If you ever feel like you're pushing a slippery wet noodle up a very tall hill -- my version of the Myth of Sisyphus -- then take a gander at the winners of the Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers awards for some inspiration to keep fighting the good fight. There is hope.
Below is the summary by BloombergNEF, along with my additions via research on Crunchbase and Pitchbook. CarbonCure - Captured CO2 in concrete manufacturing to improve structural properties and reduce environmental impacts. [Canada]
Capital raised: $11M
Sample investors: Pangaea Ventures
Desktop Metal - 3D printing systems for mass production of high-resolution metal parts. [U.S.]
Capital raised: $457M
Sample investors: Koch Industries, Riot Ventures
Metron - AI-driven IIoT (industrial internet of things) platform that optimizes energy usage for industrial facilities. [France]