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A “shakeout” is coming for the climate tech market

As Clean Energy Ventures closes its second fund, managing partner Daniel Goldman reflects on the evolution of climate tech venture capital.

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Geothermal startups are suddenly raising a lot of money

At least six companies — including the latest, XGS Energy — looking to revitalize geothermal have closed financing rounds in the past six months.

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How liquid-metal battery maker Ambri ended up on the auction block

First, the battery maker’s Series F failed. Then, Reliance backed out of bridge financing, leaving bankruptcy as Ambri’s only option.

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BlackRock, Temasek close inaugural decarbonization fund at $1.4 billion

The Decarbonization Partners close comes as BlackRock and other investors walk back climate ambitions — and focus on funding energy transition startups.

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New funding in hand, Arcadia plans expansion of utility data platform

CEO Bhatraju said the $50 million will help the company adapt to enterprise customers’ demand for new data solutions.

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Captura taps utility, aviation partners for direct ocean capture

The startup added National Grid Partners and Japan Airlines to close out a $45 million Series A.

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Climate VCs weigh the impact of Biden's green bank fund

$20 billion in federal funding is set to de-risk cleantech investment and stimulate private dollars.

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Startup Dryad Networks raises $6.1 million for ultra-early wildfire detection

The company uses AI-fueled sensors to sniff out fires, unlike its many peers in the growing market that rely on visual indicators.

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The energy transition’s digital layer still has holes

Allison Myers, co-founder of Buoyant Ventures, said there’s a missing link when it comes to contextual, decision-enabling data for utilities.

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Geothermal startup Quaise nabs $21 million for pilot prep

The company hopes to make geothermal “geography agnostic” by using high-power microwaves to vaporize rocks.

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Ocient raises $50 million for more energy efficient data processing

The company’s expanded round will help it move into the utility segment, said investor Buoyant Ventures.

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Duke Energy backs AiDash as the startup moves into asset inspection

The investment underscores growing utility interest in AI, and the startup's broad geographic ambitions.

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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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AI
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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Grid edge
Amperesand bags over $12 million for solid-state transformer tech

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