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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.

Ranger Snapshot: Simple Energy By Corey Haggard

By Cara Jo Miller on February 15, 2013

Simple Energy designer Corey Haggard was featured in Forrst for his most recent re-design of the simple energy platform. Forrst is a community where developers and designers improve their craft through design feedback and their “Ranger Snapshots” are opportunities to highlight and delve deeper into the some of the most compelling work on the Internet. […]

San Diego Energy Challenge gets a shout-out at DistribuTECH 2013

By Cara Jo Miller on February 12, 2013

DistribuTECH is an annual utilities conference and expo that attracted 10,000 attendees to San Diego this winter. Simple Energy’s Bud Vos and Andew Dietrich were excited to be among them and even more excited to hear Mike Niggli, CEO of San Diego Gas and Electric, give a shout out to our joint project with the […]

Recent Poll Reveals Overwhelming Support for Renewables in Western Mountain States

By Cara Jo Miller on

On February 7th, Colorado College’s State of the Rockies Project released the results of their third annual “Conservation in the West Poll”. The poll was a bipartisan operation, pairing polling companies from both political parties to conduct a survey of 2400 westerners from six western states on their feelings towards energy and conservation policy.The overall findings suggested a disparity between public opinion and current policy decisions, which is something that campaigning politicians should pay close attention to.

National Grid and Simple Energy Team Up to Deliver Advanced, Real-Time Customer Engagement

By admin on February 7, 2013

“The National Grid pilot strives to create the future of energy consumption and conservation using advanced energy solutions. Simple Energy will offer its online and mobile energy-saving game to support community-based smart grid implementation, energy efficiency, and demand response using leading behavioral science and cutting-edge technology.” January 30, 2013