We are scientists and innovators

On a mission to integrate nature protection into daily life to combat climate change and biodiversity loss.
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Earth is in trouble, so is humankind

Single.Earth tackles one of the most critical challenges in today’s world: the destruction of ecosystems that support life.

Until now, nature has been monetized primarily as raw material. While healthy ecosystems have a crucial existential value, it’s not represented in the modern extractive economy. This leads to the depletion of natural resources on our finite planet. Nature has a limit, and we’ve crossed it.

We strive to

Vastly increase nature protection
Single.Earth’s main goal is to develop scalable business models that support nature preservation. Protecting existing biodiverse forests is the most effective proven way to halt climate change and biodiversity loss.
Give fair access to all lands
Thanks to our Digital Twin models, we can offer credible, free, and efficient assessments. The entry barriers are notably lowered compared to carbon projects. Landowners evaluate, tokenize, and sell on the same platform.
Enable everyone to contribute
By using MERIT – the green currency – in all daily transactions between people, businesses, and institutions, we create a sustainable economy that balances consumption with nature's capabilities.

Meet our global and diverse team

Single.Earth has quickly become one of the fastest-growing startups in the GreenTech space. We’re constantly looking for people inspired by the mission to join our business, technology, and science teams.
25 languages spoken
14 countries represented
55 team members
Merit Valdsalu
Co-Founder, CEO
Environmentalist, equal rights, ex-Pipedrive
Andrus Aaslaid
Co-Founder, CTO
Lifelong engineer, Estonian
e-government visionary
Jens Kasemets
CPO
Ex-Skype, ex-Wire, web3 enthusiast
Jaan Priisalu
Chief Security Officer
Former Head of Estonian Cybersecurity
Maarika Truu
Head of Sales & Partnerships
Experienced sales leader and startup consultant, ex-Pipedrive
Liisi Ruuse
Head of Digital Marketing
Growth strategist, startup marketing
Francois Barnard
Natural Capital Lead
Sustainable development, conservation finance
Donalda Karnauskaite
Head of Research, PhD
Natural Climate Solutions, biodiversity and carbon
Jüri Sildam
Data Science Lead, PhD
PhD in oceanography, previously in NATO
Birgit Aru
Head of Standards and Frameworks
Consultant on sustainability and climate policy frameworks,
ex- European Commission
Merilin Hehir
Head of People Operations
Experienced manager and mentor
Janek Valdsalu
Head of Design
Versatile design lead
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People behind the science

Our research and science team consists of 15 interdisciplinary scientists, including researchers, natural climate solutions experts for carbon and biodiversity, data scientists, and geospatial data analysts. Soon, we’ll open up collaboration to the scientific community worldwide.

Our journey

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July 2021
Raised $7.9M from EQT Ventures and Icebreaker VC
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Oct 2021
R&D begins with 20 scientists and data engineers
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Dec 2021
Received the virtual asset service provider license
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July 2022
Landowner onboarding begins
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Sept 2022
MERIT early sales begin for token buyers and business contributors
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Upcoming
MERIT Gen 2 with indicators on carbon stocks and biodiversity
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Upcoming
Public listing on virtual exchanges
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Upcoming
MERIT Pay development

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