GOVO Venture Partners, along with M4 Investing and the Florida Opportunity Fund, is co-leading a $5 million seed investment round in Miami-based Kind Designs.
This is the third portfolio company investment GOVO has made since announcing the launch of its venture fund, GOVO Fund I, in January.
Kind Designs is a climate-tech startup producing eco-friendly, 3D-printed seawalls to protect coastal communities from rising sea levels. Through the use of patent-pending technology, Kind Designs prints Living Seawalls™️ that mimic coral reefs and mangroves, hosting biodiversity and improving the quality of the water. The Living Seawalls sequester carbon and collect water quality data through embedded sensors.
Rob Panepinto, GOVO’s managing general partner, said of the investment, “In response to sea level rise, government agencies throughout the world will seek to adopt policy and guidance for ecologically responsible sea walls. By applying its proprieta