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Tech Jobs: Want To Save The World? These Recently Funded Clean Energy Startups Are Hiring 

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The question on (almost) everyone’s mind in the startup and venture world is which sectors will not only survive during this ongoing downturn, but thrive through it.

As one of my reporter colleagues recently said, “If I had that crystal ball, I probably wouldn’t be working here.” Fair enough.

One sector we do see with tremendous long-term promise is clean energy, aka cleantech. The global climate crisis isn’t going anywhere and for enviro-minded startups, that translates into growth potential — and employment opportunities.

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In this week’s edition of Who’s Hiring In Tech, we look at open positions at funded startups in the clean energy sector of our Crunchbase database. 1

Notably, 16 companies in the clean energy sector appear on our broader list of 487 Actively Hiring Startups, which includes funded companies that are currently hiring for multiple roles and have not conducted reported layoffs in the past year.

Below, we highlight six of the roles from this list that caught our eye — this week, all from the cleantech sector.

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6 roles in cleantech that caught our eye

Company: Pachama

  • Position: Forest carbon scientist
  • Salary: N/A
  • Location: Remote position, but the company is based in San Francisco.
  • What it does: Pachama is an AI-powered marketplace for nature carbon removal credits.
  • Why it’s cool: Pachama’s core technology harnesses satellite imaging with artificial intelligence to measure carbon captured in forests. Through the Pachama marketplace, companies and individuals can connect with carbon credits from projects that are protecting and restoring forests worldwide. Legit.
  • Funding history: Pachama has raised a total of $79.3 million in funding over six rounds. Its latest funding was raised on May 5, 2022, from a Series B. The company is funded by 51 investors. Notably, Stripe CEO Claire Hughes Johnson and Onfleet CEO Khaled Naim are the most recent investors. Celebrity investors include tennis superstar Serena Williams, comedian Ellen DeGeneres and actress Portia de Rossi, according to Crunchbase data.

To learn more about this role and others, click Actively Hiring in the company’s Crunchbase profile.

Company: Enerkem

  • Position: Senior analyst, global regulatory affairs
  • Salary: N/A
  • Location: Montréal, Quebec, Canada
  • What it does: Enerkem transforms waste into transportation biofuels, renewable chemicals and everyday products.
  • Why it’s cool: This is a policy enthusiast’s dream job. In this role you are right in the middle of all the regulatory debates surrounding biofuels, waste management, circular chemicals, renewable energy, energy transition and climate change, in several jurisdictions such as Canada, the United States and Europe.
  • Funding history: Enerkem has raised a total of $871.5 million in funding over 12 rounds. Its latest funding was raised on April 6, 2022. Enerkem is funded by 22 investors. Madrid-based Repsol and Monarch Alternative Capital are its most recent investors, according to Crunchbase data.

To learn more about this role and others, click Actively Hiring in the company’s Crunchbase profile.

Company: Dandelion Energy

  • Position: Operations accounting manager (inventory)
  • Salary: N/A
  • Location: Remote, but East Coast preferred. Company is based in Mount Kisco, New York.
  • What it does: Dandelion Energy is a home geothermal company that offers geothermal heating and cooling installations.
  • Why it’s cool: Dandelion promises massive homeowner savings to the point where you will theoretically never need to buy heating oil, propane or natural gas ever again.
  • Funding history: Dandelion Energy has raised a total of $134.5 million in funding over seven rounds. Its latest funding was raised on Nov. 15, 2022, from a Series B round. Dandelion Energy is funded by 18 investors. Building Ventures and Breakthrough Energy Ventures are its most recent investors, according to Crunchbase data.

To learn more about this role and others, click Actively Hiring in the company’s Crunchbase profile.

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Company: Pine Gate Renewables

  • Position: Director, market development for the western region
  • Salary: N/A
  • Location: Remote, but the company is based in Asheville, North Carolina.
  • What it does: Pine Gate Renewables is a U.S. developer of 2-25 MW utility-scale solar farms. Think big massive fields of renewable energy panels.
  • Why it’s cool: The company’s Pine Gate Impact initiative contributes to multiple nonprofit organizations aimed at improving the environment and local communities.
  • Funding history: Pine Gate Renewables has raised a total of $1 billion in funding over three rounds. Its latest funding was raised on June 23, 2022, from a private equity round. Pine Gate Renewables is funded by three investors. Generate Capital and MMA Energy Capital are the most recent backers, according to Crunchbase data.

To learn more about this role and others, click Actively Hiring in the company’s Crunchbase profile.

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Company: Sealed

  • Position: Vice president, policy
  • Salary: $187,500-$250,000
  • Location: Remote
  • What it does: Sealed helps homeowners stop home energy waste by designing custom heating and cooling plans and then matching customers with certified contractors.
  • Why it’s cool: This is another awesome policy job and the company isn’t messing around. Sealed covers all upfront costs to the homeowners. After the work is done, customers repay Sealed based on actual reductions in energy use. The company only gets paid if it cuts energy waste in a home. It also touts actor Robert Downey Jr.’s FootPrint Coalition as an investor.
  • Funding history: Sealed has raised a total of $83.5 million in funding over six rounds. Its latest funding was raised on May 9, 2022. Sealed is funded by eight investors. Cyrus Capital Partners and CityRock Venture Partners are the most recent backers, according to Crunchbase data.

To learn more about this role and others, click Actively Hiring in the company’s Crunchbase profile.

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Company: Origis Energy

  • Position: Director/manager of mergers and acquisitions
  • Salary: N/A
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • What it does: Origis Energy is a solar development and construction firm that provides clean solar and energy storage solutions.
  • Why it’s cool: Mergers and acquisitions are hot right now. Miami is also hot, in a good way. Being able to scope out these opportunities and do it in a growing industry is a dream job.
  • Funding history: Origis Energy has raised a total of $475 million in funding over two rounds. Its latest funding was raised on May 3, 2022. Origis Energy is funded by seven investors. CIT Group and Santander Bank are the most recent backers, according to Crunchbase data.

To learn more about this role and others, click Actively Hiring in the company’s Crunchbase profile.

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Want to find more companies that are actively hiring? Learn more about how to use Crunchbase’s Actively Hiring feature to find companies that are hiring for multiple open positions and fit your other search criteria. You can also use Crunchbase Pro to filter for companies that haven’t had recent layoffs reported, or check our Layoffs Tracker.

Methodology:

The full list of companies that are hiring is conducted using this Crunchbase Pro query. We include companies that are tagged as Actively Hiring — meaning they have multiple open roles listed — haven’t had any reported layoffs in the past year, have raised at least $1 million in total funding, and have raised funding within the past year.

The six featured roles are based on the above criteria, with Crunchbase News editors deciding which positions are interesting enough to highlight. This list is ultimately based on editors’ discretion.

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Illustration: Dom Guzman


  1. We used the industry tags for Biomass Energy, Bio Fuel, CleanTech, Solar and Clean Energy for this search.

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