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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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.


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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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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.

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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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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How Can Young Entrepreneurs Stop Freaking Out so Much and Save Up Their Energy?

Entrepreneur's Handbook

The techniques my 92-year-old mentor taught me to become a better leader Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business management entrepreneurship leadership startup

[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.”

Geothermal technology has enormous potential to power the planet and Fervo wants to tap it


Tapping the geothermal energy stored beneath the Earth’s surface as a way to generate renewable power is one of the new visions for the future that’s captured the attention of environmentalists and oil and gas engineers alike. Image Credits: Fervo Energy.

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.

[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

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.

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


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.

Arcadia steps in to Texas’ startup energy market with the acquisition of Real Simple Energy


” If that’s the case, then the startup renewable energy retail reseller Arcadia may be a true visionary. Even as energy startups servicing customers throughout the great state of Texas are forced to throw in the towel , the Washington-based, consumer-focused renewable energy power provider (based on renewable energy certificates purchased on the open market), is making an acquisition to enter the Texas market.

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.

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


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.

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.

[Dandelion Energy in TechCrunch] How one founder realized the potential of sustainable energy stored deep below our feet


Kathy realized that harnessing geothermal energy was a way to make an entirely new category of sustainable energy accessible at scale to markets where it makes the most sense over other green energy options. News Center dandelion_energy energy portfolio news

Biden’s infrastructure plans could boost startups


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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[Dandelion Energy in PR Newswire] Dandelion Energy Expands Geothermal Heating & Cooling Service to All Connecticut Homeowners


March 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Dandelion Energy, the country’s leading residential geothermal company, is expanding sales and service to the full state of Connecticut. News Center dandelion_energy energy portfolio newsHARTFORD, Conn.,

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.

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


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 PR Newswire] Dandelion Energy Opens Expanded Headquarters in Westchester County


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.,

Startups have about $1 trillion worth of reasons to love the Biden infrastructure plan


Tech companies have spent the past decade or more developing innovations that can be applied to old-world industries like agriculture, construction, energy, education, manufacturing and transportation and logistics. Real estate consumes 40% of all energy.

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


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.

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.

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


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

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


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.

[Dandelion Energy in The Examiner] Geothermal Systems Company Expands With Move to Mount Kisco


Many homeowners want to do their part in contributing to a cleaner environment, and if they can save money on energy bills along the way, that’s even better. The post [Dandelion Energy in The Examiner] Geothermal Systems Company Expands With Move to Mount Kisco appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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.

Two European companies are mapping a future service for direct air capture to sequestration of CO2


” Climeworks uses renewable energy and waste heat to power modular collectors that can be stacked into machines at any size.

[Dandelion Energy in CNBC] This Google X spin-off backed by Bill Gates is offering a pathway to heat and cool your home with clean energy


The post [Dandelion Energy in CNBC] This Google X spin-off backed by Bill Gates is offering a pathway to heat and cool your home with clean energy appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. News Center dandelion_energy energy portfolio news

[Arcadia in The Spoon] Just Salad Partners With Arcadia to Offer Renewable Energy Deals, Free Salad


Always a trailblazer when it comes to sustainability, fast-casual chain Just Salad has unveiled yet another way to motivate consumers towards more eco-conscious choices: reward them with free food when they power their homes with clean energy. News Center arcadia energy portfolio news

Do You Realize What You Just Did?


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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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.

Spinning out from the cryptocurrency hardware developer Bitfury, LiquidStack pitches a data center cooling tech


Data centers and bitcoin mining operations are becoming huge energy hogs , and the explosive growth of both risks undoing a lot of the progress that’s been made to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. The debate about cryptocurrency and energy consumption.