GreenBiz Editor at Large Heather Clancy talks about why she found Ambient’s $31 million Series A funding disclosure so intriguing, and talks with Ambient CEO Bates Marshall to learn more.
“One of my favorite summer-time gadgets is the bouquet of solar lights and lanterns scattered in my backyard, where I often retreat with my laptop to write on a summer’s evening. But one of my least favorite activities is replacing the rechargeable batteries they require. It’s not that I’m lazy, I cringe at the waste and carbon footprint of all those designed-to-be-disposable energy storage devices. Multiply that by all the millions of sensors and thermostats and remote controls and electronic labels and other internet-of-things things, and the waste scenarios are mind-boggling.”