Phenom Launches App

Phenom, headed by Brian Verne ’09, just launched their public beta in the Apple iTunes store last week. The mobile app bridges the gap between endorsed professionals and amateur athletes, allowing every user be an advocate and influencer. Download it now to show off your style and...

Chai Closes Round, Accepted to Accelerators

Chai Energy, the winner of 2014’s LaunchU Venture Development Award, closed a successful fundraising round this summer. Chai provides a simple and mobile way for users to understand their energy usage in real time. More recently, Chai was selected to the first cohort of the newly launched Microsoft/American Family accelerator for startups designed to create safer and smarter homes, and the LA Cleantech...

Lucid raises $8 million

LUCID Design Group is an Oberlin-launched company leading the charge in creating a sustainable society through pioneering behavior efficiency and occupant engagement technology in commercial buildings. Headed by Vladi Shunturov ’05, LUCID just closed a successful Series B fundraising round for $8.2...

Orange is the New Learning Tool

During the summer of 2014, Prakash Paudel, Saksham Khosla, and Venkata Shiva Mandala, along with partners Henry Harboe and Thomas Kreek were in New Delhi, demonstrating their new orange box device. LumenEd, conceived in 2013, aims to boost education efforts in developing countries using technology. Read more...