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Phononic Devices

Heating/Cooling
12/17/14
New Funding
44.5
North Carolina

Phonic Devices Raises $44.5M Series D

Eastwood Capital Corp, Wellcome Trust

Private Equity
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Summary: The company is currently targeting refrigeration cold storage and transport, climate control and comfort, and fiber optics and data server communications.
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.

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
Energy Efficiency
10/25/12
New Funding
9
Monmouth Junction, NJ
Venture Capital
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Summary: LiquidLight, founded in 2000, received first round financing of $9M from Battery Ventures.  The company is developing a technology to convert carbon dioxide into hydrocarbons for use as liquid fuels and industrial chemicals using only CO2, water and electricity.
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

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
04/02/13
New Funding
NA
Japan
Venture Capital
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Summary: San Jose based Fenox Venture Capital invested in Japanese solar powered web portal IACC, representing its first “green” investment. IACC operates "Green Energy Navi," which enables consumers to find the optimal solar power installation, and make the transition to solar power solutions. IACC will use the funds to launch its product in North America. 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
Energy Efficiency
12/04/12
New Funding
7
Ireland

Intel Capital, VentureTech Alliance, Braemar Energy, Enterprise Ireland, Kleiner Perkins, Semtech

Strategic Investors, Venture Capital
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Summary: Powervation, a digital power company, received $7M from Intel Capital, VentureTech Alliance, Braemar Energy Ventures, Enterprise Ireland, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB). The funding also included an investment from mixed-signal chip firm Semtech, which made “a strategic investment” in the company. The funding will enable Powervation to accelerate business growth, expand sales channels and strengthen applications engineering including establishing a new facility in Taiwan to support its Asian business growth. 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
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
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
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
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
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

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.
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
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

 

 

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