Bezos Earth Fund invests $34m to help deliver healthy, climate-friendly food and improve corporate climate accountability
The Bezos Earth Fund announced $34.5 million in grants as part of its $10 billion commitment to fight climate change.
[Column] Shabir Ahmed: Practical approach, clear business case needed for sustainability success
A growing wealth of evidence shows that sustainability has become a mainstream business and societal issue. Leading companies are embracing sustainability not only to reduce harmful practices but also to accelerate business transformation.
Renewable energy startup PAM Africa launches first ever net zero villages in Nigeria
PAM Africa, a Nigerian renewable energy startup has launched Net-Zero Villages (NZVs) consisting of a community that is designed with a whole system thinking approach to offset more greenhouse gases (GHG) than it produces.
Climate finance trading platform Senken raises $7.5m to streamline and expand carbon markets offerings
Senken, the climate finance trading platform of on-chain carbon credits, announced it has raised $7.5 million in new funding, the most significant capital raise in its industry, led by Obvious Ventures.
The Carbon Blockchain expands footprint in Africa with acquisition of Minerva Green
The Carbon Blockchain (TCB), a carbon finance and technology services company that produces high-integrity carbon credits has announced the acquisition of Minerva Green.
Italian biodiversity startup 3Bee raises €5m to scale the protection of pollinators in Europe
Italian-based scale-up 3Bee (a world with bees), which operates both in the B2C and B2B protection of ecosystems and pollinators area has raised €5 million series A funding round.
SE Ventures announces €500m Fund II to accelerate climate and industrial tech startups
SE Ventures announced a €500 million Fund II establishing the firm as one of the largest VCs focusing on climate and industrial technology.
Climate tech VC firm Satgana announces first closing of its fund with €30m target size
Climate tech venture capital firm Satgana announced the first closing of a target €30 million VC fund to back the next generation of purpose-driven entrepreneurs building the Future of Earth.
UK-based climate tech startup Levidian secures £12m investment from Baker Hughes to scale growth
US energy technology giant Baker Hughes has backed Levidian’s world-first decarbonisation technologies with a £12m investment at a £130m valuation, opening up global collaboration opportunities.
National Grid Partners invests $20m in startups to transform the grid
National Grid Partners (NGP) announced investments of $20 million across three startups to transform the way utilities and other enterprises manage vast physical infrastructure.
London-based private equity platform Lightrock closes inaugural Climate Impact Fund at €860m
Lightrock, a global private equity platform that backs purpose-driven entrepreneurs tackling the world’s biggest challenges, has closed its inaugural Lightrock Climate Impact Fund (“LCIF” or “the Fund”) with commitments of €860 million.
Dutch-based Hyperion Lab’s third cohort startups set to improve the world with sustainable AI
Hyperion Lab kicked off its third cohort of the Amsterdam AI innovation program and eight new startups (seven of which are Dutch) want to improve the world with AI.
Żabka Group, Kozminski Business Hub launch second edition of acceleration programme for Polish environmental startups
Żabka Group in collaboration with Kozminski Business Hub, a Kozminski University organisation which seeks and supports startups, is launching the second edition of the acceleration programme.
German tech startup NeoCarbon raises €1.25 million to reverse climate change
NeoCarbon, a Berlin-based tech startup which retrofits cooling towers to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, announced it has raised €1.25 million in a Pre-Seed round co-led by PropTech1 and Speedinvest,
Sustainable and AI concrete startup AICrete raises $4m seed funding to accelerate growth
AICrete, the recipe-as-a-service platform optimizing local materials for cleaner and more cost-efficient concrete, announced it has raised $4 million in a seed funding led by CLEAR Ventures.
Stockholm-based R-evolution launches venture capital arm to boost greentech startups
Hexagon AB, a global pioneer in digital reality solutions combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies, announced a new venture capital arm of R-evolution, the sustainable innovation and green-tech investment subsidiary of Hexagon.
Idealist Capital announces first close of its Climate Impact Fund to accelerate energy transition
Idealist Capital, a North American fund with a primary focus on the Canadian market, announced the first closing of the Idealist Climate Impact Fund LP (the Fund) with capital commitments totalling C$250 million.
Tallinn-based climate tech startup Arbonics raises €1.8m pre-seed funding to fight climate change in Europe
Arbonics, a new climate tech startup, is launching its unique data- and science-driven tool to make calculating the potential carbon income of land and forests quicker and easier for landowners in Europe.
Smart energy startup Flair raises $7.6m Series A funding to expand climate tech for home and grid
Flair, creators of smart vents, thermostats and easy-to-use software for room-level temperature control, announced the closing of a $7.6 million Series A funding round.
D3 launches first cohort of startups to accelerate scaling of carbon dioxide removal solutions
Global climate technology accelerator Third Derivative (D3), has launched a focused cohort of five promising startups working on durable carbon dioxide removal (CDR) solutions.
Carbon Business Council launches to create a seat at the policy table for carbon management startups
The Carbon Business Council (CO2BC) has launched, to advocate for early-stage companies focused on removing, utilizing, and managing carbon dioxide.
Carbon to Value Initiative announces year two startup cohort for carbontech accelerator program
The Carbon to Value Initiative (C2V Initiative), has selected eight startups for the second year of its carbontech accelerator program in partnership with Fluor Corporation, the initiative's Year Two Cohort Champion.
Cleantech startup Greener Process Systems develops modular system to capture maritime and industrial emissions
Greener Process Systems filed a series of patents that demonstrate their focus will expand to general industrial applications as well as further developments in CO2 capture, storage and re-utilization.
Climentum Capital raises €150m to invest in European early-stage tech startups attacking CO2 emissions
Climentum Capital announced it has raised €150 million for investments into European early-stage tech companies attacking CO2 emissions.
Greentech startup Green Badger receives $1.125m seed funding to manage sustainable construction
Green Badger, the SaaS developer for managing sustainable construction, announced it has received seed funding of $1.125 million in a financing round led by venture capital firm Shadow Ventures.
Green tech startup Ecolibrium launches in the UK with $5m pre-Series A funding round
Advisory and climate tech-led sustainability solution Ecolibrium, has opened a new London HQ after raising $5m in a pre-Series A funding round, to support growing demand from commercial and industrial UK real estate owners.
Decarbon8 investment opportunity open for agritech innovation and decarbonization startups
The Decarbon8 Fund, an impact investment vehicle established by the E8 climate tech investing community and platform, announced a new Request for Proposal (RFP) for companies advancing regenerative agriculture solutions.
Temasek launches investment platform GenZero to accelerate decarbonisation globally
Temasek announced the launch of GenZero, a wholly-owned investment platform company dedicated to accelerating decarbonisation globally.
Vancouver cleantech startup VoltSafe introduces electrical technology to reduce the effects of inflation
Vancouver cleantech startup VoltSafe has introduced a new electrical technology to reduce inflation effects in marine, automotive and housing industries.
Climate tech startup Station A launches Clean Energy Grades to instantly generate financial and carbon savings
Station A, the U.S. clean energy marketplace, announced it launched Clean Energy Grades, a new product that instantly tells you the financial return of switching to clean energy.
Climate tech startup Cambium Carbon raises $3m seed funding to reinvent the wood supply chain, reduce carbon emissions
Cambium Carbon PBC announced a $3.2 million seed round investment led by MaC Venture Capital, supported by Soma Capital, Joe Tsai, Revolution's Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Blue Ivy Ventures and others.
[Kenya] Applications for 5th cohort of Standard Chartered Bank's Women in Tech program open
The Standard Chartered Bank has opened applications for the 5th cohort of its Women in Tech incubator program.
TDK Ventures invests in climatetech startup Divirod to advance prediction of water-related catastrophes
TDK Corporation announced that subsidiary TDK Ventures, invested in Boulder, CO-based climate-tech startup Divirod. Their sensor solution enables high-accuracy risk assessment of water levels.
TDK Ventures invests in green hydrogen-electrolysis startup Verdagy
TDK Corporation announced that subsidiary TDK Ventures, Inc. has invested in green hydrogen company Verdagy to enhance the development and rapid commercialization of their scalable, low-cost approach to hydrogen electrolysis.
FirstEnergy invests $2.5m venture capital fund in Energy Impact Partners' to advance sustainable energy future
To help advance a sustainable energy future, FirstEnergy Corp. announced a $2.5 million investment in global venture capital firm Energy Impact Partners' (EIP) Frontier Fund.
Australian climate tech startup UPowr launches Helios to help companies decarbonise customer base, increase LTV
Australian climate tech company UPowr, launched its flagship climate software solution Helios in beta mode to select partners.
Climatetech startup Greentown Labs appoints Kevin Taylor as new CFO
Greentown Labs, the largest climatetech startup incubator in North America, announced Kevin Taylor as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Israel tech startups raised $25.4 billion in 2021, report
The unprecedented figure represents a 136% increase over last year, which concluded with a full-year total of $10.8 billion raised.
Canadian electric vehicle startup eLeapPower raises $21m funding to accelerate initial production and global growth
eLeapPower, a technology innovator revolutionizing electric vehicles inside and outside, with its Smart Inverter System, announced it raised $21 million CAD in Series A funding.
French high-tech startup PlanetWatch selects city of Miami to deploy air quality monitoring network
PlanetWatch, the world's first decentralized indoor and outdoor air quality monitoring network built on the Algorand blockchain, has selected the city of Miami to deploy a network of its sensors citywide.
Helion raises $500 million, targets 2024 for demonstrating net electricity from Fusion
Helion, a clean energy company committed to creating a new era of plentiful, zero-carbon electricity from fusion, has announced the close of its Series E raise of $500 million.
Chinese startup MioTech raises additional financing to develop sustainability innovations that support net-zero global economy
MioTech announced it has secured investments to further its commitment to develop sustainability innovations that support a net-zero global economy.
Alberta tech startups to plug into global innovation system through new business accelerator
Alberta tech entrepreneurs and startups will soon have access to an accelerator with worldwide reach that will help them grow their businesses.
Innovative entrepreneurs driving African renaissance
Innovative solutions by African entrepreneurs continue to make local impact while having a global appeal.
BIND 4.0 opens sixth call for innovative tech startups around the world
The Open Innovation & Acceleration Program, BIND 4.0, has just launched its sixth edition open call to search for the most innovative technology startups around the world.
Agritech startup GrowFlux selected to join Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator program
The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator, a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation, has selected GrowFlux and four other startups to participate in the program's ninth cohort.
Techstars joins Cleantech.org $100,000 GS Beyond Energy Innovation Challenge
Cleantech.org and Techstars announced that Techstars is joining the Cleantech.org GS Beyond Energy Innovation Challenge as an Accelerator Partner.
Venture builder Satgana launches first portfolio startup in Kenya, Mazi Mobility
After its launch in September last year, venture builder Satgana has announced its first portfolio startup from Nairobi, Kenya, Mazi Mobility, to address the issues faced by the public transport industry in the Global South by electrifying the motorcycle industry.
Travel blockchain startup travelBloc.ai files CO2 & flight safety patents
Silicon Valley travel blockchain startup travelBloc.ai reinventing travel solutions for today's tech savvy traveler, leveraging AI & Blockchain based innovation that will disrupt status quo and improve the traveler experience.
Deathcare startup Parting Stone closes $1.3m in funding round to accelerate growth
Parting Stone, the deathcare startup solving the uncomfortable experience of dealing with cremated remains, announced the close of a $1.3 million seed-plus capital raise.
Bechtel partners with climatetech startup incubator Greentown Labs to drive energy transition in Houston
Bechtel announced partnership with Greentown Labs in Houston, the city's first-ever climatetech startup incubator, to drive energy transition in Houston.
Climatetech startup Persefoni raises $9.7m in Series A funding round
Persefoni, an intelligent carbon accounting and management platform for enterprises and investors, announced it has raised $9.7 million in its Series A financing round. Rice Investment Group led the round, with participation from NGP ETP and Sallyport Investments.
Finnish biotech startup Carbo Culture sets to remove 1billion tons of carbon from atmosphere by 2030
Carbo Culture, a biotech startup commercialising large-scale carbon removal, has a north star vision to remove 1 billion tons (1Gt) of carbon from the atmosphere by 2030.
Telecel Group launches applications for Africa startups accelerator programme
The Program helps startups achieve 18-24 months of growth in just three months. Now, the next generation of early-stage African tech startups disrupting a wide range of industry sectors are being sought.
Energy Transition Ventures launches first venture capital fund in Texas dedicated to energy transition
Energy Transition Ventures (ETV) has launched as the first venture fund in Texas exclusively dedicated to investing in energy transition technologies.
LineVision startup secures $12.5m in Series B financing to scale grid enhancing technology
LineVision, the provider of non-contact overhead power line sensor solutions to monitor, optimize, and protect critical energy delivery infrastructure, announced the closing of its Series B financing round, raising $12.5 million to accelerate growth.
EUNIKE Ventures partners with Foresight to accelerate growth of cleantech ventures in Canada
Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre (Foresight) and Eunike Ventures (Eunike) announced a collaborative partnership to further accelerate the growth of Canadian companies with promising cleantech solutions for the energy industry.
Taiwanese startup VitalSigns debuts at CES 2021 with air quality monitoring IoT device
Following its previous successes in bio-signal monitors and connective health, VitalSigns Technology shifted gears and entered the IoT industry with its outstanding biosensor and physiological monitoring development capabilities.
Canadian energy innovator e-Zinc raises $2.3m to accelerate commercialization of its breakthrough energy storage technology
e-Zinc, a Toronto-based energy storage innovator, announced it has raised $2.3 million in a closed round led by BDC Capital's Cleantech Practice.
SEED SPOT wins $300k EDA grant in partnership with Canyon Angels
SEED SPOT and Canyon Angels will train 180 angels to grow the robust investing community in Arizona and create more access to early-stage funding for entrepreneurs with a focus on EdTech, MedTech, and CleanTech.
Chinese autonomous truck startup Inceptio Technology raises $120m to accelerate volume production
Inceptio Technology, an autonomous truck company, announced a $120 million funding led by Contemporary Amperex Technology, developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries.
Cleantech startup Skeleton Technologies joins European Clean Hydrogen Alliance
Estonian cleantech startup Skeleton Technologies has joined the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, an initiative of European stakeholders who want to engage and contribute to the deployment of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen.
Estonian cleantech startup Skeleton Technologies raises €41.3m from European entrepreneurs
Skeleton Technologies, global cleantech 100 company and largest European manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage, has completed a €41.3 million financing round.
SeaAhead, New England Aquarium announce BlueSwell incubator's first cohort of selected startups
SeaAhead, Inc. and the New England Aquarium have selected the first cohort of six startups for the BlueSwell Incubator Program, New England's first dedicated, early-stage bluetech incubator.
Dutch tech startup Avy completes successful test flight with first solar fixed-wing drone
Dutch solar drone manufacturer Avy announced a successful test flight of its first solar fixed-wing drone, equipped with custom solar foil developed by Wattlab to reflect and absorb more sunlight.
Plug and Play partners with Evergy to foster new relationships, innovation in Topeka
Global innovation platform Plug and Play announced that Evergy will be a founding partner for its Topeka location, which is centered around animal health and agriculture technology
Norwegian Katapult Ocean invests in cleantech startup ecoSPEARS for access to clean water, food, and air
Norwegian Group Katapult Ocean has invested in ecoSPEARS, a cleantech startup that uses patented NASA environmental technologies to clean toxins from sediments, soil and groundwater, to enhance access to clean water, clean food, and clean air.