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

Fusion startup 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 and a […]




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‘How doomed are we?’ and more questions for a climate expert

Thanks in no small part to the fossil-fueled cult of obstructionism, we’re on track to blow past the 1.5 degrees Celsius global-warming threshold laid out in the 2016 Paris Agreement. […]




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

Climate tech has been one of the biggest successes of the last few years. By 2025, investors are expected to sink $1.5 trillion to $2 trillion annually into a wide […]




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Dual-chemistry battery tech could push BMW’s iX EV to 600-mile range

Startup Our Next Energy is behind the energy storage tech Tim De Chant 8 hours Battery startup Our Next Energy (ONE) and BMW today said the carmaker’s prototype of its flagship […]




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

Startup Carbon Clean announced earlier this week that it raised $150 million in a Series C that provides it with a sizable war chest to continue the development of its […]




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Mayfield’s Arvind Gupta discusses startup fundraising during a downturn

Between his roles as co-leader of Mayfield Fund’s engineering biology practice and founder at IndieBio, Arvind Gupta reviewed approximately 470 startup pitches last year. He characterizes his process as “simple,” […]




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The answers to real estate’s climate tech questions may be all around us

Dave Mullen Contributor Dave Mullen is an investor at SVB Capital, where he focuses largely on fintech, proptech and insurtech. Dave was previously an investor with Wells Fargo’s principal investment […]




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IT can play a major role in driving sustainability

Jeff Kukowski Contributor Jeff Kukowski is CEO at CloudBolt, which helps companies automate easily, optimize continuously and govern at scale in hybrid and multicloud, multitool environments. With data centers alone […]




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5 areas where VCs can play an outsized role in addressing climate change

Jamil Wyne Contributor Jamil Wyne is an advisor, investor and author focusing on entrepreneurship, technology and economic development in emerging markets. He has worked with the World Bank, IFC, UN, […]




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Is cell-cultured meat ready for prime time?

Meat has been part of the human diet since before we found fire, but it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the production of meat at scale is more of a detriment […]