Mar 5, 2019 - Energy & Environment

Climate change data startup raises $23 million

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Illustration: Lazaro Gamio/Axios

Jupiter Intelligence, a startup that sells climate change impact data to governments and private industry in order to assess the risks of subsequent severe weather, raised $23 million in Series B funding led by Energize Ventures.

Why it matters: Our failure to effectively mitigate climate change means that we now must deal with its consequences. Those consequences include increased chances of natural disasters.

Jupiter's other investors: SystemIQ, DCVC, Ignition Partners, MS&AD Ventures and insurers QBE and Nephila.

The bottom line, per Axios science editor Andrew Freedman:

"Jupiter has aggressively hired top talent from government climate labs, both for its executive ranks and at the staff level, and is especially well-positioned to tackle systemic risk for the insurance sector. It's no accident that insurance companies, especially the major reinsurers, have been advocating for climate action long before many politicians did; they're afraid of sinking under a rising tide of natural disaster costs."

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