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Solar
12/12/12
New Funding
25
San Jose, CA

Khosla Ventures

Venture Capital
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Summary: Stion, a thin film solar panel maker founded in '06, closed $25 million of a $55 million total funding round, with Khosla Ventures leading the financing. Other investors in Stion include Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., LightSpeed Venture Partners, Braemar Energy Ventures and General Catalyst Partners. Stion’s total equity funding is around $240 million. View Article
12/11/12
New Funding
21
Redwood City, CA

Nth Power, Craton Equity Partners, @Ventures, Gentry Venture Partners

Venture Capital
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Summary: Propel Fuels raised $21M in Series D funding from Nth Power, Craton Equity Partners, @Ventures  and Gentry Venture Partner. The funding will be used to build out its alternative fuel stations throughout California and the west coast. The company is aiming for 75 stations by the end of 2013. 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
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 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

Greenlight AD Power

Waste Management
11/28/12
New Funding
26
United Kingdom

Greensphere Capital

Venture Capital
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Summary: Greensphere Capital has led a $26m investment in UK anaerobic digestion (AD) company Greenlight AD Power to support the construction of a 5.1MW AD plant. 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.
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

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

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
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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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
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