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Automakers have battery anxiety, so they’re taking control of the supply

Battery joint ventures have become the hot must-have deal for automakers that have set ambitious targets to deliver millions of electric vehicles in the next few years. It’s no longer just about securing a supply of cells. The string of partnerships and joint ventures show that automakers are taking a more active role in the development and even production of battery cells, . Automakers are taking a more active role in the development and even production of battery cells. And ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Tech, General Motors, Basf, Tesla, Automotive, Porsche, Ford, Silicon Valley, Toyota, Panasonic, Bmw, Volkswagen, Hyundai


Rise Gardens grows with $9M Series A to help anyone be an indoor farmer

As more consumers embrace plant-based diets and sustainable food practices, Rise Gardens is giving anyone the ability to have a green thumb from the comfort of their own home. The Chicago-based indoor, smart hydroponic company raised $9 million in an oversubscribed Series A round, led by TELUS Ventures, with existing investors True Ventures and Amazon Alexa Fund and new investor Listen Ventures joining in. The company has a total of $13 million in venture-backed investments since Rise was founde...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Funding, Tech, Customers, Chicago, Agriculture, Venture Capital, Monsanto, True Ventures, GreenTech, Rise, Adams


What the growing federal focus on ESG means for private markets

Anthony Cimino Contributor Share on Twitter Anthony Cimino, head of policy at Carta, works with policymakers and innovators to drive economic opportunity through expanding equity ownership and private market liquidity. The increasing regulation of ESG (environmental, social, governance) disclosure reporting may have started in the public markets, but will almost certainly have downstream effects for private market actors — for...
Tags: TC, Column, Congress, Opinion, Government, Senate, Tech, Joe Biden, Policy, Venture Capital, SEC, Private Equity, Environmentalism, Janet Yellen, GreenTech, ESG


Revel turns to software to keep its e-moped fleet powered without straining NYC’s grid

Revel is turning to an app that gamifies energy use to keep its fleet of more than 3,000 electric mopeds charged without putting a strain on New York City’s power grid. Electricity is the key ingredient for the Brooklyn-based startup, which has more recently expanded beyond shared electric mopeds and into , fast-charging infrastructure and even an all . It’s not just about accessing power; managing when that power is tapped will be essential for Revel to keep its operational costs as low as po...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Japan, New York City, Brooklyn, Ford, Logistics, GreenTech, Revel, EV Charging, Electrical Grid, E-mopeds, Logical Buildings, Paul Suhey Revel COO, David Klatt


Mighty Buildings lands $22M to create ‘sustainable and affordable’ 3D-printed homes

Oakland-based Mighty Buildings , which is on a quest to build homes using 3D printing, robotics and automation, has raised a $22 million extension to its Series B round of funding. The additional capital builds upon a $40 million a raise the company announced earlier this year, bringing its total funding since its 2017 inception to $100 million. Mighty Building’s self-proclaimed mission is to create “beautiful, sustainable and affordable” homes. The company claims to be able to 3D p...
Tags: Energy, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Real Estate, Funding, Articles, Startup, Tech, Renewable Energy, Sustainability, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 3d Printing, Venture Capital, Environmentalism, Recycling, Oakland


Vaayu’s carbon tracking for retailers raises $1.6M, claims it could cut CO2 in half by 2030

Carbon tracking is very much the new hot thing in tech, and we’ve previously covered more generalist startups doing this at scale for companies, such as Plan A Earth out of Berlin. But there’s clearly an opportunity to get deep into a vertical sector and tailor solutions to it. That’s the plan of Vaayu, a carbon tracking platform aimed specifically at retailers. It has now raised $1.57 million in pre-seed funding in a round led by CapitalT. Several angels also took part, including Atomico’s Ange...
Tags: TC, Europe, Berlin, Tech, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, United Nations, Retail, Un, Carbon Footprint, GreenTech, ESG, Shopify, Cto, Atomico, Zalando, Sandhu


The case for funding fusion

Albert Wenger Contributor Share on Twitter Albert Wenger is a managing partner at Union Square Ventures. Digital technologies have disrupted the structure of markets with unprecedented breadth and scale. Today, there is yet another wave of innovation emerging, and that is the decarbonization of the global economy. While governments still lack the conviction necessary to truly fight the climate crisis, the overall direction is ...
Tags: TC, Column, Europe, Texas, Opinion, Germany, Tech, Renewable Energy, United States, Sustainable Energy, Shell, GreenTech, Energy Consumption, International Energy Agency, SOSV, TW


Cloverly snags $2.1M seed to continue developing API to measure and offset carbon usage

Cloverly, an Atlanta-based early stage startup, has developed an API that helps companies measure and then offset their carbon emissions. Today the company announced a $2.1 million seed round. TechSquare Ventures led the round with participation from SoftBank Opportunity Fund and Panoramic Ventures along with Circadian Ventures, Knoll Ventures, and SaaS Ventures
. While it was at it, the company announced that founder Anthony Oni has stepped back from running the company day-to-day, but will rem...
Tags: Startups, Developer, Ebay, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Atlanta, Sustainability, Carbon Offsets, GreenTech, APIs, Seed Funding, Southern Company, Oni, Recent Funding, Cloverly


Hear top VCs Albert Wegner, Jenny Rooke, and Shilpi Kumar talk green bets at the Extreme Tech Challenge finals

This year, TechCrunch is proudly hosting the Extreme Tech Challenge Global Finals on July 22. The event is among the world’s largest purpose-driven startup competitions that are aiming to solve global challenges based on the United Nations’ 17 sustainability goals. If you want to catch an array of innovative startups across a range of categories, all of them showcasing what they’re building, you won’t want to miss our must-see pitch-off competition. You can also catch feature panels hosted by Te...
Tags: Energy, TC, Money, Yahoo, Etsy, Finance, Tech, Investment, USV, President, United Nations, Tumblr, GreenTech, Genetic Engineering, Gates Foundation, TechCrunch


Nixie’s drone-based water sampling could save cities time and money

Regularly testing waterways and reservoirs is a never-ending responsibility for utility companies and municipal safety authorities, and generally — as you might expect — involves either a boat or at least a pair of waders. Nixie does the job with a drone instead, making the process faster, cheaper, and a lot less wet. The most common methods of testing water quality haven’t changed in a long time, partly because they’re effective and straightforward, and partly because really, what else are you ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, New York, Hardware, Government, Tech, Drones, Uavs, Aerospace, GreenTech, Nixie, Department of Environmental Protection, Reign Maker, Water Testing


Holy Grail raises $2.7M seed fund to create modular carbon capture devices

The founders of Holy Grail, a two-year old startup based in Cupertino, California, are taking a micro approach to solving the outsized problem of capturing carbon. The startup is prototyping a direct air carbon capture device that it is modular and small — a departure from the dozens of projects in the U.S. and abroad that aim to capture CO2 from large, centralized emitters, like power plants or industrial facilities. Holy Grail co-founder Nuno Pereira told TechCrunch that this approach will red...
Tags: Startups, Science, Climate Change, Funding, Tech, Cruise, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Silicon Valley, Voyage, GreenTech, Seed Funding, Pereira, Ian Hogarth, Cupertino California, Kyle Vogt


Announcing the agenda for Extreme Tech Challenge Global Finals presented by TechCrunch

Here at TechCrunch, we’re big fans of startup competitions. From our Extra Crunch Live Pitch-offs all the way up to the world-famous Disrupt Startup Battlefield, we can’t get enough of ’em. So we’re hooking up with Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) to present the Extreme Tech Challenge Global Finals, a startup competition focused on powering a more sustainable, equitable, inclusive, and healthy world. Extreme Tech Challenge is the world’s largest transformative tech startup competition and forum f...
Tags: Health, Food, Startups, TC, Entrepreneurship, Tech, United States, Private Equity, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, GreenTech, Ion, Union Square Ventures, Agtech, Startup Company, Healthtech


Solar concentration startup Heliogen basks in $108M of new funding

Sunlight is a great source of energy, but it rarely gets hot enough to fry an egg, let alone melt steel. Heliogen aims to change that with its high-tech concentrated solar technique, and has raised more than a hundred million dollars to test its 1,000-degree solar furnace to a few game mines and refineries. We covered Heliogen when it first made its debut in 2019, and the details in that article still get at the core of the company’s tech. Computer vision techniques are used to carefully control...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Gross, Funding, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Asia Pacific, Rio Tinto, Solar, Bill Gross, GreenTech, MOU, Mena, ArcelorMittal, Gekko, Boron CA


Nuclear waste recycling is a critical avenue of energy innovation

Tristan Abbey Contributor Share on Twitter Tristan Abbey is President of Comarus Analytics LLC. He served as senior policy advisor at the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and as director for strategic planning at the National Security Council. No single question bedevils American energy and environmental policy more than nuclear waste. No, not even a changing climate, which may be a wicked problem but none...
Tags: Energy, Column, New York, California, Opinion, Washington, Oregon, Senate, Alabama, Tech, Georgia, United States, Wyoming, San Diego, National Security Council, Biden


What SOSV’s Climate Tech 100 tells founders about investors in the space

Benjamin Joffe Contributor Share on Twitter Benjamin Joffe is a partner at SOSV. More posts by this contributor 10 key lessons about tech mergers and acquisitions from Cisco’s John Chambers What every startup founder should know about exits Meghan Hind Contributor Share on Twitter Meghan Hind is an operations analyst...
Tags: Energy, Startups, Column, Funding, Tech, Cisco, Venture Capital, GreenTech, SOSV, John Chambers, Benjamin Joffe, Climate Tech, EC Column, EC Food Climate and Sustainability, Sosv Climate Tech 100, Meghan Hind


Terraformation gets $30M to fight climate change with rapid reforesting

Every startup is trying to fix something but Terraformation is tackling the only problem that must matter to all of us: Climate change. This is why it’s in such a big huge hurry. Its mission — as a ‘forest tech’ startup — is to accelerate tree planting by applying a startup-y operational philosophy of scalability to the pressing task of rapidly, sustainably reforesting denuded landscapes — bringing back native trees species to revive former wastelands and shrinking our carbon emissions in the pr...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, Elon Musk, Climate Change, Wikipedia, Tech, Department Of Defense, Paypal, Earth, Uganda, Reddit, Amazon Rainforest, Silicon Valley, Yishan Wong, Tanzania


Founders must show investors that sustainability is more than lip service

Todd Klein Contributor Share on Twitter Todd Klein is a partner at Revolution Growth, a VC fund that invests in growth-stage companies. During his 20-year career, Todd has been involved in financing and building over 150 venture and growth-stage companies in the media, consumer, technology, education and healthcare sectors. Ending years of debates over environmental sustainability, the United States officially declared a clima...
Tags: Startups, Column, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Sustainability, United States, New York Times, Venture Capital, Kenya, GreenTech, Business Ethics, Mediterranean, Investors, Todd, Joseph R Biden, Tala


A new climate calculator for livestock aims to help ranchers reduce emissions

When it comes to sustainable livestock production and agriculture, measurement is the first — and sometimes most elusive — step in the process of turning our food system from a carbon emitter into a carbon sink. So DSM, a science-based company that focuses on agriculture and other parts of our food systems, and Blonk, a data analytics for sustainability consultancy, developed Sustell , a combination software and practical service for ranchers to understand and improve the sustainability o...
Tags: TC, Tech, Customers, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Farmers, GreenTech, Climate Science, DSM, Blonk, Nickell, Sustell, David Nickell, Hans Blonk, Blonk Consultants, Blonk Sustainability Tools Yard Stick, Nickell DSM


One Concern raises $45M from SOMPO to scale its disaster resilience platform across Japan

Climate change is intensifying across the globe, and one of the most challenging cases is Japan. In addition to lying on a major fault, the archipelago is increasingly inundated from rising sea levels that make the country more prone to disasters. A decade ago, the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami dealt billions of dollars in damage, and the recovery from that tragedy remains a major international relations flashpoint. Technology to address disasters and resilience is a key area of venture capital ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Japan, Government, Funding, Tech, SEC, GreenTech, Disaster Recovery, Nea, Crunchbase, Tohoku, Sompo, Sompo Holdings, Hitoshi Akimoto


OroraTech’s space-based early wildfire warnings spark $7M investment

With wildfires becoming an ever more devastating annual phenomenon, it is in the whole planet’s interest to spot them and respond as early as possible — and the best vantage point for that is space. OroraTech is a German startup building a constellation of small satellites to power a global wildfire warning system, and will be using a freshly raised €5.8M (~$7M) A round to kick things off. Wildfires destroy tens of millions of acres of forest every year, causing immense harm to people and the pl...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Space, Science, Funding, Tech, Earth, Artificial Intelligence, Wildfires, Satellites, Satellite Imagery, Aerospace, GreenTech, TUM, Earth imaging, Recent Funding


EU and Bill Gates make joint push for $1BN to accelerate clean tech

The European Commission has announced a partnership with Bill Gates’ sustainable energy funding vehicle with the goal of unlocking new investments for clean tech and sustainable energy projects totalling up to $1BN (€820M) over five years (2022-2026). EU-based projects the partnership will focus on initially fall into four sectors which are being prioritized for their potential to deliver substantial reductions in regional emissions — namely: Green hydrogen; Sustainable aviation fuels; Direct a...
Tags: Europe, Tech, Eu, European Union, Bill Gates, Commission, European Commission, Sustainable Energy, EC, Energy Storage, Clean Tech, GreenTech, Carbon Capture, Ursula von der Leyen, Green Hydrogen, Horizon Europe


Tesla has installed 200,000 Powerwalls around the world so far

Tesla has installed its 200,000th Powerwall, the company’s home battery storage product, the company said in a tweet on Wednesday. Tesla’s CFO Zachary Kirkhorn told investors during a first-quarter earnings call in April that Tesla is continuing to work through a “multi-quarter backlog on Powerwall,” suggesting that the volume of installations will continue to soar in coming months. During that earnings call, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company will no longer sell its Solar Roof panel product w...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, Texas, Tech, Tesla, Energy Storage, GreenTech, Powerwall, Powerwalls, Zachary Kirkhorn


Aurora Solar aims to power the growing solar industry with a $250M round C

Aurora Solar had one of those pitches that seemed obvious in retrospect. Instead of going to a house and measuring its roof manually for a solar panel installation, why not use aerial scans and imagery of the whole region? That smart play earned them a $20M A round, a $50M B round, and now only six months later a massive $250M C as they aim to become the software platform on which the coming solar power expansion will be run. The idea is simple enough to explain, but difficult to pull off. There...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Texas, Funding, Tech, Renewable Energy, Tesla, Solar, Solar Power, GreenTech, Hopper, Aurora, Coatue, Adeyemo, Aurora Solar


Crypto and blockchain must accept they have a problem, then lead in sustainability

Monica Long Contributor Share on Twitter Monica Long is the GM of RippleX. As the price of bitcoin hits record highs and cryptocurrencies become increasingly mainstream, the industry’s expanding carbon footprint becomes harder to ignore. Just last week, Elon Musk announced that Tesla is suspending vehicle purchases using bitcoin due to the environmental impact of fossil fuels used in bitcoin mining. We applaud this decision, ...
Tags: TC, Column, Elon Musk, New York, Opinion, Tech, Renewable Energy, Tesla, Bitcoin, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, United Kingdom, Paris, Gm, Treasury, Crypto, Janet Yellen


Framework’s repairable laptop is up for preorder, starting at $999

Repairability has been a big sticking point for consumer electronics over the past several years. As devices have gotten thinner — and companies have pushed to maintain control over proprietary systems — many devices have become near impossible for an every-day person to repair. It’s an issue for a number of reasons — not the least of which is an inability to upgrade a system instead of scrapping it altogether. In a world where human impact on the environment is increasingly top of mind, forced ...
Tags: Hardware, Tech, Laptop, GreenTech, Fairphone, Intel Core, Framework, Framework Laptop


Sylvera grabs seed backing from Index to help close the accountability gap around carbon offsetting

UK-based startup Sylvera is using satellite, radar and lidar data-fuelled machine learning to bolster transparency around carbon offsetting projects in a bid to boost accountability and credibility — applying independent ratings to carbon offsetting projects. The ratings are based on proprietary data sets it’s developed in conjunction with scientists from research organisations including UCLA, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and University College London. It’s just grabbed $5.8M in seed fund...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Europe, UK, London, Tech, Renewable Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Machine Learning, Un, Citibank, GreenTech, Lidar, Ucla, Index Ventures, University College, Moody


Subaru’s first electric vehicle is called the Solterra and it’s due out in 2022

For Subaru diehards holding out for an electric vehicle, the wait is almost over. The Japanese automaker just announced new details about its first ever EV, which is set to hit the streets in 2022. Subaru will call its first EV the Solterra, a fitting name for a brand synonymous with outdoor adventures and you know, the sun and the Earth. Also fittingly, Subaru’s first full-fledged EV will be an SUV thats ships with the manufacturer’s well-regarded all-wheel drive capabilities. The Solterra is b...
Tags: TC, Cars, Tech, Electric Vehicles, Toyota, EVs, GreenTech, Subaru, Crossover, Solterra, U S Canada China Europe and Japan Toyota


The energy ecosystem should move to make the ‘energy internet’ a reality

Brian Ryan Contributor Share on Twitter Brian Ryan is vice president of Innovation at National Grid Partners, the innovation and investment arm of multinational energy company National Grid. As vice president of Innovation at National Grid Partners, I’m responsible for developing initiatives that not only benefit National Grid’s current business but also have the potential to become stand-alone businesses. So I obviously have ...
Tags: Energy, TC, Column, Internet Of Things, Texas, Microsoft, Opinion, Tech, Cisco, Energy industry, Denmark, Electricity, Norway, Deloitte, National Grid, Smart Grid


Exeger takes $38M to ramp up production of its flexible solar cells for self-powered gadgets

Sweden’s Exeger, which for over a decade has been developing flexible solar cell technology (called Powerfoyle) that it touts as efficient enough to power gadgets solely with light, has taken in another tranche of funding to expand its manufacturing capabilities by opening a second factory in the country. The $38 million raise is comprised of $20M in debt financing from Swedbank and Swedish Export Credit Corporation (SEK), with a loan amounting to $12M from Swedbank (partly underwritten by the S...
Tags: Energy, Fundings & Exits, Gadgets, Europe, Sweden, Softbank, Africa, Tech, European Union, Wireless Headphones, Solar Energy, GreenTech, Stockholm, Consumer Electronics, Stockholm Sweden, Fili


Volvo AB and Daimler Trucks team up in hydrogen fuel cell joint venture

Competitors Volvo AB and Daimler Trucks are teaming up to produce hydrogen fuel cells for long-haul trucks, which the companies say will lower development costs and boost production volumes. The joint venture, which is called cellcentric, aims to bring large-scale “gigafactory” production levels of hydrogen fuel cells to Europe by 2025. While the two companies are teaming up to produce the fuel cells via the cellcentric venture, all other aspects of truck production will remain separate. The loc...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, Tech, Tesla, European Union, Automotive, Volvo, GreenTech, Daimler, Bosch, Hydrogen Fuel Cell, Daimler Trucks, Volvo AB, Lars Stenqvist, Volvo CTO