Simple Energy Named in 2014 Global Cleantech 100’s Ones to Watch List
List Recognizes Notable Private Companies in Clean Technology
Boulder, CO – (November 7, 2014)- Simple Energy, the rapidly growing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company that uses behavioral science, big data analytics, and digital marketing techniques to change how people think about energy, announced it was named in the 2014 Global Cleantech 100’s Ones to Watch list. The list is produced by Cleantech Group, whose mission is to connect corporates to sustainable innovation through the i3 market intelligence platform, expert consulting services, and global events.
The inaugural Ones to Watch list seeks to highlight a group of upcoming companies that are catching the eye of leading players in the market. They are companies who did not quite have enough market support to make the 2014 Global Cleantech 100 list itself, and who have never been on a previous Global Cleantech 100 list, but who clearly carry pockets of strong support among key corporations, investors, and Cleantech Group analysts within the Cleantech Group’s Expert Panel. The Expert Panel consists of an influential group of 84 panelists who help determine the annual Global Cleantech 100 list. The diversity of panellists results in a list of companies that command an expansive base of respect and support from many important players within the global cleantech innovation ecosystem.
“The Global Cleantech 100 represents firms at the forefront of innovation for good, and we are honored and humbled to be recognized among those companies for our work in customer engagement,” said Yoav Lurie, Founder and CEO of Simple Energy. “Simple Energy exists to motivate people to save energy, and we’re fortunate to partner with some of the most forward-thinking utilities in the industry. Our product transforms energy consumption data into personalized digital experiences that inspire users to take action, and helps utility companies realize the potential of smart grid investments while building mutually valuable relationships with their customers.”
This year, a record number of nominations for the annual Global Cleantech 100 list were received: 5,995 distinct companies from 60 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 327 companies. Short-listed nominees were reviewed by Cleantech Group’s Expert Panel, resulting in both the Ones to Watch and Global Cleanteh 100 lists. To qualify for either list, companies must be independent, for-profit, and in the cleantech industry.
“We are excited to release a second list under the Global Cleantech 100 program, to recognise 60 other rising stars that, from the process we ran, we can see are catching the attention of some important players in the market,” said Richard Youngman, Cleantech Group’s Managing Director, Europe & Asia and creator of the Global Cleantech 100 program. “We look forward to following their progress, and hopefully seeing some of them graduate to future editions of the Global Cleantech 100.”
The complete list of the Global Cleantech 100’s Ones to Watch can be found at http://www.cleantech.com/indexes/global-cleantech-100/global-cleantech-100-ones-to-watch-3/
For more information on Simple Energy’s leadership within the cleantech space, access i3 by visiting i3connect.com—Cleantech Group’s leading market intelligence platform—and search for Simple Energy, or visit www.simpleenergy.ricaweb.com.
About Simple Energy
Simple Energy’s software as a service (“SaaS”) digital marketing platform uses behavioral science, big data analytics, and digital marketing techniques to change how people save energy and how utilities engage their customers. Located in Boulder, Colorado, Simple Energy is currently partnering with top tier utility customers across North America. Simple Energy is making energy efficiency fun, social, and rewarding. For more information visit www.simpleenergy.ricaweb.com and follow https://twitter.com/SimpleEnergy on Twitter.
About Cleantech Group
Founded in 2002, Cleantech Group’s mission is to accelerate sustainable innovation. Core to this mission is i3, an online platform that connects corporates with innovation, at scale, by allowing them to find, vet, and connect with start-ups—efficiently building an innovation pipeline. In conjunction with i3, we offer premium Advisory Services for corporates in need of expertise designing and executing strategies for sustainable innovation, and managing the pipeline created in i3. The i3 platform comes to life at our global Events, which convene corporates and start-ups, along with other players shaping the future of sustainable innovation.Cleantech Group is headquartered in San Francisco, and has offices in London and New York.For more information, visit: www.cleantech.com
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