Harvest Power Raises Additional $15 Million in Series C Financing

Four-year-old Harvest Power, a Waltham, Mass.-based company that produces renewable energy and soils, mulches and natural fertilizers raised, has raised a $15 million extension to its $110 million Series C financing. The newest funds come for Tur Partners and Industry Ventures. True North Venture Partners led the initial round, alongside existing investors that include Kleiner Perkins […]

First Solar Co-Founder Launches $300M Cleantech Venture Fund

In January, we reported Michael Ahearn, the co-founder of solar titan First Solar, was more than halfway through raising a $300 million cleantech venture capital fund. It seems he has crossed the finish line (though no filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission is available). In a press release out of Chicago, Ahearn announced the […]

First Solar’s Ahearn Over Halfway Toward Goal of $300M VC Fund

Michael J. Ahearn, chairman and onetime CEO of First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR), is reviving his interest in equity investing. Ahearn is raising a $300 million venture fund, according to a document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. So far he has been able to raise $192 million, the Jan. 12 document says. (The news […]

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