A Cleantech State of the Union

On October 5, 2012, in Blog, by Dallas Kachan

With October now upon us, data providers are beginning to issue their preliminary analyses of cleantech investment in the third quarter of 2012 that just closed. This quarter, the Clean Energy pipeline service of London’s VBResearch is the first to weigh in, counting cleantech venture capital & private equity investment (excluding buyouts) as approximately $1.7 billion. Data from […]

Look What’s Now Patently Obvious in Cleantech

On October 1, 2012, in Blog, by Dallas Kachan

Anyone can look up at the sky and make a guess at tomorrow’s weather. But having actual data informs your opinion and makes your guess a little more accurate. Which is why, as a managing director of a leading cleantech data provider and responsible for the presentation of its quarterly global cleantech data, I developed […]

Cleantech Venture Backed M&A Exits? Well, Yes, Sort of . . .

On September 17, 2012, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

When people ask me, are investors making money in cleantech, I tell them yes, but not by whom or in what you thought they were. Most of the analyses of cleantech exits do not differentiate for venture backed companies.  So we conducted our own study. In the last 10 years, Cleantech.org’s Cleantech Venture Backed M&A […]

Seven cleantech companies Silicon Valley just learned about

On April 22, 2011, in Blog, by Dallas Kachan

As a reporter and analyst, I wrote about hundreds of cleantech companies. As a managing director of the Cleantech Group, I spent years listening to hundreds of pitches, coached companies on presenting to institutional investors and helped facilitate cleantech deals around the world. Just last month, I served on a committee at the request of the Canadian […]

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Predictions for cleantech in 2011

On December 2, 2010, in Blog, by Dallas Kachan

Here’s what Kachan and Co. believe we can expect for the new year in cleantech worldwide… and the outlook is positive, if that darn economy thing doesn’t get in the way.

A New Cleantech Taxonomy

On September 10, 2010, in Blog, by Dallas Kachan

Classic definitions of cleantech, and the industries under its umbrella, have gotten long in the tooth. The sector has changed, and taxonomies haven’t kept up. Why is a clean technology taxonomy important? As a list of nested categories, it shows where a clean technology “fits”. It helps vendors understand their competitive sets. It defines and […]

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Is Environmentalism Compatible with Capitalism?

On January 14, 2008, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi Perhaps the pivotal challenge facing the environmental community is resolving the apparent conflict between the need to reduce emissions and the widely-held desire for continuing economic growth. This issue came directly to the fore in reading a recent Business Week article entitled “Little Green Lies”, profiling how the green initiatives of […]

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Australia the untapped market – new report on Australian Cleantech investment activity

On October 24, 2007, in Blog, by Nick Bruse

by Nick Bruse A new report co-authored by the Cleantech Network and Cleantech Ventures will be released today that details the PE & VC investment occuring in Australian cleantech companies. At the launch breakfast this morning we heard from Jan Dekker (CV) and Anastasia O’Rourke (CN) present the key findings of the study. I’ve summarised […]

Al Gore opens FEX SIM launch – dedicated cleantech stock market

On September 20, 2007, in Blog, by Nick Bruse

by Nick Bruse Yesturday I had the pleasure of being present when Al Gore opened the new FEX-SIM sustainability and cleantech stock exchange in Sydney. Here’s a wrap up. The exchange is the creation of Brian Price, whom I interviewed recently on the cleantech show during which we discussed the FEX-SIM in detail. You can […]

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Booming in Cleantech

On July 16, 2007, in Blog, by Nick Bruse

by Nick Bruse We’ve been hearing a lot about whether or whether not there is a cleantech boom on at the moment. A new report by Topline Strategy Group weighs in with evidence that no boom is occuring in VC investments. An article on red herring’s website summarises the findings from the report, namely: Only […]

Cleantech Venture Capital – Still Rising

On May 3, 2007, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

As part of our ongoing series on stories on investment in the cleantech sector, we had a chance to discuss the sector with one of the venture capitalists at Emerald Technology Ventures. Scott MacDonald is an Investment Director with Emerald Technology Ventures, a global leader in cleantech venture capital. Founded in 2000 under the name […]

The Trouble with Water

On March 1, 2007, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

Previously posted on Inside Greentech. There was an active discussion around water at the recent Cleantech Forum in San Francisco. As there always is. Everyone knows the old joke, applied to just about everything at one time or another, that runs: “hydrogen is the fuel of the future… and always will be,” or “Brazil is […]