Slater gives $150,000 to VCharge

VCHARGE, a Cranston startup, received $150,000 from the Slater Technology Fund to develop energy management systems.
Posted 4/9/11

PROVIDENCE – The Slater Technology Fund announced Monday $150,000 in seed-stage funding for VCharge, a Cranston-based energy management services company.

VCharge develops technology that allows renewable energy systems to respond to changes in energy demand and pricing in real time. Proponents say that the “smart grid” technology promises to help better integrate renewable energy systems into the existing electric grid.

The Slater fund called VCharge part of a “cleantech” industry that encompasses energy generation, efficiency, smart grid infrastructure, transportation and environmental technologies.

Slater said that during the fourth quarter of last year the industry’s share of global venture investment eclipsed that of biotech and was second only to software.

“Today, many of the most compelling ventures we see come from talented entrepreneurs attacking problems associated with energy and the environment,” said Thorne Sparkman, managing director of the Slater Technology Fund.

The VCharge funding is the fourth investment Slater has made in emerging companies in the energy and environmental technology sector. Previous investments include Alektrona, which develops advanced metering technology; ModEnergy, developer of battery technology for renewable energy; and BioprocessH20, a provider of wastewater treatment solutions.

“We’re thrilled to be part of the expanding network of Rhode Island cleantech companies, and will be using this Slater funding to grow our business over the next year,” VCharge CEO Jessica Millar said.

PBN Hosted

Join PBN for the best networking event and party of the winter - January 15, 2015 - the Book of Lists Party at the Providence Public Library. Reserve your spot early!
  • Best Places to Work
    Enrollment is now open for the 7th annual Best Places to Work program. Winners w ...
  • Manufacturing Awards
    Applications are now being accepted for the 2nd Annual Manufacturing Awards. Dea ...
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
    Latest News