02 Apr '11, 8pm

The cleantech revolution will not be televised

"Cleantech venture capital in 2015" presentation, I talked about the need for a new truly capital-light style of company-building in the sector (which I whimsically called "Cleantech.VC"), but I've seen very little evidence of VCs in the sector "getting" this yet. One intriguingly different effort is Sunil Paul's "CleanWeb" approach , but for the most part when cleantech VCs say they're into "capital efficiency" they're still focusing on the same old approach that delivered mediocre results during the past decade -- backing proprietary technology, major new product development, chasing commodity price curves, not rethinking service delivery models in the sector, etc. A recipe for spending significant capital to develop great new products, but with slow market adoption. As I described in the presentation, there will continue to be an important role for this approach to clea...

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