® is a significant milestone for the company, and it highlights the importance of addressing climate risk in the business world.
For more information about SXSW Pitch® winners, visit: Announcing the Winners of 2023 SXSW Pitch Competition