BMW backs electric car charging startup Coulomb

BMW’s venture fund, BMW i Ventures, has invested in electric car charging company Coulomb Technologies, according to a release. BMW launched its $100 million fund — its first to date — last year to focus on “mobility,” including mobile apps, in car services and auto navigation.

GetGlue’s next iPad app aims to reinvent the TV guide

GetGlue announced a new $12 million round of funding Wednesday, and the company has big plans for the money: It plans to launch a new version of its iPad app in Q1 of this year that will be a personalized take on the TV Guide.

The future of grid energy storage: Software-as-a-Service

One of the reasons energy storage for the grid isn’t widely used is that many of the technologies, like batteries, are still too expensive. But what if you could use something that costs a fraction of a battery to deploy for grid storage, like Software-as-a-Service?

Waste-to-Fuel Startup Enerkem Raises $60M From Valero, Investors

Waste to fuel startup Enerkem already had trash king Waste Management on its side — now Enerkem has scored backing from oil refiner giant Valero. Enerkem announced it has raised $60 million from Valero, along with existing investors like Waste Management and Braemar Energy Ventures.

Coulomb Raises $15M For Plug-In Car Charging

A global network of electric vehicle charging infrastructure can only get built out if the money flows. This morning Coulomb Technologies, which sells plug-in car chargers, announced it has raised $15 million in a Series C financing round.