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The Differences Between Early-Stage Funding and Late-Stage Funding for Energy Startups

As you’re seeking out funding for your business, you may go through several stages — and each one looks a little different. Early-stage fundraising will be drastically different from your late-stage funding efforts, too. As…

Learning To Learn Again in 2022

Don’t let old ways of thinking interfere with your startup. Learning to learn again — especially with these books and podcasts — will help you operate in the new world. As the CEO and Chief…

The Most Exciting Tools for Startups in 2022

Apps, workflow tools, and the right decision-making processes will make your startup more agile in 2022. We tend to believe the big dogs of enterprise have the best tools and tech. After all, those big…

On Outsourcing the MVP

Don’t let your MVP be the stumbling block that breaks your startup before things get rolling. New businesses are founded every day in America. But sadly, most will never see the light of day (even…

The Colorado River Basin: What’s Wrong and What’s Needed To Make It Right

On Aug. 16, the U.S. federal government declared a Colorado River water shortage for the first time. This unprecedented action was triggered by the precipitous drop in Lake Mead’s water level: It’s at 1,067 feet above sea level,…

Drought, Mega Drought

What’s With the Colorado River Basin? The Colorado River Basin (CRB) and, in general, the American West, is in the midst of a water crisis. This crisis has been in the making for a long time…

What Grid Storage Investing Will Look Like — Post-COVID-19

There are two global markets that drive the demand for energy storage: stationary (old-school power) storage and electric vehicles (EVs). For the short term — through 2025, which is only four years out — energy storage deployment…

The Colorado River Basin: Why We Need Watershed Scale Solutions

Entrepreneurs To Solve Wicked Water Problems While water scarcity, poor quality, lack of access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene and inequity of water services are a global problem, the solutions are typically at…

Guide to State Low-Carbon Fuel Standards (LCFS) and LCFS Credits

Low-carbon fuel standards (LCFS) are rules enacted by states to reduce carbon intensity (CI) in transportation fuels like gas and diesel. In layman’s terms, carbon intensity is the weight of carbon released into the environment per a…

Augmented (Digital) Intelligence— People, the Missing Dimension in Digital Transformation of Water

The digital transformation of the water sector, both the utility and industrial sectors, was well underway before the pandemic. The digital transformation trend has accelerated over the past twelve months as the public and private sectors…