BioLite is a dynamic social enterprise that develops, manufactures, and markets consumer energy products for off grid communities around the world. By incubating core energy technologies that can serve outdoor enthusiasts as well as rural families living in energy poverty, BioLite solves long-term, high-impact problems around the world. Our new generation of energy products are revolutionizing the way people worldwide experience energy. We’re looking for ambitious and passionate professionals who are ready to hit the ground running and help us bring energy everywhere.
New York, US
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71 (est)
BioLite was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in New York, US
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BioLite has an office in New York
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BioLite Financials and Metrics

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Total Funding

$5 m

Latest funding size

$5 m

Time since last funding

3 years ago


BioLite's latest funding round in July 2015 was reported to be $5 m. In total, BioLite has raised $5 m
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BioLite News and Updates

This algorithm is quickly clearing old marijuana convictions in San Francisco

Now that weed is legal in California, people with old marijuana arrests can have their records cleared. Code for America, working with the SF District Attorney’s office, built a system to quickly find which people were eligible, and fill out their paperwork for them. When Proposition 64 legalized ma…

Can Sludge From Dams Turn Deserts Into Farmland?

Afforest for the Future is one of a series of projects trying to create arable land from sand. It’s method: use the muck that collects behind dams to create new soil. Al Qudra Lake, a reservoir in Dubai, sits in the middle of the desert. But in September, a stretch of sand near the lake will become …

This Monthly Subscription Sends You Novels From Around The World

The Alignist gives you a monthly book to broaden your literary horizons–and sends it packaged with helpful cultural context. While working as an international reporter, Beenish Ahmed would sometimes prepare for reporting trips by reading a novel about the place she was scheduled to visit. Ahmed, a s…

Camping tech-sessories for when you want to not-so-rough it

SPONSORED: Presented by Chrysler There’s no right way to camp. For some, it’s about roughing it — facing nature head-on, flint-starting their own fires, and fishing for their dinner. For others, there’s glamping — mattresses in yurts or solid structures under the stars. For most people, camping is s…

At These Pop-Up Dinners, The Chefs (And The Guests) Are Homeless

Farming Hope teaches culinary skills to San Francisco’s homeless, and then serves meals where homeless diners eat side by side with people who pay full price for the meal. On a recent night at a pop-up dinner in San Francisco’s Civic Center neighborhood–with a menu including seared mushroom red pota…

At This Refugee Camp, Residents Are Replanting 40,000 Trees

The quest for firewood decimated the environment around this camp for people displaced by Boko Haram. A new project wants to reforest the area, creating work, food, and a better environment. When refugees from Nigeria first started arriving at the Minawao refugee camp in Cameroon, fleeing from Boko …
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