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Why Simple Energy is backing Tom Christie’s Django REST Framework on Kickstarter

By Kat on July 22, 2014

Today, we backed Tom Christie’s Django REST Framework Kickstarter at the Platinum level. I’m Kit La Touche, a web developer here at Simple Energy. I’m going to talk a little bit about why this was worth it to us. At Simple Energy, we’ve been transitioning our core web stack to Django, for the increased reliability, […]

Milton Hydro Is Partnering With Simple Energy To Drive Energy Conservation Through Community Engagement

By Kat on July 15, 2014

Boulder, CO (July 14, 2014) – Milton Hydro, in partnership with Simple Energy, will deliver a social benchmarking program to residential customers in Milton, Ont., beginning later this July. Funded by the Ontario Power Authority’s Conservation Fund, the Milton Community Energy Challenge will demonstrate how a community engagement program can deliver behaviour-based energy conservation. Customers […]

Investor-owned utilities are going online for public support

By Kat on July 8, 2014

“We Stand For Energy“, an internet-based media campaign, recently launched to help build support among the public and policymakers for a projected $90 billion spend by investor-owned utilities (IOUs) on grid modernization, cleaner energy resources, energy efficiency and more. By encouraging dialogue through the “We Stand For Energy” online campaign, IOUs hope to make the case […]

Simple Energy bikes, hikes, and runs for charity.

By Cara Jo Miller on May 2, 2014

When we’re not motivating utility customers to save energy, the team at Simple Energy is expending our own energy on the beautiful trails of Boulder, Colorado. We have runners, hikers, bikers, climbers, and triathletes. There’s no shortage of vertical and horizontal miles being logged. May 1st marked the start of Simple Energy’s participation in the […]

What to do With Your Recruitment Budget (aka The Great Lip Dub of 2014)

By Yoav Lurie on February 18, 2014

Yesterday, I posted about why recruiters are a waste of money. Instead of wasting your money on recruiters I suggested that companies invest in their own brand and culture. Imagine the great things you could do with all that money going to ineffective recruiters! Last week, we at Simple Energy did just that: Our own […]

Five Reasons We Don’t Use Recruiters

By Yoav Lurie on

Want to get a lot of calls from recruiters? Change your LinkedIn headline to “iOS Developer.” Want to get even more calls from recruiters? Post a job opening for iOS Developer. I get a lot of calls and emails from recruiters — it had been 5-10 per week, but, since raising our last round, it’s spiked […]

Simple Energy gets $6 million in investor funds to expand

By Yoav Lurie on January 28, 2014

Westly Group invests in energy engagement platform to expand product offering and national reach BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 28, 2014 – Simple Energy announced that it closed $6 million in a Series B funding round led by the Westly Group. As part of the round, Westly Group’s Founder and Managing Partner, Steve Westly will be joining Simple Energy’s Board […]

TechCrunch: How Obama’s Open Data Order Could Save Lives, Energy Costs And Make Cool Apps.

By Cara Jo Miller on May 10, 2013

In a recent article in TechCrunch discussing President Obama’s new executive order which made all government data accessible and machine readable, Gregory Ferenstein mentions Simple Energy’s Customer Engagement Platform as an early example of the benefits of such initiatives. See the full article here.