Investing in frontier technology is (and isn’t) cleantech all over again

Shahin Farshchi Contributor Shahin Farshchi is a partner at Lux Capital. More posts by this contributor Investing in frontier technology is (and isn’t) cleantech all over again The dos and don’ts

Taylor Farms wants to make food without fossil fuels

As industries go, agriculture represents one of the worst environmental offenders. Besides all the fertilizers, pesticides and water they use, farms also burn a lot of fossil fuels and money to keep t

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and 18 others commit $1 billion to new cleantech fund, Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Vinod Khosla, Jack Ma, John Doerr and 15 other high-profile investors have formed a new venture firm, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, that will pour at least $1 billion into clea

Breakout Labs backs 4 startups that are “reprogramming nature”

A venture fund that backs very early-stage advanced tech and science startups, Breakout Labs, has invested in 4 new deals, according to founder and Managing Partner Lindy Fishburne. The fund, which is

The sweep of the Internet of Things, garbage cans and all

Who could imagine being wowed by a garbage can? Not much floors us anymore in our age of technological whiz-bang, but I couldn’t stop thinking about the lowly garbage can. Embedded with smart sensor

Embedded fuel cells power smartphones for a week… and could run the world

People love their smartphones but hate poor battery life. We love having access to the world’s information at our fingertips but tire of the need to constantly plug in to the world’s electricity g

Investors, Entrepreneurs Upbeat On Energy Storage, China And The Internet Of Things

For the last 15 years, the Cleantech Forum has been organized by the Cleantech Group. Most recently it took place in San Francisco on January 25-27, 2016. Energy storage, China and the Internet of Thi

Will The Paris Climate Change Deal Prove To Be The Catalyst For Cleantech?

Back in January 2014, the CBC aired "The Cleantech Crash," which highlighted the difficulty of operating in cleantech in the past few years. The documentary revealed how much the mood had changed sinc

Cleantech Is Dead, Long Live Cleantech

I'm old enough to remember when the smartest folks on Sand Hill Road thought cleantech was going to be the next big thing. When venture dollars into the "sector" (really, a loose collection of very di

Cleantech Incubator Program Energy Excelerator Selects Its 2015 Class

Energy Excelerator, an accelerator program for cleantech startups based in Hawaii, has picked its 2015 class of 17 companies, which will receive a total of $5 million in funding.

Ioxus Closes Series C At $21 Million To Bring Its Ultracapacitors To China

The International Finance Corporation, the investment arm of the World Bank, has agreed to commit $5 million to round out a $21 million Series C financing for the ultracapacitor manufacturer Ioxus.

Primus Power Gets A $20M Jolt For Grid-Scale Energy Storage

<a target="_blank" href="">New regulations in California</a> are set to open up the market for large-scale

BrightFarms Reaps $4.9M Series B To Expand Its Urban Greenhouse Network

BrightFarms, which builds greenhouses in urban areas, announced that it has raised $4.9 million in Series B funding from NGEN Partners, Emil Capital Partners, BrightFarms founder Ted Caplow, and other

Raising $20M, Project Frog Ramps Up Production On Its Energy Efficient Buildings

After <a href="">raising</a> $22 million in 2011, the cleantech building developer <a target="_blan

Energy Excelerator, The Accelerator For Clean Energy Startups, Receives $30M From The Navy

Energy Excelerator, a Hawaii-based accelerator program for cleantech start-ups, has received an investment of $30 million from the Navy’s Office of Naval Research under the Asia Pacific Technolo

Chicago’s Impact Engine Accelerator Is Looking For Environmentally & Socially Minded Startups

<a target="_blank" href="">Impact Engine</a> is a newly launched venture accelerator in Chicago designed to attract both environmentally and socially-minded businesses t

Greenstart Tightens Focus, Goes After “Sexy” Cleantech Startups

<a href="">Greenstart</a>, the San Francisco-based startup accelerator dedicated to the cleantech industry - and more importantly, to making it "sexy" enough to attract investors

Luca Technologies Files To Go Public, Producing New Natural Gas From Old Wells

<img src="" class="shot2"></img> A Colorado cleantech venture, Luca Technologies, filed an S-1 today revealing its intention to go p

SoloPower Raises $43.7 Million More To Make Roll-Up Solar Panels

<img src="" class="shot2"></img> SoloPower— a manufacturer of flexible, thin film solar cells and modules— has raised

Google Invests $102 Million More Into California's Alta Wind Energy Center

<img src="" class="shot2"></img> According to an official company blog post today, Google is increasing its investment
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