Multifamily housing has missed the solar boom. PearlX wants to fix that with $70M Series B
Energy startup hopes to bring the financial and climate benefits of solar and storage to renters.
‘The Merge’ could be good news for China’s Ethereum enthusiasts
When China banned cryptocurrency mining and trading, many saw it as putting an end to a burgeoning industry in the world’s second-largest economy. As it turned out, the country’s crypto i
Solar Foods wants to replace industrial animal farming with a high-tech protein harvest
Fermentation has a long, rich history in food production, from beer and wine to yogurt and cheese, leavened bread and coffee, miso and tempeh, sauerkraut and kimchi, to name just a few of the tasty th
US issues rare security alert as Montenegro battles ongoing ransomware attack
The U.S. Embassy in Montenegro has warned Americans that an ongoing ransomware attack in the country could cause widespread disruption to key public services and government services. The ransomware at
Tesla doesn’t need to hit the panic button over China heat wave disruptions just yet
Some parts of China are suffering from record high temperatures in the past few weeks, prompting local governments to halt industrial power use, including those of battery plants. When news reaches th
Massive iron batteries could be key to displacing natural gas from the grid
VoltStorage recently raised a Series C worth $24 million from engine manufacturer Cummins. Its previous rounds included investments from SOSV and EIT InnoEnergy.
Beacon Power Services raises $2.7M to improve electricity access for sub-Saharan African cities
Sub-Saharan Africa’s share of the global population without access to electricity stood at 77% in 2020, according to reports. Also, the average daily electricity supply in some of Africa’s largest
The road map for building the Uber of climate tech
The world needs a climate tech startup that’s like an early-days Uber, a company that won’t take no for an answer.
Will Volkswagen’s new CEO hamstring its EV push?
Under the previous CEO, Volkswagen’s path toward an electric future seemed set. Now it seems less certain.
South African startup Qwili gets $1.2M to scale its app and low-cost NFC-enabled smartphone
Qwili, a startup that provides a hybrid sales product to micro and small merchants in South Africa, has raised $1.2 million in seed funding a year after closing an undisclosed pre-seed round. E4E Afri
EV charging sucks because it hasn’t found the right business model
No single business model dominates the EV charging market, which has left plenty of opportunities for founders and investors alike.
EV fleet management startup Synop steers its way to $10M seed round
Commercial fleets are poised for electrification, and Synop wants to give operators more control over their vehicles.
Zap Energy nets $160M Series C to advance its lightning-in-a-bottle fusion tech
Zap Energy has reached two milestones that could nudge it ahead in the race to offer low-cost, carbon-free energy — a $160 million Series C round, and a successful test of a prototype fusion reactor
Validio, a data quality platform based out of Sweden, emerges from stealth with $15M
Data quality has been shaping up as a salient and increasingly critical part of the world of data science: Enterprises are sitting on growing troves of information, but it’s only useful if we ca
Biden admin policy change could tip solar and wind projects into profitability
The Biden administration is hoping that the change will remove at least one roadblock to greater wind and solar development on federal land.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet will release on November 18
The newest main series Pokémon game, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, will arrive on the Nintendo Switch on November 18, 2022. A trailer for the game dropped this morning, revealing new details about t
A single question changed how Singularity viewed its market
One conversation with a customer changed how Wenbo Shi viewed his product and, ultimately, his company.
After ultracharged growth, battery maker EcoFlow comes for the glampers
In recent years, episodes of extreme climate crises and power outrages have driven doomsday preppers to plan for off-the-grid survival scenarios. The mentality has been a boon to EcoFlow, a Shenzhen-b
Why a bipartisan embrace of crypto might never touch Bitcoin
Hey everyone, and welcome back to Chain Reaction In our Chain Reaction podcast this week, Anita and I chatted with Sequoia Capital’s Shaun Maguire on why gamers are skeptical of NFTs and where d
CEOs at AMP Robotics, Novoloop and Nth Cycle will discuss disrupting recycling at TC Sessions: Climate
Recycling is an essential — if not particularly glamorous — part of fighting climate change. It’s no secret that the world has a serious trash problem. The U.S. alone generates 292.4 mil