Contour Energy Systems Merges with ActaCell Energy Systems

Contour Energy Systems, a producer of next-generation battery systems has merged with Austin-based ActaCell Energy Systems. Austin, Texas-based ActaCell is backed by DFJ Mercury, Good Energies, Applied Ventures and Google.org. PRESS RELEASE Contour Energy Systems, Inc., innovator of next-generation battery systems, announces its merger with Austin-based ActaCell Energy Systems. In joining forces with Contour Energy […]

Infinite Power Solutions Closes $10m Series D

US clean technology company Infinite Power Solutions has completed a $10 million Series D financing. Existing financial investors Generation Investment Management, D. E. Shaw Ventures, Polaris Venture Partners and Core Capital Partners co-led the financing, which also included participation by Applied Ventures, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, In-Q-Tel and two additional strategic investors. […]

MTPV Raises Further Funds for Series B

MTPV, a clean energy semiconductor chip company, has raised an additional $3.25 million in the final closing of its series B financing. The funding, provided by Northwater Capital Management and a follow-on investment from Applied Ventures, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, completes the round that started with a $6.75M closing in August last […]

MTPV Closes on $6.5M Series B

MTPV, a maker of clean energy semiconductors, raised $6.5 million in an initial closing of its Series B round. Investors include Boston-based Spinnaker Capital; Applied Ventures, the arm of Applied Materials; Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and Austin-based Ensys Capital.

Semprius Raise $20M Series C From Siemens, ARCH, Applied, Others

Semprius, Inc. said Thursday it raised $20 million in a first tranche of a Series C round. Siemens Venture Capital led the investment round in the solar module maker and was joined by ARCH Venture Partners, Applied Ventures, Illinois VENTURES, Intersouth Partners, In-Q-Tel and GVC Investment. Semprius will use the funding to construct a pilot […]

VC-Backed ActaCell Inks $3M from Dept. of Commerce

Austin-based ActaCell, which is backed by venture capital firms including DFJ Mercury and Applied Ventures, has sealed up to $3 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology. The company said that the new funding, distributed over a three-year period, will help it increase production of its nanocomposite alloy anode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

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