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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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1st September 2014

Op Ed – Welcome to the Anthropocene: Investing in a Warmer World

Op Ed in Canadian Business Journal The verdict is in. From the highly conservative International Energy Agency (IEA) to the latest peer-reviewed climate science – business as usual puts enough carbon in the atmosphere to hit 6 degrees C global average temperature rise this century. That’s not something civic society survives, to say nothing of […]

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