08 Jun '12, 3pm

Bloom Adds Another $150M in VC to its Fuel Cell Coffers: Bloom Energy, Kleiner Perkins' first cleantech invest...

Bloom Energy, Kleiner Perkins' first cleantech investment, has raised another $150 million, according to VentureWire , as reported in the WSJ . Bloom, founded eleven years ago, builds and sells fuel cells of the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) variety. The devices run on natural gas and produce electricity with fewer emissions than a diesel gen-set. This Round G brings the VC total for Bloom to approximately $800M on a reported valuation of $2.7 billion, a figure which brings it near the 'Solyndra line' of VC totals. At a certain point, the necessity of having to raise more VC becomes looks more like a liability and an indication that something is wrong with a business model. Previous investors in Bloom have included Advanced Equities, Apex Venture Partners, DAG Ventures, GSV Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Mobius Venture Capital, Madrone Capital, New Enterprise As...

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