Nuclear Energy

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

He replied that there certainly were problems with nuclear energy but that they paled in comparison to those of burning fossil fuels. I have come full circle on nuclear energy and now see it as way more attractive than most other forms of generating energy. There are two ways of making energy with atoms. We can split atoms to generate energy and that is called Fission. Or we can combine atoms to generate energy and that is called Fusion.

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Ecosia has started ploughing search ads profit into green energy


Not-for-profit search engine Ecosia has started funnelling a portion of the profits it generates from serving ads against users’ searches into startups in the renewable energy space. “At the moment, we’re supporting renewable energy projects across Germany.


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Okra Solar is bringing renewable energy to underserved markets


It’s a moment happily eternalized in a new press release announcing the renewable energy startup’s $2.1 Explorer Investments and Didendum led the round, which also featured participation from Schneider Electric Energy Access and the Autodesk Foundation.

Helion raises $2.2B to commercialize fusion energy


Helion Energy , a clean energy company committed to creating a new era of plentiful, zero-carbon electricity from fusion, today announced the close of its $0.5 Animation courtesy of Helion Energy. Image Credits: Helion Energy.

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New York’s David Energy has raised $4.1 million to ‘build the Standard Oil of renewable energy’


“We intend to build the Standard Oil of renewable energy,” said James McGinniss, the co-founder and chief executive of David Energy , in a statement announcing the company’s new $19 million seed round of debt and equity funding. . McGinniss’ company is aiming to boost renewable energy adoption and slash energy usage in the built environment by creating a service that operates on both sides of the energy marketplace.

Energy Dome uses CO2 for long-term power storage for solar energy


Longer-term energy storage is a drag, and a lot of battery tech has been focusing on “how quickly can we charge these batteries so I can drive my EV for another couple of hundred miles.” The heat is stored in a thermal energy storage device.

Shell-founded startup fund receives $13 million from Canadian DFI to accelerate clean energy access in Africa


FinDev Canada has injected $13 million into Energy Entrepreneurs Growth Fund ( EEGF ), which invests in early and growth-stage energy startups in sub-Saharan Africa.

3 Tips to Maximize Your Energy to Live an Optimal Life as an Entrepreneur


Entrepreneurs are passionate leaders with seemingly endless energy, helping to advance our world one brilliant idea at a time. Throughout my career, I’ve been humbled and honored to speak at conferences filled with entrepreneurs, and can literally feel their energy and drive when I’m on stage.

Facilitating AccelVT Energy 2019 Cohort

Paul G. Silva

I often talk about how startups are the ones out there saving the world. This summer I have the delight of facilitating the newest cohort of the AccelVT Accelerator. This accelerator focuses on “ startup and/or seed stage ventures who offer new technologies, or novel applications of existing technologies, aimed at reducing fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions in the heating and/or transportation sector.

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AI-driven energy startup Octopus hits $2B mark after $200M investment from Tokyo Gas


Now meet the challenger energy suppliers. s Octopus Energy has attained a $2.06 Its Kraken software is also licensed to Origin Energy, nPower and E.On, Good Energy and Hanwha Corporation, among others, reaching 17 million energy accounts worldwide.

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Home energy monitoring firm Sense just raised $105M


I assumed there was some sort of typo the last time I checked my energy bill. Energy prices have been soaring of late, and while Sense’s primary selling point is helping homes lower emissions, if you can manage to cut a few ConEd bills along the way, that’s a win-win in my book.

EnerVenue raises $100M to accelerate clean energy using nickel-hydrogen batteries


In order to support a buildout of renewable energy, which tends to over-generate electricity at certain times of day and under-generate at others, the grid is going to need a lot of batteries. They all see the future as, the energy mix is shifting.

Vanadium ion battery startup Standard Energy raises $8.9M Series C from SoftBank Ventures Asia


Standard Energy , a vanadium ion battery developer, announced today it has raised a $8.9 Instead of serving as a replacement for lithium ion batteries, however, Standard Energy chief executive officer Bu Gi Kim said they complement each other.

Bringing jobs and health benefits, BlocPower unlocks energy efficiency retrofits for low-income communities


Retrofitting buildings to make them more energy efficient and better at withstanding climate change-induced extreme weather is going to be a big, multibillion-dollar business. billion for new energy initiatives.

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Green Energy Makes Business Sense


Venture funds are joining the rush to renewable energy—and it’s not a passing fad • Government subsidies will help, but inno vative companies and business logic will drive growth. New energy is good business. The post Green Energy Makes Business Sense appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

Sun King raises $260M to widen clean energy access in Africa, Asia


One of the largest solar companies in Africa and Asia, Sun King , has raised $260 million in series D funding to deliver off-grid energy technologies to more people across the two continents.

Our Next Energy closes $25M Series A for battery tech with backing from Bill Gates, BMW


Michigan-based startup Our Next Energy (ONE) has closed a $25 million Series A for tech that it says can double the range of EVs, as more and more startups take aim at surpassing the pitfalls of conventional lithium-ion batteries. Image Credits: Our Next Energy.

Water-Energy Nexus: A Connection That’s Driving Innovation

Venture Well

For World Water Day, we spoke with three ventures operating at the water-energy nexus to learn how they're addressing strains in both resource systems. The post Water-Energy Nexus: A Connection That’s Driving Innovation appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators Global I&E Sustainable Innovation E-Team entrepreneurship innovation startup water

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Kevala raises $21M to improve tools for managing energy grid infrastructure


Kevala , the startup that collects and analyzes energy grid infrastructure data for utility companies, renewable energy providers, EV charging companies, regulators and other energy industry stakeholders, has raised $21 million in a Series A round. is using AI to drive energy and emissions savings for real estate


It does this by providing incentives to building owners/occupiers to shift to clean energy usage through a machine learning-powered software automation layer. So, ironically, in the future we see this as a way to push for a renewable energy system and makes that transition happen even faster.

Dracula Technologies turns ambient light into energy with printed solar cells


Dracula Technologies was founded in 2011, after a project in collaboration with the CEA (Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives, or the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission), a public research organization.

[Connected Energy in Global Banking and Finance Review] Rising to the occasion


The post [Connected Energy in Global Banking and Finance Review] Rising to the occasion appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. News Center connected_energy energy portfolio news

[Connected Energy in Insider Media] North East manufacturers celebrated In tenth year of prestigious awards


The post [Connected Energy in Insider Media] North East manufacturers celebrated In tenth year of prestigious awards appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. News Center connected_energy energy portfolio news

A Sneak Peak at Some LA Startup Energy

Both Sides of the Table

Have a quick view below for what is in store at our Upfront Summit – a little bit of LA startup energy and creativity. You disappeared? What the fork happened to you? And what’s up with this crazy new blog design? Well … more on that next week. I will tell more. But for now … Every year we run a big VC, LP & Tech Summit in Los Angeles (this year downtown) to showcase the best of our community and invite others from around the country.

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EO Minneapolis Event Injects Energy Into Entrepreneur Scene

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The post EO Minneapolis Event Injects Energy Into Entrepreneur Scene appeared first on THE BLOG. Ask Jeff Martin why he participates in the annual Entrepreneurs’ Rally sponsored by EO Minneapolis, and his answer is simple but profound. “It’s

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When Your Entrepreneurial Energy Runs Out, Here’s the Recipe for Optimization

Entrepreneurs' Organization

I was extremely low in other hormones, which were affecting my energy and overall mental acuity. I have noticed an insane difference in my moods, energy and mental acuity since I got off sugar. Just watch the energy you can bring to everything you touch.

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Newsletter: Alternative energy storage + Ukraine crisis and innovation


Startup of the Week: Connected Energy: Renewable power storage with depleted car batteries. Connected Energy aims to solve the most urgent energy problem in the world – storage for renewables.

[Dandelion Energy in Wall Street Journal] VC Daily: Bill Gates’s Breakthrough Energy Ventures Looks for Co-Investors


One of the tools he’s using to address the climate problem is investing in the venture fund he spearheaded called Breakthrough Energy Ventures. News Center dandelion_energy energy portfolio newsBill Gates is in the news lately with his new book “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster.”

Heimdal pulls CO2 and cement-making materials out of seawater using renewable energy


Heimdal is a startup working to pull that CO2 back out at scale using renewable energy and producing carbon-negative industrial materials, including limestone for making concrete, in the process, and it has attracted significant funding even at its very early stage.

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MGA Thermal raises $8M AUD led by Main Sequence for its modular energy storage blocks


MGA Thermal wants to help utility companies transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources with shoebox-sized thermal energy storage blocks. The company says a stack of 1,000 blocks is about the size of a small car and can store enough energy to power 27 homes for 24 hours.

[Dandelion Energy in TechCrunch] Geothermal startups get another boost from Chevron as the oil giant backs a geothermal project developer


The post [Dandelion Energy in TechCrunch] Geothermal startups get another boost from Chevron as the oil giant backs a geothermal project developer appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. News Center dandelion_energy energy portfolio newsThe U.S.-based

[Arcadia in PR Newswire] Introducing Arc™ by Arcadia®: The technology platform accelerating the clean energy revolution


Arc enables innovators in industries including electric vehicles, smart home devices, storage, and solar to create previously impossible energy experiences, resulting in a cleaner, smarter grid. News Center Newsticker arcadia energy newsticker portfolio news

A Mental Model for Prioritizing Your Startup's Energies

Tomasz Tunguz

I’ve playing with a new mental model for early-stage startups: a pendulum. This pendulum oscillates between the limiting factors of the business at different stages. There only two limiting factors in this mental model: product and go to market. At the moment a startup is founded, the business is product limited. You can’t do much without a product. After the company establishes product market fit, the pendulum swings to go-to-market.

Post-pandemic, weighing the climate ‘risk’ from energy use

Innovation 2 Enterprise

I don’t get to write that often about the energy industry; i2E’s charter is to expand Oklahoma’s entrepreneurial ventures in non-traditional sectors to diversify our state’s economy. There is also radical energy abundance of all types. Over his career, Ming has designed wells, drilled fields, and served as Secretary of Energy in Governor Fallin’s administration. He is an adjunct professor at OU, as well as a national leader in energy research and policy.

[Arcadia in] How Arcadia uses tech to connect Marylanders to energy savings


The post [Arcadia in] How Arcadia uses tech to connect Marylanders to energy savings appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. News Center arcadia energy portfolio news