HighTide’s mission is to support communities around the world as they plan, mitigate, and adapt to sea level rise and increasing flood risk.
In its early stage as a consulting firm, HighTide is working with local governments in Florida on economic impact assessments, providing ML support to non-profit organizations in California to optimize the impact of a large scale stormwater mitigation project, and offering climate consulting to a community in Brooklyn to prevent a controversial New York City rezoning from creating an environmental disaster.
Astra/HighTide is working in parallel to build a climate impact on physical asset data stack.
I bootstrapped HighTide during the pandemic and started to get traction. I couldn’t bootstrap forever, but I didn’t want to go to the VCs. I was fortunate to discover the Echelon non-zero ecosystem, where resources are shared, and the rockstar team is great to work with.