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Startups Win Praise, Ire from VCs at Future Energy Competition

February 11, 2015

At a speed-dating event for cleantech VC’s and entrepreneurs, top investors share the snap judgments that distinguish winning companies from also-rans.

How is DBL Investors Targeting Their New $350M Cleantech VC Fund?

January 31, 2015

DBL’s Cynthia Ringo reveals her top 2014 disappointments, biggest successes, the cleantech sectors gaining market traction, corporate partnerships, and niche sectors she will be...

Key Drivers of Corporate Water Sustainability and Innovation

January 12, 2015

Paul O'Callaghan, CEO of research firm BlueTech Research, discusses water sustainability and adoption by large corporations as well as emerging players and new disruptive water technologies....

California AgTech Startups Get Boost with Local Innovation Organization

December 16, 2014

Farmers need tech solutions to save water and their crops in an era of drought, and solutions were on display during a recent AgTech startup pitch event.

NEEDED: 2.5 Billion Sustainable Toilets

November 26, 2014

More than a third of the world's population are without toilets, representing not only a sanitary and human rights issue but a technological one. The western version of a toilet won't...

Greater Awareness of Global Water Risk Attracting Capital

November 16, 2014

Corporations increasingly realize that water risk is a priority and have elevated its importance in the boardroom. With greater water investment by corporates, increased regulation,...

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...

New Fundings, Accolades Shine on CO2-to-Chemicals Startup Liquid Light

November 1, 2014

The NJ-based startup, cleantech’s Rising Star of the Year, recently raised $15 million in Series B financing and has corporate customers lining up for its ability to turn waste into...

U.S. DOE Invests $53M in Solar Startups, Including VC Deal Opportunities to Watch

November 4, 2014

We’ve profiled innovative startups funded by the DOE's $53M Solar SunShot Initiative, and have identified promising startups raising new venture rounds including: Faraday, Village...