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It’s never too late to succeed: How this 60-​​year-​​old founder took her business from zero to $500 million in 6 years

By Catherine Clifford
July 20, 2017

One ter­ri­ble day in Novem­ber 2000, Julie Wainwright’s hus­band asked her for a divorce. That same day, Wain­wright, then the CEO of Pets​.com, deter­mined she would have to shut down the com­pany. She had led the e-​​​​commerce busi­ness through its mete­oric rise and IPO, and now it was crash­ing. “It failed, and I became sort of a pariah,” says Wain­wright, speak­ing at …
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AMS taking ‘storage to new level’ with US$34m Series B investment

Energy Storage
By Andy Colthorpe
July 11, 2017

Busi­ness mod­els used by Advanced Micro­grid Solu­tions (AMS), includ­ing cre­at­ing “Hybrid Elec­tric Build­ings” with energy stor­age, take the indus­try to a “new level”, VC investor Nancy Pfund has said. Investors includ­ing actor and activist Arnold Schwarzeneg­ger, major Aus­tralian util­ity AGL, GE Ven­tures and Mac­quarie Cap­i­tal par­tic­i­pated in the suc­cess­ful raise of more than US$34 mil­lion in a Series B fund­ing round, …
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Advanced Microgrid Solutions Raises $34M Series B From a Who’s Who of Strategic Investors

By Jeff St. John
July 10, 2017

Energy Impact Part­ners, South­ern Com­pany, AGL and GE Ven­tures take stakes in Cal­i­for­nia startup that’s link­ing bat­ter­ies, build­ings and the grid. Advanced Micro­grid Solu­tions, the Cal­i­for­nia startup with a fleet of behind-​​​​the-​​​​meter bat­ter­ies that can shape load to help meet build­ing and grid energy needs, has raised a $34 mil­lion Series B round from some key util­i­ties and cor­po­rate investors try­ing …
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Press Releases

FBN: Farmer2Farmer 2016

December 13, 2016


Farm­ers Busi­ness Net­work (FBNSM), the ground­break­ing inde­pen­dent farmer-​​​​to-​​​​farmer net­work, today announced the launch of major new tech­nolo­gies and ser­vices that expand the network’s agro­nomic intel­li­gence. FBN also launched its FBN
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OGE and EDF Announce Partnership for Off-​​Grid Solar in West Africa

November 15, 2016

Off Grid Elec­tric and EDF join hands in offer­ing a new off-​​​​grid solar power solu­tion for rural areas in West Africa First large-​​​​scale oper­a­tional part­ner­ship between a global energy com­pany and a lead­ing off-​​​​grid solar com­pany. Off Grid Electric’s expe­ri­ence in Tan­za­nia and EDF’s expe­ri­ence in South Africa shows that house­holds using these ser­vices have reduced emis­sions from kerosene and …
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PR NewsWire
September 20, 2016

Inter­na­tional Con­sor­tium to Pro­vide Grid Solu­tions for U.S., Canada SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Advanced Micro­grid Solu­tions (AMS) and Opus One Solu­tions (Opus One), announced today the devel­op­ment of a $16.4 mil­lion North Amer­i­can Micro­grid project at three util­i­ties in Canada and the US.  Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Tech­nol­ogy Canada (SDTC), will pro­vide $5.4 mil­lion in fund­ing to sup­port the project, designed to …
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