Climate Tech

Kiwi emissions credits startup Carbon Crop tops up with $1.73 million in pre-Series A

- April 20, 2022 2 MIN READ

New Zealand carbon credits assessment startup CarbonCrop has raised an additional NZ$1.9 million (A$1,73m) ahead of a Series A later this year. The round led by WNT Ventures, which previously backed its $1.5 million Seed raise in 2020. Also signing on now are the Impact Enterprise Fund, K1W1 and Icehouse Ventures Climate Fund. The startup launched… Read more »

Climate Tech

Startup hub Stone & Chalk goes carbon neutral

- April 12, 2022 2 MIN READ

National startup and scaleup hub Stone & Chalk Group has become carbon neutral and is now on a drive help other companies achieve the same goal with support from software venture Trellis. Stone & Chalk Group CEO Michael Bromley said climate change and net-zero commitments are reshaping Australia’s corporate landscape, with leading tech companies such… Read more »

Funding

Small business carbon tracking software startup Trace raises $1.5 million

- February 22, 2022 2 MIN READ

GreenTech startup, Trace has raised $1.5 million as it looks to help small and medium sized companies (SMEs) track and manage their carbon emissions. The round was backed by 21 investors including private family office 5 Pillars Capital, existing investor Antler, The Fund, Epoch Capital, Existential Capital and several angel investors, including Envato co-founder Collis Ta’eed… Read more »

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Queensland researchers are investigating whether connecting Teslas to the grid could be used to power your neighbourhood

- November 17, 2021 2 MIN READ

Researchers at the University of Queensland (UQ) will conduct a world-first global trial to see if the spare battery capacity in electric vehicles (EV) could support the local electricity grid, and potentially power homes. UQ has partnered with analytics platform Teslascope to recruit Tesla owners internationally to take part in the study examining car use and… Read more »

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Super funds-backed carbon risk startup Emmi lands high profile company director Catherine Brenner as investor

- June 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

Emmi, a carbon risk management startup that lets institutional investors improve their understanding of how financially exposed they are to carbon risks, has launched after attracting a series of high profile investors to join its board.  Tim Samway, chair of Hyperion Asset Management, Coca-Cola Amatil and Boral director Catherine Brenner and Startmate investor Patrick Sieb… Read more »

Other tech

Kiwi electric engine startup ZeroJet wants solve the boating industry’s massive pollution problem

- November 19, 2020 2 MIN READ

New Zealand engineering startup ZeroJet is hoping to transform the boating industry by replacing outboards in a five year plan that would be like taking 1.5 million cars off the road.  The Auckland-based company, founded in 2015 by Neil Mans and Bex Rempel, built the world’s fastest and lightest electric jet boat, with a top… Read more »

Politics

‘A dose of reality’: the Morrison government’s $1.9bn techno-fix for climate change is a small step

- September 17, 2020 4 MIN READ

The Morrison government today announced A$1.9 billion over ten years to develop clean technology in industry, agriculture and transport. In some ways it’s a step in the right direction, but a far cry from what’s needed to drive Australia’s shift to a low emissions economy. The big change involves what the money is for. The… Read more »

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Startup Daily TV: Pathzero lets companies take control of their carbon footprint

- July 14, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Pathzero is a new startup out of the Antler Accelerator that helps small and medium-sized businesses understand their carbon footprint, set a path to carbon neutrality and share their climate commitment with confidence. They’ve designed a solution that is as effective as getting consultants in, but simpler and more affordable and can happen in a… Read more »

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Mike Cannon-Brookes commits Atlassian to net zero carbon emissions by 2050

- September 24, 2019 2 MIN READ

Australian software giant Atlassian is working towards net zero carbon emissions target by 2050, co-founder Michael Cannon-Brookes says, on top of the company’s pledge to use 100% renewable energy by 2025. Speaking to Leigh Sales on ABC TV’s 7.30 last night ahead of attending the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, Atlassian’s co-CEO… Read more »