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Nov 10, 2023

Introducing IndieBio SF’s new office at 3rd St. in San Francisco’s Dogpatch

As you ride the elevator to the third floor of the American Industrial Center (AIC) at 3rd Street in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood, the smell of sweetly spiced bread permeates the otherwise industrial air. Once filled with warehousing and manufacturing companies, the sprawling AIC—often referred to as a skyscraper on its side—is now home to […]

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Post Sep 22, 2023

UPSIDE Foods announces first commercial-scale plant; debuts “Road to Rubicon” series

UPSIDE Foods has had no shortage of incredible milestones lately: following landmark regulatory approvals by the FDA & USDA, the company recently partnered with San Francisco’s Bar Crenn to make its cultivated chicken commercially available (snag a coveted reservation to try it if you can!), and last week announced its first commercial-scale plant, dubbed Rubicon, […]

TechCrunch Sep 21, 2023

Watch the 3 SOSV founder pitches that landed in the Top 20 at TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield 2023

Congratulations to the three SOSV portfolio companies that made the Top 20 at TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield 2023! Take a look at the amazing innovations in human & planetary health they’re currently working on: 🌾 Brendan Collins and the team at Avalo (IndieBio) are betting the company’s AI can speed up the creation of climate-resistant crops—a crucial technology amid increasingly extreme weather […]

Post Sep 21, 2023

Corporate VCs: What Venture Funds at ADM, Solvay, and Toyota Look for in Climate Tech Startups

Multinational businesses know that sooner or later, policymakers and consumer pressure will force them to ditch fossil fuels, address historical emissions, and implement cleaner technologies.

Axios Sep 20, 2023

HAX’s Green Li-ion nets $4.1M from Petronas to build in Oklahoma

Green Li-ion (HAX) secured funding from Twin Towers Ventures, the VC arm of Malaysian oil company Petronas, to help build out its Oklahoma factory. Per Axios, which exclusively covered the news, Green Li-ion “plans to raise a Series B round of $50 to $80M in the first quarter of next year. The funding rounds will […]

Post Sep 05, 2023

Climate Summit: Still Exuberant? A Chat With Top Climate VCs at Prelude, Breakthrough Energy, and DCVC

A CTVC report indicates that climate tech funding is resilient but feeling 2023’s shaky macro conditions.

Post Sep 05, 2023

Climate Summit: How Gaia, Kayrros, and Pano Monitor Forests, Emissions, and Wildfires

For the most part, public institutions collect the data used to understand and model climate change. Recently, though, climate tech startups have begun to fill in the data gaps.

Post Sep 05, 2023

Electrifying Everything: Princeton ZERO Lab’s Jesse Jenkins on our progress a year into the IRA

When Princeton’s Jesse Jenkins releases a new report on net-zero pathways and policy, the climate tech world pays careful attention.

Post Sep 05, 2023

Industrial processes generate a quarter of global CO2. SepPure, Rondo and OzoneBio aim to decarbonize how things get made

Every sector wants to decarbonize. Perhaps none will have a harder time of it than industry, as the materials and products we use daily often rely on fossil fuels for energy, heat, and feedstock.

Post Sep 05, 2023

The FDA and USDA approved Upside’s cultivated meat. Will it ever reach your table? 

UPSIDE Foods has made history yet again. The first company ever to create cultivated meatballs, chicken, and duck now has the first-ever approvals from the FDA and USD to sell its chicken commercially.

Post Aug 28, 2023

Climate Summit: A Conversation with Vinod Khosla and Sean O’Sullivan

Back in 2012 if you had predicted that the climate tech startup category would be worth $2.6 trillion today, you would have been laughed out of the room.