August 5, 2014
Funding Options Shrink for Early-Stage Cleantech Ventures
By Martin LaMonica, Originally published by Xconomy Seattle The term “cleantech” has gone through a rebranding. However it’s defined, though, investment in energy and natural resource-related startups continues. Just don’t expect venture capitalists to be writing all the checks. As a reporter, I chronicled the rush of venture capital in cleantech in the mid-to-late 2000s […]

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May 16, 2014
'Green Investment Bank' Plan for Cleantech Projects
The Green Party says it would set up a $120 million “Green Investment Bank” to fund green tech projects, with the money to come from hiking oil and gas royalties. “The Green Investment Bank will be an enduring, government-owned, for-profit bank partnering with private sector to fund new projects ranging from renewable energy and biofuel […]

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May 16, 2014
Commentary – So Who’s Still Funding Early-Stage Cleantech?
By Rob Day, originally published by Green Tech Media Rob Day is a Partner with Black Coral Capital, based in Boston.  He has been a cleantech private equity investor since 2004, and acts or has served as a Director, Observer and advisory board member to multiple companies in the energy tech and related sectors. The views […]

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April 18, 2014
Clean Energy Investment Rises 9%, Led by Solar Power
Clean energy investment rose by 9 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier on surging demand for rooftop solar panels from the U.S. to Japan. New investment in renewable power and energy efficiency rose to $47.7 billion in the first three months of the year from $43.6 billion, Bloomberg New Energy Finance said today […]

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April 1, 2014
US Clean Tech Sector Attracts Investment from Abroad
By Erin Ailworth, Boston Globe Foreign investors are pouring millions of dollars into US alternative energy companies, seeking new technologies and markets even as enthusiasm for the once hot industry wanes among their American counterparts. Last week, for example, Japan’s NEC Corp. paid roughly $100 million for a Westborough-based division of the advanced battery maker A123 Systems […]

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March 5, 2014
Opportunity in China for Companies using Zinc, Tungsten or Lead and Companies Focused on Enhancing Energy Efficiency
360ip is working with investors in China who are very interested in potential portfolio companies which use either zinc, tungsten or lead in their products/business (any field should be suitable). The investors could invest directly in these companies and then facilitate their expanding into China via a joint venture. In addition to these materials companies, […]

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March 3, 2014
'Sustainability' is venture capital's new buzzword
By Cheryl Kaften, Sustainable Business Investors who have shied away from clean-tech companies for the past two years haven’t lost interest, but are broadening their scope into more areas of sustainability, according to a report by Cleantech IQ [PDF]. “The definition of ‘clean tech’ has expanded greatly. There is still some perception that when you talk about clean tech, […]

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January 31, 2014
The Green Bank Movement Gains Momentum
By Hallie Keenan   Revolutionary clean energy technologies often make headlines, but the nuts and bolts of supporting the scale-up of new technologies typically take a backseat. However, the emergence of new clean energy finance tools has begun to gain media, as well as political, attention. One such tool is the clean energy finance authority, […]

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December 19, 2013
Energy Angels Provide Key Support for Cleantech Innovation in NW and Beyond
By Benjamin Romano, Originally published on Xconomy Seattle Washington Gov. Jay Inslee heaped praise on Seattle energy storage materials maker EnerG2as he celebrated the University of Washington’s Clean Energy Institute last week. As we’ve reported, the company is a fine example of innovation from a university lab translating to a cleantech job creator. It’s a model […]

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December 6, 2013
An Innovative Cleantech Strategy: Invest in Solar PV for Nonprofits
Written by Lee Barken for Xconomy  For decades we’ve been led to believe that donating money is the only way to financially support a nonprofit organization committed to a mission we care about. However, what if there was a different way to support nonprofits that could also provide a modest financial return? Perhaps the biggest […]

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