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Vibrant Planet raises $17M seed round to grow forest restoration SaaS

The public benefit startup is developing Land Tender, SaaS for forest management, something they call an “operating system for forest...

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Zap Energy nets $160M Series C to advance its lightning-in-a-bottle fusion tech

Zap Energy has reached two milestones that could nudge it ahead in the race to offer low-cost, carbon-free energy — a $160 million Series C round,...

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US Energy Sec. Granholm still ‘bullish’ Congress can ink ‘significant’ climate deal

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said she is still "hopeful, positive and in fact bullish" that Congress can agree on "a...

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An inside look at 2150 VC’s bet on urban tech to tackle the climate crisis

To understand where and why 2150 VC is betting, we spoke with partners Jacob Bro and Christian Hernandez about impact investing, regulation and the...

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3 climate tech VCs share how they find, vet and support carbon-slashing startups

Three investors active in the space joined me on stage at TC Sessions: Climate 2022 this week in Berkeley to share why they’re in it for the long...

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A decade after the bubble burst, 5 climate tech investors explain why they’re all in

What’s a climate tech founder to do when faced with tight timelines and tighter funding rounds? We asked some of the leading investors in the space...

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Here’s why climate tech may avoid repeating clean tech’s failures

Climate tech is more than just a rebrand of clean tech — it offers founders and investors new tools to make profits and slash carbon.

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Rock the Kasbosch? Bosch has a new, $295M VC fund

Bosch VC launches has launched a new $295 million fund for 'deep tech' startups.

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Germany’s Zolar grabs $105M on soaring demand for solar energy

Berlin-based Zolar has bagged €100 million (~$105M) in Series C funding to expand its supplier network for small solar systems to meet rising...

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Can carbon capture startup Carbon Clean deliver on its cost claims?

If it can hit its promised targets, Carbon Clean could offer hard-to-decarbonize industries a pathway to net zero.

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Inside the secretive Silicon Valley startup trying to save the oceans with tech

Lucy Southworth's Oceankind is now one of the biggest NGO funders of ocean science in the world.

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Smart electric panel company Span gets a $90M jolt of cash

Span is solving the challenges of electrification and micro-grid balancing

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Climate tech steps into the spotlight at TC Sessions: Climate 2022

It’s going to take a whole lot more than electric cars and plant-based foods to change the course of climate change, the most critical, existential...

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Day One Ventures adds climate-focused partner Sanjiv Sanghavi

Day One Ventures — which, among other things, invested in Superhuman, Truebill, DuckDuckGo and others — is bringing on ClassPass...

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VC Brendan Wallace of Fifth Wall isn’t quite ready to invest in the metaverse

Almost exactly two years ago, we talked with Brendan Wallace, the co-founder of the property- and real estate tech-focused venture firm Fifth Wall,...

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14 climate tech investors share their H1 2022 strategies

To examine the market forces and psychology driving climate tech, we surveyed 14 international investors to learn about how they evaluate new...

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Climate investment is heating up with more than $40B invested across 600+ deals in 2021

2021 was a hell of a year for startups operating in the climate space. Globally, around 1,400 investors are looking at the next generation of...

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Reusable packaging startup bags $3.1M to pick a fight with single-use packaging

Quick pop quiz: Is it better to recycle your cardboard boxes, or use a sturdier packaging bag that can be used again and again until it meets its...

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Envisioning Partners closes on $64M fund for climate tech startups

Most companies today recognize the importance of global warming. As such, they are redefining their goals in an effort to address the climate change...

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Portugal’s Indico Capital Partners launches €50M ocean tech ‘Blue Economy’ fund

Lisbon VC Indico Capital Partners is launching a climate tech fund — dubbed the Indico Blue Fund. The €50 million VC and growth equity fund...

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Sectors where New Zealand startups are poised to win

New Zealand has historically been capital-starved, but recent investments have increased access to early-stage VC funding. Now, certain industries...

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Weather-focused IBISA raises seed round to back its microinsurance solutions for low-income small farmers

Agricultural microinsurance startup IBISA raised a seed round of approximately $1.70 million led by London-based Insurtech Gateway, with...

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Former Lyft CSO and Freestyle Capital co-founder team up to back climate tech startups

When it comes to saving the planet, Raj Kapoor, Lyft’s former chief strategy officer and head of business, doesn’t think asking consumers (or the...

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Climate fintech company Evergrow nabs $7M seed from XYZ Venture Capital, Congruent Ventures and First Round

Evergrow, a stealth climate fintech startup, just landed over $7 million in seed funding. With a two-pronged approach, Evergrow aims to be the...

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Key takeaways from the SOSV Climate Tech Summit

Two weeks ago, 50 founders and investors shared their insights on how the world can tackle the planetary "Code Red" with over 2,000...

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Marc and Lynne Benioff, Salesforce donate $300M to encourage climate action

Marc and Lynne Benioff announced a $200 million donation this morning to combat climate change and encourage others to take action. Marc...

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Wavemaker Impact launches to help entrepreneurs build climate tech startups

Wavemaker Partners doesn’t just want to invest in climate tech and sustainability startups. It also wants to help build them. Today, the...

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World Fund is a new €350M climate VC fund incubated by green search engine Ecosia

You might have previously thought that Ecosia was a nice-to-have search engine that planted trees when you punched-in a search term. Lovely. How...

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