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Temasek and BlackRock form Decarbonization Partners with $600 million to create a zero-emission economy –

The $9 trillion financial management firm Blackrock is collaborating with the $313 billion Singapore investment firm Temasek to back companies developing technologies and services to help create a zero emission economy by 2050. The two mega-investment firms will invest an initial $600 million to launch Decarbonization Partners, and look to raise money from investors committing […] → Read More

EcoCart raises $3 million for a Honey-like browser extension to offset shoppers’ carbon emissions –

EcoCart, a company pitching consumers on ways to offset their carbon emissions for free at select merchants (with a browser extension!) has raised $3 million in financing from Base10 Partners. Brands pay the company a commission to drive traffic to their websites under a standard affiliate marketing model and EcoCart uses a portion of the […] → Read More

Building the right team for a billion-dollar startup –

Bain Capital Ventures managing director Sarah Smith talks about how to ensure the critical early hires are the right ones to grow a business. → Read More

Immersion cooling to offset data centers’ massive power demands gains a big booster in Microsoft –

LiquidStack does it. So does Submer. They’re both dropping servers carrying sensitive data into goop in an effort to save the planet. Now they’re joined by one of the biggest tech companies in the world in their efforts to improve the energy efficiency of data centers, because Microsoft is getting into the liquid-immersion […] → Read More

Claiming a landmark in fusion energy, TAE Technologies sees commercialization by 2030 –

In a small industrial park located nearly halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, one company is claiming to have hit a milestone in the development of a new technology for generating power from nuclear fusion. The twenty year old fusion energy technology developer TAE Technologies said its reactors could be operating at commercial scale […] → Read More

Andium is watching oil fields for emissions and just got money from the biggest oil companies to do it –

Andium, a company focused on remote field monitoring of assets including oil and gas wells has just raised some not-insignificant cash in an investment round led by OGCI Climate Investments, a firm formed by the largest oil companies in the world. Launched in 2014 to “support” the targets laid out in the Paris Agreement to […] → Read More

Stanford and Duke join certification program to boost diversity education with investors and the c-suite –

A partnership between the University of North Carolina’s Kenan Flagler Entrepreneurship Center, the Opportunity Hub, and 100 Black Angels and Allies Fund, set up to improve representation and support of diverse founders in the tech industry, is getting more heavy-hitting partners from Duke and Stanford. As part of the partnership, faculty affiliated with Stanford and […] → Read More

Shell invests in LanzaJet to speed up deliveries of its synthetic aviation fuel –

The energy giant Shell has joined a slew of strategic investors including All Nippon Airways, Suncor Energy, Mitsui, and British Airways in funding LanzaJet, the company commercializing a process to convert alcohol into jet fuel. A spin-off from LanzaTech, one of the last surviving climate tech startups from the first cleantech boom that’s still privately […] → Read More

Backflip offers an easier way to turn used electronics into cold, hard cash –

Mike Barile spent two years and racked up nearly $20,000 in credit card debt to bring his first startup, Backflip, to life. The former management consultant had spent years toiling in the startup grind, first at Uber, then, after taking a coding academy bootcamp through AppAcademy (where Barile met his co-founder, Adam Foosaner), at Google […] → Read More

Startups have about $1 trillion worth of reasons to love the Biden infrastructure plan –

The sweeping infrastructure package put forward today by President Joe Biden comes with a price tag of roughly $2 trillion (and hefty tax hikes) but gives startups and the broader tech industry about $1 trillion worth of reasons to support it. Tech companies have spent the past decade or more developing innovations that can be […] → Read More

NBA Top Shot maker Dapper Labs is now worth $2.6 billion thanks to half of Hollywood, the NBA, and Michael Jordan –

From the early success of Crypto Kitties to the explosive growth of NBA Top Shot, Dapper Labs has been at the forefront of the cryptocurrency collectible craze known as NFTs. Now the company is reaping the benefits of its trailblazing status with a new $305 million financing led by some of the biggest names in […] → Read More

Atlanta’s early stage investment renaissance continues with Overline’s $27 million fund close –

Michael Cohn became a celebrity in the Atlanta startup ecosystem when the company he co-founded was sold to Accenture in a deal valued somewhere between $350 million and $400 million nearly six years ago. That same year, Sean O’Brien also made waves in the community when he helped shepherd the sale of the collaboration software […] → Read More

Ecovative sees a fungal future for fashion, food, and foam packaging and has a fresh $60M to make it –

Eben Bayer has spent the better part of fourteen years proving out the power of the humble mushroom as the world’s truly functional food. As the chief executive and founder of Ecovative Design, Bayer has made replacements for foam packaging, lamps and furniture, leather materials, and even meats like bacon from mighty mushroom mycelia. Now […] → Read More

LIVEKINDLY screams its way to the top of new plant brands with the close of a $335 million round –

LIVEKINDLY Collective, the shouty parent company behind a family of plant-based food brands, has snagged cash from the global impact investing arm of $103 billion dollar investment firm TPG to close its latest round of funding at $335 million. The company’s fundraising shows that investors still have high hopes for plant-based food brands and that […] → Read More

A Supreme Court ruling affirming Canada’s carbon tax opens the door for a startup explosion –

Last week the Canadian Supreme Court ruled that the national government’s plan to tax carbon emissions was legal in a decision that could have significant implications for the nation’s climate-focused startup companies. The ruling put an end to roughly two years of legal challenges and could set the stage for a boom in funding and […] → Read More

To improve accountability, Norrsken VC ties partner compensation to its portfolio’s sustainable successes –

With the close of its latest investment fund, Norrsken VC is is taking an unprecedented step in tying the compensation of its partners to the positive changes the firm’s portfolio companies have on the world — and not just their financial returns. The firm, which released its impact assessment for 2020 last week, has invested […] → Read More

With an ARR topping $250 million, LA’s vertical SAAS superstar ServiceTitan is now worth $8.3 billion –

Who knew building a vertical software as a service toolkit focused on home heating and cooling could be worth $8.3 billion? That’s how much Los Angeles-based ServiceTitan, a startup founded just eight years ago is worth now, thanks to some massive tailwinds around homebuilding and energy efficiency that are serving to boost the company’s bottom […] → Read More

Bluu Biosciences raises cash to become Europe’s first purveyor of lab grown salmon, trout, and carp –

A startup from Europe is joining the race to become the first big provider of lab grown fish. Bluu Biosciences has raised €7 million in a round of financing from investors including Manta Ray Ventures, Norrsken VC, Be8, CPT Capital and Lever VC to compete with a host of startups like BluNalu, Wild Type, and […] → Read More

Big banks rush to back Greenwood, Killer Mike’s Atlanta-based digital bank for underrepresented customers –

Before even taking its first deposit, Greenwood, the digital banking service targeting Black and Latino individuals and business owners, has raised $40 million — only a few months after its launch. Coming in to finance the new challenger bank are six of the seven largest U.S. Banks and the payment technology developers Mastercard and Visa. That’s […] → Read More

Spinning out from the cryptocurrency hardware developer Bitfury, LiquidStack pitches a data center cooling tech –

Data centers and bitcoin mining operations are becoming huge energy hogs and the explosive growth of both risks undoing a lot of the progress that’s been made to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. It’s one of the major criticisms of cryptocurrency operations and something that many in the industry are trying to address. Enter LiquidStack, […] → Read More