Gecko Robotics adds $7 million to the coffers

The Westly Group's new portfolio company, Gecko Robotics,  aims to save human lives at our nation’s power plants with its wall-climbing robots. To continue doing so, the startup tells TechCrunch it has just secured $7 million from a cadre of high-profile sources, including Founders Fund, Mark Cuban, The Westly Group, Justin Kan and Y Combinator.

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Westly Group Raises Fund III: $130 Million in Clean Technology

Utility giants including Innogy SE and Duke Energy Corp. are among the anchor investors in a new $130 million fund raised by Silicon Valley venture capital firm the Westly Group. Other investors include energy companies CLP Holdings Ltd.American Electric Power Co.Chubu Electric Power Co. and tire-maker Bridgestone Corp., said Steve Westly, founder and managing partner of the Westly Group.

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Amyris More Than Doubles Revenues Over 2015 And Provides Strong Growth Outlook

Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), the industrial bioscience company, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2016. "We are pleased to have completed a record year by more than doubling revenues over 2015, signing on a record level of new global partners and delivering on all of our 2016 strategic milestones," said John Melo, Amyris President & CEO. 

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Enerkem CEO receives 2017 Clean16 sustainability award

Enerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, is pleased to share that Vincent Chornet has been named in the prestigious 2017 Clean16 awards. Delta Management Group and the Clean50 organization today announced Canada's Clean50 Awards, which recognize 50 individuals, from 16 different categories (including Clean Tech), who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past 2 years.

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Honest Buildings Expands Platform and Team

Working in partnership with its customers, Honest Buildings has significantly expanded to become the leading data-driven project management and procurement platform built specifically for real estate owners, managers and operators. Over the past 12 months Honest Buildings has been in growth mode with its team as well, moving its New York City headquarters into a larger space at 85 Broad, opening an office in Austin, TX and solidifying plans to launch a Los Angeles office. 

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