Cleanweb/Big Data

The Four Top Northeast Cleantech Open Startups

November 2, 2015

Being capital-light and utilitizing creative business models helped four start-ups win a regional contest; they now advance to the Cleantech Open Global Forum finals later this month....

"Cream of the Crowdfunding Crop" Blows Through Funding Goals

November 26, 2014

Which products with cleantech and sustainability missions are gaining major traction on crowdfunding platforms? Hurry, there’s still time to get in on a few of them.

Mission-Driven Cleanweb “P2P” Startups Raise Funding

November 16, 2014

Sharing app Yerdle, who's goal is to reduce new durable consumer goods bought by 25%, and Open Utility, an online marketplace that brings clean energy generators directly in contact...

“Survivors” Win Admiration from Investors in New Cleantech 100 List

November 4, 2014

This year's list revealed that investors are rewarding companies that are gaining market traction and revenue, not unproven “hopefuls.” We spoke to judges who reveal their top...

Early Stage Cleantech VCs Love New York… Know Why?

August 29, 2014

New York’s cleantech startup scene was on full display during a recent big industry pitch contest, attracting investors looking for their next home run. We run down the hottest NY-based...

Is Cleanweb Cannibalizing Cleantech? A Debate Ensues…

August 29, 2014

A cleanweb startup CEO's "capital-light” and “quick to market” attributes versus a science and energy technology investor's focus on solving major issues that contribute to climate...

Investors Forecast the Don’t Miss Topics for Greentech’s NextWave Conference — Consensus? Don’t Bail.

August 1, 2014

Cleantech entrepreneurs need to be re-categorized; family offices and foundations are focused on solving problems; community owned solar peaking investor’s interest.

New Fundings: KPCB, Andreessen and First Round Capital put $25M behind San Francisco-based Airware

July 25, 2014

Smart buildings startup CrowdComfort raises $344K of a $1.5M round; Solar thin-film company Solexel moves toward commercial production with $31M; Natural pesticide company TyraTech...

New Illinois VC Fund and the Growing Midwest Cleantech Cluster

July 11, 2014

New venture investment and funding activity shines a light on innovative cleantech companies in the Midwest.

Solar Data Startup Geostellar Raises $1M in Crowdfunding, Sort of

May 7, 2014

After raising $16 million in venture capital funding since launching, rooftop solar-data startup Geostellar successfully raised another $1 million. But, this time it was from the crowd....