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

TechCrunch

“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.

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

TechCrunch

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

TechCrunch

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.

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

OurCrowd

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.”

Malta’s energy storage tech to stabilize electricity grids reliant on renewables gets $50 million

TechCrunch

As energy grids transition away from fossil fuels and toward the use of zero emission sources of power from primarily renewable energy sources, they’re going to need an ability to store and then use the massive amounts of energy that’s only generated intermittently by the sun and wind. In a 2017 paper , Laughlin proposed a system that used a thermal heat-pump tapping super-cold cryogenic storage fluids and superheated molten salt to store energy.

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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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.

Biden’s infrastructure plans could boost startups

TechCrunch

That means tech companies focused on next-generation telecommunications and utility infrastructure, transportation, housing and construction tech around energy efficiency could see new dollars pour in over the next four years. Next-generation energy infrastructure.

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i2E Inc. and the George Kaiser Family Foundation co-lead a $4 million investment in Tulsa-based THG Energy Solutions

Innovation 2 Enterprise

THG Energy Solutions, LLC, is an innovative software-as-a-service energy data and technology provider. and the George Kaiser Family Foundation recently co-led a $4 million Series A investment round in THG Energy Solutions, LLC, a Tulsa and Austin-based provider of energy management and demand response technology serving multi-facility clients throughout North America. About THG Energy Solutions, LLC. May 21, 2019.

[Dandelion Energy in PR Newswire] Dandelion Energy Opens Expanded Headquarters in Westchester County

OurCrowd

March 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Dandelion Energy, the nation’s leading residential geothermal company, is expanding with a new 31,000 square foot headquarters in Westchester County, New York. News Center dandelion_energy energy portfolio newsKISCO, N.Y.,

[enVerid in Globes] Energy efficiency co enVerid Systems raises $20m

OurCrowd

Israeli air-conditioning energy efficiency company enVerid Systems today announced it has completed a $20 million Series B financing round led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures with participation from Ajax Strategies, Building Ventures and OurCrowd. enVerid’s innovative HVAC load reduction products significantly lower upfront system costs and reduce annual energy consumption by 20-30% while improving indoor air quality (IAQ). News Center energy enVerid Greentech portfolio new

Inspiring energy efficiency in Bolivia and avoiding corruption

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Innovators Hernann Zabala Naoumov, 2018 YLAI Fellow, and Antonio Mendoza, 2016 YLAI Fellow, co-founded EnerGea , a social enterprise aimed at increasing energy efficiency and reducing pollution and energy consumption through sustainable technology. The YLAI Network gains insight from Hernann and Antonio about their sustainable work as well as how they adhere to their values while creating an organization and avoid corruption while innovating green energy in their community.

SunCulture wants to turn Africa into the world’s next bread basket, one solar water pump at a time

TechCrunch

The two began a friendship and discussed potential business opportunities stemming from a paper Nichols had read about renewable energy applications in the agriculture industry. But as the costs of solar equipment and energy storage have declined, the systems that leverage those components have become more accessible to a broader swath of the global population.

[mPrest in PR Newswire] mPrest Collaborates with Microsoft to Empower the Digital Transformation of the Energy Industry

OurCrowd

18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — mPrest announced that it has joined forces with Microsoft to bring AI, ML and IoT transformation capabilities to the energy industry on Microsoft Azure, supporting the goal of zero emissions and sustainability. TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb.

[NanoLock in Energy CIO Insights] Nanolock Security partners with Genus Power Infrastructures

OurCrowd

The post [NanoLock in Energy CIO Insights] Nanolock Security partners with Genus Power Infrastructures appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. NanoLock Security has announced a collaboration with Genus Power, India’s global smart metering infrastructure provider. Read more here.

[Dandelion Energy in TechCrunch] Geothermal home heating gets a $30 million boost from Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures

OurCrowd

There’s a low-energy solution to home heating and cooling sitting right underneath most houses, but until recently no one has been able to tap it at a low enough cost across a broad swath of the country. News Center dandelion_energy energy portfolio news

Innovation Through Crisis

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written by Ruchir Punjabi , the co-founder and chief digital officer of Distributed Energy , a company that matches investors with renewable energy projects across Africa, Middle East and India, and the founder of Langoor, which was sold to Havas Group in 2019. For example, my energy business matches investors with renewable projects. general INNOVATION LEADERSHIP STRATEGY coronavirus COVID-19 Distributed Energy EO UAE pandemic Ruchir Punjabi

Clean Energy Venture Group and E8 Angels Announce Partnership to Boost Innovation in the Climate Tech Sector

Angel Capital Association

By: Sarah Dickey, ACA Membership Director Earlier this week the Clean Energy Venture Group (CEVG) and E8 Angels announced a partnership for national climate tech angel investing with the goal to achieve greater efficiencies and impact. About CEVG Formed in 2005, the Clean Energy Venture Group is an investment group with offices in Boston and New York which provides seed capital and management expertise to early stage clean energy companies.

Do You Realize What You Just Did?

GAN

You found new ways to regain your energy outside of work. The Industry 2020 2021 diversity energy equity human job mental health new year pitch problems resilient slowEvery week I meet with Anna on my team to talk about the blog for the week.

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After raising $150 million in equity and debt, Nature’s Fynd opens its fungus food for pre-orders

TechCrunch

Pitching both a non-dairy cream cheese and meatless breakfast patties, Nature’s Fynd had managed to attract some serious investors, including Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management and the Bill Gates-backed investment fund, Breakthrough Energy Ventures.

Onboard Dynamics Is Leading the Transition to Next Generation Transportation Fuels, Reducing Emissions, and Driving Down Energy Costs

Angel Capital Association

By: Sarah Dickey, ACA Membership Director Cutting-edge clean energy company wins Luis Villalobos Award, Technology category, from Angel Capital Association The United States has abundant access to domestic natural gas, but we have struggled for decades to find scalable, economic ways to leverage natural gas as a transportation fuel, despite its environmental and efficiency benefits.

[Arcadia in TIME] Working From Home Is Driving Up Our Energy Costs. Should Employers Foot the Bill?

OurCrowd

Some companies are at least offering employees help in switching their residential power to renewable energy sources. The post [Arcadia in TIME] Working From Home Is Driving Up Our Energy Costs. News Center arcadia energy portfolio news

What Will Happen In The 2020s

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

climate crisis crypto economics employment entrepreneurship Food and Drink hacking energy hacking finance policy Politics Science VC & TechnologyIt’s 2020. Time to look forward to the decade that is upon us. One of my favorite quotes, attributed to Bill Gates, is that people overestimate what will happen in a year and underestimate what will happen in a decade. This is an important decade for mankind.

From the ashes of nearly a billion dollars, Ample resurrects Better Place’s battery swapping business model

TechCrunch

Ample has actually raised approximately $70 million from investors, including Shell Ventures, the Spanish energy company Repsol and the Moore Strategic Ventures, a venture firm that is the privately held investment firm of Louis M.

A startup using a new tech to make hydrogen extracts cash from Bill Gates’ climate tech fund

TechCrunch

Or that the company would wind up raising money from Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the billionaire-backed investment vehicle focused on financing companies developing technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and some of the world’s largest industrial and oil and gas companies.

[Arcadia in KHQ] Biogen Offers Arcadia’s Home Renewable Energy Program to Employees

OurCrowd

The post [Arcadia in KHQ] Biogen Offers Arcadia’s Home Renewable Energy Program to Employees appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. News Center arcadia energy portfolio newsWASHINGTON , Feb.

Noya Labs turns cooling towers into direct air capture devices for CO2 emissions

TechCrunch

These companies range from the slightly silly, like Aether Diamonds, which uses CO2 to make… diamonds; to companies like Dimensional Energy or Prometheus Fuels, which make synthetic fuels with CO2, or Opus12, which uses CO2 in its replacements for petrochemicals.

DuPont and VCs see lithium mining as a critical investment for the electric future

TechCrunch

The water filtration and purification service provider DuPont Water Solutions has teamed up with Vulcan Energy Resources, a developer of lithium mining and renewable energy projects, to test a new process for direct lithium extraction.

[Arcadia in Automotive World] Audi and Arcadia offer renewable energy subscription with 2021 Audi e-tron or e-tron Sportback lease or purchase

OurCrowd

to wind and solar energy through utility data and billing technology. The post [Arcadia in Automotive World] Audi and Arcadia offer renewable energy subscription with 2021 Audi e-tron or e-tron Sportback lease or purchase appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

Dragos raises $110M Series C as demand to secure industrial systems soars

TechCrunch

Dragos was founded in 2016 to detect and respond to threats facing industrial control systems (ICS), the devices critical to the continued operations of power plants, water and energy supplies, and other critical infrastructure.

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Prime Movers Lab raises $245 million for second fund to invest in early stage science startups

TechCrunch

After revealing its first fund just last year, a $100 million pool of investment capital dedicated to early stage startups focusing on sustainable food development, clean energy, health innovation and new space technologies, Prime Movers Lab is back with a second fund.

The carbon offset API developer Patch confirms a $4.5 million round led by Andreessen Horowitz

TechCrunch

GreenTech Recent Funding Startups TC Andreessen Horowitz api carbon footprint CarbonCure Technologies energy eqt greenhouse gas emissions greenhouse gases Jeff Jordan Patch SINAI Technologies Y CombinatorPatch , the carbon offset API developer, has raised $4.5

[enVerid in ACHR News] Open-Source enVerid COVID-19 Energy Estimator Available

OurCrowd

enVerid Systems shared a new tool to calculate energy, costs, and carbon impact of various HVAC strategies for mitigating airborne transmission of COVID-19. The post [enVerid in ACHR News] Open-Source enVerid COVID-19 Energy Estimator Available appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

Looking to decarbonize the metal industry, Bill Gates-backed Boston Metal raises $50 million

TechCrunch

Previously backed by the Bill Gates-financed Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund, the new company has just raised roughly $50 million of an approximately $60 million financing round to expand its operations, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.