New funds such as the launch of the CalCEF Clean Energy Angel Fund give grounds for hope (at least for cleantech start-ups in the USA). As Susan Preston explains in the article download (pdf) on the right, her California organisation is set to address the cleantech funding gap with a “seed-stage venture fund”.
- On pages 6 and 7, Gina Domanig of Emerald Technology Ventures (not an angel but a VC fund), offers some valuable advice on getting funding.
- On pages 8 to 13 we hear it straight from the horses mouths: cleantech companies that have had to run the gauntlet of funding to get where they are today – two UK marine energy companies, Pulse Tidal and Green Ocean; BNRG, an Irish Solar company expanding in Eastern Europe, and Solarpro, a Bulgarian company;
- Next we shift perspective, and case study two of the indices that track cleantech activity – see pages 14 to 17;
- And finally, on pages 18 to 20 we present a view on Intellectual Property in the cleantech sector, and how it can be used to influence a company’s development.