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In the news | 12.21.20 | Chris Kemper

Inc.

3 Steps to Becoming a More Sustainable Business

It's a long game, but one worth playing.

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In the news | 12.14.20 | Penny Bauder

Thrive Global

5 Things We Must Do To Inspire The Next Generation

Take small actions that add up to a big impact — Recycle and take kids to the recycling yard so they can see how items are processed. Participate in beach sweeps or community clean up days. As part of my series about what we must do to inspire the next generation about sustainability and the environment.

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In the news | 11.23.20 | Chris Kemper

Forbes

The Remote Work Revolution: How to Embrace Change, Work Freely and Do More

In the age of Covid-19, the work-from-home phenomenon has become a reality for anyone who can do their job with decent internet.

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In the news | 10.27.20 | Tom Rand

Medium

Palmetto - Disrupting the Disruptors

ArcTern's recent ivestment in Palmetto, a residential solar and energy services platform, is about a whole lot more than putting more panels on more rooftops.

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In the news | 10.01.20 | Mike Switzer

NPR

Expanding Clean Energy From SC

Mike Switzer interviews Chris Kemper, founder and CEO of Palmetto in Charleston, SC

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In the news | 08.05.20 | Eric Wesoff

PV Magazine

Palmetto lands $29 million for residential solar sales software and home energy spend

Palmetto, a Charleston, S.C.-based software company focused on home energy spend, landed $29 million in Series B funding from investors including Evergy Ventures, Arctern Ventures, Shell Ventures, Greycroft, Lerer Hippeau, Box Group, Falkon Ventures and the Leto Family Office. Greycroft led Palmetto’s Series A round in 2018. Palmetto is a software and fulfillment platform focused on helping consumers understand their energy finances. The startup pairs homeowners with solar power and energy storage providers and looks to improve the ease of financing and installation.

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In the news | 08.05.20 | Mary Katherine Wildeman

The Post and Courier

Charleston Solar-Tech Business Raises $29M to Fuel Future Growth

Backers include Greycroft Partners, which was part of previous round of funding in 2018. Will Szczerbiak, a principal with the New York-based firm, said in a statement that Palmetto has “the best platform to bring renewable energy products and services to market. 'The potential for rooftop solar and the electrification of homes in the U.S. is huge and the competitive landscape is fairly fragmented with just a few dominant players,' said Robert Linck, chief investment officer at Shell Ventures.

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In the news | 08.05.20 | David Dykes

Greenville Business Magazine

Charleston Firm Continues To Innovate To Address Climate Change

Charleston-based Palmetto, a software, energy-focused company, said it has completed a $29 million Series B raise with investors from a range of sectors including energy, financial technology and software.

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