Harvest Power nets $20 mln

Harvest Power has closed $20 million in funding. True North Venture Partners, Industry Ventures and Generation Investment Management were the lead investors. In addition to the funding, Michael Ahearn has been appointed the new chairman of Harvest Power’s board of directors. Harvest Power is a developer of renewable energy and fertilizer products from organic waste.

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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