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Kenyan agritech startup Stable Foods raises $600k funding to grow its climate smart smallholder platform
Published: 22-11-2022 | 10:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Stable Foods, a Kenyan agritech startup offering a host of solutions to small-scale farmers, has raised $600k funding round, to build out its climate smart smallholder food production platform.


IBM announces five members selected for its Sustainability Accelerator programme
Published: 22-11-2022 | 10:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
IBM has announced five global non-profits as new members of the Sustainability Accelerator programme. The programme is a global pro bono social impact program which seeks to help marginalized communities.


Paris-based sustainable deep tech startup FAIRMAT completes €34m Series A round
Published: 21-11-2022 | 09:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Fairmat, the Paris-based sustainable deep tech startup pioneering the recycling of advanced materials, announced it has completed its Series A funding round at a total of €34 million.


Milken Institute and Motsepe Foundation announce $2m prize competition in green energy
Published: 18-11-2022 | 10:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Milken Institute and the Motsepe Foundation, launched the Milken-Motsepe Prize in Green Energy, a $2 million prize competition to reward entrepreneurs and innovators.


SE Ventures announces €500m Fund II to accelerate climate and industrial tech startups
Published: 18-11-2022 | 09:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SE Ventures announced a €500 million Fund II establishing the firm as one of the largest VCs focusing on climate and industrial technology.


Mobility startup BasiGo secures $6.6m funding to accelerate electric bus uptake in Kenya
Published: 16-11-2022 | 10:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
BasiGo, the first company to introduce electric buses into Kenya, has announced $6.6 million in new funding led by Mobility54.


Climate tech VC firm Satgana announces first closing of its fund with €30m target size
Published: 10-11-2022 | 13:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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.


French battery startup Verkor raises more than €250m financing for its innovation centre
Published: 07-11-2022 | 09:51:00 | By: Pie Kamau
French battery startup Verkor announced it has raised more than €250 million, for the inauguration of its R&D lab, an integral part of the Verkor Innovation Centre.


Cooperative Ventures announces first investment in agritech startup Sabanto to improve sustainability
Published: 07-11-2022 | 08:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cooperative Ventures, a venture capital fund formed by North America's agricultural cooperatives, announced its first investment in Sabanto, a hardware and software company.


Hong Kong and Singapore lead green fintech development among the five economies in the APEC region, study
Published: 31-10-2022 | 10:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
GoImpact, together with The CUHK Business School, released the findings from their working paper, Exploring the Green Fintech Ecosystem in Asia: Insights from Five Economies in APEC.


[Forum] Promoting investment flows from South Korea to Vietnam
Published: 31-10-2022 | 10:09:00 | By: Pie Kamau
South Korea has been, is, and will be the leading investor in Vietnam. The two parties can cooperate to achieve "Dual Goals" of US$100 billion in bilateral trade and total investment in the near future.


Danish blockchain startup Drivn enables users earn an income while saving the planet
Published: 27-10-2022 | 11:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Drivn, the brainchild of three Danish founders, aims to change the world's travel behavior towards a more sustainable future.


British fashion startup LØCI raises £4m seed round to disrupt the fashion industry
Published: 26-10-2022 | 10:46:00 | By: Pie Kamau
15-month-old British fashion brand LØCI announced a £4 million seed round, as well as an investment from actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio to further its impact-driven mission of redefining the sector.


UK-based climate tech startup Levidian secures £12m investment from Baker Hughes to scale growth
Published: 21-10-2022 | 10:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 21-10-2022 | 09:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
National Grid Partners (NGP) announced investments of $20 million across three startups to transform the way utilities and other enterprises manage vast physical infrastructure.


UK-based spaceflight startup Orbex secures £40.4m Series C funding to scale up its resources
Published: 18-10-2022 | 16:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
UK-based spaceflight company Orbex has secured £40.4 million for its Series C funding round, led by a new investor, the Scottish National Investment Bank.


London-based private equity platform Lightrock closes inaugural Climate Impact Fund at €860m
Published: 17-10-2022 | 16:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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.


Amsterdam-based Fastned receives €75m investment from Schroders Capital accelerate future growth
Published: 17-10-2022 | 15:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Fastned, the European fast charging company, announced a €75 million private placement of 2,032,520 new depositary receipts representing the same number of new ordinary shares in the capital of the Company with Schroders Capital.


Mastercard Vice Chairman Gilberto Caldart joins climate impact venture capital firm Vidavo as Venture Partner
Published: 14-10-2022 | 12:55:19 | By: Pie Kamau
Vidavo Ventures announced that the top executive and one of the architects of Mastercard's international expansion and accelerated growth Gilberto Caldart, has joined the firm in the role of Venture Partner.


Ugandan agritech startup Inputi receives investment to boost inputs distribution
Published: 14-10-2022 | 12:41:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ugandan agritech startup Inputi announced it received an investment funding to boost inputs distribution across the country.


Climate infrastructure startup EcoCart raises $14.5m Series A to accelerate sustainable e-Commerce
Published: 11-10-2022 | 14:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
EcoCart, a software company building the infrastructure for e-Commerce companies to operate sustainably at scale, has raised a $14.5 million Series A round.


Paris-based cultivated meat startup Gourmey raises €48m Series A funding to accelerate growth
Published: 11-10-2022 | 14:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
French cultivated meat startup Gourmey, that was part of the Big Idea Ventures program’s first cohort, has raised an oversubscribed €48 million Series A.


Dutch-based Hyperion Lab’s third cohort startups set to improve the world with sustainable AI
Published: 10-10-2022 | 14:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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.


GridBeyond secures €6m investment from UK's Claret Capital to support smart energy expansion
Published: 10-10-2022 | 13:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
GridBeyond, the pioneer in intelligent energy technology, has agreed a debt financing facility of €6 million led by Claret Capital, to support the Irish headquartered company’s continued internationalisation plans. 


Żabka Group, Kozminski Business Hub launch second edition of acceleration programme for Polish environmental startups
Published: 10-10-2022 | 12:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 30-09-2022 | 10:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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,


Plug and Play Alberta announces 50 startups for the second cohort of its accelerator programs
Published: 30-09-2022 | 09:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Plug and Play Alberta has announced 50 startups for the second cohort of its industry-specific startup accelerator programs. The companies will participate in one of the following programs: Health, Sustainability, and Sector Agnostic.


ABB partners with Dutch AI predictive maintenance scaleup Samotics to expand condition monitoring services
Published: 23-09-2022 | 10:10:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ABB and  Samotics, the provider of ESA technology that is a high-growth scaleup company, have entered a strategic long-term partnership to provide enhanced condition monitoring services.


Sustainable and AI concrete startup AICrete raises $4m seed funding to accelerate growth
Published: 22-09-2022 | 12:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 22-09-2022 | 11:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 21-09-2022 | 11:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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. 


Dutch sustainable blockchain startup GRNGrid secures $50m to drive connectivity with crypto exchanges
Published: 20-09-2022 | 15:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The GRN Association announced it has secured an investment totaling $50 million for the GRNGrid project from GEM Digital, a venture capital focused on digital currencies.


India's fruits and vegetables platform Sahyadri Farms raises €40m growth capital to support smallholder farmers
Published: 19-09-2022 | 09:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
India's integrated platform for fruits and vegetables Sahyadri Farms has raised  €40 million growth capital from a group of impact-focused investors; Incofin, Korys, FMO and Proparco.


Industrial automation and agritech startup Agtonomy closes seed III funding round
Published: 16-09-2022 | 11:47:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Agtonomy, a cutting-edge software and service agritech startup, announced the successful closing of another round of funding for a total investment of $13.5 million.


Tallinn-based climate tech startup Arbonics raises €1.8m pre-seed funding to fight climate change in Europe
Published: 16-09-2022 | 11:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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.


Carrier Ventures invests in next-gen sustainable technology startups Archilogic, Butlr and Transaera
Published: 15-09-2022 | 09:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Carrier Global Corporation, the global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions, has completed three new investments through its Carrier Ventures group.


Copenhagen-based Monta lands €30m additional financing to accelerate the buildout of EV charging infrastructure
Published: 14-09-2022 | 15:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Monta, the Copenhagen-based all-in-one EV charging management platform, announced it has secured an additional €30 million as part of a Series A+ round led by Energize Ventures.


Smart energy startup Flair raises $7.6m Series A funding to expand climate tech for home and grid
Published: 09-09-2022 | 12:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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.


Constitutional Reserve Fund of Monaco allocates €10m to London-based Ocean 14 Capital impact fund
Published: 07-09-2022 | 13:14:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Ocean 14 Capital fund, which focuses exclusively on the multi-trillion-dollar ‘blue economy’, has received a commitment of €10 million from the Constitutional Reserve Fund of Monaco to support its mission of funding sustainable solutions.


Dutch solar-powered car startup Lightyear secures €81m additional capital investment
Published: 06-09-2022 | 13:09:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Lightyear, a Dutch high-tech startup developing the world’s first solar car, announced a total investment of €81 million, which includes capital from the public consortium consisting of Invest-NL.


Belgian startup Magnax raises €20m for axial flux “pancake” electric motors
Published: 26-08-2022 | 14:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Belgium-based Magnax, technology leader in axial flux electric motors, has closed a €20 million funding round and adds two new investors; BIG Capital, who led the round, and SFPIM.


Octopus rolls out €220m to drive green power generation, backs Exagen to build UK’s largest battery
Published: 26-08-2022 | 14:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Octopus Energy Group launched its new renewables fund Octopus Energy Development Partnership (OEDP), as the fund makes its debut investment in renewables developer Exagen to build new green energy.


Koolboks closes $2.5m seed round to scale solar refrigeration across Africa
Published: 19-08-2022 | 10:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Koolboks, the sustainable cooling company providing accessible cold storage solutions to businesses across Africa, has closed $2.5 million Seed funding round, led by Aruwa Capital Management.


Las Vegas startup Boxabl raises capital to continue disrupting the housing market
Published: 15-08-2022 | 11:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Las Vegas based startup Boxabl announced an undisclosed capital raise to continue disrupting the housing market.


Dutch home sustainability startup Woon Duurzaam receives €2.2m financing for further scaling up
Published: 02-08-2022 | 14:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
EIT InnoEnergy supported Woon Duurzaam has received €2.2 million in a second investment round. The money will come from new investors Oneplanetcrowd and ROM InWest, and from existing shareholders EIT InnoEnergy and DOEN Participaties.


Battery tech startup Britishvolt confirms UK Government funding boost for its battery cell gigaplant
Published: 01-08-2022 | 11:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Battery technology pioneer Britishvolt confirmed funding from the UK Government through its Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF) run by the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK following a confirmation letter.


Fifth Wall raises $500m climate fund to decarbonize global real estate
Published: 27-07-2022 | 15:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Fifth Wall, a venture capital firm focused on technology for the global real estate industry, has held the final close of its inaugural Climate Fund with $500 million in capital commitments.


Boeing, AE Industrial Partners launch second venture fund to invest in innovative aerospace and defense startups
Published: 25-07-2022 | 13:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Boeing has committed a $50 million investment in AEI HorizonX, a partnership the company established with private equity firm AE Industrial Partners to invest in transformative aerospace technologies.


Agritech startup Lumo raises $2.1m to tackle the global water insecurity crisis
Published: 25-07-2022 | 13:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Lumo, a new agritech company focused on water sustainability, announced it has raised $2.1 million in pre-seed funding and plans to allocate funds toward commercialization of its irrigation technology.


Novelis partners with recycling startup Sortera Alloys to recycle automotive post-production and consumer scrap
Published: 19-07-2022 | 15:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Novelis, a sustainable aluminum solutions provider and the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, announced a strategic partnership with Sortera Alloys, an industrial scrap metal sorting and recycling company.


Virginia-based fashion tech startup Circ raises $30m funding to expand recycle clothing, eliminate waste
Published: 19-07-2022 | 14:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The circular fashion company Circ announced over $30 million in Series B funding backed by some of the largest international apparel companies and venture capital firms.


Carbon Business Council launches to create a seat at the policy table for carbon management startups
Published: 19-07-2022 | 13:29:59 | By: Pie Kamau
The Carbon Business Council (CO2BC) has launched, to advocate for early-stage companies focused on removing, utilizing, and managing carbon dioxide.


Lithuanian startup Elinta Charge raises €7m to accelerate EV charging solutions
Published: 15-07-2022 | 13:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
AVIA Capital and LitCapital have invested €7 million in Elinta Charge, a Lithuanian developer and manufacturer of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, to support R&D, development of new products and further international expansion in the fast-growing e-mobility market.


Online energy marketplace VECKTA closes $3.3m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 12-07-2022 | 16:25:00 | By: Pie Kamau
VECKTA, the online energy marketplace that connects commercial and industrial energy users with capital, services, and equipment suppliers, announced it has closed a $3.3 million institutional seed round.


Carbon to Value Initiative announces year two startup cohort for carbontech accelerator program
Published: 12-07-2022 | 15:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 12-07-2022 | 15:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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.


Simplifyber secures $3.5m seed investment to reinvent how clothing is made with sustainable, advanced Manufacturing
Published: 06-07-2022 | 13:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Simplifyber, the creator of the world's first fully-molded garment and shoe uppers made directly from a cellulose-based liquid, announced the closing of a $3.5 million round of seed funding.


Climentum Capital raises €150m to invest in European early-stage tech startups attacking CO2 emissions
Published: 05-07-2022 | 15:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Climentum Capital announced it has raised €150 million for investments into European early-stage tech companies attacking CO2 emissions.


Sustainability data and tech startup ESG Book closes $35m Series B to advance its next-gen technology capabilities
Published: 29-06-2022 | 13:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ESG Book, a global player in sustainability data and technology, announced it has closed $35 million in Series B funding to advance its next-generation technology capabilities.


Deeptech startup NEU Battery Materials raises S$800,000 seed funding to produce clean and sustainable lithium batteries
Published: 27-06-2022 | 12:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Deeptech startup, NEU Battery Materials has raised a total of S$800,000 in seed funding from Momentum Venture Capital and Se-cure Waste Management.


Renewable energy startup Posh raises $3.8m seed round to automate EV battery recycling
Published: 24-06-2022 | 11:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Y Combinator alum, Posh, announced it has raised $3.8 million in seed funding. The Bay Area startup automates electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling to build sustainable energy storage solutions.


Foodtech venture firm Supply Change closes equity investment from Bank of America
Published: 21-06-2022 | 14:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Supply Change Capital, a women and Latina powered venture firm investing in early-stage food technology businesses, announced an equity investment from Bank of America.


Greentech startup Green Badger receives $1.125m seed funding to manage sustainable construction
Published: 17-06-2022 | 13:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 13-06-2022 | 15:10:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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
Published: 13-06-2022 | 12:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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.


BRV China-backed eVTOL startup Zerog closes $1.48m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 07-06-2022 | 10:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Zerog, a Chinese electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developer, completed a $1.48 million seed round with BlueRun Ventures China (BRV China) as the sole investor.


Vancouver cleantech startup VoltSafe introduces electrical technology to reduce the effects of inflation
Published: 02-06-2022 | 16:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Vancouver cleantech startup VoltSafe has introduced a new electrical technology to reduce inflation effects in marine, automotive and housing industries.


Upcycling startup Novoloop extends Series A round to $21m to develop industrial capabilities
Published: 02-06-2022 | 15:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Advanced upcycling startup Novoloop nnounced it has expanded its Series A to $21 million through an oversubscribed extension led by Mistletoe Singapore and Hanwha Solutions.


Foodtech startup Haofood partners Lawson to accelerate presence in China
Published: 11-05-2022 | 12:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Haofood, a food science and technology startup announced a new partnership with Chinese convenience store Lawson where customers will gain greater access to its products.


CE-Creates merges with hatch & boost in MENA's first venture-builder merger for startups
Published: 11-05-2022 | 11:25:37 | By: Pie Kamau
CE-Creates, the business incubation platform of Crescent Enterprises, has completed the merger of its portfolio of startups with hatch & boost, an Abu Dhabi-based venture-builder dedicated to ‘hatching’ startup ideas.


Food tech startup Tomorrow Farms raises $8.5m seed round to fuel sustainable food revolution
Published: 09-05-2022 | 10:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Tomorrow Farms, a food technology company on a mission to fuel the sustainable food revolution with irresistible food and beverage brands, announced a $8.5 million seed round led by Lowercarbon Capital and additional key investors.


Viva Technology, IFC announce 45 emerging African startups to compete for the 2022 AfricaTech Awards
Published: 04-05-2022 | 13:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Viva Technology and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), announced the top 45 startups that have been long-listed for the first edition of the AfricaTech Awards.


SAP.iO launches Resilient Supply Chain startup program in collaboration with Accenture
Published: 21-04-2022 | 11:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SAP SE announced the launch of a virtual startup program focused on building a resilient supply chain at the SAP.iO Foundries Munich and Tel Aviv.


Kenyan electric vehicle startup Opibus rebrands to ROAM
Published: 21-04-2022 | 11:22:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kenya’s leading electric vehicle (EV) maker Opibus has changed its name to ROAM. The company was among the earliest entrants into the local electric vehicle manufacturing sector.


Vietnam-based sustainability startup EQUO raises $1.3m for eco-friendly options
Published: 20-04-2022 | 14:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Vietnam-based sustainability company, EQUO, has raised $1.3 million in seed funding. Leading the seed round is NextGen Ventures with participation from Techstars and East Ventures.


Vivaris Capital partners with Tesla Foundation to form Tesla Climate Capital
Published: 14-04-2022 | 11:39:57 | By: Pie Kamau
Vivaris Capital, LLC, a multi-strategy fund offering hybrid hedge and private equity structures, announced a strategic, joint-venture partnership with the Tesla Foundation to form Tesla Climate Capital.


Climate tech startup Station A launches Clean Energy Grades to instantly generate financial and carbon savings
Published: 31-03-2022 | 13:04:44 | By: Pie Kamau
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.


Ecosystem restoration startup Lord of the Trees raises $1.25m pre-seed round to upscale environmental protection
Published: 31-03-2022 | 11:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Lord of the Trees, a full ecosystem restoration company that uses precision drone planting technology to restore degraded landscapes, announced a $1.25 million pre-seed funding round.


Climate tech startup Cambium Carbon raises $3m seed funding to reinvent the wood supply chain, reduce carbon emissions
Published: 16-03-2022 | 11:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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.


Indonesia's East Ventures signs to UN PRI to create responsible and sustainable investment
Published: 15-03-2022 | 11:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
East Ventures, a pioneering sector-agnostic venture capital firm in Indonesia, has officially become a UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) signatory as part of its commitment to creating responsible and sustainable investment.


FirstEnergy contributes $1m to UBIZ Venture Capital to support minority businesses in Northeast Ohio
Published: 11-03-2022 | 13:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
To help expand and grow minority-owned businesses in northeast Ohio, FirstEnergy announced a $1 million contribution to UBIZ Venture Capital, a small business lending program affiliated with the Urban League of Greater Cleveland.


EV startup BasiGo flags off first electric buses in Kenya
Published: 10-03-2022 | 15:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nairobi headquartered e-mobility startup BasiGo flagged off the first electric buses in the country for passenger use.


Plant-based food startup Lypid enters B2B vegan-fat market with $4m seed round to commercialize rich, juicy PhytoFat
Published: 09-03-2022 | 10:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Lypid, creator of vegan fats reported to taste and behave like animal fats, announced it has raised a $4 million seed round led by Green Generation Fund with additional support from Big Idea Ventures.


TDK Ventures invests in climatetech startup Divirod to advance prediction of water-related catastrophes
Published: 03-03-2022 | 12:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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.


Carrier launches venture firm to accelerate sustainable innovation and disruptive building and cold chain technology
Published: 02-03-2022 | 13:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Carrier Global Corporation, the global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions, has created Carrier Ventures, a new global venture capital group.


Energy-efficient AI semiconductor startup EdgeCortix closes over $8m Series A funding
Published: 01-03-2022 | 11:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
EdgeCortix the AI-focused fabless semiconductor company, announced the closing of over $8 million in series A funding.


Finnish EV charging startup eMabler partners with Fusebox to turn electric vehicles into profitable virtual power plants
Published: 24-02-2022 | 13:42:30 | By: Pie Kamau
Finnish electric vehicle (EV) charging startup eMabler and Fusebox, virtual power plant provider are collaborating to use electric vehicle charging to balance the energy grid.


CA-based foodtech startup Yali Bio raises $3.9m seed round to advance plant based cultured fat production
Published: 23-02-2022 | 17:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Yali Bio, a CA-based foodtech startup focused on designer fats for plant-based meat and dairy products announced today it has raised a $3.9 million seed round, bringing their total funding to $5 million.


German e-bike startup ADO debuts high-end urban commuter D30
Published: 22-02-2022 | 11:09:15 | By: Pie Kamau
Frunkfart-based startup ADO is debuting an high-end urban commuter e-bike D30 officially. At the same time, ADO will join hands with Insta360 to launch the co-branded ADO Insta360 GO 2 XE, to cross city and chase adventure.


TDK Ventures invests in green hydrogen-electrolysis startup Verdagy
Published: 15-02-2022 | 11:54:29 | By: Pie Kamau
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.


London-based Bramble Energy closes £35m to fund its hydrogen fuel cell technology
Published: 14-02-2022 | 10:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
London-based fuel cell company Bramble Energy has closed a £35 million investment round to help further expand its game changing capabilities in solving key challenges in the production and implementation of hydrogen fuel cell stacks.


Irish e-mobility startup Modmo raises €8.7m seed round to accelerate urban transportation
Published: 07-02-2022 | 13:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Irish e-mobility startup Modmo closed out 2021 with a €5 million investment from Ballymore Group CEO Sean Mulryan, in addition to €2.7 million raised in September and €1 million in March from several angel investors.


Canadian impact venture fund Amplify Capital closes $30.7m Fund II, expands investment team
Published: 07-02-2022 | 12:54:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Amplify Capital, a Canadian impact venture fund, closed its oversubscribed Fund II on January 31, 2022, at $30.7 million. Amplify Capital was rebranded from the MaRS Catalyst Fund after spinning out of the MaRS Discovery District in 2019.


FirstEnergy invests $2.5m venture capital fund in Energy Impact Partners' to advance sustainable energy future
Published: 02-02-2022 | 13:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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.


South Korean Hyundai Mobis invests in Zendar startup to accelerate Level 4 or higher autonomous driving
Published: 28-01-2022 | 11:43:48 | By: Pie Kamau
South Korean car parts company Hyundai Mobis announced it has made a strategic investment in Zendar, a Silicon Vally based startup with global competitiveness in high-resolution radar, called 'imaging radar.'


UK's carbon offset ratings startup Sylvera raises $32m funding to become source of truth in carbon markets
Published: 25-01-2022 | 15:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Carbon offset ratings provider, Sylvera, announced it has raised $32.6 million in Series A funding to accelerate its mission to become a source of truth for carbon markets.


Swedish-Kenyan electric vehicle tech startup Opibus launches first electric bus designed and developed in Africa
Published: 21-01-2022 | 13:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Swedish-Kenyan electric vehicle technology startup Opibus has introduced the first all-electric bus in Kenya as well as the first African designed electric bus ever.


Solar-powered robotics startup Aigen raises $4m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 19-01-2022 | 12:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Aigen, a company developing a scalable, solar-powered robotics platform for agriculture and soil regeneration, raised a $4 million seed round led by NEA with participation from AgFunder, Global Founders Capital, and ReGen Ventures.


Berlin-based clean energy startup Ostrom raises €4.4m to make transition to green energy convenient and affordable
Published: 12-01-2022 | 13:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Berlin-based clean energy startup Ostrom has raised a total of €4.4 million in pre-seed and seed funding to further its goal of making the switch to green energy as easy and affordable as possible.


Tallinn-based Bolt raises €628m funding round to accelerate transition from owned cars to shared mobility
Published: 11-01-2022 | 12:00:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Tallinn-based Bolt announced the closing of €628 million round of funding, its largest funding to date. This funding round will help Bolt accelerate its mission to help cities transform urban areas.


Munich-based startup Alasco raises $40m Series-B funding to revolutionize the real estate industry
Published: 11-01-2022 | 11:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Munich-based startup Alasco has raised $40 million in Series-B funding to follow the vision of creating the Real Estate Success Software and bringing the real estate industry up to par with leading digital industries.


Next Century Ventures announces inaugural investment in U.S.-based Urban Air Mobility startup ANRA Technologies
Published: 21-12-2021 | 12:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Next Century Ventures (NCV), announced it has invested in ANRA Technologies, the forerunner of air traffic control and commercial solutions in the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) industry.


TDK Ventures invests in scalable driverless transportation startup Faction
Published: 20-12-2021 | 15:58:43 | By: Pie Kamau
TDK Corporation announced that subsidiary TDK Ventures, has invested in scalable driverless transportation startup company, Faction.


Canadian electric vehicle startup eLeapPower raises $21m funding to accelerate initial production and global growth
Published: 15-12-2021 | 12:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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.


FirstEnergy invests in Venture Capital Fund to help advance sustainable energy innovation
Published: 15-12-2021 | 11:48:48 | By: Pie Kamau
As part of its efforts to advance new technologies that will benefit customers and address climate change, FirstEnergy announced an incremental investment in global venture capital firm Energy Impact Partners' (EIP) Fund II.


U.S. housing technology startup Jupe raises $9.5m seed round to build pop-up shelter system
Published: 08-12-2021 | 14:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Housing technology startup Jupe announced $9.5 million in seed funding led by Initialized Capital with participation from Y Combinator. The money will be used to hire a CTO and a wider team of software and hard tech engineers.


French high-tech startup PlanetWatch selects city of Miami to deploy air quality monitoring network
Published: 30-11-2021 | 12:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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.


Croatian AI startup Mindsmiths receives $1.4m seed funding to develop and expand its ASS platform
Published: 26-11-2021 | 09:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Globally awarded Croatian AI startup Mindsmiths received $1.4 million in seed funding from Feelsgood investment fund which supports companies with proven positive social impact.


Bio-material tech startup Cruz Foam closes $2.5m seed funding to accelerate circular protective packaging solutions
Published: 25-11-2021 | 11:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cruz Foam, a mission-driven sustainable materials company, announced it has closed $2.5 million in seed funding in a raise led by At One Ventures to enable the transition toward a circular economy.


Helion raises $500 million, targets 2024 for demonstrating net electricity from Fusion
Published: 09-11-2021 | 17:08:46 | By: Bob Koigi
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.


P&G Ventures invites entries for its next Innovation Challenge
Published: 29-10-2021 | 16:05:09 | By: Pie Kamau
P&G Ventures, the early-stage startup studio within Procter & Gamble, announced the call for entries for its next Innovation Challenge.


Chinese startup MioTech raises additional financing to develop sustainability innovations that support net-zero global economy
Published: 26-10-2021 | 11:22:07 | By: Pie Kamau
MioTech announced it has secured investments to further its commitment to develop sustainability innovations that support a net-zero global economy.


Canadian energy startup Pani secures $8m to scale up AI solution to improve water and energy efficiency in water treatment facilities
Published: 15-10-2021 | 12:01:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Pani, a Canadian software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, announced the completion of an oversubscribed $8 million CAD capital raise.


Berlin-based startup Made of Air raises €5m seed round to make thermoplastics for Audi, H&M Group and other companies
Published: 08-10-2021 | 13:54:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Made of Air, the carbon negative materials startup that turns wood waste into thermoplastics, announced a €5 million in seed funding, led by Norwegian sustainability-focused family fund.


Israeli startup RepAir Carbon closes $1.5m seed round to develop cell for modular Direct Air Capture
Published: 08-10-2021 | 13:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Israeli startup RepAir Carbon closed a $1.5m seed round to develop cell for modular Direct Air Capture inspired by fuel cell technology. The seed funding will allow the RepAir team to refine the company's existing prototype cell.


Start-Up Nation Central signs MoU with TiE to boost technological innovation of Israeli and Indian startups
Published: 07-10-2021 | 11:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Israeli not-for-profit Start-Up Nation Central signed a Memorandum of Understanding with TiE to achieve full implementation of sustainable Israeli and Indian technologies in the foodtech sector.


Dalan Animal Health startup raises $1.9m seed funding for development of a breakthrough honeybee vaccine
Published: 06-10-2021 | 14:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Dalan Animal Health, Inc., a biotech company developing vaccines for new age production animals, announced it has closed funding for a $1.9 million seed round.


Canadian precision-farming startup Semios raises $100m in capital to expand agtech platform globally
Published: 29-09-2021 | 13:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Semios, a precision-farming platform and one of the world's largest independent agtech solutions providers, announced it has raised $100 million in funding led by Morningside Group, a Boston-based private equity and venture capital firm.


Ugandan fintech startup Fin-e Innovations raises $300,000 to bridge funding gap of African energy SMEs
Published: 28-09-2021 | 15:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Fin-e Innovations, a fintech start-up based in Uganda, has closed pre-seed funding of $300,000 from an undisclosed party in the United States.


German startup Focused Energy raises $15m seed round to pursue commercial fusion energy production
Published: 23-09-2021 | 16:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Focused Energy, a laser fusion startup dedicated to developing fusion as a means of generating clean alternative energy, announced the successful completion of $15 million in seed funding.


Nigerian fintech startup Infibranches secures $2m funding from All On to drive growth in the renewable energy sector
Published: 23-09-2021 | 15:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Shell-funded impact investment company All On announced a $2 million investment in fintech company, Infibranches Technologies, to help bridge the energy distribution gap in underserved rural and peri-urban areas of Nigeria.


TDK Ventures invests in seed round for dry lithium-ion electrode manufacturing startup, AM Batteries
Published: 21-09-2021 | 09:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TDK Corporation announced that subsidiary TDK Ventures has invested in AM Batteries (AMB) to support the commercialization of its dry electrode coating technology that improves the manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries.


Pangea Trust opens applications for its Startup Connect Programme
Published: 17-09-2021 | 12:01:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Pangea Trust has opened applications for its Startup Connect Programme, to increase the deployment of diaspora remittances and networks to provide investment capital to MSMEs and startups in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.


Canadian machine learning startup CruxOCM raises $6m venture financing to accelerate growth
Published: 15-09-2021 | 16:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
CruxOCM, the pioneer of robotic industrial process automation (RIPA) for control room operations, announced it has raised $6 million in venture financing to fuel growth.


Tech startup Normal receives investment to empower small businesses with innovative robo-consultant
Published: 10-09-2021 | 14:31:35 | By: Pie Kamau
As the Covid-19 pandemic and global warming continue to impact the world, Normal is building a digital platform that allows MSMEs to modernize their operations and implement sustainable and profitable growth.


Madagascar Time startup launches charity cryptocurrency $TIME to fight climate change
Published: 10-09-2021 | 13:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Madagascar Time startup has launched $TIME, the new cryptocurrency focused on charity work around the globe. Backed by an international team, $TIME combines unprecedented technology in the crypto space with social entrepreneurialism.


Tech startup SIMBA Chain raises $25m in Series A funding to accelerate growth
Published: 08-09-2021 | 13:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SIMBA Chain , the technology company that eliminated the complexities of blockchain app development and reduced energy usage, thus opening the door to a world of users, has closed a $25 million Series A funding round led by Valley Capital Partners.


Recreational vehicle startup RINDEV announces preorder reservations of its experience driven electric side by side
Published: 31-08-2021 | 14:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Recreational vehicle disruptor, RINDEV, announced the opening of preorder reservations for their exciting and futuristic electric side by side, designed to address issues of global warming and overall experience.


Prieto Battery startup raises $5.7m to accelerate development of solid-state advanced rechargeable batteries
Published: 19-08-2021 | 12:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Prieto Battery announced it has closed on the first tranche of its $5.7 million Series C Round financing. The investment will accelerate Prieto's development of its proprietary 3D solid-state rechargeable lithium-ion battery.


Oregon-based startup Marwall launches LunchPod to change how Americans go out to eat
Published: 03-08-2021 | 11:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Oregon-based startup Marwall LLC is releasing the LunchPod, a stainless steel insulated lunch box with custom utensils and a removable, collapsible silicone to-go container with the goal of changing how Americans go out to eat.


Lithium-ion battery recycling and manufacturing startup Battery Resourcers appoints Kelly Kay to its Board of Directors
Published: 28-07-2021 | 15:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Battery Resourcers, a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycling and manufacturing startup announced the appointment of Kelly Kay to its Board of Directors.


Nobell Foods startup raises $75m Series B to introduce cheese made from plants
Published: 28-07-2021 | 15:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nobell Foods startup announced it has raised $75 million to introduce delicious cheeses made from plant-derived dairy proteins, supporting its larger mission of creating a radically more humane and sustainable food system.


BIND 4.0 opens sixth call for innovative tech startups around the world
Published: 21-07-2021 | 13:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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.


bp invests $7m in electric vehicle charging startup IoTecha
Published: 23-06-2021 | 10:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
bp ventures has invested $7million in smart electric vehicle (EV) charging firm, IoTecha, leading a $13.2 million investment round.


Sustainability-focused pet care startup Petaluma launches plant-based diet for dogs
Published: 16-06-2021 | 11:10:48 | By: Pie Kamau
Petaluma, Inc., a pet care startup focused on sustainability, launched the world's first baked and plant-based formula for adult dogs of all breeds. The company's mission is to offer environmentally responsible diets that meet 100% of a dog's nutritional requirements.


Toyota AI Ventures rebrands as Toyota Ventures, adds $300m to invest in emerging technologies and carbon neutrality
Published: 07-06-2021 | 14:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Toyota's first standalone, early-stage venture capital firm, Toyota AI Ventures, will change its name to Toyota Ventures and grow its total assets under management to more than $500 million with the addition of two $150 million early-stage funds.


Blockchain startup Candela Coin develops solar powered eco-friendly cryptocurrency mining protocol
Published: 07-06-2021 | 14:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Candela Coin, a cryptocurrency that allows holders to take part in the first ever decentralized blockchain based peer-to-peer transactive solar energy system, has developed a solar powered eco-friendly cryptocurrency mining protocol.


Venture builder Satgana launches first portfolio startup in Kenya, Mazi Mobility
Published: 20-05-2021 | 15:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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.


University of Michigan's Desai Accelerator invests in four startups to launch 2021 cohort
Published: 19-05-2021 | 10:14:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Desai Accelerator, a University of Michigan accelerator open to early-stage alumni startups, announced the four companies accepted into its 2021 cohort.


Tech enabled startup investment firm Lieef closes seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 18-05-2021 | 13:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Lieef, a startup investment firm focused on sustainability, has officially closed its seed round. The proceeds will be used to scale the firm's operations and hire additional investment professionals.


Blockchain startup Candela Coin creates first consumer-facing transactive solar energy system
Published: 13-05-2021 | 12:11:57 | By: Pie Kamau
Blockchain startup Candela Coin has created the first consumer-facing transactive solar energy system. Candela Coin is a cryptocurrency that allows holders to take part in the first ever decentralized blockchain based peer-to-peer transactive solar energy system.


UN launches hunt for startups and enterprises changing the face of food systems
Published: 10-05-2021 | 11:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The UN Food Systems Summit has announced a competition to identify the best small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from across the world who are transforming food systems for a better tomorrow.


FarmTogether, Backstage Capital join forces to generate grater access to diverse farmland investments
Published: 06-05-2021 | 11:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
FarmTogether, the technology-enabled investment platform democratizing access to farmland, announced a partnership with Backstage Capital, an investment firm focused on startups founded by people of color, women, and members of the LGBTQ community.


UN targets startups transforming food systems in new competition
Published: 30-04-2021 | 10:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The UN Food Systems Summit has announced a competition to identify the best small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from across the world who are transforming food systems for a better tomorrow.


Kenyan e-mobility startup Ecobodaa secures funding from Persistent Energy Capital
Published: 23-04-2021 | 09:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Persistent Energy Capital announced a strategic venture building investment and partnership with Ecobodaa, a pioneer e-mobility startup, leading the revolution of the electric motorbike taxi (bodaboda) in Kenya.


UK-based startup Cquestr8 raises $300k seed capital to develop safe & permanent carbon sequestration solution
Published: 22-04-2021 | 13:54:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cquestr8, 2020 winners of the Climate-KIC's ClimateLaunchpad "Next Big Thing" prize, has secured funding to develop their unique carbon sequestration solution, leveraging natural processes to safely lock away CO2 as stable ocean bicarbonate.


Lithium-ion battery recycling and manufacturing startup Battery Resourcers raises $20m Series B funding
Published: 12-04-2021 | 13:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Battery Resourcers, a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycling and manufacturing company, completed a $20 million Series B equity round.


Kigali-based electric mobility startup Ampersand raises $3.5m from EIF
Published: 12-04-2021 | 12:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kigali based electric motorcycle startup Ampersand has raised $3.5 million in funding from the Ecosystem Integrity Fund (EIF) to rapidly scale its electric motorcycle and swap station network in Rwanda.


QBE seeks entrepreneurs and start-ups to create more resilient cities
Published: 02-04-2021 | 10:43:54 | By: Bob Koigi
QBE North America has partnered with non-profit organization Leading Cities to launch the QBE AcceliCITY Urban Resilience Challenge for the third consecutive year.


Canadian energy innovator e-Zinc raises $2.3m to accelerate commercialization of its breakthrough energy storage technology
Published: 18-01-2021 | 17:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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.


[Startup Interview] Prof.Yakubu Makeri, Founder, ICYDT, Uganda
Published: 11-01-2021 | 14:41:00 | By: Bob Koigi
International Center for Youth Development on Technopreneurship, ICYDT, is a Uganda startup working on skills development and reduction of poverty among the youth using information technology. The institution’s founder Prof. Yakubu Makeri explains the startup’s business model and plans to launch an online university.


UK next generation plastic start-up Xampla accelerates growth with £6 million seed investment
Published: 11-01-2021 | 14:36:00 | By: Bob Koigi
University of Cambridge spin-out Xampla has announced it has closed a £6.2m seed finance round, led by the backers of Zoom, to accelerate the roll-out of its next generation plastic replacement.


BrandBase launches Jungle Cup; first plastic-free, home compostable disposable cup
Published: 06-01-2021 | 07:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Jungle Cup is the world’s first plastic-free disposable coffee cup that biodegrades in 12 weeks without industrial processing, introduced by BrandBase.