Next10 Cleantech Investment Report Card

According to the recently released report from Next 10, the cleantech investment landscape has expanded 300% from the early years of the new century.  Certainly investor’s appetite for cleantech investment has lessened somewhat from earlier years of this decade in large part due to the financial crisis, but it is significant, growing and keeps California in the forefront of cleantech development and project deployment.   From the press release:

  • Development & Growth investment contributed to the expansion of the cleantech sector over the last decade. This direct investment into California startup companies is more than three times higher in the first half of 2013 compared to the first half of 2003. More recently, investment in Development & Growth in California slid about 44 percent from the second half of 2012 to the first half of 2013 (from about $1.5 billion to $870 million). Venture capital specifically decreased less than Development & Growth overall, down about 22 percent in the same period (from $870 million to $680 million).

The full report is available for download here:  Cleantech Investment: A Decade of California’s Evolving Portfolio

California Cleantech Project Financing

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