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This article was published on December 2, 2016


    Meet CleanCapital – winner of the TNW NYC startup competition

    Meet CleanCapital – winner of the TNW NYC startup competition


    Brian de Graft
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    Brian de Graft

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    Brian is a Junior Marketer on The Next Web’s Events team. He writes articles and social media posts for our conferences, plus other text-rel Brian is a Junior Marketer on The Next Web’s Events team. He writes articles and social media posts for our conferences, plus other text-related bits and bobs.

    TNW NYC was a blast (see the photos here, and watch the videos here). Not only did 12 world-class speakers share their personal make or break moments, but it was also the opportunity for 60 of the world’s hottest startups to show thousands of tech influencers the next game-changers.

    Out of these startups, 30 startups pitched to an audience of journalists and investors during TNW NYC, after which three were selected to go through to a final pitching round on the main stage.

    Ultimately,  one startup managed to convince the jury and take home the grand prize: CleanCapital.

    What is CleanCapital?

    CleanCapital is a financial technology company that makes it easy to invest in clean energy. It allows accredited individuals—including institutional investors, family offices, and investment funds—to invest in secure and diversified clean energy projects. Investors can monitor investments in real-time using CleanCapital’s seamless online platform.  The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in New York City.

    What really impressed the jury was that even though the company hasn’t raised much money thus far, it has managed to build a great and successful business; in a few years, the jury is sure, it’ll be a big player in the tech and energy industries. The fact that the startup is a social, green initiative was also a definite plus.

    Congratulations, CleanCapital!

    Of course, the two runner-ups also deserve an honorable mention:

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    Ample

    From: San Francisco, USA
    Ample offers a complete meal-in-a-bottle made from superior, real-food ingredients. It’s the The #1 Most Funded Food Campaign of all time on Indiegogo!

     

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    SendPulse

    From: New York, USA
    SendPulse lets you increase your newsletter open rate automatically thanks to its unique AI platform. The first 15,000 e-mails are free every month!


    Want your startup in front of the world’s tech elite? Apply for the TNW Conference 2017 startup program here.