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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
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.

Hampton Creek

Sustainable Agriculture
12/18/14
New Funding
90
San Francisco

Hampton Creek Closes $90M Series C

Horizon Ventures, Khosla Ventures

Venture Capital
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Summary:
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

 

 

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

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.
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.
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
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