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NEWS June 8, 2022

Climate Fintech, and Sting alumni, Datia raises $3.4M to simplify investors’ transition to sustainable finance

– The global ESG reporting market is growing rapidly and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 17% to Reach $16 Billion by 2027.

– Datia streamlines the ESG workflows allowing for easy understanding of the impact of portfolios, regulatory reporting and pre-trade screening

– The company has a customer based of asset managers representing in excess of $100 billion AUM

Datia founders Juan Manuel Serruya and Manne Larsson
Datia founders Juan Manuel Serruya and Manne Larsson

Datia founders: Juan Manuel Serruya and Manne Larsson

Sting alumni Datia, a fintech company on a mission to simplify investors’ transition to sustainable finance, has announced that it has raised $3.4M in a Seed funding round led by pan-European venture capital firm Nauta Capital, with participation from Accel Starter Ramzi Rizk, Zenloop’s founder Paul Schwarzenholz, Söderberg & Partners and Sting.

Datia’s platform performs sustainability calculations for hundreds of data points like carbon footprint, gender pay gap and energy usage on companies and funds. The company works with asset managers, wealth advisors, and platforms, allowing for measuring the impact of portfolios, regulatory reporting, and screening. Datia’s platform features hundreds of data points for over 600,000 financial instruments and 200,000 funds.

Since the launch of its platform in 2020, Datia has onboarded an impressive roster of clients including Spiltan Fonder, Alcur Fonder and Atlant Fonder, bringing their assets under management to over $100 billion.

Listed as one of SiftedEU’s Swedish companies to watch in the green fintech space, the funding will support its plans of scaling across Europe, hiring key talent, expanding its efforts to include wealth advisors and neo-bankers. It will also help to accelerate research and development of its ESG tools and sustainability data.

Juan Manuel Serruya, Founder and CEO of Datia, claims, “Our purpose is to support investors in their sustainability work, old-school ESG ratings aren’t enough anymore. Increasingly the challenge is integrating real, hard data into the investment process, complying with rapidly changing regulations and client demands for sustainability. Investors face challenges collecting hundreds of ESG data points, incorporating them into their investment process and complying with complex regulatory client demands. Datia is an investor-first solution for that.”

The global ESG reporting market is growing rapidly and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 17% to reach $16 billion by 2027. At the same time, the number of sustainable finance regulations and policy interventions is also accelerating, putting pressure on investors to meet market and regulatory demands.

Guillem Sague, Berlin-based Nauta Capital Partner and recently appointed Datia board member, adds: “ESG can have a positive effect on the financial performance and reduce overall risk. Datia’s ability to help the investor with ESG data, means less of a headache and more transparent analysis. Ultimately, it brings the investor forward into the future of sustainable finance.” 

About Datia

Datia is a climate fintech company on a mission to empower investor’s transition to sustainable finance. Founded in 2019 by Juan Manuel Serruya and Manne Larsson and headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Datia has a customer network with over $100B assets under management (AUM).

For more information, visit https://datia.app

About Datia’s Founders

Juan Manuel Serruya is the founder and CEO of Datia. Previously he was an early employee at Spotify as Head of Engineering for Creator Studio, an R&D group consisting of 5 product development teams with a wide portfolio of industry facing platforms including Spotify for Artists, Spotify for Podcasters, new artistic expression and storytelling formats for artists and their teams.

Manne Larsson is the founder and COO of Datia. Previously worked at venture capital firm EQT Ventures as an investor, and was employee #2 and VP of Business Development at InsiderLog, a Market Abuse Regulation SaaS solution that was acquired by Euronext in 2016.

About Nauta Capital

Nauta Capital is a Pan-European Venture Capital firm investing in early-stage technology companies, with offices in London, Barcelona and Berlin. With over half a billion assets under management and a team of 24 people, Nauta Capital is one of Europe’s largest B2B focused VCs. As a sector-agnostic investor, Nauta’s main areas of interest include B2B SaaS solutions with strong network effects, vertically focused enterprise tech transforming large industries as well as those leveraging deep-tech applications to solve challenges faced by large enterprises. Nauta has led investments in more than 60 companies including Brandwatch, Kubermatic, appfollow, Onna, insureQ, zenloop, Mishipay, and Holded.

Find out more at www.nautacapital.com

For media enquiries contact: Claudia Urquiola (claudia.urquiola@nautacapital.com)

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