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Odyssey Energy Solutions

Portfolio News

Boulder-based Odyssey Energy wins Keeling Curve Prize

Boulder Daily Camera | Jul 27, 2020

We celebrate the achievement of our portfolio company Odyssey Energy Solutions who won the prestigious...

60Hertz

Portfolio News

60Hertz deploys its mobile O&M software – equipped with new language capabilities – to Africa and Southeast Asia

Homer Microgrid News | Jul 27, 2020

60Hertz isn’t resting on the early success of its mobile app designed to improve operations...

Article - Next Billion

The Clock is Ticking on Energy Access: Exploring Factor[e] Ventures’ Big Bet on Mini-Grids

Amanda DelCore | Mar 06, 2020

Since 2010, the number of people without energy access has decreased from almost 1.2 billion...

Clean Crop Technologies

Investment Announcement

Factor[e] Invests in Clean Crop Technologies’ next generation solution for food waste & crop loss

Belle Raab | Jun 08, 2020

We’re excited to announce our seed investment in Clean Crop Technologies. Press release can be found here....

Portfolio Metrics

Investments
Made

20

Portfolio Operating
Countries

44

Customers Served

65k+

Sustainable Livelihoods
Improved

1M+

Greenhouse Gas
Emission Reduction

392k+

Metric Tons

Recent Posts

Factor[e] Ventures and Crofarm Announces Partnership!

admin-factore | Sep 27, 2017

Factor[e] Ventures is excited to announce our first Indian investment with agriculture technology firm, Crofarm....

Preserving Produce: Factor[e] Presents ColdHubs

admin-factore | Sep 13, 2016

Factor[e] Ventures welcomes another promising company to its portfolio. ColdHubs founder Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu’s foray into...

Portfolio News

Redavia Achieves Financial Milestone

admin-factore | Sep 13, 2016

Efforts to bring low-cost energy to some of Africa’s poorest countries just got a major...

SparkMeter Ups Impact Potential Through Mobile Money Integration

admin-factore | Sep 13, 2016

Factor[e] portfolio company, SparkMeter, offers a metering solution to energy providers in underserved markets. We welcomed...

No Wasted Opportunities: Factor[e] Presents Sistema Biobolsa

admin-factore | Sep 13, 2016

Factor[e] Ventures is excited to announce investment in a new portfolio company. Meet Alexander Eaton...

Factor[e] Opinion

Rural electrification: Time to get messy?

Morgan DeFoort | Sep 13, 2016

The story goes that Franklin D Roosevelt first took an interest in rural electrification while...

Factor[e] Hosts New Portfolio Companies For Venture Bootcamp

admin-factore | Mar 08, 2016

FACTOR[e] recently welcomed our two new portfolio companies ColdHubs and Sistema Biobolsa to Fort Collins for our venture bootcamp,...

Factor[e] Sponsors the 2015 Northeast Regional USA Engineers Without Borders Conference

admin-factore | Nov 13, 2015

FACTOR[e]’s Graduate Assistant, Tom Decker recently co-coordinated his alma mater’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) USA...

Jason Prapas discusses investing in social technology ventures at the MIT Tata Center Symposium

admin-factore | Oct 06, 2015

I had the pleasure of participating in the MIT Tata Center Symposium last week. This...

Factor[e] Presents at the BASE Forum International Conference in Mexico City

admin-factore | Jun 14, 2015

FACTOR[e]’s Jason Prapas and Rahul Barua recently had the opportunity to attend and present at...

Factor[e]’s Jason Prapas presents at the 2nd Annual BoP Global Network Summit in Burlington, Vermont

admin-factore | Jun 10, 2015

FACTOR[e]’s Chief Technology Officer, Jason Prapas attended the 2nd Annual BoP Global Network Summit in...

Factor[e] and MIT Launch the Factor[e] Energy for Development Prize

admin-factore | Jun 09, 2015

The MIT Clean Energy Prize (CEP) is the largest student-oriented energy competition in the nation,...

Article - Stanford Energy Journal

Making The Connection: 1.3 Billion People Without Power

Seth Silverman | Oct 10, 2014

Originally published in the Stanford Energy Journal.  

Portfolio News

SparkMeter Team Testing at Factor[e] Ventures HQ

admin-factore | Oct 06, 2014

Factor[e] Ventures was happy to host the SparkMeter team and pitch in on an intense...

Lightning Hybrids Shipping Pilot System to India

admin-factore | Sep 10, 2014

Lightning Hybrids is preparing a pilot system for shipment to India over the next few...