Danielle Fong for Vogue.com

Vogue.com April 22, 2013

The Way of the West: California's Eco-Conscious Entrepreneurs

The Golden State has gone green. Enticed by environmentalist Silicon Valley start-ups, renowned wildlife conservation groups, and a surge of sustainable small businesses, top eco talent is flocking to the left coast. “There’s …


Seth's Blog April 14, 2013

How Things Begin: LightSail Energy

LightSail Energy is a Berkeley company that makes compressed-air energy storage devices. It was started in 2008 by Danielle Fong and Steve Crane. A year later, they got significant funding. When I think …

Danielle Fong

Elle March 25, 2013

Million-Dollar Babes - Elle

Danielle Fong The idea: A system that uses giant tanks of compressed air to store energy The story: There’s the fast track—and then there’s Fong, the cofounder of and chief scientist at Berkeley, …

LightSail HQ

February 19, 2013

Total Energy Ventures Invests in LightSail Energy Storage Technology

LightSail Energy announced today that it has raised additional capital in a second closing of its Series D funding, mostly from Total Energy Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of French Oil and …

LightSail Prototype

Wall Street Journal November 5, 2012

Peter Thiel, Bill Gates, Khosla Get Behind Energy Storage Start-Up LightSail in $37M Deal

A clean-tech start-up that thinks it has solved a problem that has vexed engineers for decades–how to effectively store energy generated by wind and sunshine–has gained some heavyweight financial backers. Danielle Fong and …