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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
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
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
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
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

 

 

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

 

 

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
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

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

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
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

 

 

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

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:

Stem Inc.

Distributed Energy Storage
01/07/15
New Funding
27
San Francisco

Stem Raises $27M Series B Funding

Constellation Technology Ventures,  Total Energy Ventures

Venture Capital
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Summary: This capital will enable Stem to expand its predictive analytics energy optimization software platform and global market expansion. Open

Company

This capital will enable Stem to expand its predictive analytics energy optimization software platform and global market expansion.

Investor

This capital will enable Stem to expand its predictive analytics energy optimization software platform and global market expansion.