Coperniq raises $4M seed round to bring SaaS to solar installers

The startup’s solution takes over where project proposal software leaves off, from the first site visit until the solar array is running and on the grid.

Dreamfarm, a startup out of Italy’s Food Valley, is setting its sights on the perfect vegan mozzarella

Vegan cheese isn’t usually anything to write home about, in terms of taste and texture. Dreamfarm, a startup based in Parma, in the Food Valley of Italy, is hoping to change that. It’s coo

The circular economy promises to remake retail. Why is it so hard to trust?

Even if sustainability isn’t a key differentiator, brand-owned resale sites can help capture some of the value that would otherwise go to secondhand markets.

This EV startup was going to revolutionize how cars were made – now, it’s on life support

Arrival set out eight years ago to make electric vehicle production “radically more efficient.” So far, its plan to forgo the gigafactory for local microfactories has proved anything but.

AirLoom has a plan to halve the cost of wind power

The Wyoming-based startup thinks the traditional three-bladed turbine is played out and has a new design to bring wind energy to more places.

What not to do when getting your grocery startup off the ground — with Abhi Ramesh from Misfits Market

Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. This week Becca and Dom are joined by Abhi Ramesh, the founder and CEO at Misfits Market, the e-commerce site where customers can b

US automakers need to make up their minds already

Ford and GM are hedging their bets on EVs. In times of transition, that can be a terrible way to run a business.

Byterat nabs $4M seed round to collect and analyze data for battery labs

Like many entrepreneurs, Byterat's founders realized that the challenges they had faced themselves in the lab were a business opportunity.

Inlyte Energy reels in $8M seed round to revive a 50-year-old battery technology

With some tweaks, the company believes it can make cells while still maintaining the chemistry’s longevity and energy density.

As a climate tech investor, unit economics is the only thing I care about

We must focus on disruption and innovation in industry sectors with the greatest capacity to make progress on decarbonization.

Lab-grown leather scales up as Gozen raises $3.3M from Happiness Capital, SOSV and others

Whether we like it or not, the leather industry significantly contributes to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and global waste generation. The current methods used to fulfil the increasing demand for le

Adapting to the climate crisis with Jonas Torland from 7Analytics

Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. This week Becca and Dom talk about the seemingly endless slate of rainy Saturdays here on the east coast. Thankfully, this episode&

Harvest Thermal taps $4M seed round to make heat pumps cheaper to run

The team came up with a system that integrated a heat pump and a hot water storage tank with a pod that turns the system into a thermal battery.

New solar mini-grids in Africa to be powered by Husk Power Systems’ $103M Series D

Husk Power Systems, a clean energy company at the forefront of fueling rural electrification since 2008 and that announced plans to launch 500 solar mini-grids in Nigeria over the next five years, has

Smart upcycling machine dissects batteries to save them

Circu Li-ion co-founder and CEO Antoine Welter says his startup’s upcycling machine can diagnose batteries in seconds. “We know exactly which cell can be reused and which one can’t,&

It’s too late for nuclear to save the climate

Even with the new designs, nuclear power probably won’t be enough to make a difference because its biggest hurdles aren’t technical at all.

Federal hydrogen hub program could give fuel a boost — or the boot

The federal government's approach to hydrogen is strikingly similar to the way it promoted biofuels a decade ago. That's not a good thing.

Toyota hops on Tesla’s EV charging standard, leaving Stellantis and VW as holdouts

Another day, another convert: Toyota and Lexus electric vehicles will adopt Tesla’s chargers starting in 2025, Toyota said this week.   The top automaker by global sales, Toyota is the latest

Temasek’s Xora backs Cosmos Innovation’s next-generation solar cell technology

Perovskite silicon tandem solar cell technology is a mouthful, but it’s basically perovskite crystals layered on top of silicon cells. The combination captures energy from the sun more efficiently t

Overstory snags $14M Series A to use AI to help utilities cut their wildfire risk

Utilities have long known about the hazards posed by trees growing close to power lines, but the successive disasters have thrown the issue into sharp relief.
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