Energy Startups funded by Y Combinator (YC) 2024

April 2024

Browse 26 of the top Energy startups funded by Y Combinator.

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  • Helion Energy
    Helion Energy (s2014)Active • 150 employees • Everett, WA, USA
    Helion is creating the world’s first fusion power plant, enabling a future with unlimited zero-carbon electricity.
    fusion-energy
    hard-tech
    climate
    energy
  • Prometheus
    Prometheus (w2019)Active • 25 employees • Santa Cruz, CA, USA
    We remove CO2 and water from the air and use electricity from solar and wind power to turn them into zero net carbon electrofuels. These are gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels that work in existing cars, trucks and planes without requiring modification of their engines, and don't contribute to global warming because they don't add any new CO2 to the atmosphere. Each gallon of our electrofuels means a gallon of fossil oil left in the ground forever. Importantly, these fuels for the first time can compete with fossil fuels on price - our zero net carbon jet fuel has a price of one cent per gallon less than fossil jet fuel. American Airlines ordered 10 million gallons of this fuel and we will start shipping it next year.
    energy-storage
    climate
  • Moxion Power Co.
    Moxion Power Co. (w2021)Active • 380 employees • Richmond, CA, USA
    Moxion Power manufactures mobile energy storage products and technologies, which enable last-mile electrification in industries such as construction, transportation, events and entertainment, film production and telecommunications.
    energy-storage
    climate
    energy
    renewable-energy
    electric-vehicles
  • Validere
    Validere (s2016)Active • 110 employees • Toronto, ON, Canada
    Validere is a measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) SaaS company that helps energy organizations transform disconnected, incomplete data into clear and immediately actionable pathways to financial and environmental value. Over 50 of North America's leading energy companies rely on Validere's technology and multidisciplinary experts to understand their physical and environmental commodities and navigate an increasingly complex environment with clarity and ease. Validere is on a mission to better human prosperity by making the energy supply chain efficient and sustainable. The company has offices in Houston, Calgary, and Toronto.
    iot
    climate
    energy
    climatetech
  • Reach Labs
    Reach Labs (s2015)Active • 16 employees • Emeryville, CA, USA
    Reach Labs is building long-range wireless power networks that deliver scalable, resilient energy infrastructure.
    climate
    energy
  • Enode
    Enode (w2021)Active • 40 employees • Oslo, Norway
    Enode’s APIs enable you to instantly connect users’ energy devices — including EVs, solar inverters, home batteries and thermostats — to your app.
    climate
    api
    electric-vehicles
  • SINAI
    SINAI (w2020)Active • 50 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    SINAI Technologies is an enterprise software that helps carbon-intensive companies to price carbon emissions, manage carbon taxes, and reduce emissions in the most cost-effective way.
    carbon-capture-and-removal
    saas
    climate
  • Maverick BioMetals
    Maverick BioMetals (s2022)Active • 9 employees • San Antonio, TX, USA
    Maverick BioMetals is a biotechnology company advancing lithium processing. The company was founded by Eric Herrera, former Department of Defense scientist, and Jesse Evans, former startup operations manager. We've developed a biological process to efficiently extract lithium from hard rock deposits. Our custom process is greener, more energy efficient, and cost effective compared to the current methods of extracting lithium. We're currently developing partnerships with mining companies to further the commercialization of our technology.
    biotech
    climate
    genomics
    genetic-engineering
  • Kitekraft
    Kitekraft (s2019)Active • 6 employees • Munich, Germany
    Kitekraft systems consist of a tethered electric aircraft, a.k.a. a kite. The kite has 8 onboard (flying) wind turbines. It autonomously flies in figure eights and generates electrical energy from the wind. Our systems need 10x less construction materials compared to a conventional wind turbine and our systems cost half as much.
    hardware
    climate
    renewable-energy
  • Phoenix Hydrogen
    Phoenix Hydrogen (w2022)Active • 2 employees • Berkeley, CA, USA
    Phoenix Hydrogen is building the first commodity marketplace for hydrogen. This year, $9.5B in federal grants will fund the first hydrogen grids, but this ecosystem has no marketplace. We’re uniquely able to build one because we’re already working with big utilities on a fulfillment platform: a 1000'-tall underground warehouse for hydrogen.
    energy-storage
    hydrogen-energy
    marketplace
    climate
    climatetech
  • HeyCharge
    HeyCharge (s2021)Active • 17 employees • Munich, Germany
    EV charging infrastructure today is expensive, difficult to install, and doesn't integrate well with existing products, services, and businesses. HeyCharge solves all of these problems with ultra-low-cost, plug-and-play EV chargers that don't require internet connections and integrate with third-party products via our SDK and APIs. Our customers are energy utilities, property operators, mobility service providers, and more.
    climate
  • Keeling Labs
    Keeling Labs (w2023)Active • 2 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Founded in 2022, Keeling Labs was started as a place to develop and apply machine learning to solve the world's biggest problem—climate change. Our current priority is getting the grid to run on 100% clean energy, which is currently limited by battery storage (specifically, the algorithms that control them). We're redefining these algorithms to unlock gigawatts of untapped energy storage capacity, enabling the grid to run on more clean energy from wind and solar.
    energy-storage
    reinforcement-learning
    climate
    energy
    climatetech
  • Statiq.
    Statiq. (s2020)Active • 200 employees • Gurugram, Haryana, India
    Statiq connects electric vehicle owners to EV chargers. EV owners can discover chargers near them, pre-book a slot and pay for the usage conveniently. Property owners can buy, share their chargers, manage them and earn by becoming charger hosts with Statiq. Our EV chargers can be found at shopping malls, workplaces, restaurants , hotels, residential spaces.
    marketplace
    climate
    electric-vehicles
  • Aurabeat
    Aurabeat (w2021)Active • 12 employees • Hong Kong
    We make Air Purifier and filters that is certified to eliminate COVID-19 and most other viruses and bacteria. Our technology is independently lab tested, EPA certified and FDA registered. Our air purifiers are already found in homes, businesses and government facilities around the world to help protect their customers and employees from airborne pathogens.
    hardware
    energy
  • Oklo
    Oklo (s2014)Active • 50 employees • Santa Clara, CA, USA
    About Oklo Inc.: Oklo Inc. (Oklo) is developing advanced fission power plants to provide emission-free, reliable, and affordable energy. Oklo received a Site Use Permit from the U.S Department of Energy, has performed successful prototypic fuel fabrication, was awarded fuel material from Idaho National Laboratory, developed the first advanced fission combined license application accepted and docketed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and is developing advanced fuel recycling technologies in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy and national laboratories. Oklo has been featured in Time, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Popular Mechanics, Wired, Architectural Digest, Hyperallergic, POWER Magazine, has been the subject of a Harvard Business School case, and is featured in the Oliver Stone documentary Nuclear, among other features.
    small-modular-reactors
    climate
  • Kapacity.io
    Kapacity.io (s2021)Active • 7 employees • Helsinki, Finland
    Kapacity.io is building the future of smart energy grids with an electricity Load Balancing service focused on buildings.
    real-estate
    climate
    renewable-energy
  • Evoly
    Evoly (s2022)Active • 4 employees • Remote, OR 97458, USA
    Evoly makes smart electric & water meters. We save a typical utility over $4M a year. Electric and water meter measure your consumption, A smart meter on the other hand not only measure it, it also send this consumption data and a lot more remotely and wirelessly to the utility. We are a plug and play, easy to install, 5 times cheaper smart metering solution. We are a B2B company and our customer are the Utilities Thanks to our software they get 24/7 view on their grid and a wide range of possibilities : - Remote meter reading - Detecting fraud - Turning electricity on and off remotely - Time of use pricing
    climate
    energy
  • Carbic
    Carbic (w2016)Active • 8 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    We are a sensor company that aims to accurately capture the behavior of high throughput fluid systems. With this information we can help improve operations while reducing spills and theft. This technology could change the way the oil and gas industry, water municipalities, and anyone dealing with high volume fluid, operates. Fleets of our proprietary lightweight hardware send raw ultrasonic data directly to our server via cellular/satellite; we then use a mix of physics equations, signal processing, and anomaly detection to determine the behavior of fluid (volume and speed) in pipes.
    industrial-workplace-safety
    saas
    iot
  • Gridware
    Gridware (w2021)Active • 14 employees • Walnut Creek, CA, USA
    Gridware provides a grid monitoring system of sensors and software for the power distribution grid. The system centers around a low-cost hardware platform that is easily and permanently deployed to power poles. The platform detects and predicts faults that ignite wildfires, expedites repairs during a power outage, and helps utilities demonstrate risk reduction to regulators through comprehensive asset health profiles.
    hardware
    climate
  • Starlight Charging
    Starlight Charging (w2024)Active • 1 employees • Austin, TX, USA
    Starlight Charging offers ultra-low-cost EV-charging to condos and apartments. Our power-balancing software enables our network of installers to install chargers without expensive infrastructure upgrades, cutting the cost by 10x compared to any other option.
    proptech
    climate
    energy
    electric-vehicles
    automotive
  • Bright
    Bright (w2015)Active • 100 employees • Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
    Bright is Mexico’s #1 residential solar provider (think Sunrun for the developing world, starting first in Mexico). We provide the financing and software that enable thousands of student ambassadors and retail promoters to offer cheaper electricity to homes at no upfront cost, and we work with our network of hundreds of local installers and distributors to satisfy the resulting demand. Our first market is Mexico, which has more sun, higher electricity rates, and lower labor costs than the US. Bright's investors include First Round Capital, Y Combinator, and other top Silicon Valley firms.
    fintech
    solar-power
    climate
  • Byterat
    Byterat (w2023)Active • 6 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Byterat is the modern cloud platform for battery data analytics in R&D and production. Byterat directly integrates with lab hardware, pulls data into one dashboard and analyzes it to unlock hidden insights connecting design to performance.
    energy-storage
    machine-learning
    climate
    databases
  • Zitara Technologies, Inc.
    Zitara Technologies, Inc. (s2020)Active • 33 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Batteries have a big role to play in tackling the climate crisis, and it’s essential to make sure that they’re safe and reliable to operate. At Zitara, we build cutting-edge software solutions that empower companies to deeply understand their batteries, both in design and deployment. It’s all part of our work to enable a renewable energy revolution, powered by safer batteries, at a lower cost, with less waste.
    climate
    electric-vehicles
  • MineralSoft (w2016)Acquired • 35 employees • Austin, TX, USA
    MineralSoft is the leading solution for mineral rights and royalty management. Are you looking for a better way to manage your minerals? Whether you're an investment fund, a family office, an individual, or an advisor, MineralSoft has a tailored solution for you. We combine industry-leading software with experienced, professional service to maximize the value of your assets. Save time, make money, and get peace of mind by managing your oil & gas interests with MineralSoft.
    analytics
    energy
  • Oolu
    Oolu (s2015)Acquired • 230 employees • Dakar, Senegal
    Oolu was founded by Nilmi Senaratna and Dan Rosa in 2015. The company's mission is to provide off-grid households in rural regions in Africa with high quality products at an affordable price. In Wolof, a national language of Senegal, Oolu means ‘trust.’
    solar-power
    climate
  • inBalance
    inBalance (w2021)Acquired • 10 employees • Cambridge, MA, USA
    We use machine learning to accurately forecast electricity prices. Our live customers, including Enel, use our software to improve revenue by millions of dollars per year.
    energy-storage
    saas
    climate