Ecosapiens, a forward-thinking and eco-conscious group, has recently secured $3.5 million in its latest seed funding round. The funding was led by Collab+Currency, a consumer web3 fund, with gmoney, a well-known builder, joining as an advisor. Other notable investors in this round include Alex Witt, CFO of Celo, and Ryan Carson, former COO of Moonbirds.
The funding boost highlights the NFT community’s commitment to sustainability and environmental action. Ecosapiens is leading the way in merging eco-friendliness with cutting-edge technology, paving the way for a greener future in the NFT space and beyond.
Making Sustainability Accessible and Enjoyable
Ecosapiens aims to build a community of environmentally conscious individuals and provide them with the tools to positively impact the environment. To achieve this, Ecosapiens offers a variety of digital resources and infrastructure, including NFTs, carbon infrastructure, chat groups, and even a comic series.
Co-founder Nihar Neelakanti explains, “Ecosapiens is on a mission to make carbon removal and sustainability seamless, fun, and engaging.” These tools empower people and businesses to reduce their carbon footprint, embrace eco-friendly products, and support the transition to a green economy by creating a robust, environmentally conscious community.
Harnessing the Potential of NFTs for Climate Action
Ecosapiens is committed to making environmental sustainability an integral part of daily life and hobbies for people from diverse backgrounds, including art enthusiasts, NFT collectors, and environmentalists. Gmoney states, “Ecosapiens is proving that NFTs can unlock an incredible, almost infinite potential by harnessing the tech for positive climate action.”
2/ Grateful to partner with NFT leaders @sbmckeon, @derekedws, and @_cutbank from Collab. In addition, we’re stoked to introduce @ShanAggarwal, @alexLwitt, @ryancarson, and @sunrock as angels. pic.twitter.com/V7uoAGSwal
— Ecosapiens (@ecosapiensxyz) April 4, 2023
Last February, Ecosapiens launched its namesake alpha collection, featuring the world’s first carbon-backed NFTs. To commemorate the occasion, 350 members of the Ecosapiens community were given a free-to-mint Chrysalis, which could be upgraded and evolved into an Ecosapien, offsetting up to 28 tons of carbon – about two years’ worth of an average American’s carbon footprint. So far, its alpha collection has sequestered over 1,700 tons of CO2 – equivalent to planting roughly 68,000 trees.
Gaining Momentum and Recognition in the Industry
Ecosapiens has already gained recognition within the art, sustainability, and NFT communities, with more than 17,000 community members on Discord. The collective has also formed partnerships with notable projects like Pudgy Penguins.
The innovative motion design and ‘breathing’ characters of their collectibles have impressed art industry experts, winning first place in the NFT category of Motionographer’s Motion Awards.
Joining the Ecosapiens Movement
For those interested in joining the Ecosapiens movement, obtaining a chrysalis from the Genesis collection on OpenSea and evolving it in the Ecoverse is all it takes. By participating, you support a greener future and become part of a thriving community dedicated to making a difference. Ecosapiens is not just a project but a movement towards environmental sustainability and positive change.