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EV fleet management startup Synop steers its way to $10M seed round

Commercial fleets are poised for electrification, and Synop wants to give operators more control over their vehicles.

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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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Validio, a data quality platform based out of Sweden, emerges from stealth with $15M

Data quality has been shaping up as a salient and increasingly critical part of the world of data science: enterprises are sitting on growing troves...

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Biden admin policy change could tip solar and wind projects into profitability

The Biden administration is hoping that the change will remove at least one roadblock to greater wind and solar development on federal land.

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‘Pokémon Scarlet & Violet’ will release on November 18

The ninth generation of Pokémon will be the first with multiplayer functionality and an open world map.

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A single question changed how Singularity viewed its market

One conversation with a customer changed how Wenbo Shi viewed his product and, ultimately, his company.

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After ultracharged growth, battery maker EcoFlow comes for the glampers

In recent years, episodes of extreme climate crises and power outrages have driven doomsday preppers to plan for off-the-grid survival scenarios. The...

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Why a bipartisan embrace of crypto might never extend to Bitcoin

Hey everyone, and welcome back to Chain Reaction In our Chain Reaction podcast this week, Anita and I chatted with Sequoia Capital’s Shaun...

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CEOs at AMP Robotics, Novoloop and Nth Cycle will discuss disrupting recycling at TC Sessions: Climate

Recycling is an essential – if not particularly glamorous – part of fighting climate change. It’s no secret that the world has a serious trash...

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US offers bounty for Sandworm, the Russian hackers blamed for destructive cyberattacks

Microsoft says it has detected close to 40 destructive attacks targeting Ukraine's government and critical infrastructure.

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Hype, hope and money: Your guide to all the EV SPAC investigations going on

If 2020 and 2021 were the years of the SPAC, 2022 is shaping up to be the year of the reprimand.

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US warns of state-backed malware designed to hijack critical infrastructure systems

U.S. government agencies are warning that state-backed hackers have developed custom malware that enables them to compromise and hijack commonly used...

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Ukraine disrupts attempt by Russian hackers to take down energy provider

The Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine (CERT-UA) has disrupted an attempt by Sandworm, a hacking group known to work for Russia’s...

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Egypt’s Pylon gets $19M to scale software for water and electricity distribution companies

Pylon, an Egyptian infrastructure management platform for water and electricity companies in emerging markets, has raised a $19 million seed round....

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Plaid’s staffing story, RevOps for B2B sales, demo day’s demise

There's no textbook-approved technique for building a startup engineering team: in the early days, everyone wears several hats.

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IT can play a major role in driving sustainability

With data centers alone consuming around 1% of global electricity demand, IT departments have substantial influence on their organization's...

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Subak, which incubates data-for-climate not-for-profits, announces six startups in 2022 cohort

A UK-based incubator focused on non-profit startups that are addressing climate-related challenges through open-source data initiatives has announced...

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M-KOPA raises $75M as it clocks 2 million customers across four African markets

A 2019 World Bank report says 85% of Africans live on less than $5.50 per day. A large percentage of these adults are unbanked and underbanked; thus,...

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AWS brings its Local Zones mini data centers to 32 new cities

AWS is announcing a major expansion of its original set of 16 Local Zones in the U.S. to 48 globally.

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Why the next big entrepreneur must come from climate tech

It is a financial and a moral imperative to make climate technology, together with medicine, the main priority of humanity.

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A step forward for CO2 capture

The air we breathe has a carbon problem. But in Hellisheidi, Iceland, a geothermally active plateau just outside of Reykjavik, a new technology is...

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Einride founder Robert Falck on his moral obligation to electrify autonomous trucking

Einride CEO and founder Robert Falck talks about his strategy for scaling revenue, why autonomous vehicles should be built on electric platforms and...

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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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Industrial cybersecurity startup Dragos raises $200M, valuation soars to $1.7B

Dragos has raised $200 million in Series D funding at a valuation of $1.7 billion. The investment, which Dragos says is also the largest funding...

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A road map for climate investors

Climate in the last decade has been unprecedented in many ways, none of them good. Wildfires in California have consumed entire towns; thousands of...

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Al Gore puts $600M into UK Green energy-tech startup Octopus Energy Group

Former Vice President Al Gore has invested $600 million of equity into U.K. energy startup Octopus Energy Group via his Generation Investment...

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Why MPG should matter for electric vehicles

We already have a common denominator for the EV age: the kilowatt-hour. A familiar, tangible energy unit that gives us an apples-to-apples way to...

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The energy ecosystem should move to make the ‘energy internet’ a reality

Global trends make it clear that the Next Big Thing isn’t any single thing at all. Instead, the future is about open innovation and integration of...

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