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Santa Barbara electric vehicle infrastructure platform EVmatch took home a prestigious award on July 27 for its climate efforts, including a $25,000 prize. The startup, which connects EV drivers with residential and commercial charging stations, was among 10 winners of the 2020 Keeling Curve Prize. “These projects—like our former winners—were vetted by top climate experts Read More →
Green tech venture capital investor NGEN — an early investor in Soraa with West Coast headquarters in Santa Barbara — celebrated the exit of Texas-based energy market platform Choose Energy June 26. According to reports, South Carolina-based advertising company Red Ventures spent less than $100 million in its acquisition of Choose Energy, though exact figures Read More →
If there is one word that marks the current resurgence of California’s economy, it is this: innovation. During a road day on Sept. 9 that took me from the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley to the new Deckers Outdoor Corp. headquarters in Goleta, the I-word was used at least a few dozen times. And Read More →
Transphorm, the Goleta-based company focused on energy efficiency in electronics, has raised $35 million from a group backed by the Japanese government and has secured a mass manufacturing agreement with a Japanese firm. The South Coast company, founded by UC Santa Barbara professor Umesh Mishra and longtime business partner Primit Parikh, has raised $104 million Read More →