Twelve, formerly known as Opus 12, is the carbon transformation company, a new kind of chemical company built for the climate era.

Twelve is on a mission to fundamentally shift the way the world addresses climate change and lead the transition to a fossil free future with our carbon transformation technology.

Twelve was co-founded in 2015 by Etosha Cave, Kendra Kuhl, and Nicholas Flanders. The company is headquartered in Berkeley, California.


Twelve groundbreaking technology eliminates emissions by transforming CO2 into critical chemicals, materials and fuels that today are made from fossil fuels.


Twelve’s first commercial products, a line of CO2Made sunglasses with sustainable fashion brand PANGAIA, and carbon-neutral sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), E-Jet.


Twelve’s partners include Mercedes-Benz, Procter & Gamble, Shopify, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the U.S. Air Force, all of which use Twelve’s breakthrough carbon transformation technology to reduce emissions and create CO2Made products.


Twelve is backed by DCVC, Capricorn Technology Impact Fund, Capricorn Technology Impact Fund, Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Carbon Direct Capital Management, Munich Re Ventures, Elementum Ventures, and others. The company raised $130M in Series B round on Jun 29, 2022. This brings Twelve's total funding to $199.4M to date.



  • Year founded: 2015
  • Funding Info: $199.4M over 3 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Berkeley
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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