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’

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.

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Green Energy Makes Business Sense

OurCrowd

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.

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

TechCrunch

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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Dracula Technologies turns ambient light into energy with printed solar cells

TechCrunch

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.

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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[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.”

[Dandelion Energy in VBM] GMP customers save thousands by choosing geothermal for home heating and cooling

OurCrowd

The post [Dandelion Energy in VBM] GMP customers save thousands by choosing geothermal for home heating and cooling appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. News Center dandelion_energy energy portfolio news

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

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

TechCrunch

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.

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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.

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

OurCrowd

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.

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.

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

TechCrunch

” 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.

[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.

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.

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 PR Newswire] Dandelion Energy Signs Lease on Bay Shore Operations Center, Begins Hiring

OurCrowd

June 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Dandelion Energy, the country’s leading residential geothermal company, has signed a lease and begun hiring to staff a 12,000 square foot facility in Bay Shore that will serve as their first Long Island operations center. LONG ISLAND, N.Y.,

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.

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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Workrise, once known as RigUp, raises $300M at a $2.9B valuation

TechCrunch

Workrise was founded in 2014 as a marketplace for on-demand services and skilled labor in the energy industry. In a nutshell, it connects skilled laborers with infrastructure and energy companies looking to staff and manage projects efficiently.

API security startup 42Crunch raises $17M Series A led by Energy Impact Partners

TechCrunch

42Crunch, an API security startup, has raised $17 million in a Series A round led by Energy Impact Partners.

[Dandelion Energy in Electrek] Dandelion Energy expands residential geothermal to Vermont

OurCrowd

US residential geothermal company Dandelion Energy wants to help Vermont ditch the fuel oil – it today announced that it’s expanding its services into the Green Mountain State. News Center dandelion_energy energy portfolio newsRenewable resources provided 99.9%

[Dandelion Energy in PR Newswire] Dandelion Energy Expands Geothermal Heating & Cooling Service to Vermont

OurCrowd

May 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Dandelion Energy, the country’s leading residential geothermal company, is expanding sales and service to Vermont. News Center dandelion_energy energy portfolio newsBENNINGTON, Vt.,

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

OurCrowd

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.,

[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.

Mighty Buildings lands $22M to create ‘sustainable and affordable’ 3D-printed homes

TechCrunch

Oakland-based Mighty Buildings , which is on a quest to build homes using 3D printing, robotics and automation, has raised a $22 million extension to its Series B round of funding.

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

OurCrowd

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

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 Contracting Business] Dandelion Home Geothermal Systems Now Grounded in Long Island

OurCrowd

June 30, 2021–Dandelion Energy, one of the country’s leading residential geothermal companies, has signed a lease and begun hiring to staff a 12,000 square foot facility in Bay Shore that will serve as their first Long Island operations center. LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK.

[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.,

[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.

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

TechCrunch

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.