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75F Wins Big with Clean Energy Trust for Green, Automated Building Control Solutions

By John Nye on May 24, 2018 3:56:23 PM



Clean Energy Trust (a nonprofit cleantech accelerator) announced to a sold-out crowd at their Co_Invest Cleantech event in Chicago yesterday that 75F had taken home the largest investment for their building control solutions  delivering operational efficiencies, improved productivity and optimal occupant experiences. 75F is one of four new portfolio companies (and the only MN-based company) selected from over 100 applicants; and, the crowd of attendees voted 75F as the People’s Choice.

Clean Energy Trust (CET) awarded 75F with at total of $270,000, representing the largest of four investments in new companies, totaling $700,000. The CO_INVEST Cleantech event  brings entrepreneurs, investors, executives, and students together for a day celebrating a shared belief in the power of entrepreneurs to take on the hardest challenges to sustainable life on the planet. The 75F presentation went over so well, the crowd voted 75F the People's Choice winner, adding $20,000 investment to the already allocated $250,000. The people have spoken!

So why did 75F take home the top prize?

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The Rise of the Rest 2018 Ecosystem Playbook Highlights MN Resources for Innovators (& 75F)

By Ben Wallace on Jan 26, 2018 4:07:22 PM

Check out the freshly shared Rise of the Rest 2018 Ecosystem Playbook from Steve Case and J.D. Vance's Revolution. Rise of the Rest (RotR) "is a nationwide effort powered by Revolution to showcase founders in emerging startup ecosystems across the U.S. Since the tour launched in 2014, Steve Case has traveled more than 6,000 miles on a bus to visit 26 diverse cities and personally invested more than $4 million in local startups." The Rise of the Rest Seed Fund recently announced several major financial backers who are helping support agile innovators across the country. 

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75F Awarded MinneInno "50 on Fire" as an Inno Pick!

By Kelly Huang on Jan 25, 2018 2:47:13 PM

75F Recognized in "50 on Fire" Award from MinneInno

MinneInno, the regional media outlet focused on business innovation, technology and startups, selected 75F as an Inno Pick recipient honored in the new MinnneInno "50 on Fire" awards. The awards are meant to "shine a little extra light on the ones that are truly setting the scene on fire"; it recognizes "companies or individuals that have had a banner year across a variety of categories."

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