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The Cream of the Clean Tech Crowdfunding Crop, Round II

June 11, 2014

Is crowdfunding a massive new wave? According to two prolific clean tech VC investors, that answer is yes. We’ve highlighted five campaigns that are blowing through their funding...

Chrysalix joins Steven Chu in Support of Carbon Capture Startup Inventys

May 7, 2014

Carbon is a dirty word, meaning finding ways for the coal and oil industry to clean it up offers a big pay day. So big, and maybe not so far off, that VCs like Chrysalix are joining...

Creative Project Finance Sparks New Investment in Distributed Generation, Energy Efficiency, and Storage Projects

April 23, 2014

The pooling of small projects and more data is attracting a new set of clean tech investors, which may lead to project financing in other niche subsectors.

IT Advancing Clean Tech Business Models

April 23, 2014

As cost reductions have created a bigger addressable market, the clean tech sector has generated more consumer and business data, enabling companies to use big data tools and software...

Kilowatt Financial, Blazing the Way for Energy Efficiency Consumer Finance

April 23, 2014

With $120M in venture backing and a new $100M project finance fund for consumer efficiency retrofits, Kilowatt Financial’s “data nerds” are leading the charge into energy efficiency...

The Sharing Economy Grows Up: The Emerging Models & Investment Trends

April 23, 2014  |  1 Comment

Behind the big investments and billion-dollar valuations, VCs spot the techs and trends that could create collaborative consumption's next big jackpot, and CleanTechIQ analyzes the...

Bloomberg New Energy Finance: Q1 Clean Tech Investment Up, Sign of Possible Rebound

April 23, 2014

BNEF’s Michael Liebreich outlines the key drivers of clean energy global growth.

Black Coral Capital’s Rob Day: Reasons to be Optimistic

April 5, 2014

Day recently spoke about what’s driving the “next wave” of clean tech, his new investment approach, LP’s surging interest, and words of caution for other VCs.

How Not to Drown Investing in the Water Sector

April 5, 2014

Even though the recent scuttlebutt about water has been negative, small, under-the-radar startups stand to profit hugely from the growing $600 billion water industry. These include...


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