U.S. venture capitalists will favor investments in information technology, consumer internet/digital media and cloud computing over cleantech and alternative energy in 2011, according to a survey released Tuesday by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and Dow Jones VentureSource.
Azzurro Semiconductors, a German developer of semiconductor technology for LED lighting and other high-voltage applications, has raised US$19.3 million from investors.
This week we feature the founding fathers of another company which finances alternative energy and sustainability projects. Unlike Islandsbanki, however, Akeida Capital Management does not specialize in one particular area. Firms like Akeida Capital are a precious commodity in
Google is known for chasing and catching big ideas, so it’s no surprise that Google.org is one of the venture backers of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS), touted as the technology that could make geothermal power a major contributor to America’s energy supply.
The American Wind Energy Association, or AWEA, recently issued a report showing that small wind (i.e., less than 101 kilowatts per unit) grew a remarkable 15 percent last year.