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Cleantech
May 15, 2012 Posted by

Cleantech is increasingly a diverse and pervasive concept. As our Cleantech business grows and expands to where innovators take us technologically, geographically, or with new models, we are tracking those dynamics closely.

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Cleantech; Life Science; Startups; Technology
November 15, 2011 Posted by
Some of the most exciting venture capitalists and entrepreneurs in the country and from around globe shared their new-business ideas for technology, life science and cleantech in the latest Silicon Valley Bank SVB Showcase.
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Cleantech
June 08, 2011 Posted by
In Cleantech, who would have guessed 12 months ago that the hottest segment for IPOs would be biofuels? The industry is at an early crossroads at multiple levels with rapidly shifting dynamics and global implications. Plenty of challenges and uncertainty exist, but, all the while, the momentum of change and innovation marches on ...
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Cleantech
September 02, 2010 Posted by
Controversy, consternation, and skepticism always swirl around Cleantech and policy, highlighted most recently by the disappointing COP 15 climate meeting in Copenhagen in December. There was plenty of debate but little in the way of real direction. Despite that, however, it’s instructive to reflect on progress in the last several years.
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Cleantech
September 02, 2010 Posted by
According to a recent report by Pew Charitable Trusts¹, China invested almost $35 billion in clean energy in 2009, just about double the U.S. total of $18.6 billion. Remarkably, China’s total in 2004 was just $2.5 billion.
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Cleantech
September 02, 2010 Posted by
There have been a number of companies to enter or approach registration; however, for the most part, just one in each key vertical.
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Cleantech
August 04, 2010 Posted by
Cleantech investing continues to recover at faster pace. All of the news services, including VentureSource, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and Cleantech Network, report consistently strengthening investment activity through the second quarter of 2010.
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Cleantech
June 03, 2010 Posted by
On April 8-9, 2010, Silicon Valley Bank broughttogether 104 experts from the entrepreneurial, venture capital, energy,academic and policy worlds to discuss critical issues affecting the long termgrowth of the energy generation, storage and efficiency markets.  Here are our key takeaways from this set ofinvigorating, closed door discussions.
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Cleantech
April 09, 2010 Posted by
The last year has seen a wave of investment and utility interest in home and business energy intelligence tools. Power providers and companies that supply infrastructure envision a smart grid that will provide significant improvements over the current utility distribution grid. Targeted improvements include automated meter reading, faster outage detection and repair, demand response tools to reduce energy usage during peak usage times, and load shifting capabilities to distribute power to high demand areas in real time.
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Cleantech
April 09, 2010 Posted by
The magnitude of opportunities in global energy markets is enormous, but scaling up a new technology to “utility” scale also presents unique challenges for the venture model. The leap from initial product demonstration and small scale manufacturing into production or assets in the hundreds of megawatts (and hundreds of millions of dollars) largely exceeds the capacity of venture equity financing. Given the current state of capital markets, start-ups are wondering what sources of lending are available for initial large scale manufacturing or projects and what role can and should government play (for example, through loan guarantees and grants) in “picking winners” and lowering the hurdle for new clean energy technologies to attract commercial capital and gain traction in the market.
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