28 Dec '11, 9pm

12 Predictions For ‘12

1. Both dollar totals and deal totals for US cleantech venture capital will be up >20% over 2011. I'm basing this on the hope of a bit more economic stabilization, allowing some of the currently-fundraising venture funds in the sector to successfully close and start writing checks. Furthermore, more and more corporate and other large investors are putting money directly into venture capital type investments in the sector, and I believe this trend will continue. Also, I think the year will see a bit of a return of Series A and seed investing -- this would in particular boost the overall number of deals. So while I don't see 2012 as some kind of blockbuster positive year for the cleantech sector, I do think for structural reasons we'll see deal and dollar totals rise. 2. At least one "Brand Name IT Entrepreneur" will launch or join a cleantech effort. One of the most encoura...

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