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.

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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.

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[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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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[CyberX in Yahoo Finance] CyberX Sponsors SANS Webinar on Defending Energy Utilities from Cyberattacks

OurCrowd

The post [CyberX in Yahoo Finance] CyberX Sponsors SANS Webinar on Defending Energy Utilities from Cyberattacks appeared first on OurCrowd.

[CyberX in The RaillyNews] Cyber ??Security in the Energy Sector

OurCrowd

CyberX, with its advanced analysis capabilities, protects the leading electricity and gas plants worldwide, especially the 5 energy companies in the US, against cyber hazards. Security in the Energy Sector appeared first on OurCrowd.

[Portfolio Companies in Aish] Israel’s COVID-19 Innovation

OurCrowd

News Center covid-19 covid19 cyber security CytoReason energy locus view portfolio news sixgill tyto tyto care zebra medical visionIsrael is the land of miracles and is also known as the ‘start-up nation’.

[enVerid in HPAC] First Commercial ‘Air Scrubber’ Technology Installed in Canada

OurCrowd

News Center energy enVerid Greentech portfolio newsThe air scrubber technology used is the enVerid HVAC Load Reduction (HLR) “smart scrubber” – the AHR Expo Innovation Award-winning technology was developed and provided by enVerid Systems in partnership with O’Dell Associates. Read more here.

Why I’m Turning Over a New Leaf & Refocusing My Energy

Both Sides of the Table

Why I’m Turning Over a New Leaf & Refocusing My Energy was originally published in Both Sides of the Table on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. This election has been hard on our country.

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[Portfolio companies in CrowdFund Insider] Job Creating Machine: OurCrowd Portfolio Companies Need 354 New Employees Right Now

OurCrowd

News Center cyber security energy locus view portfolio news sixgillOurCrowd, the world’s largest investment crowdfunding platform, is reporting that the number of job openings at its portfolio companies has risen to 354, with 90 new job vacancies added since the start of April.

Funding Friday: A Window Pane Solar Panel

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Solar energy is not easy to adopt. climate change crowdfunding hacking energyI saw this project earlier this week and backed it immediately. But I have found that once you start, you get into it and keep going. This might make it easier for some to start down that path.

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A Resilient Grid

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

NY State has been pushing in this direction for years now under the leadership of Richard Kauffman, Chairman of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The state has deregulated the energy markets, they have created substantial incentives for property owners to build out renewable (solar/battery/etc) capacity in their buildings, and they have put forth a vision of an energy grid that is not reliant on any one entity to stay up.

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[Virgin Hyperloop One in Indian Web2] Virgin Hyperloop One claims to offer Most Energy-Efficient System for Mass Transportation

OurCrowd

Transport tech firm Virgin Hyperloop One (VHO) on Friday said Hyperloop system is poised to be the most energy-efficient mode of mass transportation globally.

Smart Thermostats

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I really like the area of networks, platforms, and protocols that will allow us to efficiently manage our energy consumption. hacking energyMy colleague Dani sent me this chart last week: I believe this is more or less a proxy for smart wifi-enabled thermostats in the US.

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[NanoLock in PR Newswire] NanoLock Security Joins with Mekorot to Deliver Cyber Protection for Water and Energy Utilities

OurCrowd

The post [NanoLock in PR Newswire] NanoLock Security Joins with Mekorot to Deliver Cyber Protection for Water and Energy Utilities appeared first on OurCrowd.

[Virgin Hyperloop One in Cheddar] Virgin Hyperloop One Commits to Becoming the World’s Most Energy Efficient Mass Transit Option

OurCrowd

In conjunction with Climate Week NYC, Virgin Hyperloop One (VHO) announced Friday that it is working to become the world’s most energy efficient form of mass transportation.

[Virgin Hyperloop One in Auto.com] Virgin Hyperloop One Claims to Offer Most Energy-Efficient System for Mass Transportation

OurCrowd

The post [Virgin Hyperloop One in Auto.com] Virgin Hyperloop One Claims to Offer Most Energy-Efficient System for Mass Transportation appeared first on OurCrowd.

Smart Home Data Aggregator?

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

We can manage our energy consumption and much more with a lot more precision and intelligence now. climate change hacking energyThe devices in our homes are getting smart. That is awesome. But I find myself logging into one app to get data on my thermostats, another to get data on my security system, another to get data on my solar panels, and another to get data on my electric vehicles.

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Mental Health Should Be Your Top Priority Right Now. Here’s Why

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Keep your energy moving. It’s incredibly important to channel your energy into positive activities and keep it flowing. Energy is like water. When you start moving that energy, it improves your mood. Before, your energy is sluggish.

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Faculty Spotlight: Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University

Venture Well

Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University is helping students invent sustainable household energy systems for developing communities. . The post Faculty Spotlight: Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University appeared first on VentureWell.

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New York’s Climate and Community Protection Act

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

climate change hacking energy policy Politics Uncategorized CCPAThe lawmakers in Albany have passed legislation known as the Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA) and it is sitting on the Governor’s desk awaiting signature. There is plenty of debate on whether CCPA is good policy or bad policy.

[enVerid in WFMZ] enVerid Systems’ New COVID-19 Guidance Finds Filtration an Effective and Less Costly Option for Commercial Buildings

OurCrowd

News Center energy enVerid Greentech portfolio news

Nate Schmidt Joins Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator as Managing Director

TechStars

An executive from Southern Company took me out for coffee to tell me about an idea for a transactional energy company, where he asked me to help lead a well-funded internal “startup”. It was my introduction to energy startups, and to corporate innovation done right.

Dandapani Discusses Focus, Harnessing Entrepreneurial Drive, Parenting and Purpose

Entrepreneurs' Organization

As soon as we control where awareness goes we control where energy flows. As soon as we control where energy is flowing we control what is manifesting in our life. I need to be able to harness my drive and better manage my energy. Drive consumes energy.

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[enVerid in Crowdfund Insider] OurCrowd Portfolio Company enVirid Raises $20 Million Series B

OurCrowd

OurCrowd portfolio company enVerid Systems, a leader in HVAC technology, has closed on a $20 million Series B round of financing led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures. News Center energy enVerid Greentech portfolio news

Misk 500 MENA Accelerator Celebrates First Demo Day

500

The energy in the room in Riyadh, on May 13th, was palpable. Its been one week since the Misk 500 Batch 1 Demo Day and we’re still smiling. The 19 companies were on FIRE and rose to the occasion to give the best versions of their pitches.

how startups can lessen their environmental footprint

Venture Well

From using renewable energy sources to minimizing packaging waste, early-stage innovators can find ways to lessen their environmental footprint. The post how startups can lessen their environmental footprint appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators sustainable design

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An Insider’s Guide to Getting Grants

Co Starters

I’ve personally experienced the amount of energy that goes into these. Tips For Grant Writing to Fund Your Community Work. by Rebekah Marr, CO.STARTERS Director of Operations & Programs. Finding funding is one of the biggest issues identified by community builders.

Five Years of Transformation

Co Starters

They have a lot of energy, excitement, talent, passion?—?resources, Everywhere we go there’s a suppressed energy just waiting for an outlet to be expressed. By Enoch Elwell, CO.STARTERS Founder & Visionary.

Q4 2019 Applications Now Open

TechStars

Techstars Energy Accelerator in Partnership with Equinor (Oslo). The Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by Techstars is digging into technologies across construction, materials, environmental and recycling, and energy and refining.

What is a Starter?

Co Starters

Is it really helpful to spend so much energy defining the distinctions between the glorified startup with its claim to disruptive innovation or the scalable technology venture versus the slow-growth small business or sole proprietorship?

Navigating the Stages of Community Growth

Co Starters

The context and trajectory of the emerging trends were recognized, and efforts were focused on timely interventions that played off of the particular moment of focused excitement and energy. A Model for Starting and Sustaining an Entrepreneurial Community. By Enoch Elwell.