$200 Million “ecomagination Challenge: Powering the Grid” Competition Announced by GE, Emerald Technology Ventures, Foundation Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and RockPort Capital

Earlier this month GE announced the ecomagination Challenge. This is a $200 million innovation competition launched in partnership with Emerald Technology Ventures, Foundation Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, RockPort Capital, and Chris Anderson (Editor-in-Chief, Wired). The ecomagination Challenge seeks breakthrough ideas to create a smarter, cleaner, more efficient electric grid, and accelerate the adoption … Read more

Project FROG Receives $8 Million in Series B Financing

Project FROG, a San Francisco-based start-up, announced in November that it closed $8 million in Series B financing, led by RockPort Capital Partners.  Chuck McDermott, a General Partner at RockPort, has also joined Project FROG’s Board of Directors. Project FROG (Flexible Response to Ongoing Growth) was founded in 2006 and is focusing on designing and manufacturing "smart buildings" — … Read more