Arbor is building the digital energy platform for modern consumers. We automatically lower our users’ home energy costs on an ongoing basis, while providing personalized insights and recommendations for energy products and services to save even more. We are backed by leading VCs, and our team has founded climate tech companies with over $2B in enterprise value. If you are looking for a rapidly scaling opportunity in consumer climate tech, let’s talk!
BlocPower is an energy technology startup that develops healthier, greener, and smarter buildings. It leverages advanced technologies, innovative electrification equipment, and structured finance to provide green heating and cooling to urban buildings. The company also connects government agencies, utilities, building owners, and smart equipment providers to identify unhealthy, energy-wasting buildings to retrofit. Its propriety machine learning platform then determines which retrofits will produce the most energy savings at scale and uses the cloud and IoT to gather data and remotely monitor energy consumption. Since its founding, BlocPower has completed energy projects in nearly 1,000 buildings and delivers results ahead of schedule and under budget. It utilizes its proprietary software for analysis, leasing, project management, and monitoring of urban clean energy projects and its customers are saving 20-40% on their energy bills each year. The company is backed by top investors, including Kapor Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact, AccelR8, The Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, Elemental Excelerator, CityRock Venture Partners, The Schmidt Family Foundation, and Salesforce Ventures. Donnel Baird and Morris Cox co-founded the company in Brooklyn, New York in 2014.
Blokable creates prosperity and equity in communities by dis-intermediating the traditional development process and providing a vertically integrated solution to create housing at scale. Their solution is a new paradigm in development, enabled by a new building system and technology. They engaged throughout the housing creation process. Blokable designs, manufactures, and delivers fully-functional modular structures that can be configured, connected, and stacked. They offer a number of different floorplans and wall configurations that can be implemented for a variety of building types. The company's unique process and product significantly reduce the cost and time required to create and operate new multi-family housing.
Bowery is the modern farming company growing the purest produce imaginable. We are on a mission to grow food for a better future by revolutionizing agriculture. By combining the benefits of the best local farms with advances made possible by technology, our indoor farms create the ideal conditions to grow post-organic produce you can feel good about eating. BoweryOS, our proprietary software system, uses vision systems, automation technology, and machine learning to monitor plants and all the variables that drive their growth 24/7. Because we control the entire process from seed to store, Bowery farms use zero pesticides, 95% less water, and are 100+ times more productive on the same footprint of land than traditional agriculture. Our produce is currently available at select Whole Foods and Foragers stores in the Tristate area and featured on the menus of Tom Colicchio’s New York restaurants Craft and Fowler & Wells. Bowery is based in New York City and has raised $27.5M from some of the best investors in the world, including General Catalyst, GGV Capital, GV (formerly Google Ventures) and First Round Capital. We are also backed by established leaders and innovators in the food industry, including Top Chef judge and restaurateur Tom Colicchio.
We connect independent contractors looking for work with projects that are hiring in the infrastructure sector. Our platform provides a full-stack hiring service for major projects which is 10x faster and cheaper than traditional agencies. We also provide Income Share Agreements to help independent contractors access the essential training required to further their careers, which they are often locked out of due to financial constraints and risk.
ChargeLab is the Android of EV charging. We don’t build EV chargers, but our hardware-agnostic platform runs on the world’s most popular EV chargers. Once connected, our software makes any EV charger smarter and easier to use.
ClearRoad is reassessing the value of public space and building the funding infrastructure for the future of mobility. The ClearRoad IoT platform facilitates the monetization of roads by government agencies across North America through road usage pricing. It flexibly operates under any programmatic and regulatory designs, across a range of existing and planned vehicle usage identification technologies. The company has already established itself in this nascent space, with existing per-mile programs in Oregon and Washington State, and partnerships with established leaders in the tolling and telematics industries. If we’re going to get the congestion pricing we need to reduce traffic in our cities, government agencies will need help to automate toll road pricing for any section of road without the need for traditional proprietary hardware infrastructure.