GreenTech

First EV mass transit bus by Swedish-Kenyan startup Opibus begins operation amidst plans for regional launch by 2023

The first electric bus by Swedish-Kenyan EV startup Opibus has hit Kenya’s roads, marking the beginning of the company’s venture into the mass transit industry. Opibus first announced plans to

Toyota Ventures backs seed extension into Agtonomy, turning tractors into autonomous vehicles

Using a mobile phone app, a farmer can assign a job to one of the tractors, like mowing the field.

Tado, the German smart home energy startup, plans to go public via a SPAC at a €450M valuation

Tado, the German smart home startup that specializes in thermostats and more recently moved into flexible “time of use” energy tariffs based on loadshifting technology, is today announcing

MycoWorks, making leather from fungi, closes $125M to scale production

The company touts its Fine Mycelium process as the only mycelium engineered to be made-to-order and made-to-specification.

Twig takes $35M to turn stuff you own into a way to pay

Twig, a London-based fintech targeting Gen Z and younger millennial consumers with an e-money account that gives them instant cash-outs on fashion and electronics they want to sell, has closed a $35 m

IBM looks to sustainability with acquisition of emissions data company Envizi

IBM announced this morning that it has acquired Australian startup Envizi to add to its package of ESG (environmental, social and governance) offerings to help measure environmental impact up and down

Is cell-cultured meat ready for prime time?

Cell-cultured meat is a hot topic, yet the process for producing meat in this manner remains slow and costly.

Effa’s tiny but tip-top team tools up for a tiff with trivial toothbrushes on their own turf

Travel, conferences, hotels, they all have something in common: Everything is designed to be used once, and then discarded. Of course, it would be delightful if everyone was able to not use single-use

GAF Energy’s easy-install solar shingles aim to outshine Tesla roofs and traditional panels

Putting solar panels on the roof is increasingly realistic for the average homeowner, but they tend to be specialized, aftermarket affairs or else whole-roof replacements. GAF Energy, a division of th

Sectors where New Zealand startups are poised to win

New Zealand has historically been capital-starved, but recent investments have increased access to early-stage VC funding. Now, certain industries are emerging as areas where New Zealand can win.

Global stakeholders should use AI to mitigate impact of heat islands in cities

Interventions involving public health officials, enterprises, governments, communities, nonprofits and tech partners are the way to democratize technology and rectify urban heat island devastation.

Runwise saves money and the planet by educating dumb buildings

In the U.S., around 13% of greenhouse gases are spewed out of commercial and residential buildings. You’d be forgiven for scratching your head and asking why. If you tour a typical New York buil

Coatue, Robert Downey Jr. fund cove.tool’s design tools for sustainable building

While there is plenty of technology out there to help make a building more sustainable, the ability to incorporate features into its design can be easier said than done. Enter cove.tool, a startup tha

Full Harvest targets food waste by finding homes for imperfect, surplus produce

Within the past two years, Full Harvest’s impact on keeping food out of landfills grew five times, prompting the company to seek out additional capital to keep the momentum going.

Phytoform plants $5.7M into climate-resistant crop technology

The success of CRISPR technology in agriculture has been well documented as a way to manipulate plant genomes to make them more pest and climate resistant and grow more consistent products.

CarbonChain helps automate carbon accounting across supply chains

Supply chains are made up of a web of carbon-intensive activities, and trying to nail down which company is contributing pollution along the way has been difficult to parse. CarbonChain, an early-stag

Ample’s John de Souza on the merits of B2B, company culture and investors who get it

Ample co-founder John de Souza shared the merits of a B2B GTM strategy, how to create a fun and functional company culture and what it takes to go after the idea most people say won't work.

Green new era dawns for crypto with global mining shift

How well do Bitcoin and other digital assets meet ESG criteria? This question has become ever more important as crypto adoption reaches wider audiences.

Why the next big entrepreneur must come from climate tech

It is a financial and a moral imperative to make climate technology, together with medicine, the main priority of humanity.

Candela’s hydrofoiling electric boats attract $24M investment in a bid for cleaner seas

Candela makes an unusual style of watercraft called a hydrofoiling boat, which glides above the sea on fins for a smoother, more efficient ride — doubly unusual, in fact, in that it is electrically
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