I had a chance to talk briefly with Rob Day, the author of Cleantech Investing, and a cleantech venture capitalist at Expansion Capital Partners at last week’s Energy Venture Fair last week.
Cleantech Investing has a great overview on Energy Venture Fair in his Sunday blog, following on our article on the winners of most promising presenter. Cleantech Invetging gives a number of really good quotes on advice to entrepreneurs from the investor panel which featured Stephane Dupont, NVCA; Philip Deutch, NGP Energy Technology Partners; Scott MacDonald, SAM Private Equity; Pete Higgins, Second Avenue Partners; and Erik Straser of Mohr Davidow.
Rob did a second article that day on recent deal news that was extremely informative, and worth repeating, outlining recent deals by Khosla Ventures in cellulosic ethanol, VantagePoint in a central solar plant technology startup, Norsk Hydro in a PV wafer business, TXU and Capricorn Cleantech Fund’s recent fund launches, as well as relating a story from Venture Beat on how Kleiner Perkins got into cleantech.
We are also looking forward to publishing an upcoming interview with Expansion Capital on its investment activities, following their recent fund raise, so stay tuned.