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The Green Light for Green Ray: Launching an LED Start-Up in a Competitive, Capital Intensive Market

The Green Light for Green Ray: Launching an LED Start-Up in a Competitive, Capital Intensive Market

Mar 3, 2013

In an industry long dominated by a few major players, entry is not only difficult but daunting.  For companies that ship fragile products half way around the world, cost oversight is always imperative but nearly impossible.  And for a CEO trying to sell a product far more expensive than the popular equivalent, it would seem he’s absolutely in the wrong...

Why Venrock’s Matthew Nordan is optimistic about VC opportunities in energy

Why Venrock’s Matthew Nordan is optimistic about VC opportunities in energy

Dec 14, 2012

Stories on the reduced VC investment in the cleantech sector have been common recently, including a recent article in Greentech Media, on Mohr Davidow.  Common reasons cited include the capital-intensive and long-term nature of cleantech investments.  Based on this trend, some in the industry have concluded that the requirements of energy entrepreneurship make...

Building Energy Audits: In The Field Or Virtual?

Building Energy Audits: In The Field Or Virtual?

May 16, 2012

Cleantech investors have high hopes for the nexus of software and energy—sometimes dubbed “cleanweb,” a term coined by Sunil Paul of Spring Ventures—after disappointing returns on many cleantech investments. Although companies in renewable energy generation and storage are critical for our energy industry to change, innovative software combined with...

3M New Ventures on Renewable Energy Investing

3M New Ventures on Renewable Energy Investing

May 10, 2012

Sebastian Titz, from the corporate VC arm of 3M, talks to MIT Entrepreneurship Review about new investment opportunities renewable energy and makes the bold claim that renewable energy, aside from wind and solar, will not happen in the next 30 years About More Posts...

Video Interview: 3M New Ventures on Renewable Energy Investing

Video Interview: 3M New Ventures on Renewable Energy Investing

May 10, 2012

Sebastian Titz, from the corporate VC arm of 3M, talks to MIT Entrepreneurship Review about new investment opportunities renewable energy and makes the bold claim that renewable energy, aside from wind and solar, will not happen in the next 30 years. About More Posts...

Want to be a Cleantech Entrepreneur? Be Creative in Your Commercialization Strategies

Want to be a Cleantech Entrepreneur? Be Creative in Your Commercialization Strategies

Apr 16, 2012

Save for the era of Thomas Edison, it has never been a better time to be a cleantech entrepreneur. A new generation of forward-thinking entrepreneurs is making leaps and bounds as global regions update their energy infrastructure with new, “smart,” and “clean” elements. The “smart grid,” which is essentially an “energy Internet” and...