Sirius Just Landed EUR1.2M to Make Metals and Mining Green


Dutch start-up Sirius, addressing a sector often overlooked by tech, has raised an oversubscribed EUR1.2M pre-seed round, bringing new energy to the traditionally ‘unsexy‘ metals and mining industry. This funding accelerates the rollout of their AI ‘sustainability twin‘, designed to simplify and reduce time spent on sustainability data management by 80%. The metal sector, essential for the green economy, is embracing this significant transformation, driven by increasing stakeholder demand. Sirius, led by a team that has over 20 years of industry experience and based , is committed to eliminating the challenges that have previously prevented sustainability teams from implementing effective and impactful changes. 

Empowering sustainability leaders in the metal sector

To support the green economy, metal production needs to increase six-fold, especially for lithium, cobalt, and nickel which power the low carbon economy. At the same time, the industry contributes around 12% of global CO2 emissions and faces environmental, social, and ethical challenges. Lagging in technological advancement, the industry needs solutions like Sirius. The platform enhances sustainability team efficiency, automates data sharing, and offers insights into stakeholder needs, speeding up the sector’s transition to sustainable practices.

Combining deep industry knowledge with cutting-edge tech

Sirius has assembled a stellar team combining expertise in metals, mining, technology, and sustainability, coupled with a track record of developing solutions alongside Tesla and the World Economic Forum.

“This product grows out of my personal frustration during my tenure as a Sustainability Officer. In the complex industries like metals, mining, and manufacturing, sustainability professionals lack tools that are specifically tailored to us. It’s a huge underserved space, powering the energy transition and desperately yearning for change. So, we decided to be this change, bringing a new wave of cool and effective solutions to our forward-looking clients.” – Anastasia Kuskova, CEO and co-founder of Sirius.

About Sirius

Sirius, founded in 2022 by Anastasia Kuskova, Sergey Tyan, and Seva Martynov, is an Amsterdam-based cleantech startup focused on the metals and mining industry. The unique AI ‘sustainability twin’ improves how companies handle sustainability data. The founders’ experience in metals, mining, and advanced computing drives Sirius’s mission to address the industry’s sustainability challenges.

About Fund F

Fund F is a pan European early stage investor with a focus on investing in gender-diverse founding teams that are solving the biggest problems of our era through technology. We are true believers in the power of diversity. It leads to better results, better performance and a more inclusive future.

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