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Yard Stick PBC

Measuring soil carbon accurately, instantly, and affordably.

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Chris Tolles

Co-Founder & CEO at Yard Stick PBC

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Employees 6–20
Headquarters Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Yard Stick is a soil carbon measurement technology company that uses low-cost, high-precision probes to measure soil carbon stocks and changes. They provide project-specific plans tailored to relevant carbon registries, deploy a sampling team to the field, and then analyze the data via a live dashboard and communicate results with key stakeholders. They are currently operating in the US and internationally and have customers in various industries, including carbon project development and Scope 3 agricultural decarbonization. Yard Stick is supported by the world's leading funders including DOE ARPA-E, NSF, USDA, The Nature Conservancy, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, and Lowercarbon Capital.

Notable Achievements

  • Raised $12M in Series A funding in exceptionally difficult 2023 market
  • Coast-to-coast work in the USA and international projects in Australia and elsewhere
  • Flagship paper under review for late 2023 publication in the world’s top soil science journal

Currently Operating in One Region

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Posted July 18, 2024

Customer Success Manager

Cambridge, MA, USA

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Posted May 23, 2024

Senior Hardware Engineer

Oakland, CA, USA

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Posted May 24, 2022

Open Call (Remote)

Oakland, CA, USA

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