Full Harvest wants to fix the big farm food waste problem at source

Modern farming has a huge problem with food waste, stemming from the mismatch between specific food buyer requirements vs Mother Nature delivering an unsaleable overabundance and/or producing knobbly fruit and veg that gets devalued on aesthetic grounds. But what happens when you throw a bit of technology into the mix? Silicon Valley based startup Full Harvest is trying to find out,… Continue reading Full Harvest wants to fix the big farm food waste problem at source

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This startup just got $4 million to get you to eat more bugs

Silicon Valley produces some of the weirdest food concepts – lab-grown hamburgers, something called Soylent, and protein powder made out of crickets. That last one comes from Exo, a startup selling protein bars made out of crickets. Gross? Well, that gross idea just pulled in a $4 million Series A round from AccellFoods, existing investor… Continue reading This startup just got $4 million to get you to eat more bugs

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Investors, Entrepreneurs Upbeat On Energy Storage, China And The Internet Of Things

Ankit Mishra Crunch Network Contributor Ankit Mishra is a business development and partnerships fellow at Tradecraft. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network For the last 15 years, the Cleantech Forum has been organized by the Cleantech Group. Most recently it took place in San Francisco on January 25-27, 2016. Energy storage, China and the… Continue reading Investors, Entrepreneurs Upbeat On Energy Storage, China And The Internet Of Things

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Marc Dillon Takes CEO Role At Smarter Mobile Charger Startup, Asmo

Former Jolla co-founder Marc Dillon has a new job in hardware: Finnish startup Asmo, which has been crowdfunding a mobile charger that switches off automatically when the device is fully charged, has today named Dillon as its new CEO. The Asmo charger, which aims to reduce electricity wastage and bolster safety with an automatic fix for the problem of mobile chargers… Continue reading Marc Dillon Takes CEO Role At Smarter Mobile Charger Startup, Asmo

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It’s Your Fault If The Paris Climate Agreement Fails

In Paris, world leaders debated how much global CO2 emissions could be reduced, who would pay for it and how could they trust each other to follow through. This top-down, regulatory approach to addressing a highly distributed problem is a necessary but insufficient step to make a dent in rising global temperatures. In a recent… Continue reading It’s Your Fault If The Paris Climate Agreement Fails

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Screw Those $300 Standing Desks. This Cardboard One Is $25

Is sitting at a computer all day making you fat, but standing desks are too expensive? The Hootsuite CEO’s nifty new side project could save your spine and slim your belly. Oristand is a $25 standing desk made of cardboard. Just unfold the contraption, stick it atop your normal desk, and you can work without… Continue reading Screw Those $300 Standing Desks. This Cardboard One Is $25

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Saudi Arabian Startup NOMADD Looks To Clean Up Solar Energy Production

Bérénice Magistretti Crunch Network Contributor Bérénice Magistretti is a freelance writer focusing on startups and entrepreneurship and the former communications manager for Seedstars World. She is based in Geneva, Switzerland. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network In Saudi Arabia, a country known more for its vast oil reserves than its commitment… Continue reading Saudi Arabian Startup NOMADD Looks To Clean Up Solar Energy Production

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Flowspace is AWS for warehouses

Got too much Internet traffic? Get servers on-demand from Amazon Web Services. Got too many pallets of physical goods? Well now you can get on-demand warehousing from Flowspace. The startup aims to become the next critical logistics service by making atoms as easy to store and ship as bits. “We want to introduce flexibility and… Continue reading Flowspace is AWS for warehouses

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