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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...


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....

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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...