Insights from the Field

A collection of articles, news, and thought pieces to keep you informed.

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Press Release

Giraffe Bioenergy Receives Grant to Scale Sustainable Ethanol Production in Kenya

AmpUp Consortium | Jun 03, 2024

Giraffe Bioenergy, a company dedicated to creating rural economic opportunities through large-scale cassava cultivation that...

Press Release

Tenbite Ermias Joins Factor E as Partner to Bolster Firm’s Global Investment Operations

Factor[e] Ventures | Apr 04, 2024

[Fort Collins, CO] – Factor E, a leading impact investment firm focused on technology-driven solutions...

Podcast

The State of the Sector: On Productive Partnerships and Leveraging Unique Resources toward a Global Climate Transition

Factor[e] Ventures | Jul 06, 2023

“If we want to reach SDG 7, in Africa alone, you need around $69B. That...

Podcast

The State of the Sector: On Gender and Water Access in Africa

Factor[e] Ventures | Dec 05, 2022

"In emerging markets like Sub-Saharan Africa, where over 60% of the population are smallholder farmers,...

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Recent Posts

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.  

SparkMeter

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...