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Prieto Battery Raises First Tranche of $5.7M Series C Funding

– Prieto Battery, Inc. from Fort Collins, Colorado, raised $5.7m in Series C financing.
– The round was led by Pilatus Capital with participation from existing investors including Stanley Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s development of its proprietary 3D solid-state rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

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Gaiascope Raises $2M in Seed Funding

– Gaiascope is a Boston MA-based wholesale electricity price forecasting company.
– Company raised $2M in seed funding.
– The round was led by VoLo Earth Ventures with participation from Khosla Ventures and Y-Combinator.
– The new investment will be used to expand the company’s business reach.

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Genomatica Raises US$ 118M in Series C Funding

– Genomatica from San Diego develops sustainable materials using biology to replace widely-used chemicals and materials.
– The company raised 118m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Novo Holdings.
– The new investment will be used to scale production for its portfolio of products and invest in new technologies to amplify the impact of sustainable materials across a range of industries.

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Pivot Bio Raises $430M in Series D Funding

– Pivot Bio, a Berkeley, CA-based nitrogen innovator in agriculture, closed a $430m Series D funding.
– The round was led by DCVC and Temasek with participation from Generation Investment Management, G2 Venture Partners, Rockefeller Capital Management, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Continental Grain Company, Prelude Ventures; Pavilion Capital, Bunge Ventures, Tekfen Ventures, and Roger Underwood.
– The company intends to use the funds to focus on scaling its U.S. business and expanding into key international markets.

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Svante Receives $25 Million From Government of Canada for Carbon Capture

The Government of Canada made a CDN$25 million investment to support the industrialization and commercialization of Svante’s novel low-cost carbon capture technology within the North American market.
– Carbon capture is a technology that can recover up to 95% of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions produced from the use of fossil fuels in electricity generation and industrial processes, preventing the carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.

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Cloverly snags $2.1M seed to continue developing API to measure and offset carbon usage

– Cloverly, an Atlanta-based, early-stage startup, has developed an API that helps companies measure and then offset their carbon emissions.
– The company announced a $2.1m seed round led by TechSquare Ventures with participation from SoftBank Opportunity Fund and Panoramic Ventures along with Circadian Ventures, Knoll Ventures and SaaS Ventures
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– The company has hired former eBay exec Jason Rubottom as CEO in his place.

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Turntide Technologies Nabs $225M

– Turntide Technologies, the company responsible for the Smart Motor SystemTM, has completed $225m in convertible note financing.
– Investors include CPP Investments, Monashee Investment Management LLC, and JLL Spark.
– It brings Turntide’s total funding to $400m.

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Oxwash Raises Additional £2.08M in Seed Funding

– Oxwash is a green tech startup from Oxford, UK.
– The company raised $3M in seed funding.
– Investors included: Future Positive Capital (NYC/SF), Clean Ventures (NYC), Conduit-Ascension EIS Impact Fund, Holly Branson, Chief Purpose & Vision Officer Virgin Group, Sam Branson, Filmmaker, Musician & Philanthropist, Pentland Group (Berghaus and Speedo), Leon Lewis (River Island), and Paul Forster, founder of Indeed.com.
– The company, which has raised £5.2M ($7M) to date, intends to use the funds to expand the team, invest in proprietary technology and accelerate plans for national expansion.

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Swedish company Northvolt raises $2.75B to accelerate European battery production

– Swedish battery developer and manufacturer Northvolt raised $2.75bn funding.
– The round was led by Goldman Sachs and Volkswagen, and new investors including the Swedish pension funds AP1-4 and OMERS, one of Canada’s largest pension plans.
AMF, ATP, Baillie Gifford, Baron Capital Group, Bridford Investments Limited, Compagnia di San Paolo through Fondaco Growth, Cristina Stenbeck, Daniel Ek, IMAS Foundation, EIT InnoEnergy, Norrsken VC, PCS Holding, Scania and Stena Metall Finans also participated in the raise.
– Northvolt has already scored major deals with automakers like Volkswagen and BMW.

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Beta Technologies adds $368 million in Series A funding for its electric aviation ecosystem

– Electric aviation startup Beta Technologies closed a $368m Series A funding round.
– The funding round was led by Fidelity Management & Research Company, with undisclosed additions from Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund.
– The company’s valuation is now at $1.4 billion.

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Moxion Power Raises $10 Million Series A led by Energy Impact Partners to Electrify the Construction Industry

– Moxion Power has raised a $10m Series A financing led by Energy Impact Partners.
– The round was completed with the support of several of Moxion’s existing investors, including Tamarack Global and Liquid 2 Ventures.
– Moxion is replacing inefficient, heavily-polluting, fossil-fuel-burning generators with its proprietary mobile energy storage technology and all-electric equipment rental solutions, helping customers reduce the costs of temporary power and decarbonize their operations.
– Moxion’s initial products are designed and engineered to meet the demands of the construction industry, which relies on renting generators and other equipment that traditionally runs on diesel fuel.

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Advanced Materials CleanTech Industrial Manufacturing North America Product Research

Solidia Technologies Closes $78 Million Fundraise and Names Bryan Kalbfleisch CEO

– Solidia Technologies has raised $50m in a series B round of funding led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures, with participation from Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments), Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Prelude Ventures, and PIVA Capital.
– The company is now valued at $1bn.
– Solidia Technologies is a leading developer of low-carbon cement and concrete technologies.
– The company has developed a new cement technology that reduces CO2 emissions in the production of cement and consumes carbon in the production of concrete.
– The new funding will support the continued development and deployment of these leading technologies to accelerate the decarbonization of critical building materials industries.

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Battery CleanTech Energy Energy Storage North America Renewable Energy

Gridtential Raises $12M in Funding

– Gridtential Energy, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based creator of advanced AGM battery technology Silicon Joule, raised $12M in financing.
– The round was led by 1955 Capital with participation from Silicon Valley Bank, August Capital cofounder David Marquardt, ReneSola CEO Yumin Liu and existing investors East Penn Manufacturing, Crown Battery and the Roda Group joining as well.
– The company, which has raised $28M to date, intends to use the funds to support a new production line of advanced lead reference batteries, including the single-block 24V deep-cycle lead battery.

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ChargerHelp raises $2.75M to keep EV chargers working

– ChargerHelp, an on-demand repair app for electric vehicle charging stations, raised $2.75m funding.
– The round was led by Trucks VC, Kapor Capital, JFF, Energy Impact Partners and The Fund.
– It brings ChargerHelp to a valuation of $11m post-money.

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Airly Raises $3.3M in Funding

– Airly, Inc. is a Palo Alto, CA-based cleantech company providing ultra-local, accurate, predictive air quality data to help tackle air pollution globally.
– The company raised $3.3m in funding.
– The round was led by firstminute capital, with partcipation from Uber founder Garrett Camp via Expa, Bolt CEO Markus Villig, founding Editor-in-Chief of WIRED David Rowan, Pipedrive founder Ragnar Sass and Ferry Heilemann, co-founder of Leaders for Climate Action and previous investors, including Sir Richard Branson Family Office and Henkel board member Konstantin von Unger.

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WiTricity Extends Recent Funding by $18M for a Total of $52M

– WiTricity announced an additional $18m to its previously announced October fund raise of $34m.
– The extension included investments from Tony Fadell’s Future Shape and other private investors. Fadell also joins WiTricity’s newly formed Board of Advisors.
Stage 1 Ventures led the first tranche of $34m with participation from Air Waves Wireless Electricity and a strategic investment by Mitsubishi Corporation through its U.S. subsidiary, Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas).
– As global automakers race to support both consumer and government-generated demand for zero-emissions vehicles, they are also developing wireless charging capabilities that will improve the owner experience.

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Peak Power Inc. Closes Latest Funding Round with Investment from The Atmospheric Fund

– Toronto-based Peak Power (Peak) today announced that it has closed funding from The Atmospheric Fund (TAF), representing the fifth investor in Peak’s capital funding round.
– TAF will join Sensata Technologies, Export Development Canada (EDC), BDC Capital, and Hatch/Canadian Shield as a strategic investor in Peak.
– TAF brings to the round their focus on carbon emissions reduction, as they have a mandate to advance local solutions to climate change through high impact investments.
– Their contribution aligns with Peak’s commitment to decarbonize energy, the built environment, and mobility through enabling intelligent energy in smart cities.

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Dandelion Raises $30M in Series B Funding

– Dandelion Raises $30m in Series B Funding.
Breakthrough Energy Ventures led the round with participation from existing investors, including GV, NEA, Lennar Corporation, Collaborative Fund, Building Ventures, Catchlight Ventures, and GroundUp.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand operations, while continuing to invest in research and development.
– Michael Sachse is CEO of Dandelion.

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CleanTech Electric Vehicle Manufacturing North America Transportation

Rad Power Bikes Inks $150M

– Rad Power Bikes, North America’s largest ebike brand, today announced a minority investment of $150m from Counterpoint Global (Morgan Stanley), Fidelity Management & Research Company, The Rise Fund, the global impact investing platform managed by TPG, and funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
– Existing investors Durable Capital Partners LP and Vulcan Capital also participated in the round.
– The investment reflects a historic commitment to Rad Power Bikes’ vision of a world where transportation is energy-efficient, enjoyable and accessible to all.
– Rad Power Bikes will use this new funding to extend its market leadership, drive innovation, and scale retail and service offerings.

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