SolarCity, pioneer of the lease, rolls out a home solar loan

SolarCity, the company that pioneered the concept of a no-money-down solar lease, is rolling out a new financing product: the home loan. SolarCity says that "MyPower" combines the low upfront cost and utility savings of a power purchase agreement with Read More →

Tesla’s latest software update allows you to name your Model S

Tesla Motors has pushed out its latest software update to Model S owners, according to excited chatter on the Tesla Motors Forum. Among the features in version 6.0: you now have the option to further personalize your Model S by Read More →

Knicks star Carmelo Anthony invests in SF kitchen-tech startup

Basketball All-Star Carmelo Anthony just placed a big bet --- off the court. Anthony, a forward for the New York Knicks, has invested in a San Francisco kitchen-tech startup through his new venture capital firm, Melo7 Tech Partners. The startup, The Read More →

Tesla Motors to open source its Supercharger network

At the Tesla shareholder's meeting last week, CEO Elon Musk dropped hints that he was thinking of doing something "controversial" with regards to Tesla's patents. Engadget reports that Musk, speaking at the UK launch of the Model S, said Read More →

Elevator Pitch: Biotech investor Mir Imran

After a long dry winter, biotechnology has enjoyed a warm embrace of late from venture capital firms. Mir Imran of San Jose’s InCube Labs might say, “What kept you?” The serial entrepreneur and Read More →

Elevator Pitch: Charles Hudson of SoftTech VC

Palo Alto’s SoftTech VC is hardly your typical venture capital firm. Its founder, Jeff Clavier, is French. The firm helped pioneer the “micro VC” trend, bridging the gap Read More →
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