20th October 2014

SPARQ Systems Secures $11 million to Launch Next Generation Microinverter

San Francisco and Toronto, Oct. 20, 2014 – SPARQ Systems today announced $11 million in funding led by ArcTern Ventures, a Toronto-based cleantech venture capital firm, and Jones, Gable, and Co., a full service investment dealer based in Toronto.  SPARQ Systems’ technology converts power produced from solar panels into electricity that can be used by […]


14th October 2014

Rand to keynote World Bank/IFC Climate Business Forum, Hong Kong, 2014

Managing Partner Tom Rand will address the invite-only  2014 Climate Business Forum in Hong Kong (Oct 29th). Rand’s talk will combine and extend core themes of his recent best-seller Waking the Frog: Solutions to our Climate Change Paralysis and Welcome to the Anthropocene: Investing in a Warmer World. Core message is to increase the sense […]


29th September 2014

CFO Opportunity

Role: Chief Financial Officer Posted: October 1, 2014 Position Type: Full-time Location: Downtown Toronto Application Deadline: November 30, 2014 This represents a unique opportunity to take the financial helm of a fast moving, disruptive and ambitious cleantech company now accelerating quickly into the global marketplace. Fundraising, strategic thinking, project finance and global experience a must. […]


4th September 2014

Zen: The thermostat that doesn’t think it’s smarter than you are …

Lots of coverage for the launch of the Zen Thermostat, built on MMB’s RapidConnect communications backbone, enabling easy connection to other intelligent home devices across a plethora of platforms.  MMB’s market leading RapidConnect is the fastest and most reliable way for companies to ‘smart’ enable their products and ensure they are compliant with all major […]


1st September 2014

The Future of Energy

Managing Partner Tom Rand discusses how MaRS Cleantech works to affect the big picture: economic growth, climate disruption, cleantech innovation and energy incumbents. Featuring ArcTern portfolio companies Sparq, Woodland Biofuels, Hydrostor and Morgan Solar. Future of energy: Tom Rand (Full) from MaRS Discovery District on Vimeo.