There a couple of new clean tech market reports available now detailing investment activity in the sector.
Jeffrey Castellas of the Cleantech Forum in Melbourne, where I had the privilege of speaking at their inaugural 2005 event, has published a 2005 Benchmark report on the Australian Cleantech Sector. It is available for download at:
Also now avaliable for sale is the Cleantech Venture Capital Report 2005 by the Cleantech Venture Network. See link here:
For those of you new to the sector who don’t know the work these groups have been doing:
Cleantech Venture Network
“The Cleantech Venture Network™ LLC is a membership organization bringing insight, opportunities and relationships to investors, entrepreneurs and service providers interested in clean technology. We do this through related information products, advisory and online services, and the Cleantech Venture Forum™ series of events. We introduced the “cleantech” concept in 2002 and have since popularized it as a viable investment category. We believe cleantech is one of the next and necessary waves of business innovation. Our goal is to ensure “good money meets good deals”. We serve over 900 affiliate investor member firms worldwide. We have tracked more than $4.5 billion invested in cleantech ventures since 2002, of which over $400 million has been raised by Cleantech Venture Forum presenting companies. “
“Clean Technology AustralAsia is presently developing the 2nd Annual Cleantech Finance & Investment Forum 2006 program that will be held on Tuesday 22nd of August at the Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne, Australia.
The 2nd Cleantech Finance & Investment Forum program will address the most contemporary issues and deals in Cleantech investing with presentations by international and national Cleantech leaders. A new feature of the Forum in 2006 will be presentations from Cleantech companies and funds raising capital, building partnerships or seeking M&A’s.
There will be a special focus on the Asian Cleantech opportunities for Australian investors and companies. In addition to public and private equity, we will look at debt and include the banks and project finance deals. Positioning Australia as global leaders with Melbourne as a hub together with attracting and deploying international investment capital, technology products and building partnerships will be key themes. “