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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
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
Energy Efficiency
02/23/12
New Funding
10.0
Lexington, MA
Venture Capital
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Summary: FirstFuel closed a $10 million Series A round of financing led by RockPort Capital and joined by existing investors Nth Power and Battery Ventures. FirstFuel Software, tounded in 2010, is an energy intelligence company that helps utilities engage their commercial customers and deliver energy efficiency across commercial building portfolios. View Article Open

Company

FirstFuel

Key Products:Rapid Building Assessment platform

# of Employees: NA

Revenue: NA

 

 

Investor

RockPort Capital

Location: Boston, MA

Related Investments: Aspen Aerogels, EcoFactor, Exclara, FirstFuel, Luxim, projectfrog, recurve, Renaissance Lighting

Key Contact: Todd Wilson, Partner

Nth Power

Location: San Francisco, CA

Related Investments: All Connect, Comverge, Silicon Energy, SynapSense, Tempronics, Topanga, Hara

Key Contact: Rodrigo Prudencio, Partner, investornthpower.com

Battery Ventures

Location: Menlo Park, CA

Related Investments: Calxeda, Clean Urban Energy, Freshpoint, GreenBytes, Modular Wind Energy, redwoodsystems, SkyFoundry, SolarBridge

Key Contact: NA

 

 

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
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
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
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
02/06/13
New Funding
3
Toronto, Canada
Venture Capital
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Summary: CircuitMeter, which makes cloud-based electric metering solutions for commercial buildings, received up to $3 million in funding from MaRS Cleantech venture fund. The investment in Toronto-based CircuitMeter is the MaRS Cleantech Fund's fourth deal since its inception in March 2011. The fund makes investments through its strategic partnership with Canada’s MaRS Discovery District, a public-private partnership focused on science and technology. View Article
Cleanweb
03/26/13
New Funding
4
Plano, TX
Venture Capital
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Summary: Choose Energy received its first round of funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Stephens Capital Partners. The startup, founded in ’08, has developed a web service that enables consumers to compare prices for all the retail electricity plans available in the area, get educated on each type of energy, and enroll in a plan. It has plans to enter all 19 states that allow deregulated energy companies to operate as well as 22 states that have implemented deregulation of natural gas. View Article
Energy Efficiency
03/12/13
New Funding
15
Sheffield, England
Venture Capital
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Summary: The funding round was led by U.K.-based Invesco Perpetual, which holds a 25% stake, making a $9 million investment with $6 million coming from existing investors; IP Group, Entrepreneurs Fund, Enterprise Ventures' RisingStars II Fund, Finance Yorkshire, and Parkwalk Advisors. UK-based Xeros, which uses nylon beads to clean clothes with 80% less water and half as much energy as standard washing machines, will use the funds to launch a commercial washer later this year and is launching its first product in the U.S. today. View Article
LED Lighting
01/29/13
New Funding
NA
Rheinbreitbach, Germany
Venture Capital
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Summary: Germany-based LEDeXchange is a developer of LED lighting products suitable for large-scale retrofit projects and was founded in 2011. Investment firm HTGF typically invests $600K in first rounds.
Smart Meter
01/29/13
New Funding
80
Palo Alto, California
Venture Capital
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Summary: The deal values the Palo Alto, Calif.- based Nest Labs, a maker of smart thermostats, at 70X Revenue, according to Bloomberg. Google Ventures led the round, and Venrock participated as a new investor, according to reports. Nest was just launched in 2011 by former Apple Executives and has now reached 40K shipments per month. Previous investors include Kleiner Perkins, Generation Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Shasta Ventures. 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.
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
Water
01/27/13
New Funding
3
Israel
Strategic Investors
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Summary: Israeli-based Blue I Water Technologies, provider of advanced water analysis and control solutions, will use the strategic investment by Effie capital to expand its presence in South America, China and India. 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
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

Metal Mining
03/13/13
New Funding
NA
Vancouver, British Columbia
Venture Capital
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Summary: MineSense Technologies, which makes sensors for metal mining, represents the first time Chrysalix has invested in a startup dedicated to mining technology. View Article
Energy Efficiency
04/12/12
New Funding
10.8
London, UK
Venture Capital
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Summary: Sefaira, a producer of energy efficiency software for the building and building materials sectors, closed $10.8 million in Series A funding led by Braemar Energy Ventures in partnership with Dutch-based Chrysalix SET and UK-based Hermes GPE. View Article Open

Company

Sefaira

Key Products: Sefaira Renew Residential

# of Employees: NA

Annual Revenue: NA

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