Venture capital

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Antora raises $150 million to boost manufacturing

The thermal battery maker is on the verge of a handful of commercial-scale deployments using its heat-as-a-service model.

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Feb 22, 2024
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Camus Energy expands Series A to help utilities chart load growth

AI for grid planning just got another another lift from venture capital.

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Maeve Allsup
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Feb 13, 2024
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Amperesand bags over $12 million for solid-state transformer tech

The Singapore-based startup is developing the world’s first grid-connected SST.

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Feb 7, 2024
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Crux lands $18 million from a16z for tax credit market buildout

The tax credit market is a “fundamental puzzle piece” in renewable energy’s new capital stack.

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Jan 30, 2024
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AiDash’s $50 million raise underscores its vegetation management versatility

Investors say the startup is poised for immense profitability with its AI-backed tech.

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Jan 24, 2024
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With $335 million raise, ArcTern Ventures targets mobility, home electrification

The VC firm says there’s “no doubt on solar,” but anticipates an industry-wide focus on near-term bets.

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Jan 22, 2024
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For climate tech funders, physical projects still reign

2023 was a big year for the digital layer, but it couldn’t compete with the energy transition’s thirst for infrastructure growth, per new data.

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Jan 19, 2024
The Carbon Copy
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Climate venture investors riff on headwinds, hype, and wildcards of 2023

Despite a downturn in the climate tech sector, we may look back on 2023 as the “year of building” the green industrial economy.

Perovskite cells

Perovskite solar got a $6 million boost

As the sector picks up some speed, Tandem PV’s most recent round of funding will support the development of the company’s first manufacturing plant.

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Jan 16, 2024
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With climate venture capital down, industrial investments had a ‘breakout year’ in 2023

Sightline’s Kim Zou says megarounds for steel startups drove investment growth in industry, while alternative protein and vertical farming startups underperformed.

Catalyst podcast
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2023 climate tech venture investment trends

Despite a drop in total investment dollars, there are signs that climate tech investors are maturing

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Jan 11, 2024
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Cleantech’s weird year in the public markets

2023 was a year full of market contradictions for climate technology.

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Dec 21, 2023
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Investors see light ahead for the LDES market

2023 wasn’t an inflection point for the technology, but investors have near-term optimism, thanks in part to the low low price of solar.

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Maeve Allsup
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Dec 18, 2023
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Fourth Power lands $19 million for prototype facility

The Cambridge-based startup is betting thermophotovoltaic storage can support a transitioning grid.

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Dec 12, 2023
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Cleantech’s very weird year in the public markets

Startups were particularly hard hit by a slow rollout of federal guidelines.

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Dec 11, 2023