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About Opna

Opna's vision is to unlock the needed capital for every high-quality climate project that addresses climate change with speed, scale, and equity.

What we do

We provide a carbon projects financing platform that enables corporates to discover, finance, and manage trustworthy, high-quality projects with full look-through and transparency. Opna facilitates project discovery, streamlines financing, and provides a digital portfolio management tool. Opna's proprietary risk engine provides insights across the projects' carbon benefits quality and financial and technical feasibility, enabling corporates to make informed financing decisions. With Opna's turn-key solution, corporates transform their contribution to combating climate change while also helping narrow the financing gap for high-quality climate projects.

Why we do it

We are at a pivotal moment in our collective battle against climate change. Within a short span of time, we must reverse the damage caused by centuries of reliance on fossil fuels. This fight necessitates an unprecedented infrastructure revolution in the form of carbon removal projects, which actively remove carbon dioxide from our atmosphere.

However, these critical carbon removal projects currently face significant barriers in accessing the necessary financing. The financing process is time-consuming, the terms can be exploitative, and a substantial portion of the funds often gets absorbed by intermediaries instead of benefiting the projects or local communities.

Opna is dedicated to eliminating these obstacles by providing high-quality carbon removal projects with the vital early and scaling financing they require. Our aim is to reduce carbon emissions, revitalize communities, and preserve biodiversity, ultimately creating a thriving and sustainable future.

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Founding story

Opna was founded in Feb 2022 by Shilpika Gautam, a Guinness world record-breaking climate advocate with 15+ years of experience in Carbon Markets, building commodities, capital markets, and fintech businesses for startups and global financial institutions.

For Shilps, Opna is not only a natural extension of her experience across tech, financial services, and climate, but also presents a needle-moving opportunity to build a just, thriving, and healthy low-carbon economy.

With her roots in India and her climate advocacy work in the Global south, climate change is a living, ever-present, and personal experience for Shilps. Drawing from both her personal experiences and her professional background, Shilps strongly believes that corporations possess the capacity, responsibility, and financial resources required to drive our transition towards a more sustainable future. Through Opna, Shilps aims to facilitate the allocation of upstream capital, raising the standards of carbon markets while simultaneously reducing barriers to entry, thereby allowing everyone to actively participate in the low-carbon economy.


Opna's founding team has unrivalled experience across carbon, climate, fintech, capital markets, project development and commodities.

Shilpika Gautam
Shilpika Gautam

CEO and Founder

Nicolas Guglielmi

Frontend Engineer

Emilio Tagua

Founding Engineer

Roxanne Pryor

Chief of Staff

William McGowan

Head of Product


Opna is backed by the leading climate and fintech investors in Europe, the UK and the United States.

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Finance projects

Finance and contract directly with global project developers to build a futureproof, transparent supply of carbon credits and low-carbon products.

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Raise funds

Raise upfront and scaling capital from leading corporates and financial institutions across your project lifecycles.

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Join the team

Aligned with the Opna mission? Check our available positions and apply to join us on our journey to enabling credible net-zero solutions with speed, scale and equity.

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