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Cleantech & Resource Efficiency New Fundings and Fund Activity

November 4, 2014

New Indian Impact venture fund; Cycle Capital ventures into China; $100M Closed Loop recycling fund launch; Digital Lumens raises $23M; Illinois Clean Energy Fund Makes first 4 investments;...

Energy Storage Innovation Captures Attention of Investors

September 19, 2014

Although concerns persist, new business models around distributed storage and software and developments in flow batteries are peaking investor's interest.

A Commercial Catalyst in Silicon Valley Hunts for Urban Sustainability Solutions

September 5, 2014

Prospect Silicon Valley, a new accelerator in San Jose, CA., aims to accelerate the path to market for technologies that address the problems that urban centers are grappling with....

Early Stage Cleantech VCs Love New York… Know Why?

August 29, 2014

New York’s cleantech startup scene was on full display during a recent big industry pitch contest, attracting investors looking for their next home run. We run down the hottest NY-based...

Is Cleanweb Cannibalizing Cleantech? A Debate Ensues…

August 29, 2014

A cleanweb startup CEO's "capital-light” and “quick to market” attributes versus a science and energy technology investor's focus on solving major issues that contribute to climate...

Canadian Startup Hydrostor Pioneering Submerged Air Energy Storage

July 19, 2014

This August, Toronto-based Hydrostor plans to sink several large balloon-like bags into Lake Ontario to demonstrate its energy storage technology.

New Illinois VC Fund and the Growing Midwest Cleantech Cluster

July 11, 2014

New venture investment and funding activity shines a light on innovative cleantech companies in the Midwest.

U.S. DOE Invests $100M in New Scientific Research for Energy Breakthroughs

July 11, 2014

New funding for Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) to accelerate scientific breakthroughs in energy production, storage, and use. Some funds will be used to advance promising...

Sector Focus: Biologicals and Precision Agriculture Present Biggest Opportunities in Ag Tech

June 20, 2014

Despite the clean tech VC slowdown, Agriculture Tech investing is booming. What’s driving this trend?

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...