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Meet the corporations investing in data centre energy startups

A handful of energy and engineering corporations are starting to invest in startups that are developing novel energy options for data centres.

Apr 19, 2024

11 data centre energy startups to watch

From radiators that run on compute energy waste to new liquids for immersion cooling, here are the novel solutions that startups are developing to run data centres more efficiently.

Apr 19, 2024

Carbon capture deals dominated energy investing in Q1 

Clean energy in general and carbon capture projects in particular were the key focus for energy sector investors in the first quarter of this year.

Apr 11, 2024

A third of dollars raised by energy startups comes from corporate-backed rounds

Corporate investors are disproportionately involved in the biggest funding rounds by energy sector startups.

Mar 5, 2024

National Grid looks to speed up startup collaboration as net zero pressures…

Steve Smith, the new head of National Grid Partners, has shifted focus to technologies that directly impact the operation of the power grid.

Feb 29, 2024

The Big Deal: Samsung joins carmakers in backing rare earth-free magnet startup…

There will not be enough rare earth metals to make the magnets industry needs in the next decade so the race is on to find alternatives.

Feb 23, 2024

Video: Midlands Mindforge seeks VC partners for UK spinout fund  

The fund is raising an initial £150m to finance deep tech startups from eight universities in the UK Midlands.

Feb 15, 2024

Energy was the only corporate investment area not to fall in 2023…

Solar energy and grid storage saw some of the biggest funding rounds as falling prices put these clean energy options into the mainstream.

Feb 7, 2024

Other News

Burns brings new strategy to BP's beefed-up $1bn venture spending

BP has significantly increased its capital allocation to its venture unit. Some 90% will go to energy transition, says head of unit Gareth Burns.

Feb 2, 2024

The Big Deal: XGS continues wave of investment for geothermal startups

XGS is the third geothermal startup to raise cash this year, as the industry looks to overcome drilling costs and geography.

Jan 26, 2024

The Big Deal: Why Aira believes heat pumps can become a €150bn…

Statkraft has contributed to a series B round for Aira, which is tackling a heat pump market CEO Martin Lewerth believes can reach €150bn in size every year.

Jan 19, 2024

Saudi Aramco injects $4bn into its CVC unit

Oil and gas conglomerate Aramco Oil Company has injected an extra $4bn into Aramco Ventures to further push development in disruptive technologies.

Jan 17, 2024

Shukla progresses at Prosperity7 Ventures

Abhishek Shukla has been promoted from partner of enterprise, infrastructure and deep tech investments to managing director at Prosperity7 Ventures.

Jan 17, 2024

Buckner joins BHP Ventures

Laurel Buckner will be the vice president of ventures at BHP Ventures where she will lead investments in the decarbonisation and green energy sectors.

Jan 8, 2024

Editor's Picks

The Big Deal: Husk targets "half the planet" with its solar systems

Husk Power Systems has just raised $100m from investors including Shell to build 1,500 solar mini-grids in India and Nigeria in the next four to five years.

Oct 27, 2023

The Big Deal: EH2 becomes hydrogen tech's first unicorn

Ten corporate investors were part of a $380m series C round this week, including Fortescue, United Airlines, Rio Tinto, Amazon, Microsoft and BP.

Oct 6, 2023

Reality check: Has the IRA made the US a magnet for cleantech…

The US's $369bn climate legislation, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), promises to put the US at the forefront of the clean energy transition, but the act has its limitations.

Oct 5, 2023

Long and short-term bets investors should make on sustainable aviation fuel

Algae, alcohol and electrofuels all have potential for creating sustainable aviation fuel — but which ones are winning backing from industry?

Aug 16, 2023
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