Past Meetup

Rise of the Machines: AI for Energy Management - Crocus Energy & Bidgely

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Price: $5.00 /per person

Orange Silicon Valley

60 Spear St #1100 · San Francisco, CA

How to find us

Come into the lobby and sign in.

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As our energy generation and consumption becomes more connected, software will be able to better optimize it than we mere mortals are capable of.

Come and join us at the office of Orange Silicon Valley in San Francisco to hear from two companies developing narrow AI applications for energy management.

We've just added a third speaker! Andrew Byrnes, an investor with Comet Labs will give a 5 - 10 minute "why" keynote on where they're seeing AI being applied across cleantech.

Our Schedule
6:00PM - 6:30PM - Food and networking
6:30M - 6:45PM - Intro, Presentations and Q&A
6:45PM - 8:15PM - Intro, Presentations and Q&A
8:15PM - 9:00PM - Further refreshments and networking

Our Speakers

Daniel Lim, Co-Founder at Crocus Energy
Daniel co-founded Crocus Energy to combine his passion for solving energy domain problems and developing disruptive products while meeting deliverables of customer requirements.

Daniel spent his formative years articulating a path from business plan to commercial products. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from Brown University.

Pratik Parekh, Data Scientist and PM at Bidgely
Pratik works at the intersection of product management and data science at Bidgely. Additionally he has also worked at PwC and Caterpillar for their advisory and data analytics teams. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and a Master’s Degree in Engineering from University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

Andrew Byrnes, Investor with Comet Labs
Andrew is focused on two things: “Startups. Energy.”

Our Companies

Crocus Energy (
Crocus Energy is an emerging start-up building a new energy management platform that uses machine learning and advanced analytics to understand how electricity is delivered to every device in your large, energy-intensive facility – diagnose, optimize and predict electricity usage and power quality to drive business value.

Bidgely (
Bidgely is an energy utility AI solutions provider. Our core vision is to unlock the power of data and AI and be an indispensable innovation partner for the modern energy provider, enabling them to achieve their strategic goals while delighting their customers. It’s an exciting time in the company’s evolution. Having acquired some of the biggest names in the industry as customers and a significant Series C round of funding, we’re now in growth phase and helping to transform the energy industry. We’re breaking ground on new products and markets and expanding our reach across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Comet Labs (
Comet Labs is a venture capital fund and startup platform, founded in 2015. We invest in and support artificial intelligence and deep-technology companies transforming the world’s biggest industries. Our thesis is that AI and Robotics are allowing humanity to rethink and rebuild traditional businesses, unlocking human potential.

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Building cool sustainability tech? Please let us know either via this email or Slack so we can schedule you to speak.

Thank you to our hosts Orange Silicon Valley for sponsoring the venue and food for this event.