Cleantech Venture Investing Rebounds

Cleantech venture investing rebounded in the second quarter with $1.76 billion of capital deployed across the globe, according to the Cleantech Group. That’s up 56% from the depressed levels of the first quarter and up 9% from the second quarter of 2012.

Cleantech Investing Posts A Weak 4Q, But Resilient VCs Push 2011 Ahead Of 2010

Global cleantech venture investing fell during the fourth quarter, but ended the year 13% higher than 2010. The final three months of the year saw $2.06 billion go into 150 deals, down 6.2% in dollars from the third quarter and 27% in transactions, according to the Cleantech Group. Mergers and acquisition activity was weak, with […]

Global Cleantech Investing Falls In 2Q As Investors Favor Smaller Deals

Global cleantech investing fell in the second quarter as cautious investors favored later rounds and chose smaller energy efficiency deals over big-ticket solar. Venture investors put $1.83 billion into 161 transactions during the three months, down 10% in dollars from last year and 33% from the first quarter of the year, according to data released […]

Slideshow: U.S. Leads World in Cleantech Investing

Cleantech pundits like to point out that the rest of the world is cleaning America’s clock in green technology.

But this isn’t entirely true if you look at venture investing. Especially if you look at the recently completed first quarter, when U.S. venture capitalists accounted for 79% of the global capital dispersed to cleantech startups.

It was the highest percentage since 2002, according to the Cleantech Group.

In our previous cleantech slideshows, we’ve covered the quarter’s solid rebound. First-quarter cleantech investment dollars were up 13% from a year ago and 52% from the fourth quarter to $2.57 billion, according to the Cleantech Group.

While deal volume lagged, it was still up 18% from a year ago. The quarter’s 159 deals proved to be the lowest total since mid-2009 and fell 19% from the fourth quarter’s 189.

Cleantech Investing Follows The Economy Lower

The edgy economy is spilling over into cleantech venture investing. That seems to be the conclusion to draw from today’s preliminary cleantech investing numbers from the Cleantech Group. The research firm found that $1.53 billion went into 152 deals worldwide during the third quarter, down 11% in dollars from the same period a year ago […]

Cleantech Venture Investments Hit $2.02 Billion

Clean technology venture investments in North America, Europe and China hit $2.02 billion in second quarter, up 43% for the same time period in 2009, according to the Cleantech Group and Deloitte. Solar was the lead sector for investments with $811 million spread across 26 deals.

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