Dan Yates (l) and Alex Laskey
: CEO, co-founder, Opower Age:
: President, co-founder, Opower Age:
Yates and Laskey want to save the planet. They first met as undergraduates at Harvard and came together in 2007 to launch Opower, a software startup that generates detailed electricity-use reports -- distributed through electric and gas utilities -- to help homeowners reduce energy consumption. So far Yates and Laskey have been handed nearly $70 million in funding from the likes of Accel Partners and Kleiner Perkins, reach 10 million homes, and say they've saved people over $50 million on electricity bills. iThermostat:
Opower just partnered with Honeywell to offer thermostats controlled by mobile devices.
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