Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Sensicast, Nysa Membrane, and six months

  • Sensicast, which provides wireless communications for sensor networks for industrial and energy-system applications, announced a $13M round led by Global Environment Fund, along with existing investor Ardesta. Sensicast is in trials with GE and others, and is developing applications aimed specifically at boosting energy efficiency.
  • Burlington, Ontario's Nysa Membrane Technologies announced a C$2M Series A. The company promises "truly disruptive" performance from their filtration and separation technology. Initial applications appear to be largely targeted at the medical markets, but membrane technologies are often also applicable for cleantech uses, and the company is specifically targeting food and beverage separation, which can be very wasteful processes. The round was led by Golden Horseshoe Life Sciences and Emerging Technologies Venture Fund (GHFV) and the Technology Seed Investments Group of the Business Development Group of Canada (BDC), and also participating was MedInnova Partners Inc. (MPI).
  • Finally, last week marked the six month anniversary of the start of this site. It's certainly been more widely-read than I would have ever expected. According to the (somewhat incomplete and overlapping) data the various trackers provide, there have been almost 30,000 hits on the site over the past six months, or an average of 160 per day. I certainly hope this site has been helpful for cleantech investors and those interested in cleantech venture investing -- please don't hesitate to contact me with your tips, feedback, and suggestions. Thanks for visiting!


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