At the VCIR Fall conference in Park City, I met with the team behind WAVE, a technology which is powering the state’s first wireless electric bus.
5 of the 7 fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy are fueled by technology startups.
Venture firm The Westly Group closes its latest fund of $160 million to invest in up-and-coming clean tech startups.
Clean tech accelerator program Greenstart loses the three-month mentorship model to become a venture firm with a built-in design studio.
After five years of research and development, View reveals its smart windows that automatically adapt to outside conditions.
Green tech company solar city files a $200 million initial public offering.
It’s not completely uncommon in these modern and advanced times to find Thomas Friedman the-world-is-flat-style disaggregated work that is sent to various locations all over the globe to be completed, re-assembled, and sold to a customer.
But you don’t expect to find it in the construction industry.
ZenRobotics has raised $17M for its recycling robot
Chip startups are a rarity, but Greenvity Communications, believes it has found a defensible niche in tiny energy efficient radios.
Now that we have survived the bad luck of Friday the 13th, the fireworks and wine-saturated festivities of Bastille Day, and the ides of July, it is time to dive back into the world of venture capital. There was quite a bit of funding news today, although most of it was rather dry. If you need a little something to sweeten these deals, open a bottle of Bordeaux and remember the French motto that wine makes everything better. Or was it Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity?
The Cleantech Open, a competition that helps launch new green tech companies, held its launch event Friday night at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. The event brought together nine clean tech companies to exhibit their products or clean tech services.
If you’ve ever wanted a Kindle that you never have to plug in, SolarFocus has the accessory for you with its solar-powered Kindle case.
Clean technology investments top $1 billion, according to the latest MoneyTree report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association.
Tony Fadell, the man who brought the idea of a portable audio player to Apple, has now cut all of his ties with the company, according the New York Times. He initially stepped down from his role as senior VP of Apple’s iPod division in November 2008 for “personal reasons”, but remained close to the company as a special advisor to Steve Jobs.
In the glamorous world of mobile technology, battery charging is a bit of a Cinderella. This is in spite of the fact that power is a major issue for most users of mobile technology, especially as phones get more sophisticated and power-hungry. Mobile carriers are also effected, since users conserve the battery by using the phone less. At the Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona this week, two startups showed off products that address the dead battery problem.
Amid continued evidence global warming is speeding up, Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed new regulations requiring a 10 percent reduction in the carbon content of all passenger vehicle fuels sold in California by 2020.