Software underpinning carbon markets

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning

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Company mission

To make carbon offsets work for everyone.



HQ Location

London, UK


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279% employee growth in 12 months

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Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

Sylvera is scaling carbon markets with software, by developing tools to quantify stocks of carbon stored in vegetation using AI applied to satellite or drone data.

Using current quantification techniques, it is not possible to provide accurate and regular data on the performance of forestry projects, which leads to issues with corruption, fraud and uncertainty. This leads to significant financial and reputational risk for corporates purchasing offsets and makes it hard for high quality forest projects to secure fair prices and low cost finance at large scale.

By providing a quantitative sequestration audit trail and associated risk ratings, Sylvera intends to underpin effective voluntary carbon markets. This will allow the market to scale to keep the planet under 2C of warming, and unlock huge co benefits for nature and society.

Company benefits

  • Unlimited Holiday
  • Christmas Shut Down
  • 2pm finish every Friday
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
  • Monthly Friday lunch budget
  • Team social budgets
  • One-off WFH allowance
  • Enhanced Paid Sick Leave
  • Mental Health support

Company values

  • Own it - We believe in giving people the autonomy to own their impact
  • Stay curious - Our business is built on revealing truths and debunking misperceptions
  • Do What’s Right, Even When It’s Hard - The right path isn’t always easy or obvious
  • Collaborate with Kindness - Great teams are built on open communication and respect


Allister is a repeat entrepreneur with a PhD in Machine Learning and an MBA from London Business School. As well as 10 years developing technology in the renewables industry, he has built and operated business units in Asia, Continental Europe and the UK

Samuel Gill


Sam started his career in the City working for top U.S. law firms. He specialised in the formation and regulation of Investment Funds, working on a number of high-profile launches. More recently, he focused on ESG products, and has advised on major carbon offset issuances

People progressing

Felix joined us at a Carbon Markets & Commercial Strategy Intern. He's created incredible impact, and has since been promoted 3 times to Commercial Operations & Strategy Manager.

Jess joined us as a Senior GIS Engineer and has since seen 3 subsequent promotions. Jess is now our VP Ratings.

Diversity & Inclusion at Sylvera

Jen Burry (Head of Talent)

  • We have launched a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee, to continue to build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company while constantly learning with a humble attitude. We have team members focused across the following pillars to establish a baseline and track progress
  • Recruitment: Attract great talent and increase the pool of diverse candidates at all levels
  • Training: Develop a training library intended to build inclusive behaviours and DEI competency
  • Lifecycle metrics: Use data and metrics to track progress across all DEI pillars
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): Create and support employee resources groups to foster representation, inclusion, and belonging

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