Techstars grad WattBuy raises $3.25M to help households shop for electricity providers

WattBuy founders Naman Trivedi and Ben Hood.(WattBuy Photo)

WattBuy raised $3.25 million to expand its database tool that collects and shares energy rates in unregulated states where residents and businesses can shop around for their electricity providers.

WattBuy shines a new light on electric rates by plugging into public energy data

Founded in 2017, the company lets users upload their electricity usage and compare available plans to save money or buy electricity from a solar or wind energy provider.

WattBuy is led by co-founder and CEO Naman Trivedi, who previously worked at Google and Box, and was a science and technology advisor at the White House during the Obama administration. Trivedi helped launch WattBuy out of Seattle but is now based in New York City. WattBuy co-founder and CTO Ben Hood is based in Washington D.C. and was most recently CEO of Polish mobile developer GogoApps.

Evergy Ventures led the

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Barclays and Techstars Announce Initiative to Support Female Entrepreneurs

Female Founders First programme will provide 30 female founders from around the world with access to networks and business advice designed for scale

Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and British universal bank, Barclays, have today announced their partnership to launch Female Founders First, a unique programme designed to provide 30 trailblazing, female-led companies with resources to grow, scale, and advance their businesses.

The 30 selected founders—representing a wide range of industries including health care, legal, finance, e-commerce, and artificial intelligence—will receive access to mentorship and networking opportunities, a curriculum of workshops and roundtables, as well as perks and brand-strengthening initiatives designed to prepare them for their next rounds of funding or scaling efforts.

“Female founders all over the world have launched high-growth businesses that are on the verge of scale. These are high-value, investment-worthy companies, but research shows that breaking through has as much to do with

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