About Us

CleanTechIQ is the one-stop source for actionable news and intelligence for investors and innovators focused on clean technology and sustainable ventures.

Our news articles cover: industry trends, start-ups, venture investments, industry deals, fund news, scientific breakthroughs, limited partner activity, policy, corporate sustainability and much more.

In addition to providing must-have original articles and value-added summaries from other publications, we provide innovative website features that include: a research report vault, a conference calendar and a fundings database. We also produce special reports and webinars on hot topics that enable readers to identify key trends and business opportunities.

Email us at info@cleantechiq.com.

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The Team

Michael Salat, Publisher

Michael founded CleanTechIQ, a provider of cleantech and sustainability news and analysis, in 2012. Previously, he was the Head of Product Development at the Financial Times, where he developed growth and acquisition strategies and launched new information services in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Prior to that, he spent 4 years on the senior management team of Money-Media, a niche B2B provider of news, data and analysis, where he led new product development and oversaw the company’s strategic plan, driving double-digit annual growth and leading to the company’s sale to the Financial Times in 2008.

Additional experience includes corporate finance at Desilva & Phillips, a media investment bank, and market research & analysis in Smith Barney’s Equity Research and Asset Management divisions. Michael earned an MBA from Columbia University and a BA in economics from Boston University.

Chris Larson, Contributing Editor

Chris is based in Singapore and focuses on clean tech and sustainability issues in China and the rest of Asia while also providing editorial input and support across all of CleantechIQ’s coverage areas. He’s worked for Bloomberg News and the Financial Times, and has written news, features and analysis pieces on topics including hedge funds and asset management, institutional investors, environmental issues and other topics in New York, London, Chicago and the Caribbean.

Christopher Maag, Contributing Reporter

Christopher Maag has covered financial and breaking news and feature stories for magazines, daily newspapers, alternative weeklies and websites including The New York Times, TIME, Popular Mechanics and Huffington Post. He is currently writing his first book. He lives in Newark, New Jersey and recently became the proud father of Little One, an all-black, very fat cat.

Sarah Horn, Contributor

Sarah Horn is a San Francisco-based writer and communications professional with expertise in energy, tech and finance. Sarah has previously worked at the Boulder Daily Camera and the Denver Post. She has a master’s in journalism from the University of Colorado Boulder. Find her on Linkedin here or follow her personal blog here.

Kazuha Kurosu, Research Intern

Kazuha is a candidate in the graduate program for Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management at The New School. She is constantly involved with the development of healthy urban food systems in NYC. Her sustainable agriculture related research involves visiting and interviewing relevant businesses. She is experienced in organic farming as well as greenhouse and hydroponics operations.

Keith Raab, Senior Advisor

Keith co-founded Cleantech Connections LLC., a firm focused exclusively on serving economic development agencies, helps its clients gain global exposure and recognition through; market intelligence and positioning, connections to the entire cleantech ecosystem, streamlined access to entrepreneurs, investors and global thought leaders, and positioning at industry relevant events.

Prior to forming CleanTech Connections, Keith co-founded the Cleantech Group, introduced the cleantech concept in 2002, created the taxonomy for the industry that is still widely used today, and has helped build it as a viable investment category.  Keith served as the company’s CEO from 2002 to 2009 and as its VP of Business Development/Sales from 2009 to December 2011.