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Transphorm raises another $25M via Soros, Google, Kleiner

Power conversion startup Transphorm has added yet another high-profile investor to its list of backers: George Soros’ investment fund Quantum Strategic Partners. On Thursday Transphorm announced that it has raised another $25 million from Quantum Strategic Partners, as well as existing investors.

An Update on GE's $200M Smart Grid Challenge

Last month, General Electric announced that it would be taking submissions from inventors and entrepreneurs seeking a piece of a $200 million smart grid investment fund. Now GE says it has received 950 submissions from around the world.


How Investors Can Avoid the Smart Grid Bubble

At the AlwaysOn Going Green conference this week executives from smart grid firms indicated that they’ve been watching a bubble growing dangerously large. But the smart-grid space is a big one — as large or larger than the Internet, by some estimates — and there are plenty of opportunities to go beyond today’s over-subscribed sectors (like home energy management software) and find the next-generation of game changing applications.