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The Four Top Northeast Cleantech Open Startups

November 2, 2015

Being capital-light and utilitizing creative business models helped four start-ups win a regional contest; they now advance to the Cleantech Open Global Forum finals later this month....

Goldman, Google, Walmart, Others Pledge $140 Bil. in Major Actions on Sustainability

August 12, 2015

We take a look at the efforts that some of the nation's largest companies, including UPS, GM, Cargill, and B of A, have pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and to become...

Former ARPA-E Head Cheryl Martin’s Outlook on the Industry

July 8, 2015

Former ARPA-E director Cheryl Martin talks to us about cleantech funding, her new focus on the “middle of the pipe,” New York’s REV, and about making the impossible become inevitable....

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...

Corporate Venture Groups Seek Partnerships, then Investments

April 2, 2015

Executives representing the venture groups of four of the world’s largest corporations and conglomerates—in waste management, automotive, biotech and agriculture—participated...

Sustainability Financing Companies See 'Huge' and Growing Market

March 5, 2015

New players, including GSVSP, Generate Capital and Black Coral Capital, are developing innovative financing and business models that expand the market for sustainability and resource-efficiency...

How is DBL Investors Targeting Their New $350M Cleantech VC Fund?

January 31, 2015

DBL’s Cynthia Ringo reveals her top 2014 disappointments, biggest successes, the cleantech sectors gaining market traction, corporate partnerships, and niche sectors she will be...

New ‘Wet’ Farm Waste to Biofuel Breakthrough

December 23, 2014

Scientists at the University of Guelph have tested a new method to create biofuel in the form of pellets from wet farm waste through pressure cooking. Their research shows that biofuels...

Agriculture Technology Draws Interest from Major Corporates in Funds & Partnerships

December 18, 2014

Corporate-backed funds, incubators and partnerships are driving a big increase in investment towards AgTech startups that boost food production, reduce waste, and make farms smarter.

California AgTech Startups Get Boost with Local Innovation Organization

December 16, 2014

Farmers need tech solutions to save water and their crops in an era of drought, and solutions were on display during a recent AgTech startup pitch event.

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