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Braemar Energy Ventures leads Series D round for Next Step Living

Next Step Living said Wednesday that it has raised $25 million in Series D funding. Braemar Energy Ventures led the round with participation from previous backers that included VantagePoint Capital Partners and Black Coral Capital. Headquartered in Boston, Next Step Living is a provider of home energy solutions in New England.

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ChargePoint nabs $22.6 mln

ChargePoint has received $22.6 million in funding. Investors in this round included Rho Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Braemar Energy Ventures, Siemens Venture Capital GmbH, Voyager Capital and BMW. Headquartered in Campbell, Calif., ChargePoint is an open electric vehicle charging network.

VC-backed Utilidata names MacDermott as chief information security officer

Utilidata has hired Siobhan MacDermott as chief information security officer. Previously, MacDermott worked at AVG Technologies where she served as chief policy officer. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Utilidata is a provider of voltage optimization and digital automation solutions for the electric utility industry. Its backers include Formation 8 Partners, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, Braemar Energy Ventures and American Electric Power.

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Bill Gates-backed EcoMotors buys Katech

Motor technology developer EcoMotors has acquired Katech. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Michigan, Katech is a maker of advanced engines and powertrains. Also, EM has named Tony Mannarino as CEO of Katech. EM is backed by Khosla Ventures, Bill Gates and Braemar Energy Ventures.

Braemer Energy Ventures Leads $3.5 Mln Round for Proterro

Proterro said Monday it completed a $3.5 million financing round led by current investor Braemar Energy Ventures. Cultivian Ventures and Middleland Capital joined as new investors, with other existing investors, Battelle Ventures and its affiliate, Innovation Valley Partners, also participating in the round. Proterro, of Ewing, N.J., makes sucrose instead of extracting it from crops.

Sefaira Raises $10.8M From Braemar, Chrysalix SET, Hermes

Sefaira raised $10.8 million in Series A funding from Braemar Energy Ventures, Chrysalix SET and Hermes GPE. The company develops energy efficiency software for building design. PRESS RELEASE Beanstalk helps sustainable and energy efficient building design software company Sefaira secure $10.8m Largest A series cleantech funding for over two years 10 April 2012. London. Beanstalk, […]

LUMEnergi Closes On $6.2M

LUMEnergi, a provider of network-controlled lighting energy management technology, has closed on $6.2 million in Series B financing. The funding is an extension to the company’s Series B round, and includes participation from Braemar Energy Ventures, Noventi Ventures and Low Carbon Accelerator. The funds will support marketing, sales and product development. PRESS RELEASE LUMEnergi(R) (the […]

Bioformix Secures Funding

Bioformix, a developer of energy efficient sustainable monomer and polymer platforms, has closed a $13.6 million Series A-1 round of funding. The round was led by Braemar Energy Ventures and includes Arsenal Venture Partners, Mitsui Global Investment and other strategic investors. PRESS RELEASE Bioformix, a developer of energy efficient sustainable monomer and polymer platforms, today […]

Braemar Energy Leads $13.6 Mln Round for Bioformix

Bioformix closed $13.6 million in Series A funding which was led by Braemar Energy Ventures. Arsenal Venture Partners, Mitsui Global Investment and other strategic investors also participated. Bioformix develops energy efficient sustainable monomer and polymer platforms. PRESS RELEASE Bioformix, a developer of energy efficient sustainable monomer and polymer platforms, today announced that it has closed […]

UtiliData Closes Financing Round Led by Braemar Energy Ventures

Braemar Energy Ventures has led a financing round for UtiliData. Also, Scott DePasquale, a Braimar Energy partner, has joined UtiliData’s board as a chairman. UtiliData, which will be located in Providence, R.I., supplies voltage optimization products for the electric grid. PRESS RELEASE UtiliData, Inc., a leading supplier of voltage optimization products for the electric grid, […]

Investors Still Hope To Change The Game In Solar; Money Goes To Thin Film Maker Stion

Stion this week announced one of the year’s largest private company solar investments, a $130 million financing of its thin-film module manufacturing technology. What the deal says is that some investors still believe they can change the game in solar. The currently prevailing perception is that solar, and thin film in particular, are the graveyards […]

NexSteppe Inks $14M Second Round: CORRECTED

NexSteppe, a developer of sustainable feedstock solutions for the biofuels, biopower and biobased products industries, has raised $16 $14 million. Braemar Energy Ventures led the second round for NexSteppe. As a result, Dennis Costello, a partner at Braemar Energy Ventures, has joined the company’s board. Returning investors CYM Ventures and Zygote Ventures also participated.
NOTE: A representative contacted peHUB and said the initial $16 million figure listed in the press release was inaccurate.

Stion Lands $130M For Solar Modules

Stion, a manufacturer of thin-film solar modules, has raised $130 million in equity financing led by AVACO and Korean private equity funds. Existing investors Khosla Ventures, Taiwan Semiconductor, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Braemar Energy Ventures and General Catalyst Partners all participated in the round, the company said. The money will help Stion continue a planned expansion of its manufacturing facility in Hattiesburg, Miss. The company will also put $35 million into a Korean manufacturing subsidiary. Stion is based in San Jose, Calif.

Proterro Adds Directors

Harrison F. Dillon, Thomas Dries, and Christos Papadopoulos will join Proterro’s board of directors. The company develops Protose, a feedstock that enables the production of biofuels. Founded in 2008, the company is backed by Battelle Ventures and Braemar Energy Ventures.

Enerkem Lands Another $30M; Total Funding Hits $90M in 2011–CORRECTED

Enerkem, a Chicago-based company whose technology turns waste into ethanol and other chemicals, announced that it has closed $30 million in financing, including from The Westly Group, Fondaction CSN, and Quince Associates. The three join existing investors Valero Energy Corp., Waste Management, Rho Ventures, Braemar Energy Ventures and Cycle Capital, which each invested in the recently […]

Nuventix Seals $10M From GE, Venture Investors

Nuventix, the creator of an LED cooling technology for energy-efficient lighting, has closed on $10 million in fresh capital from GE Energy Financial Services, the Bergquist Company, Braemar Energy Ventures, CenterPoint Ventures, InterWest Partners and Rho Ventures. The money will go toward expansion and technology development, the company said Tuesday. GE Lighting and Nuventix also announced a license agreement.

OPX Biotechnologies Closes on $36.5M Series C

OPX Biotechnologies Inc. has closed on $36.5 million in a first close of its Series C round, the company said Thursday. US Renewables Group led the round, which included investment from new investor DBL Investors and from existing investors Mohr Davidow Ventures, Braemar Energy Ventures, Altira Group and X/Seed Capital. Pacific Crest Securities provided financial advice to OPXBIO. As a result of the round, US Renewables Group managing director Jonathan Koch has joined the OPXBIO board. The company will use the money for development and commercialization of an industrial-scale process for producing its first renewable chemical, BioAcrylic.

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