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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

 

 

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
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
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

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
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.
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.

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.

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:
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

 

 

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 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
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

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
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
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