Kenya’s fintech Power set to scale after $3M seed round

After working in Africa’s microfinance space for seven years, including at Botswana’s Letshego, Brian Dempsey took a break in 2020 to build Power Financial Wellness, operating out of Kenya. Dempse

Fintech startup Power flexes its credit card muscle following $316M equity, debt injection

Power’s credit card program is designed for companies, brands and banks to offer embeddable fintech experiences into existing mobile and web applications. 

Al Gore puts $600M into UK Green energy-tech startup Octopus Energy Group

Former Vice President Al Gore has invested $600 million of equity into U.K. energy startup Octopus Energy Group via his Generation Investment Management vehicle, taking a stake of approximately 13% in

Gridware is building early-detection sensors for power grid failures and wildfires

Like corporate financial accounting, the power grid never draws headlines when things are going well. No journalist writes “The power remains on,” or discusses the extensive work it takes to maint

Ex-Tesla product exec raises $10 million for his mission to upgrade the lowly fuse box

Arch Rao closed the $10.1 million financing round for Span, his company pitching homeowners on an upgrade to the fuse box, in the middle of February. The company had already seen what was happening in

Pointing the way to the power grid of the future, Drift launches a low cost utility in New York

Turning the users that were renting the power system into owners of the power system.

Simply Grid Is Putting Clean, Easy Power Where People Need It

Power is readily available for most people in North America these days, which can make it hard to grasp how annoying it can be when it isn’t – especially if you’re trying to run a busine

Sony To Offer NFC Authenticated Power Outlets

Sony is working on a new technology that authenticates devices via the power outlet, allowing for a few interesting applications. The system, based on the Japanese Felica standard, would allow authent

Alternative Energy: A Guide To Greening Your Home

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/green-house-1.jpg' class="snap_nopreview shot" alt="" />Alternative energy is a growing market, and though many states offer tax credits, reba

Microsoft releases power counter for Green consumers

Always on the cutting edge of “stuff that goes onto your power meter in the basement and you forget about” technology, Microsoft and Blue Line Innovations have teamed up to release the Hoh

Terra-Gen Power Closes $1.2B in Financing to Build Nation's Largest Wind Farm

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/terra-gen-logo.jpg' class="snap_nopreview shot2" alt="Terra-Gen Logo" /><a href="http://http://www.crunchbase.com/company/terra-gen-power">Ter

Stocking Stuffer: YoGen Mobile Charger ($40)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/yogen.jpg">Did you know you can recharge your mobile devices without an actual power outlet? It’s true! You can use solar power, magic,

Add two USB ports to a standard outlet

<img title="fastmac_usc_usb_outlet" alt="fastmac_usc_usb_outlet" src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/fastmac_usc_usb_outlet.jpg"> Hot off <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/

DLO WallDock takes the cables out of iDevice charging

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/walldock.jpg">I'll go on record and say that $25 seems like a lot of money for something like this. It's an intriguing idea, though, and

Privacy versus power: smart grids are the new battlefield

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/smart-grid-01.jpeg" />I think we can all agree that protecting our own personal privacy is a generally good idea. There are an enormous n

Socket Pocket: Inexpensive wall outlet cover with built-in gadget holder

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/socketpocketgfci.jpg">In the cutthroat (?) world of wall outlet covers that feature built-in gadget holders, this $6 option might just be

Universal notebook adapter features retractable power cord, two USB ports

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/ETCHGNBW90.jpg">The war against the tangled mess that’s created by most notebook power adapters has been moving forward lately, with Em

Sony develops cord-free power transfer system for home electronics

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/cables.jpg" /> It's about time the big companies are killing the power cord. After <a href="../2009/09/29/dell-latitude-z-16-inch-notebo

All those gadgets we're using? Yeah, we're draining a whole lot of power these days.

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/meter.jpg" />You know what would be a fun experiment? To go outside and find your electricity meter. All those laptops and netbooks and i

All hail the ten-armed USB charging cable

<img src="http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/1452_super_usb_cellphone_charger.gif" alt="charger" />Aaaand here we have the only charging cable you'll ever need. Is it a tangled mess wait
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