Cleantech venture fundings have been slow as of late. In the second quarter, dollars invested in the emerging industry fell 23% to $942 million according to the MoneyTree Report put out by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters, publisher of peHUB. For all of 2010, money placed with alternative energy, smart grid [...]
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Similar to yesterday’s report from Greentech Media, the Cleantech Group today issued a third quarter analysis of VC funding nationwide in cleantech. And the results of both were pretty much the same: cleantech investments picked up in the last three months following some dismal activity earlier in the year.
The Cleantech Group went so far as to point out that the cleantech category for the first time has overcome biotech and software as the top U.S. venture capital area of investment.
Before you get all giddy with cleantech euphoria, keep in mind that it’s been a tough year for all VC investments, and you should never get too carried away
Clean Tech Investors Either Immune to Recession or Just Really, Really Optimistic, Suggests New Report
Greentech Media, an online media company and research company, released its first-quarter findings last night. I’ve no idea if they’ll jibe with other first quarter numbers beginning to trickle out of the NVCA and elsewhere, but according to the Cambridge-based firm, investment in so-called green technologies hit $836 million in the first quarter, spread across [...]