Technology Partners' $300mm Fund VIII, and other news
A couple of recently announced deals to note:
- Cnano Technology, which is developing low-cost carbon nanotubes for a variety of applications (including some related to cleantech), announced a $6mm round of financing. The funding was co-led by CMEA Ventures and Pangaea Ventures, and also included WI Harper.
- HaloSource, a developer of antimicrobial coatings and drinking water treatment products, has raised a $15mm round of financing (VWire identified it as a Series C) from the Masdar Clean Tech Fund. The company's products are aimed at the developing economies.
- Sierra Solar Power, a thin film PV startup, has raised a $6.86mm Series A led by GSR Ventures, according to PE Week Wire. They also appear to be in active recruitment mode.
- Seems we missed the announcement of Craton's two-tranched $5mm Series A into "green concrete" startup GigaCrete. The funding was completed a while ago, but we didn't want to post it until it was publicly mentioned. Apparently, we whiffed on it when it was...
Other news and notes: In case you missed it last week, Neal Dikeman had a very interesting scoop about IBM and their solar plans... Coal power already becoming obsolete?... Joel on the current state of "green business"... Ladies and gentlemen, your 2007 California Clean Tech Open finalists... Finally, Jack Bauer, eco-hero?