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Green Startup of the Month: "Big Data" Company C3 Energy
4-year old green software start-up C3 Energy last week closed $15 million in equity financing, well on its way to reach its third round objective of $30 million. The "big data" analysis company added 5 new job postings on the heels of getting its financing.
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C3 Energy provides smart grid Software as a Service (SaaS) services to energy companies and large corporations that enable them to get insights into their energy management and transmission data to improve efficiency and reliability.
C3 was founded by Tom Siebel, a 30-year veteran of the database software industry who, in 2006, sold Siebel Systems to Oracle Corp for almost $6 billion (even if Mr. Siebel owned only a small fraction of his company, his share of the sale to Oracle still amounts to tens of millions.)
This fortune didn't stop Mr. Siebel from seeking financing for his new green start-up that is rumored to have raised $60 million in 2 previous rounds of venture capital financing. Spreading the risk is not a bad idea in the crowded and well-funded field of smart grid companies.
C3 Energy currently has 9 open positions all located in Redwood City, California, the heart of the Silicon Valley.
Most of the open positions at C3 are in the software development area. Here are some of the most representative:
As most software companies in the Silicon Valley do, C3 lavishes its employees with free breakfast bagels, lunch snacks and drinks, pool and ping-pong tables, free gym membership, and free Friday Happy Hour food and drinks.