#105 | Data Commons, funding, May events
Happy Monday everyone. It was great to see you all at the April showcase event. Our gratitude to gener8tor to partner with us to showcase companies that are solving impactful problems. Check out the recording on www.theunderstory.io and the companies » itselectric, blip energy, SolarSteam, Carbon Yield, and Mycocycle.
Don’t miss our May Sustainability Showcase event.
📚 Worth Reading
Google published Data Commons: Making sustainability data available.
“Data Commons is one of the world's largest Knowledge Graphs on sustainability, spanning more than 100 new sources of data about climate, health, food, crops, shelter, emissions and more.”
Google is making alternative data sets available. We see big opportunities when these datasets are married with proprietary datasets.
🚀 Funding and Congrats!
Sealed, a New York-based company providing HVAC and smart tech solutions climate-friendly homes, raised an additional $29.5m in financing.
Pyka, a CA-based electric autonomous airplane manufacturer, closed a $37M Series A financing.
SWTCH Energy, a Toronto-based provider of EV charging and energy solutions, raised $13M in financing.
Higg, a San Francisco-based sustainability insights platform, raised $50M in financing.
Sense, aMA-based provider of a real-time home energy monitoring platform, raised $105M in financing.
Sun King, a Kenya-based provider of solar energy products for off-grid homes in Africa and Asia, raised $260m in financing.
Neuron Mobility, a Calgary-based provider of a shared e-scooter and e-bike operator, raised US$43.5M in financing.
South 8 Technologies, a San Diego, California-based developer of electrolyte formulations for next-generation lithium batteries, raised $12M in Series A financing.
Twaice, a Munich, Germany-based battery analytics company, raised USD30M in financing.
Enervee, a Los Angeles-based provider of a marketplace for energy products, raised $35M in financing.
Capella Space, a San Francisco-based earth observation company, raised $97M in Series C financing.
💡 Startup Spotlight
Phoenix Hydrogen - marketplace for Hydrogen, connecting verified professionals to regional hydrogen RFP and hub proceedings.
Rich Mokuolu: sustainable and resilient supply chains
Christian Mundy of Greencom: rewarding green behavior
Stefan Gönner of Seqana: sequestering soil organic carbon
Find and share your open positions on the Understory Slack channel.
🆕 Partnerships Intern at Newlab
🆕 GEM Project Manager at Greenlink Analytics
🆕 Business Development, Marketplace Partnerships at Cloverly
🆕 Director, Sustainability Product Management, Long-Term Bets at Google
🆕 Sr. Product Sustainability Strategist at Intel
🆕 Director, Climate Impact Data Portal at Boundless Impact
🆕 Public Affairs Specialist, Circular Economy at NatureWorks
Circular Economy Specialist at Rubicon
Multiple Roles at Air Protein
Social Media Engagement Intern at Wallet Max
Multiple Roles at Gradient Comfort
ESG/Sustainability Product Lead at Hartford Funds
May 17-19: Circularity 22 Conference
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