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This Ain't No Science Fair: VC's Hunt Deals at Latest ARPA-E Pitch Event

July 8, 2015

In the format of speed dating, the rapid-fire pitch session had four top venture capitalist’s trying to decide: Is this a reasonable business plan to sell a finished product to real customers in the...

China’s Climate Pledge Means Opportunities for Cleantech Firms

July 7, 2015

China is increasing its focus on “low carbon” sectors, including energy efficiency, green buildings, water, waste, and transportation. Some of the nation’s moves could translate into big business...

Fulcrum Gets $30M in Energy Biofuels Funding from United Airlines

July 8, 2015

California-based alternative fuels developer Fulcrum Bioenergy will receive a $30 million equity investment from United Airlines, described as “the single largest investment by a U.S. airline in alternative...

Roundup: Impact Investing on the Rise, Generates Good Returns

July 7, 2015

Bill Gates to double Cleantech Investments to $2 Billion; Investor interest for impact investments on the rise; F.B. Heron Foundation investing 100% in impact investments; Vital Capital opens $500M Fund...

Go Big or Go Home! Defining Beneficial Scale

July 7, 2015

Ben Bingham, CEO of 3Sisters Sustainable Management, discusses how to invest in both positive social impact ventures and in “scale.”


Ehrenpreis on DBL’s New $400M Impact Venture Fund, the Biggest Ever

June 30, 2015

Ira Ehrenpreis, managing director of DBL Partners, discusses the fund's investment themes, impact investing, and fundraising trends. "This is a renaissance time for investing in energy innovation and...

Family Offices, Pensions Pledge Billions to Early-Stage Cleantech Companies

June 27, 2015

Start-up cleantech companies and projects are getting more support from investors and philanthropists. And prolific investors Rob Day and Matthew Nordan are leading the charge, launching new platforms...

Technologies and Data Help Make Cities Even Smarter

June 30, 2015

Technology and data are crucial for smart cities, experts say — but the data must be useable if it’s to have any real use.

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FirstFuel Software Offers Wealth of Energy Data that Utility Companies Badly Need

June 29, 2015

Having gained market adoption for its proprietary energy data analytics software, designed to enhance the energy efficiency of buildings, FirstFuel plans to continue its expansion with $23 million in...


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