Toshiba has acquired another smart grid startup Consert, who has been building a smart home service.
Skyfire, the mobile browser maker now working with carriers to tame mobile data, just raised a $8 million Series C round with participation from Verizon Ventures. The funding helps Skyfire expand its Rocket Optimizer product and launch a new browser portal for carriers.
Consert, a startup that uses Verizon’s 3G network to curb energy consumption of homes, is in the process of raising $8.75 million in equity and debt, according to a filing.
You would think that any startup that pulls in funding from the likes of Verizon, Qualcomm, and GE, would have a long track record. But smart grid startup Consert just jumped onto my radar with its announcement that it’s raised $17.7 million from these backers.