Thursday, April 28, 2005

Cleantech as the "white space" in VC -- people are catching on

Thanks to Sanjay Wagle at Vantage Point for giving me the heads-up on this article:

Here's an article from Investor's Business Daily that talks about recent trends in venture investing.

Notably, there's this quote from Matt Garlick, research director at VentureOne:

"The two most popular areas we are hearing about are in energy and advanced specialty materials and chemicals."

Not exactly a direct hit on cleantech (clean energy, clean manufacturing, advanced materials, etc.), but a pretty good proxy... And the article goes on to note that analysts are projecting that demand for energy-producing and energy-saving technologies will only grow from here.


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