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U.S. venture capital investment in cleantech jumps 54%

May 2nd, 2011


U.S. venture capital investment in cleantech companies increased by 54 percent to $1.14 billion in Q1 2011 from $743.3 million in Q1 2010, according to an Ernst & Young LLP analysis based on data from Dow Jones VentureSource.

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2009 venture capital investments in cleantech fall 50 percent

February 9th, 2010

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The energy/electricity generation category garnered $118.5 million in Q409.

From Green Right Now Reports

U.S. venture capital investment in cleantech companies in Q4 2009 decreased 45 percent to $564.5 million compared to the prior quarter, according to an Ernst & Young LLP analysis based on data from Dow Jones VentureSource.  The research found that more VC dollars are flowing into the energy efficiency category.

Ernst & Young said the San Francisco Bay Area was the leading region for cleantech investment in 2009, with $1.2 billion invested for the year and $295.6 million in Q4. Southern California came in second place with annual investment of $329.5 million and Q4 investment of $30.5 million. New England was the third-largest regional cleantech center with $283.7 million for the year and $38.0 for Q4.

The number of deals increased 21 percent to 62, according to the report. But investment in 2009 totaled $2.6 billion in 193 financings rounds, a decline of 50 percent in dollars and 16 percent in the number of deals compared to the record investment levels of 2008.

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Boston will host fifth Conference on Clean Energy

September 18th, 2009

From Green Right Now Reports

The fifth annual Conference on Clean Energy, which showcases opportunities in clean energy for the New England area, will be held in Boston at the Hynes Convention Center on Nov. 12 and 13.

The conference unites entrepreneurs, investors, late-stage companies and market leaders and others in the clean energy start-up community. It will include panel discussions and two days of investor pitches by emerging clean-tech companies.

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