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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
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
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

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
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 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 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

 

 

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
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 Storage
07/12/13
New Funding
15
Oneonta, New York
Venture Capital
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Summary: Ioxus, Inc. received $15 million in Series-C Funding and is seeking to raise $20 million in total.  The round was led by the The Westly Group with participation from Northwater Capital Management, Braemar Energy Ventures, Energy Technology Ventures, and Aster Capital. The company makes ultracapacitors that rapidly absorb and release high-voltage power.  The devices can store power generated by solar and wind farms or be paired with batteries in electric vehicles to capture energy from braking. A spin-off from 40-year-old Custom Electronics, Inc. in Oneonta, Ioxus emerged as a standalone company in 2007. View Article

Capistrano Wind Partners LLC

Wind
02/11/13
New Funding
100
NA
Private Equity
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Summary: AMP, an Australian pension provider, invested $100 million in North American wind energy developer Capistrano Wind Partners LLC. Capistrano was formed last year by TIAA-CREF, Edison Mission Energy and Cook Inlet Region Inc. to develop and own North American wind energy projects. View Article
Hydropower
03/07/13
New Funding
.650
Portland, Oregon
Angel
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Summary: Portland-based Lucid Energy was the first U.S. investment for OurCrowd, a crowdfunding site created by Israeli venture capitalist Jonathan Medved. The company will use the funds to deploy its technology to generate hydroelectricity from water in underground municipal pipes and is seeking to raise an additional $6 million from investors. 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
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

 

 

Energy Storage
08/06/12
New Funding
15
Philadelphia, PA
Strategic Investors
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Summary: Mitsui & Co., Ltd., a global trading, IT and industrial infrastructure services company, announced on 8/6/12 that it will invest $15 million in Viridity Energy, a leading energy optimization solution provider that has developed a platform that maximizes energy revenue and savings, and founded in '08. This partnership will also combine Viridity Energy’s expertise in storage optimization with Mitsui’s financing expertise to support the development of distributed energy projects that feature storage as a significant component. View Article Open

Company

Viridity Energy

Key Products: VPower™

# of Employees: NA

Annual Revenue: NA

Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Related Investments: NA

Contact: Yuichiro Sera, Corporate Communications, phn: +81-3-3285-7562

 

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 Efficiency
12/30/14
New Funding
10
North Carolina

Energy Efficiency Company Lime Energy Raises $10M Series A

Bison Capital

Venture Capital
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Summary:
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 Efficiency
07/25/13
New Funding
3
Newton, MA

CCM US

Venture Capital
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Summary: Aircuity, founded in 2000 as a spinout from Honeywell, manufactures integrated sensing and control solutions that reduce building energy.  CCM US is a Washington, DC based asset manager that invests in clean energy and real estate. CCM recently made an investment in solar financing firm Skyline Innovations. Aircuity previously raised $3.5M in 2011.
Energy Efficiency
07/19/12
New Funding
NA
Ottowa, Canada

Chrysalix Energy, Rockport Capital

 

Venture Capital
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Summary: Gan Systems Inc., a developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors used in solar inverters, server farms, and hybrid vehicles, closed a Series B financing round on 6/19/12 with existing investors Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital and Rockport Capital, two cleantech venture capital firms.  This funding comes six months after the closing of GaN Systems’ Series A round.  The company aims to capitalize on the $14 billion-a-year power devices market. View Article Open

Company

GaN Systems

Location: Ontario, Canada

Key Products: Gallium nitride power switching semiconductors (Cool Switching platform)

Employees: NA

Revenue: NA

Chrysalix Energy

Location: Vancouver British Columbia

Related Investments: NA

Key Contact: Mike Sherman, Managing Director

Contact: msherman@chrysalix.com

RockPort Capital

Location: Boston, MA

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

Key Contact: NA

Contact: NA