At the VCIR Fall conference in Park City, I met with the team behind WAVE, a technology which is powering the state’s first wireless electric bus.
Today, we saw some scattered investments in the $4-10 million range. Here’s a shortlist of the hottest tech and clean energy deals.
Venture firm The Westly Group closes its latest fund of $160 million to invest in up-and-coming clean tech startups.
Clean tech accelerator program Greenstart loses the three-month mentorship model to become a venture firm with a built-in design studio.
The Cleantech Open, a competition that helps launch new green tech companies, held its launch event Friday night at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. The event brought together nine clean tech companies to exhibit their products or clean tech services.
If you’ve ever wanted a Kindle that you never have to plug in, SolarFocus has the accessory for you with its solar-powered Kindle case.
Venture capital firm Khosla Ventures today announced the addition of veteran clean technology investor Andrew Chung as a partner.
Nexant, a clean-energy consulting firm, has closed a $43 million round of funding, the company announced today. The round was led by Oak Investment Partners and Intel Capital with participation from TeleSoft and Beacon. The San Francisco-based startup raised the first $32 million of the round in July.
Accelergy Corporation, a Palo Alto company which says it offers “high throughput solutions for accelerated discovery, development and commercialization of advanced catalytic materials,” has said it raised a second round of financing from Goldman Sachs (which led the round), Sequoia Capital China and Lux Capital. Accelergy’s existing investors, Nth Power, Technology Partners, Mobius VC and Advent International also participated.