Portfolio Press Mentions 2014

Dec 23rd, 2014

As you saw in our latest newsletter, 2014 was a busy year for us and for our portfolio. Instead of a weekly review this week, we are highlighting some of the press recognition our portfolio companies have received this year. Browse the articles below or bookmark this page to read about the great work they are doing around the world.

EGG-energy (Tanzania)
Life in better light” by Rob Matheson – MIT News Office
December 17, 2014

Promethean Power (India)
How technology can prevent food waste in developing countries” by Katharine Earley – The Guardian
December 18, 2014

Simpa Networks (India)
Simpa Networks raises $4M to provide solar solutions in rural India” by Bhawna Gupta – VCCircle
December 18, 2014

How to Make Solar Panels Affordable—for Billions” by Betsy Teutsch – The Atlantic
May 6, 2014

New financing models bring greener products to developing countries” by Lindsay Clinton – The Guardian
February 12, 2014

SolarNow (Uganda)                          
Millions in New Investment Cap Record Year for Beyond the Grid Solar Markets” by Justin Guay – Huffington Post
October 23, 2014

Acumen, Novastar Invest $2.5M in Uganda-based Solar Energy Company” by Niyi Aderibigbe – Ventures-Africa
October 11, 2014

OnFarm (California)
OnFarm, The First Crowdfunding Investment from AgFunder, Closes Seed Round” by Jonathan Shieber – TechCrunch
April 10, 2014

Geli (California)
Meet the new ‘operating system for energy’” by Lisa Cohn – GreenBiz
August 29, 2014

Geli Commences Operation of First Grid-Tied Solar EV Fast Charger with Energy Storage” – PRweb.com
June 18, 2014

The Age of Intelligent Storage: Distributed Systems, Smart Software and Control Systems” by Katherine Tweed – GreenTech Media
May 13, 2014

Grid-Scale Energy Storage Firms Search for Business Case in New, Shifting Market” by Eric Wesoff – GreenTech Media
February 12, 2014

Rowbot (Minnesota)
Robot attempts nitrogen sidedress, cover crop seeding” by Liz Morrison – Corn+Soybean Digest
December 16, 2014

On Smaller Farms, Including Organic Farms, Technology and Tradition Meet” by Andrew C. Revkin – The New York Times
December 4, 2014

“Gizmos & Gadgets: Rowbot Robot Tends to Farmer’s Fields” by Len Rosen – 21st Century Tech
September 21, 2014

A Nimble-Wheeled Farm Robot Goes to Work in Minnesota” by David Talbot – MIT Technology Review
September 9, 2014

Row-wide autonomous robot applies fertilizer” by Rich Keller – AgProfessional
September 9, 2014

BRCK (Kenya)
13 African Tech Companies to Watch” – CBinsights
December 18, 2014

BRCK founders embark on epic roadtrip to promote African connectivity” by Stuart Thomas – VentureBurn
November 24, 2014

The CNN 10 Startups” by Brandon Griggs – CNN
October 2014

Made in Kenya, Assembled in America: This Internet-Anywhere Company Innovates from Silicon Savannah” by John Cary – Fast Co Exist
September 4, 2014

Rugged router firm BRCK takes $1.2M investment and reveals shipping date” by David Meyer – GigaOM
July 9, 2014

CropIn (India)
Invested Development backs India’s CropIn” by Louisa Burwood-Taylor – Agri-Investor
April 10, 2014

CropIn Technology raises funding to bring big data to farms” by Peerzada Abrar – The Economic Times
April 9, 2014

iProcure (Kenya)
iProcure delivers inputs to farmers’ doorsteps using ICTs” by Omondi Julius Odera – BizTech Africa
September 29, 2014

iProcure, an Online B2B Platform Improving Farming Inputs Access in Kenya, Raises Venture Capital” by Cori Capik – AgFunder News
June 23, 2014

Kenya’s iProcure raises capital from Invested Development to improve farming services” – TechMoran
June 23, 2014

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