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In Venture Capital, Sustainability Is the New Buzzword

Investors who have shied away from cleantech companies for the past two years haven’t lost interest, they’re broadening their scope into more areas of sustainability, according to a report by Cleantech IQ. “The definition of ‘cleantech’ has expanded greatly. There is still some perception that when you talk about cleantech, you’re talking about a technology […]

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5 Cleantech Firms That Could Go Public in 2014

An IPO or acquisition is the promised land for VC-funded startups — but those have been rare cleantech events over the last few years. The fact is that most cleantech companies require a longer time frame, a bigger budget, and a different set of investor skills than do IT software startups. Will we see any […]

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Green Tech Investments Down, With Big Deals Going To Car-Sharing Apps, Clean Power, Energy Efficient Gear

Venture capital investments in cleantech startups worldwide ended 2013 with 1,007 deals totaling $6.8 billion, a decline from the 1,037 deals amassing $7.9 billion the year before, according to market research firm the Cleantech Group on Wednesday. Investors placed heavy bets on transportation, and that led to the whopping $258 million raised by Uber in […]

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