05 Oct '11, 5pm

Green VC Up, IPOs Hurting in Q3: Cleantech Group: The cleantech sector saw an uptick of venture capital invest...

The cleantech sector saw an uptick of venture capital investment in the third quarter, despite the backlash that’s come in the wake of the Solyndra bankruptcy . But continued market volatility and poor third-quarter IPO performances paint a dire forecast for cleantech companies looking to enter the public markets through the rest of the year. That’s the news from Cleantech Group’s third quarter investment briefing Wednesday, which painted a mixed picture for global cleantech investing. The good news lay in the tally of VC activity in the second quarter, which rose to $2.23 billion — up 12 percent from the second quarter and 23 percent from last year. That’s still well below the first quarter 2011 tally of $2.72 billion in green VC, but considering the bad news we’ve seen for the sector in the past three months — namely, the bankruptcy of thin-film solar module maker Solynd...

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