10 Dec '12, 3am

@cleantechvc

Dear venture capital limited partners: I get it. You were promised that cleantech was going to be the Next Big Thing and it didn't happen. Instead, you've seen the GPs you've backed in the sector have to face a legislative/political headwind, a dearth of big exciting exits, and a number of high-profile flameouts. At this point you're doubtful that there are big returns to be made in the sector and your colleagues are telling you cleantech is a bad place to put capital and so you're pulling out altogether, at least for the time being. Sure, some cleantech-focused GPs tell you that cleantech hasn't actually performed worse than other sectors for the venture capital category , and they're right, technically speaking. But that misses the point, doesn't it. As one major LP told me a few years back, the major reason for LPs to put any money into venture capital at all, with its ...

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