Applications are now open again for founders and startups whose business model has an element of climate change mitigation or adaptation. The application phase will run until January 25th 2018. With the same application you can also take part of the sidecall with Munich Re and ERGO. Thanks to our partners we are able to offer three additional startups a place in the accelerator. In addition startups can benefit from the global network and the expertise of a leading insurance group.
During their presence at the Slush festvial in Helsinki the Climate-KIC team presented a beta version of its Investor Marketplace. The database aims to connect investors with climate change start-ups from throughout Europe. The entries are being updated constantly and investors are able to filter using a set of criteria such as capital requirement, market sector, country, TRL, type of round or timing of round.
Our alumni startup Zolar has raised €4 million in a Series A round led by Sunstone Capital and Statkraft Ventures with participation from Partech Ventures and startup investor and Sedo.com cofounder Tim Schumacher.
Zolar is a service that makes buying solar power systems for homes easier and more transparent, Congartulations to Alex, Gregor and team. This lifts the overall funding raised by current and alumni teams to just under €m 150 in 2017.
As part of the Intel keynote the Volocopter CEO Florian Reuter together with Intel CEO Brian Krzanich showed off the latest version of the autonomous passenger drone and to everyone's surprise let it go for a little spin inside the Park Theater at the Monte Carlo Hotel. This is after Brian Krzanich volunteered to be the passenger in the Volocopter's first manned flight last December. Congrats to the team around Alexander Zosel who have been part of the accelerator in 2012/2013 and have come a long way from their model back then.
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