05 Apr '11, 4am

Q1 Greentech VC in Review: a $2.6 Billion Quarter: Venture Capital investments in the first quarter of 2011 to...

I'll leave it to bean-counters and economists to over-analyze the data but suffice it to say that the reports of the death of greentech VC are greatly exaggerated. U.S. venture capital investments in greentech totaled $3.7 billion in 2010, according to the MoneyTree Report. The global number was $7.8 billion, according to the Cleantech Group. Realize that the entire venture capital asset class is in the $25 billion range. Greentech Media has the 2008 total as $7.6 billion in 350 deals and the 2009 number as $4.85 billion in 356 deals. The total was $3.4 billion in 2007. I have learned not to interpret strong VC numbers as a proxy for a healthy greentech industry or the sectors therein. If that were the case we would all be driving cars fueled by corn ethanol and every electricity consumer would be programming a home energy monitoring appliance. If you'd like to see every d...

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