22 Jun '11, 2pm

Family Offices: Cleantech Investing’s Next Wave?

When we launched Black Coral Capital a couple of years back, we started reaching out to our fellow family offices, just to learn who was active and who wasn't in cleantech, and to learn from what had already been done. Our thinking was that since we were going to be doing some investing via models other than 'cleantech venture capital,' we would need to identify like-minded co-investors from outside the VC community. And while we expected to find cleantech investors in the family office world, the level of activity and latent interest surprised us nonetheless. So many very quiet single and multi-family offices have an interest in investing in the sector, but have limited bandwidth (the one thing family offices appear to have in common is that we're all chronically understaffed) to actively seek out dealflow, and poor connections to others like them (the "quiet" factor agai...

Full article: http://www.greentechmedia.com/cleantech-investing/post/fa...

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