Kachan: Cleantech VC Investing in ‘13 to Decline

Many venture investors will depart from the sector due to low returns, poor policy support and the lag time of negative sentiment, causing venture funding to backslide in 2013. However, family offices, sovereign wealth, and corporate capital are now filling in the funding gaps where traditional VC has played in recent years, signaling a maturation of the sector.

According to Kachan, there’s greater risk in solar and wind growth due to poor progress in grid-scale power storage technology.  They also predict that clean coal technologies, dominated by China, and agricultural innovation will be the big investment winners in 2013.

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