The startup disrupting Unilever

GreenBiz

Algramo was one of more than 60 startups delivering finalist pitches for the latest series of challenges issued as part of MIT Solve. Circular Economy Cleantech

Startup tackles decarbonizing industrial heat processes

GreenBiz

Startup tackles decarbonizing industrial heat processes. Because of this, Skyven frequently partners with other startups and technology manufacturers. Myisha Majumder. Wed, 09/16/2020 - 01:30.

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7 Things to Consider with an Eco-Friendly Startup

U.S. Green Technology

The post 7 Things to Consider with an Eco-Friendly Startup appeared first on U.S. Featured Posts Featured Stories Green StartUps, Green Companies7 Tips For Creating an Eco-Friendly Business With a new business, sustainable and eco-friendly has become more than buzzwords, they’re now the bedrock that business should be building themselves on. Because let’s face it, in the current climate of minimalism, zero waste and sustainable supply chains, do you want to be the guy with a.

Meet Our Newest Startup Members

Greentown Labs

Nearly 30 startups joined our community in the final quarter of 2020, working on innovations as diverse as zinc-ion batteries, long-range weather forecasts, wave energy conversion, and replacements for petrochemical plastics.

A Vibrant Cleantech Startup Ecosystem Takes Root in India

GreenTechMedia

It’s easy to see what’s motivating India’s emerging ecosystem of sustainable technology startups with a glance out the window from the office of Sangam Ventures in Gurugram, just outside of Delhi. Demand for flexible, clean power spurs startup activity.

9 Canadian startups tackling the climate crisis

GreenBiz

With political short-termism aplenty, Canada’s climate leaders are private companies. Canada Climate Tech Climate Tech

Food waste startup backed by Oprah Winfrey snags $250 million

GreenBiz

Food waste startup backed by Oprah Winfrey snags $250 million. While overall startup funding is down this quarter because of the economic disruption brought on by COVID-19, entrepreneurs focused on solving climate-related problems have been bucking the trend. The startup's product is literally a peel — made from fruit and vegetable matter — that can be used to coat everything from limes to avocados to mandarin oranges to apples.

How tree-planting startup Propagate Ventures monetizes land conservation

GreenBiz

How tree-planting startup Propagate Ventures monetizes land conservation. In May, I spoke with another intriguing agroforestry startup, Propagate Ventures , part of the fall 2018 cohort at Elemental Excelerator. Heather Clancy. Thu, 07/09/2020 - 01:30.

Digitization of smallholder farming draws investors to Indian agtech startups

Impact Alpha

The post Digitization of smallholder farming draws investors to Indian agtech startups appeared first on Impact Alpha. ImpactAlpha, January 25 – Among the world’s largest producers of food, India stands out for its 130 million independent smallholder farmers who till, on.

Post-pivot, African tech startups are peddling pandemic resilience

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, November 4 – As Africa’s economies restart from COVID lockdowns, the businesses on the fastest path to recovery are tech startups helping improve the resilience of the continent’s small business sector.

Can fintech startups combat climate change?

Impact Alpha

The post Can fintech startups combat climate change? ImpactAlpha, Dec. 8 – Financial technology has transformed how we pay for things, invest, raise money, and assess risk. A new focus: making. appeared first on Impact Alpha.

5 startups unlocking the mobility revolution

GreenBiz

From data to electrification, these entpreneurs are surmounting barriers to reaching an equitable, sustainable mobility future and empowering first movers to act. Innovation Technology Transportation & Mobility

Affordable housing startup PadSplit closes $10 million

Impact Alpha

The post Affordable housing startup PadSplit closes $10 million appeared first on ImpactAlpha. ImpactAlpha, August 24 – Atlanta-based PadSplit manages single-family homes, renting out individual rooms to make housing affordable for low-income families.

A seemingly insatiable appetite for food startups

GreenBiz

After years of nibbling at the market, venture funds are investing in an increasingly diverse menu of entrepreneurs, ranging from food waste crusaders to alternative protein providers. Food & Agriculture Plant-Protein Food Waste

A Defunct Energy Hardware Startup Is Reborn as Software-Centric Axiom Cloud

GreenTechMedia

Clean-energy entrepreneurs sometimes bemoan Silicon Valley's preference for funding software startups instead of the tough tech needed to tackle problems like climate change and crumbling infrastructure.

Angel network of Halcyon incubator backs edtech and solar startups

Impact Alpha

metro area to invest in impact startups. The network’s first two investments are a $400,000 commitment to MajorClarity, an edtech startup focused on remote learning, and $230,000 for community solar startup Solstice. area startups. ImpactAlpha, September 1 – D.C.-based

Our Startups’ Biggest Accomplishments This Year

Greentown Labs

The post Our Startups’ Biggest Accomplishments This Year appeared first on Greentown Labs. In a year with unprecedented headwinds, we saw our members pivot to meet urgent needs, raise impressive rounds to advance their climatetech solutions, and collaborate with the ecosystem and each other.

Startup Phood tackles food waste at the top of the food chain

GreenBiz

Startup Phood tackles food waste at the top of the food chain. Jesse Klein. Thu, 10/29/2020 - 01:00. Picture your local salad bar either at your school, grocery store or office. There are many options between the greens, toppings and dressings. At the end of each day, it’s the job of a kitchen worker to perform a "shrink analysis" on each ingredient — manually identifying, weighing and recording the leftover volume of each item.

The perfect pair? Custom-fit jeans startup challenges fast fashion mindset

GreenBiz

Custom-fit jeans startup challenges fast fashion mindset. One company working to do things differently is San Francisco-based startup unspun. The perfect pair? Lauren Phipps. Mon, 08/03/2020 - 02:12.

Malaysian reverse vending machine startup eyes scale to tackle plastic crisis

Eco-Business

Though Covid has slowed their progress, the founders of reverse vending machine startup Klean say their model of generating revenue and raising environmental awareness from the circular economy of plastic is primed to take off

The startup helping Smithfield turn manure into a circular resource

GreenBiz

Anuvia Plant Nutrients aims to improve farm yields while reducing the emissions associated with fertilizer. Food & Agriculture Regenerative Agriculture factory farming

This LA startup turns spoiled milk into biodegradable T-shirts

Inhabitat - Innovation

Did you know that 128 million tons of milk are wasted every year

Chelsea Clinton’s VC fund backs edtech startup Fiveable

Impact Alpha

Her firm, Metrodora Ventures, made its first investment in online learning startup Fiveable, which is working to “democratize” access to advanced. The post Chelsea Clinton’s VC fund backs edtech startup Fiveable appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Greentown Labs and Vineyard Wind Announce Offshore Wind Challenge Startup Participants

Greentown Labs

Startups will participate in accelerator program to develop data monitoring technologies focused on protecting marine mammals. The startups will focus on innovations in marine mammal monitoring through data collection, real-time transmission, and analysis.

Startup Ximalia Aims to Simplify Sustainable Travel and Reshape Tourism

Green Living Guy

The post Startup Ximalia Aims to Simplify Sustainable Travel and Reshape Tourism appeared first on Green Living Guy. Prior to the covid-19 pandemic, the tourism industry was booming.

Solar plane explorer's next mission: climate tech startups

GreenBiz

What's harder, flying an around-the-world solar plane or finding a thousand profitable cleantech companies? Bertrand Piccard Cleantech Solar Impulse

Cleantech San Diego to Host Three-Part Energy Startup Showcase Series in November

CleanTech San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CA, October 21, 2020 – This November, the energy innovations of 17 regional cleantech entrepreneurs will be featured during a three-part Cleantech San Diego series showcasing startups in the Southern California Energy Innovation Network (SCEIN). Press Releases Startup

Indian agrifood tech startups raise rounds to get ready for 2021

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 4 – Three early-stage Indian startups covering the spectrum of emerging agrifood technologies closed out funding rounds ahead of 2021. Gramophone, The post Indian agrifood tech startups raise rounds to get ready for 2021 appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Former Volvo Trucks exec launches electric truck startup

Charged

Patrick Collignon, former COO for Volvo Trucks North and South America, has launched a startup called Trova Commercial Vehicles.

5 Startups Working to End Utility-Caused Wildfires

GreenTechMedia

” Here’s a look at five startups California is looking to for solutions to utility-caused wildfires.

Whatever Happened to the VC-Backed Startup Class of 2010?

GreenTechMedia

Early that year, GTM published a list of 50 venture capital-funded cleantech startups, in areas ranging from solar to water technology, “that have at least a fighting chance of succeeding.” Remember 2010?

Electric truck startup Xos raises $20 million in new funding

Charged

Commercial EV startup Xos Trucks , formerly known as Thor Trucks , has raised $20 million in new funding from a group of investors including Proeza Ventures and BUILD Capital Group.

Three Investors Offer Fundraising Tips for Early-stage Startups

Greentown Labs

What should startups who are seeking investments consider during this time? He said startups should know, however, that investors are focused on helping their current portfolios. Mirabile noted that “the power of a warm introduction has never been greater” than it is now—if a startup manages to get a mutual contact to introduce them, it shows Mirabile that they have many of the people skills it would take to navigate relationships with customers, he explained.

Social Distancing Is Rewriting the Cleantech Startup Survival Guide

GreenTechMedia

According to a New York Times analysis , 6,000 people at 50 startups have lost their jobs since the middle of March. Startups in travel, consumer goods, or fintech are the hardest hit by the current economic freeze. With every state in America under a disaster declaration, the implosion for early-stage companies has been swift. Once fast-growing companies are losing their revenue overnight.

EV startup Arrival reveals new electric bus

Charged

The UK-based startup Arrival has garnered a lot of press interest for securing an order for 10,000 electric delivery vans from UPS, as well as €100 million in investment from Hyundai/Kia. Now the company has unveiled a new electric bus that boasts several innovative features.

Startups and Corporates Take Action on COVID-19

Greentown Labs

Greentown Labs remains committed to supporting startups as they navigate the impacts of COVID-19. The post Startups and Corporates Take Action on COVID-19 appeared first on Greentown Labs. Kevin Gill / Flickr Creative Commons. At Greentown Labs, we are in awe of how our members and partners have mobilized their technologies, resources, and connections to fight the spread of COVID-19.

Senegal’s Startup Act eases the way for entrepreneurs

Impact Alpha

A number of African nations are now The post Senegal’s Startup Act eases the way for entrepreneurs appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Africa paywall Industry News Entrepreneurship Signals Inclusive Economy startup Policy WatchImpactAlpha, Jan. 8 – Entrepreneurship is critical to economic vitality, especially in Africa, where small and growing businesses are tackling challenges from financial inclusion to farming and food distribution for the continent’s growing middle class.

Lightship Capital invests in mobile dentistry startup Kare Mobile

Impact Alpha

The post Lightship Capital invests in mobile dentistry startup Kare Mobile appeared first on ImpactAlpha. ImpactAlpha, October 19 – Poor, senior and rural Americans lack adequate access to affordable oral healthcare.

‘Impact tech’ startups outperform at Techstars

Impact Alpha

18 – When Zoe Schlag made the original case to the startup network for an impact-focused fund and accelerator she produced data showing that impact-aligned startups at Techstars outperformed their ‘non-impact’ peers. Three The post ‘Impact tech’ startups outperform at Techstars appeared first on ImpactAlpha. ImpactAlpha, Sept.

Startup accelerator spotlights bright ideas amid dark days

GreenBiz

More and more entrepreneurs and investors are awakening to climate tech and its emerging opportunity. Climate Change climate tech Driving Change Innovation