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ONE IS AN INTROVERT. THE OTHER AN EXTROVERT. TOGETHER THEY BUILT A $100 MILLION BUSINESS

Fast Company
February 24, 2015

THEYRE DIFFERENT AS CHIFFON AND DENIM, BUT THE TWO WOMEN BEHIND E-​​​​COMMERCE SUCCESS THEREALREAL ARE MAKING IT WORK. BY LYDIA DISHMAN:  It’s hard to imag­ine how Rati Levesque and Julie Wain­wright, the founder and chief mer­chant behind the e-​​​​commerce con­sign­ment plat­form The­Re­al­Real, could be any more dif­fer­ent. Yet this boomer/​​millennial, introvert/​​extrovert, tech/​​brick-​​​​and-​​​​mortar-​​​​retail odd cou­ple has presided over a startup that is …
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Business Conservation Coalition Hails Designation of Three New National Monuments

February 20, 2015

Busi­ness Con­ser­va­tion Coali­tion Hails Des­ig­na­tion of Three New National Mon­u­ments   Wash­ing­ton, D.C. – The Con­ser­va­tion for Eco­nomic Growth Coali­tion, a new advo­cacy group made up of high-​​​​profile CEOs and investors today con­grat­u­lated Pres­i­dent Obama on the upcom­ing des­ig­na­tion of three new national mon­u­ments at Browns Canyon in Col­orado, Hon­ouli­uli in Hawaii, and the Pull­man his­toric site in Illi­nois.   …
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Strong Solar Market Helps NEXTracker Raise $25M for Advanced PV Trackers

greentechsolar
February 9, 2015

By Eric Wesoff:  NEX­Tracker, a designer and builder of single-​​​​axis PV track­ers, just announced a $25 mil­lion B round led by new investor SJF Ven­tures along with Ten­nen­baum Cap­i­tal Part­ners and exist­ing investors Sigma Part­ners and DBL Investors. The round closed at the end of Decem­ber. Dan Shugar, the CEO of NEX­Tracker, left the CEO posi­tion at Solaria to spin …
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Press Releases

OPX Bio Wins $2M DOE EERE Grant

February 20, 2015

Energy Depart­ment Announces $10 Mil­lion to Develop Inno­v­a­tive Bioen­ergy Tech­nolo­gies Feb­ru­ary 20, 2015 — 1:23pm The Energy Department’s Bioen­ergy Tech­nolo­gies Office (BETO) announces the selec­tion of seven projects across the coun­try to receive up to $10 mil­lion to sup­port inno­v­a­tive tech­nolo­gies and solu­tions to help advance bioen­ergy devel­op­ment.  These projects will sup­port BETO’s work to develop renew­able and cost-​​​​competitive bio­fu­els …
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Business Conservation Coalition Hails Designation of Three New National Monuments

February 20, 2015

Busi­ness Con­ser­va­tion Coali­tion Hails Des­ig­na­tion of Three New National Mon­u­ments   Wash­ing­ton, D.C. – The Con­ser­va­tion for Eco­nomic Growth Coali­tion, a new advo­cacy group made up of high-​​​​profile CEOs and investors today con­grat­u­lated Pres­i­dent Obama on the upcom­ing des­ig­na­tion of three new national mon­u­ments at Browns Canyon in Col­orado, Hon­ouli­uli in Hawaii, and the Pull­man his­toric site in Illi­nois.   …
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Siva Power wins $3 million in funding from DOE SunShot Program

January 27, 2015

Through its Sun­Shot Ini­tia­tive, the US Depart­ment of Energy (DOE) has awarded US thin-​​​​film tech­nol­ogy startup Siva Power $3 mil­lion in fund­ing to sup­port the company’s com­mer­cial­iza­tion efforts. Specif­i­cally, the fund­ing sup­ports the firm’s plans to demon­strate a CIGS co-​​​​evaporation tech­nol­ogy that enables 12x higher man­u­fac­tur­ing through­put (m2/​​min) than is cur­rently available.This would enable a fully auto­mated CIGS depo­si­tion sys­tem …
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