Articles tagged with: Venture Capital

VC funding into energy storage stepped up in first quarter of 2020

VC funding into energy storage stepped up in first quarter of 2020

22 Apr 2020, 11:23

While the renewable energy industry has suffered significant blows such as loss of employment during the COVID-19 crisis, venture capital (VC) funding into the battery energy storage sector in the first quarter of this year nonetheless saw a significant increase over the previous year’s equivalent period.

Autogrid ramps up involvement in Japan’s VPP space

Autogrid ramps up involvement in Japan’s VPP space

17 Jun 2019, 15:55

US software and data company Autogrid has continued its roll-out of solutions into Japan’s evolving electricity market, joining a virtual power plant (VPP) project that could add more than 10,000 assets by the end of 2021.

Interviews
Investment masterclass Q&A: Nancy Pfund, DBL Partners - Part II

Investment masterclass Q&A: Nancy Pfund, DBL Partners - Part II

6 Jul 2017, 10:39
• By Andy Colthorpe

Welcome to Part 2 of our in-depth talk with Nancy Pfund, managing partner at DBL Partners, a venture capital firm specialising in companies and start-ups that offer both rewarding financial returns and positive social impacts. As well as being one of the earliest backers to Tesla and SolarCity, to utility-scale solar tracker company NEXTracker to Off-Grid Electric, which deploys solar in rural Africa; to others in energy storage like Advanced Microgrid Solutions and Primus Power, Pfund is extremely well-placed to offer a quick Q&A ‘masterclass’ in energy storage investing.

Mercom: VC funding for storage companies doubles with US$125 million in Q2 2016

Mercom: VC funding for storage companies doubles with US$125 million in Q2 2016

20 Jul 2016, 15:36

Mercom Capital Group’s latest report showed how energy storage companies brought in US$125 million in venture capital (VC) funding in Q2 2016, double that of the previous quarter. Year-over-year funding this second quarter roughly matched last year’s Q2 output, which had US$126 million in 13 deals.

Analysis
20 energy storage disruptors

20 energy storage disruptors

15 Jun 2016, 14:28
• By Andy Colthorpe

Andy Colthorpe and Ben Willis profile some of the companies and technologies making waves in the fast-changing world of stationary energy storage, in a feature article which originally appeared in the seventh issue of PV Tech Power.

Interviews
Mercom: Storage systems, flow batteries raised quarter of a billion dollars VC funding in a year

Mercom: Storage systems, flow batteries raised quarter of a billion dollars VC funding in a year

27 Apr 2016, 17:42
• By Danielle Ola

Texas-headquarted Mercom Capital Group recently released its Q1 2016 funding and M&A report for energy storage, smart grid and energy efficiency sectors. Mercom’s CEO and co-founder Raj Prabhu discusses the energy storage trends tracked in this quarter with Energy-Storage.News, especially in light of the drop in venture capital funding this quarter.