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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
Agriculture
01/29/13
New Funding
1
Sacramento, CA
Venture Capital
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Summary: Farming software firm FarmLogs received funding from investors Huron River Ventures, Hyde Park Angels, Andreessen Horowitz, Silicon Badia and First Step Fund to expand its team and further develop its mobile applications.
Natural Gas
07/11/13
New Funding
5
Vermont
Venture Capital
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Summary: WindSail invested $5 million in NG Advantage, a virtual gas pipeline company that operates a natural gas compressor station in Milton Vermont.  It was founded in 2011. With the addition of WindSail’s funds, NG Advantage has raised more than $10 million in the last six months. Investors include Essex Flagship Investors Group, the Clean Energy Venture Group, and developer David Donohue. View Article
Solar
06/01/12
New Funding
70
San Jose, CA
Venture Capital
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Summary: Nanosolar Inc. raised $70 million in new capital on June 1st, 2012. The financing will be used to expand production of thin-film solar cells and panels, support research and development designed to deliver greater efficiency, and drive faster commercialization of the company’s solar technology. View Article Open

Company

Nanosolar

Key Product: Nanosolar Utility Panel

# of Employees: 300

Annual Revenue: NA

 

 

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.
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
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

 

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

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 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
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
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
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.
Solar
10/09/12
Debt
4
Redwood City, CA
Venture Capital
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Summary: Calif.-based solar startup Silicor Materials just closed on $4 million of a $10 million VC debt round. But the fact is that Silicor is the renamed Calisolar -- and that firm has already spent more than $200 million in VC funding since its founding in 2006 to produce upgraded metallurgical (UMG) silicon. View Article Open

Company

Silicor Material

Key Products: Solar silicon PV cells and aluminum products

# of Employees: NA

Annual Revenue: NA

Investor

Hudson Clean Energy Partners

Location: Teaneck, NJ

Related Investments: Recurrent Energy, SoloPower

Key Contact: Craig Cornelius, Managing Director, Phn: (201) 287-4100

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
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

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
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