Investor interest in solar startups is swelling, again, thanks to an uptick in installations nationwide, [...]Continue
Cleantech venture investing rebounded in the second quarter with $1.76 billion of capital deployed across [...]Continue
Venture investors put $6.46 billion to work during the year, down from $9.61 billion in 2011, the Cleantech Group reports. The number of deals came in at 704, which was down 15% from a year earlier…Continue
Global venture investing in cleantech startups fell sharply in the second quarter to a 2½ year low, with $1.6 billion going to 155 startups, according to the Cleantech Group.Continue
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 […]Continue
Cleantech venture investing rebounded in the third quarter despite the turmoil in the world financial markets and a generally slow exit environment. Venture capitalists put $2.23 billion into 189 deals worldwide with North American firms accounting for 76% of the total and Asian firms 14%. This was up 23% from a year ago, when investments […]Continue
The second quarter was a mixed bag for cleantech investors. The number of big deals fell sharply and the average size of a deal shrank. But M&A stayed strong for a second consecutive quarter and energy efficiency remained the hot investment category. Overall, investors put less money to work. Venture capitalists across the globe invested […]Continue
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 […]Continue
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.Continue
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 […]Continue
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.Continue
Earlier today, under pressure from the Obama Administration, BP agreed to set up a $20 billion fund to payoff claims from its huge Gulf of Mexico oil spill. In reading about that and watching President Barack Obama’s address to the nation yesterday about the Gulf spill, I wondered what cleantech investors think of this catastrophe. […]Continue
The Cleantech Group this morning announced first quarter VC investments stats, and the buzzword was “bounce back.”
As in: “Following the decline in cleantech investments from 2008 to 2009, the industry has bounced back in the first quarter of 2010,” said Sheeraz Haji, president of Cleantech Group.
Get key talking points from the press conference after the jump…Continue
Not all the news this week has to do with that tablet thingy, the iPad. It just seems that way, as your Twitter stream is no doubt full of jokes, pics and even a bona fide CEO poem about Apple’s latest “must-have” device. However, my attention this week has zeroed in on cleantech, including this […]Continue
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 awayContinue
In sunny Palm Springs, Calif., where the temperature was expected to reach a high of 78 degrees today, the Clean-Tech Investor Summit is holding its 5th annual conference. The two-day summit, co-produced by International Business Forum and Clean Edge, is chaired by Technology Partners’ Ira Ehrenpreis. The conference kicked off last night, which of course was […]Continue