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EnergySavvy closes out financing round at $8.25 million

EnergySavvy, a Seattle startup that helps utilities implement energy-efficiency programs, has closed out its latest financing round at $8.25 million. The company had previously announced $7 million in early May, including cash from Prelude Ventures. New backers include EnerTech Capital and El Dorado Investment, a unit of PinnacleWest Capital, the investment arm of EnergySavvy customer… Read More

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EnergySavvy raises $7M to help utilities roll out energy efficiency programs

EnergySavvy has reeled in $7 million in venture financing, cash that the Seattle company will us to continue to market its software to utilities across the country. The deal was led by San Francisco’s Prelude Ventures, with existing investors also participating. EnergySavvy’s online tools help utilities operate energy-efficiency programs, with customers such as Puget Sound… Read More

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EnergySavvy hires VP of engineering, inks deal with Tennessee Valley Authority

Seattle startup EnergySavvy has hired Kalpana Narayanaswamy as vice president of engineering, managing software development alongside CTO Leo Shklovskii. Narayanaswamy previously served as director of engineering at cloud startup Doyenz, and before that co-founded SynerG and worked at Attachmate for eight year. “I am excited to be joining EnergySavvy, to be part of a team with fantastic… Read More

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EnergySavvy scoops up $3M, plans to expand Seattle team

EnergySavvy, a Seattle startup that helps home owners track energy use, has landed $3 million in new funding in a deal led by Portland-based Pivotal Investments. Total funding now stands at $5 million. “EnergySavvy has been on a solid trajectory,” said CEO Aaron Goldfeder in a press release. “This growth capital will allow EnergySavvy to expand its existing… Read More

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EnergySavvy to open Boston office

EnergySavvy, a Seattle startup that helps utility and government agencies manage energy efficiency programs, has established a new outpost in Boston in order to serve its East Coast client base. To help grow the office, the company has hired software veteran Tony Barnes. Barnes previously worked at Microsoft in the digital television advertising group. EnergySavvy now employs 20… Read More

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San Francisco taps EnergySavvy to help homeowners cut through the fog of energy bills

EnergySavvy is marching into the Bay Area, inking a deal with the City of San Francisco to help homeowners reduce energy costs through specialized online home audits. The program will allow residents to compare their energy usage to other homes across the city, and receive information on energy rebates and contractors. It’s also designed to… Read More

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Tech Moves: Microsoft vet joins EnergySavvy; InfoSpace names CFO; and more

Charlie Ellis, an 11-year veteran of Microsoft who worked on the Excel and SharePoint teams, has joined three-year-old Seattle startup EnergySavvy. Ellis tells GeekWire that he was ready to leave his job at Microsoft, which he said had become more about dealing “with organizational complexity.” “At EnergySavvy, I found a great combination of an awesome and dynamic… Read More

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Looking to make Seattle buildings efficient, Mayor McGinn launches Community Power Works program

Mayor Mike McGinn today kicked off his support of the Community Power Works program, an effort to create “green jobs” and make residences and businesses in the Seattle area more energy-efficient. Mayor McGinn made the announcement earlier today in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood. The technology behind the program is being developed by EnergySavvy, a Seattle startup… Read More