It’s not often that a solar energy startup makes its name in the fossil fuel industry, but that’s exactly where Fremont, CA-based GlassPoint wants to be.
The company today said it has raised $53 million in an equity investment from a... Read more »
When people think of startup culture in North Carolina, what usually comes to mind is the Research Triangle of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill and all of the activity surrounding the technology spun out of nearby universities.
But there’s also an emerging startup scene... Read more »
The most exciting news of the year in electric vehicles came today with the announcement that Tesla Motors will build its giant lithium ion battery factory in Nevada. It’s a huge vote of confidence in the future of EVs, but at the... Read more »
Everyone knows there’s a need for technologies to make fresh water safe for drinking. But Oasys Water has found the strongest demand for its technology comes from treating some of the nastiest water around, particularly wastewater associated with fossil fuels.
On... Read more »
Here are this week’s headlines in North Carolina tech and biotech news:
—Covidien (NYSE: COV) added to its vascular treatments portfolio with the acquisition of Morrisville, NC medical device developer Sapheon. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal.... Read more »
Some emerging technologies first come to market in business-to-business applications—LED lights, for example, took hold in TVs before consumer bulbs.
Hardware startup FINSix has found the opposite to be true: its initial product will be squarely aimed at consumers, thanks in... Read more »
The San Diego Venture Group is announcing a change in command.
Mike Krenn, a veteran San Diego marketing and business development executive, is succeeding Dave Titus as president of the nonprofit business organization, which has worked in recent years to inject... Read more »
[Corrected, 9:35 pm.] Ask an engineer why we power our cars with gasoline rather than electric batteries and you’ll get a geeky answer: energy density. Said another way, gasoline holds far more energy in a given space than any... Read more »
Within the course of two weeks, three nuclear power startups said they received funding from venture investors—a remarkable occurrence given the prevailing wisdom that capital-intensive energy companies are not a good fit for venture capital.
Nuclear power startups Helion Energy and... Read more »