15 Nov '11, 3pm

Guest Post: Are Capital Efficiency and Cleantech at Odds?: A lot has been made recently of low capital efficie...

A lot has been made recently of low capital efficiency in cleantech investing. Truthfully, the nature of cleantech can be inherently challenging to the capital-efficient returns on which the venture industry depends. Cleantech is often heavy on hardware, requires validation at scale, targets conservative customers, and frequently pushes the boundaries of science and engineering. But if you can crack the code, the potential returns are huge, given the massive scale of the market opportunities. At approximately $6 trillion dollars in annual value, the global energy industry makes social media look like the market for ice cream. After 10 years of early-stage cleantech investing, you learn the rules the hard way and break them at your peril. Here are four of the key metrics we consider when looking at how capital-efficient an opportunity is. Time to Validate You must have a cl...

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