SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today Earth Force Technologies, a California-based startup dedicated to mitigating devastating wildfires, announced an $8.6 million seed funding round.the raise is Array Robotics Ventures,participant Bold Capital Partners When third sphere.
Over the past decade, the increase in frequency and intensity of wildfires has raised billions of dollars in federal and state funds to fight and prevent wildfires, but national labor shortages and physical Due to the demanding nature of the work, progress has been slow. Meanwhile, the 2020 California wildfires alone emitted about 127 million tons of greenhouse gases. That’s about double the total emissions California cut from her 2003 to his 2019.
Earth Force has built an advanced productivity system around field connectivity, remote control, and digital tools. Remotely controlled machines allow operators to work from the comfort and safety of their workstations. Project managers can also use the system to remotely measure progress and impact by leveraging data flow from sensors at each project site.
“Earth Force Technologies works with stakeholders in the public, private and non-profit sectors to bring the most innovative tools to the work being done on the ground,” said Justin, founder of Earth Force. Dawe says. “Investments in fire protection are multiplying, but not at the pace and scale that communities need. , can create safe and desirable jobs for forest-adjacent communities.Unfortunately, environmental destruction is occurring on an unprecedented scale.Earth Force will also help deliver scalable environmental restoration for the first time. .”
Abe Murray, Managing Partner of Alley Robotics, said: “By addressing the unmet demand for scalable forest management, Earth Force will protect life and infrastructure and significantly reduce CO.2 Reduce emissions while transforming harmful and dangerous jobs into safe and highly desirable occupations in the modern economy. “
“At Earth Force, we have seen teams bringing advanced technologies such as remote control and AI that have been applied in other sectors such as agriculture and mining to the management of wildfire risk. Using functional technology, Neil Badkamkar of Bold Capital Partners said:
Sirpi Kumar, partner at Third Sphere, said, “Earth Force is building solutions to tackle wildfire prevention while creating great jobs. I am impressed with the team’s dedication to giving.”
About Array Robotics Ventures
Alley Robotics Ventures (ARV) is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in amazing teams that solve the world’s problems. As artificial intelligence improves and hardware costs drop, technology and data processing applications must continue to expand. Based in Boston and New York, ARV is inspired by AlleyCorp’s venture funds and incubators.
About Bold Capital Partners
BOLD is a venture capital firm seeking entrepreneurs and companies who share a strong vision for a brighter tomorrow. We identify emerging science and technologies that disrupt and democratize large markets and produce innovative solutions to humanity’s greatest challenges.
About Thna°rd Sphere
Third Sphere works for founders who accelerate the transformation of the global system to better serve humanity now and in the future. Founded in 2013 by his veteran angel investor and founder, Third Sphere has made over 100 early-stage climate investments and has been ranked among the top climate tech investors on NFX Signal, Founders Choice, Techcrunch and Climate 50. Ranked in a few percent.
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