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About us

Why Rize?

We launched Rize to close a huge gap in climate finance. Today, climate finance is still massively underdeveloped, especially for agriculture.

We believe that carbon finance done right will be key to fighting climate change. We leverage science & technology to improve the traceability and transparency needed to set up robust financing schemes for sustainable agriculture.

We also believe that the adoption of sustainable farming can only happen if farmers benefit. Our carbon credits turn farm economics in favour of farmers who make the switch.

Rize's mission is to make carbon financing easily accessible to all farms in Europe.

Meet the team

Etienne Variot

Co-founder & CEO

Alumnus of the Ecole Polytechnique, the Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) and the University of Cambridge, Etienne has held several positions in Strategy & Finance, including Private Equity, innovation funding, and financial direction at a multinational Group. Etienne embodies the vision of the company, secure resources, find partners and lead our way to success.


William Clements, PhD

Co-founder & CTO

William studied at the Ecole Polytechnique and holds a PhD from the University of Oxford. William has deep expertise in the fields of AI and machine learning, optical measurements, and physics, having published over 20 peer-reviewed articles and worked with a wide range of clients on deploying these technologies in innovative ways. William spearheads the science & technology development inherent to the success of Rize's mission. More

Samuel Collin

Co-founder & COO

A graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC), Samuel has held several positions in innovation for one of the largest French corporations before launching a B2C cleantech project as an intrapreuneur. Samuel enjoys tackling new challenges from scratch & builds up Rize's operational capacity to make the regenerative transition a success. 


Fanny Pignères

Senior Business Developer

Fanny studied sustainability and social innovation at HEC. Fanny has had experience with impact investing and business development for intrapreneurial projects, where she has developed new services in healthcare and in the silver economy. Fanny will develop Rize's partnerships and will ensure that our partners are always provided with the best tools and solutions to answer their transition challenges.


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