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Amazon Buying Zoox. Who Is Zoox?

June 26th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Zoox, based out of California (of course), has been working for years on autonomous ride-hailing technology. It was valued at $3 billion in 2018. Amazon just bought it — reportedly fro $1.2 billion


Hyundai, Kia, & LG Chem Plan To Suck The Blood Of EV & Battery Startups

June 24th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

We got some exciting news out of South Korea this week from three of the biggest players in the auto industry — EV battery giant LG Chem and automakers Kia and Hyundai. The three plan to inspire and tap into the creative and skilled minds of by hosting a startup competition and then sucking the blood of the most promising crews


Movin’On Summit Startup Challenge

February 8th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

The Movin'On Startup Challenge is an international summit on sustainable mobility with the aim of moving from ambition to action. This is a three-day event that will take place in Montreal from June 3rd through the 5th. In 2019, 250 startups applied and 40 of the best startups were selected


Cleaning Up Clean Meat: How Future Fields Is Replacing Fetal Bovine Serum

December 27th, 2019 | by Erika Clugston

Future Fields is a startup working to produce a clean and affordable alternative to FBS, and wants to share it with the entire cellular agriculture industry. By focusing on the growth media, the company hopes to accelerate the growth and innovation of all clean meat startups. We spoke with Future Fields Co-Founder & Product Lead, Lejjy Gafour, to learn more about the company's work and its plans for the future


Electric Moped Startup Revel Secures $27.6 Million In New Funding

November 6th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

The New York-based electric moped startup, Revel, recently secured $27.6 million in new funding. Ibex Investors, Toyota AI Ventures, Maniv Mobility, Blue Collective, and Launch Capital were the backers. Revel's CEO, Frank Reig, answered some questions about the funding and company's growth for CleanTechnica


EV Companies Raise $10+ Billion In 2019, & Fortune 500 Companies Are Now Jumping In

October 12th, 2019 | by Paul Jan Jacobs

Companies like Tencent, Baidu, Amazon, Samsung, Google, IKEA, Goldman Sachs, Citi, Renault-Nissan, and many more are investing heavily in the field of electric mobility, according to The Global e-Mobility Funding Report for Q2 2019. It seems like all Forbes 500 companies have awoken and now want to tap into an industry that is projected to have a value of over $500 billion in


Energy Transition Startups Shake Up The Business World

September 8th, 2019 | by The Beam

The shift to a low-carbon future is turning the economy inside out. Policy has a crucial role to play, but ultimately it is businesses that will make the energy transition happen. In Energiewende home country Germany, many startups are at the forefront of transformation by bringing novel business ideas to market and by snatching market share from incumbents in sectors such as renewables, heating, or mobility


SlimFold Wallet Is The Fashionable, Eco-Friendly Wallet You Crave

June 3rd, 2019 | by Vijay Govindan

I recently conducted an interview with Dave Zuverink, Founder and CEO of SlimFold. I was tired of my old, thick, leather wallet and wanted to see if I could replace it with a thin vegan one. I found SlimFold, ordered a wallet, and contacted Dave Z. to see if he wanted to do an interview for CleanTechnica. Thanks to Dave for answering my questions!


Bringing Indian Startups Into The Global Green Business Conversation

November 21st, 2018 | by Andrea Bertoli

ClimateLaunchpad, the world’s green business competition, just completed its 2018 Grand Final in Scotland. Each year the competition grows in both size and reach. The 2018 competition featured a record of 1,500 cleantech entrepreneurs applying for National Competitions in 44 countries, and 50 Boot Camps across the globe


Tesla Co-Founder Talks The “Startup Grind” In Silicon Valley (Video)

October 18th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Marc Tarpenning was already a veteran of the Silicon Valley startup scene when he and Martin Eberhard founded Tesla. Their skills in starting companies and securing financing were a big part of the reason that the company was able to get up and running so quickly. Tarpenning is also an articulate and engaging speaker, as I learned when I interviewed him for my history of Tesla. So who better to talk about startups than Tarpenning


Against the Odds: Climate Innovation on the Rise in Oil-Dominated Regions

October 14th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

Solid cleantech ideas can arise anywhere around the world, and increasingly they are coming from talented entrepreneurs in countries, even those with economies that are focused on oil, like Nigeria, Kazakhstan, or Azerbaijan, where oil is literally pouring out of the soil. So how do these brave minds plan to succeed there, right in the middle of the fossil fuel universe


Cobalt-Free Battery Technology Under Development By Conamix

July 31st, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Cobalt mining is done mostly in the Congo where conditions on the ground can the make process troublesome. There are a number of issues: child labor, pollution, tunnel collapses, political instability and punishing work conditions. Enter Conamix, a New York-based startup focused on the development of cobalt-free battery technology.


Cleantech Open Applications Are Now Open

March 20th, 2018 | by Andrea Bertoli

Cleantech Open is the oldest and largest cleantech startup accelerator program, with the mission to find, fund, and foster entrepreneurs with ideas to solve our greatest environmental and energy challenges across multiple regions in the United States and beyond. Apply for 2018 Here!



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