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S4S Technologies

Investment Announcement

Factor[e] Ventures Provides Follow-on Funding to S4S Technologies in a USD1.75 Million Pre-Series A Round

| Nov 13, 2020

Factor[e] Ventures first invested in S4S Technologies during their seed round in December of 2018....



Factor[e] contributes engineering and industrial design expertise to demonstrate a cost-effective way to disinfect personal protective equipment in Kenya

Belle Raab | Nov 19, 2020

Factor[e] Ventures exists to create positive impact in emerging markets. Under typical circumstances, this means...

Rural Electrification

Thought Piece

Looking Beyond Appliances: Systemic Barriers to Minigrid Demand Stimulation

Jit Bhattacharya - Factor[e] Principal | Sep 24, 2020

Factor[e] Ventures is an early-stage venture builder focused on technology investments in energy access, agriculture,...


A Conversation With Factor[e] Ventures’ Industrial Design Lead Jordan Westerberg

Paul Sohi - Autodesk | Sep 23, 2020

The original article can be found on the Autodesk website. Author: Paul Sohi Freelance designers:...

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Recent Posts

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

| 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

| 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

| 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

| Oct 10, 2014

Originally published in the Stanford Energy Journal.  


Portfolio News

SparkMeter Team Testing at Factor[e] Ventures HQ

| 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

| Sep 10, 2014

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