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Boston Business Journal: NECEC’s Rothstein Comments on Cleantech Investing

The Boston Business Journal reports on the current state of cleantech investing. NECEC President Peter Rothstein notes that while cleantech investment dollars may currently be limited, this financial slowdown could help to steady and strengthen the industry in the long run. He contrasted cleantech’s development path with that of the Internet, which grew rapidly in...

Global Renewable Energy Investment

Even as the United States stalls on effective legislation to support the clean economy, globally, the picture is more hopefully. According to the United Nations Environmental Programme, “last year saw a 32% increase in global green energy investment.”

State of clean energy investing gets mixed results

How would you describe the state of clean energy investing today?
Financing Innovative Clean Energy Technologies

Financing Innovative Clean Energy Technologies

Our fifth installment of our Finance Series, "Making it Happen: Financing Innovative Clean Energy Technologies", was held on June 9th. Here's a short video of some of the highlights from our panelists.
Family Offices: Cleantech Investing’s Next Wave?

Family Offices: Cleantech Investing’s Next Wave?

Originally posted at Greentech Media First of all, a congrats to the guys at Greentown Labs for their grand opening last night, the event was a great success.  I wrote about them and their role a while back, and still am very impressed with how they’re bringing a collaborative — and cheap! — approach to getting...
Top-Tier Entrepreneur Talent and Cleantech Startups

Top-Tier Entrepreneur Talent and Cleantech Startups

Our sector is emerging from an innovation-driven phase to an execution phase. But that requires strong execution by strong management teams.
How to raise a first-time cleantech venture fund

How to raise a first-time cleantech venture fund

Originally posted at Greentech Media The economy may be gearing up to double-dip, congress and state-level governments may be soured on doing anything serious about energy technology and climate change, and LPs may be down on the venture capital category altoghether. But I still continue to be approached by smart, motivated investors looking to launch...
When is a Venture Investment Not a Venture Investment?

When is a Venture Investment Not a Venture Investment?

Remember that not every "venture capital" financing you are told about should really be considered as such. Thus, not every "big quarter for cleantech venture capital" is actually a sign of health for startups in the sector.
What You Need to Know About the Q1 Cleantech Venture Numbers

What You Need to Know About the Q1 Cleantech Venture Numbers

Hardly surprising to see that the major headlines coming out of the release today of the Cleantech Group's Q1 numbers focused on the top-line dollar count -- $2.57B! But here's what you need to read in that...