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Transportation
07/10/12
New Funding
32.5
Allen Park, MI
Venture Capital
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Summary: EcoMotors, a maker of clean and efficient engines, completed a $32.5 mil Series C round led by Braemar Energy Ventures. Existing investors Bill Gates and Khosla Ventures also participated in the round.  To date, EcoMotors has raised more than $66 million. View Article Open

Company

EcoMotors International

Key Products: opoc® engine

# of Employees:

Annual Revenue: NA

Contact: Chris Brown, Prosek Partners, cbrown@prosek.com

 

Solar
08/03/13
New Funding
19
Austin, Texas
Strategic Investors
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Summary: Austin-based HelioVolt raises $19M from South Korea conglomerate SK Group to commercialize its new type of PV solar panel.  The firm has raised $233 million in venture capital since its founding in 2008. View Article
Solar PV
01/29/13
New Funding
10.8
Austria

Conor Venture Partners, Arax Capital Partners

Venture Capital
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Summary: The Series A round was led by Finland-based Conor Venture Partners and included Austrian-based Arax Capital Partners. View Article
Biofuel
10/03/12
New Funding
5
Boardman, OR
Venture Capital
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Summary: ZeaChem, founded in 2002, raised an additional $5.1 million in an extension of its Series C financing round that closed at the end of August. View Article Open

Company

ZeaChem

Key Products: a cellulose-based biorefinery platform capable of producing advanced ethanol, fuels and chemicals.

# of Employees:NA

Annual Revenue: NA

Mohr Davidow Ventures

Location: Menlo Park, California

Related Investments:  CatilinGenomatica, OPX Biotechnologies

Key Contact: Erik Straser, partner, email: es@mdv.com

Energy Efficiency
12/05/12
New Funding
18.1
Boston, MA
Venture Capital
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Summary: Home efficiency company Next Step Living, founded in 2008, raised $18M in venture funding led by new investor VantagePoint Capital Partners and included existing investors Black Coral Capital and Mass Green Energy Fund. According to the filing, the company is seeking to raise another $6Mil in the round. Over the past year, the company has raised over $22Mil in venture capital. View Article Open
Energy Efficiency
06/29/12
New Funding
2.2
Boston, MA
Private Equity
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Summary: Home efficiency company Next Step Living, founded in 2008, raised $2.2 mil in a Series B round from Black Coral Capital.  So far, the company has raised over $8.8 million.  The company also offers solar energy installation through a partnership with SunRun. View Article Open

Company

Next Step Living

Key Products: Residential energy efficiency

# of Employees: 300

Annual Revenue: NA

Investor

Black Coral Capital

Location: Boston, MA

Related Investments: Zeta Communities, Powerit Solutions

Contact: NA

Efficiency - Cleanweb
05/14/13
New Funding
3
Boston, MA
Venture Capital
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Summary: Boston-based WegoWise raised new money to expand its utility data intelligence platform to the commercial real estate market.  Its investor, Boston Community Capital, which also invested in Zipcar in 2000, previously invested $1.9 million into the company in 2011. View Article
Solar
10/24/12
New Funding
80
California

Alstom,VantagePoint Capital, DFJ, CalSTRS, DBL Investors, Goldman Sachs, Chevron Technology Ventures, BP Ventures

Private Equity, Strategic Investors, Venture Capital
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Summary: BrightSource Energy designs, develops and deploys concentrating solar thermal technology to produce high-value steam for electric power, petroleum and industrial-process markets worldwide. View Article Open

Company

BrightSource

Key Products: LPT solar thermal technology

# of Employees: NA

Annual Revenue: NA

Energy Storage
07/08/13
New Funding
4
Cambridge, MA
Venture Capital
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Summary: Sun Catalytix Corp. received $4 million from five unnamed investors and is seeking to raise $12 million in total.  The company previously received $9.5 million in Series-B funding in 2010 from Polaris Venture Partners and Tata Group.  The company also received a $4 million grant from the U.S. Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency. Spun out of MIT in 2009, Sun Catalytix is developing flow batteries made from abundant materials in order to develop an affordable, safe and scaleable energy storage technology. View Article
Energy Efficiency
09/06/12
New Funding
12
Cambridge, UK
Private Equity
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Summary: UK mobile silicon startup Nujira raised $12 million in Venture Funding securing the rollout of the company’s Coolteq.L IC technology for mobile handsets and support the ramp to volume production. Nujira is trying to solve the power drain problem of LTE radios and cut the energy requirements of smartphones by as much as 25 percent. View Article Open

Company

Nujira

Key Products: Energy efficient power amplifier technology

# of Employees: NA

Annual Revenue: NA

Climate Change Capital

Location: London, UK

Related Investments: Climate Energy, NEURA, Nualight

Key Contact: James Hook, Director, T: +44 (0)20 7939 5000

Electric Vehicle
07/24/12
New Funding
NA
Campbell, CA
Strategic Investors
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Summary: BMW i Ventures announced that it is making a strategic investment in Coulomb Technologies. The investment by BMW supports the development of infrastructure for plug-in electric vehicles. ChargePoint provides the most feature-rich solution for station owners and EV drivers alike, with innovations in software services from mobile applications to vehicle telematics. View Article Open

Company

Coulomb Technologies

Key Products: ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations

# of Employees: NA

Annual Revenue: NA

BMW i Ventures 

Location: New York, New York

Related Investments: MyCityWay, ParkAtMyHouse

Contact: tara.Gebbia@bmwnaext.com

Electric Vehicle Charging
05/07/12
New Funding
47.5
Campbell, CA
Strategic Investors, Venture Capital
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Summary: Coulomb Technologies secured $47.5 million of financing. Braemar Energy Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the financing and were joined by Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Rho Ventures. The financing will enable Coulomb to expand its operations and further grow the ChargePoint® Network, the largest network of independently owned charging stations in the world, and expand the deployment of its next generation cloud-based charging solutions for electric vehicles. Scott DePasquale from Braemar and Michael Linse from Kleiner Perkins have joined Coulomb’s Board of Directors. View Article Open

Company

Coulomb Technologies

Key Products: ChargePoint® Network charging stations

# of Employees:NA

Annual Revenue: NA

 

 

Online Renewable Energy Supplier
12/14/12
New Funding
2.4
Chevy Chase, MD
Angel
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Summary: Ethical Electric, a company that sells 100% renewable electricity to consumers and businesses as an online service, announced the close of its Series AA round with a total investment of $2,420,000. Seattle-based Northwest Energy Angels (NWEA), a group of angel investors focused on clean technology, led the round. View Article

Fresh Water Group Ltd.

 

Water
11/30/12
New Funding
NA
China
Private Equity
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Summary: Goldman Sachs has led a new round of funding for Fresh Water Group, a Chinese water purification service provider already backed by SAIF Partners and Ares Management. The proceeds will fund the development of a new manufacturing facility in Xi'an, Shaanxi province. The factory is expected to triple Fresh Water's existing production capacity.
Biofuel
12/17/12
New Funding
3.5
Ewing, NJ

Braemar Energy, Cultivian Ventures, Middleland Capital

Venture Capital
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Summary: New Jersey based Proterro Inc., a U.S. biotechnology company that produces sugars for biofuels, will receive $3.5 million in venture capital funding to develop its technology. Current backer Braemar Energy Ventures led the financing round and was joined by new investors Cultivian Ventures and Middleland Capital. View Article
Energy Storage
07/08/13
New Funding
2.5
Florida
Private Equity
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Summary: Global hedge fund Precept Fund Management made a $2.5 million private placement into U.S. battery company Oak Ridge Micro-Energy (OKME). The private placement follows an eight-month restructuring for Oak Ridge , which specializes in solid state battery technology, including solar rechargeable lithium ion batteries, with revenue expected to come in the fourth quarter of this year, View Article
Biofuel
01/09/13
New Funding
25
Franklin, Tennessee

NA

Strategic Investors, Venture Capital
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Summary: Eco-Energy, a biofuel supply chain company, raised $25 million from four investors in an equity offering. Brazilian firm Copersucar SA agreed to acquire a majority stake in Eco-Energy in November. View Article
Solar
12/11/12
New Funding
26
Fremont, California

Royal Dutch Shell, RockPort Capital, Nth Power, Chrysalix

Private Equity, Strategic Investors, Venture Capital
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Summary: Royal Dutch Shell, RockPort Capital, Nth Power, and Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital participated in California-based GlassPoint Solar’s $26 million Round B financing. GlassPoint Solar is developing solar-enhanced oil recovery technology, which uses high-pressure steam generated by concentrated solar energy to recover oil that's too thick to pump to the surface using conventional methods. View Article
Thermoelectric
03/12/13
New Funding
16
Hayward, California
Strategic Investors, Venture Capital
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Summary: Alphabet Energy’s series B round was led by natural gas developer Encana and included existing investors Claremont Creek Ventures, TPG Biotech, and CalCEF Clean Energy Angel Fund. The company, which converts waste-heat into electricity based on a new silicon thermoelectric material it developed, was founded in 2009 as a spin-out from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  It raised a $12 million series A round led by TPG in 2011, and a seed round from Claremont and CalCEF in 2010. View Article
Wind
11/27/12
New Funding
40
Houston, TX
Strategic Investors
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Summary: UK-based power and natural gas distributor National Grid (NG.L) will invest $40 million in start-up Clean Line Energy Partners LLC, a Houston-based developer of high-voltage transmission lines designed to move large amounts of power from wind farms in the central U.S. to other markets.  An earlier investor in Clean Line is ZBI Ventures, a unit of Ziff Ventures. View Article