Our Stories

The successes of our portfolio companies are our successes. We are driven to deliver clean technologies to market for impact, firmly believing we can change the world.  We are  working together toward a low carbon future and celebrate each time one of our IN² startups takes the market by storm.

IN² Demonstration: Getting Control Outside of the Lab

Commercial Buildings

For its 10th cohort, the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN²) formed an all-demonstration group where each participant would scope and perform a demonstration of their technologies as part of the program. The IN² startups will complete their demonstrations over the next year or two, helping them in their goal to Read More

IN² Demonstration: The Possibilities of a Plug-and-Play Kitchen

Housing, Materials

For its latest National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)-based cohort, the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) formed an all-demonstration group, where each participant would create a demonstration of their technologies as part of the program. The IN2 startups will complete their demonstrations over the next several years, helping them in their goal Read More

After a Year, Strategic DEI Awards Broaden Reach

When CEO and Founder of Innovation Corridor Investments Eric Drummond began his legal career more than 25 years ago, he was often the only minority in the room. He would think to himself: this is what happens when you’re breaking new ground and we have progress to make. “Now, I’m Read More

Agtech Companies Going After Carbon Sequestration and Lowering Emissions


According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, agriculture accounted for 10% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2019. Mitigating those emissions requires sustainable agricultural processes that work for farmers’ business models as well as the environment. Companies are working the problem, sequestering carbon and avoiding emissions with cash cover Read More

Alumni Impact the Environment and Market

Agriculture, Commercial Buildings, Mobility

The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN²) identifies, validates, and scales promising cleantech startups, with the goal of commercializing high-impact, low-carbon solutions for the built environment and agriculture sectors. One of the most important factors our board and industry experts consider when selecting which startups are accepted into the IN² program Read More

Creating Synergies Through Demonstration

Agriculture, Commercial Buildings, Mobility

In order to transition to the energy system of the future and decarbonize our economy, we need to scale innovative new technologies. But did you know that an estimated 90% to 95% of startups fail due to a lack of proper financial and technical resources? This is especially true for Read More

How Technology Can Help Housing Affordability


The External Advisory Boards play a significant role in the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) program, with each representatives’ insights helping to determine the companies selected for the program. The housing and commercial buildings board consists of industry and academic experts in the built environment space. With the recent announcement Read More

AeroShield’s Holy Grail for Windows

Commercial Buildings

“We tried that already and it didn’t work.” Those were the words that AeroShield CEO Elise Strobach heard from the glass industry when she described her new material for windows. AeroShield Moves Forward on a (Crystal) Clear Path to Market Few could believe Strobach had found a way to make Read More

Three Crops in Two Years Equals Low Carbon, High Payback


Cover crops have long offered huge promise for sustainability: They reduce soil erosion, prevent runoff, improve soil health, and sequester carbon. But for farmers running a business, cover crops often don’t pencil out. There is a cost to buy seeds, plant them, and in many cases terminate them. There is Read More

Turntide Technologies Revolutionizes Electric Motor Efficiency

Commercial Buildings

Significant energy efficiency gains can be found right under our noses, within the systems that are so ingrained in our modern lives that we take them for granted. For instance, electric motors account for more than half of the world’s electricity consumption, yet have seen very few technological advancements over Read More

Building More Efficient Housing, One Blok at a Time

Advanced Manufacturing, Housing

Technology innovation can impact markets in big ways. But often, those impacts are only obvious to industry insiders who are focused on important, but incremental change. Not so with IN² portfolio company Blokable. In 2020, this housing developer and creator of building systems provided actual, tangible affordable housing to a Read More

PowerFlex Delivers Smart Charging to an Energy Savvy Campus

Commercial Buildings, Mobility

The number of electric vehicles (EVs) around the world is projected to reach 35 million by 2022.  Beyond the challenge of designing and manufacturing the vehicles themselves, all those EVs need a robust, smart charging infrastructure. Enter PowerFlex, a Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) cleantech start up that developed an Read More