NSTI Nanotech 2009

The Role of Venture Capital and Start-ups in Clean Technology

W. Coleman
Mohr Davidow Ventures, US

Keywords: venture capital, cleantech, clean technology, startups

Abstract:

The information technology and biotech industries have been formed and transformed by entrepreneurial startup companies funded by venture capital. Today, venture capital is increasingly focused on Cleantech and itís multitude of subsectors as the next big opportunity for entrepreneurship. This presentation will highlight some clean technologies and categories that are grabbing VC interest. The presentation will discuss the typical growth stages of a venture-backed company, the key elements of successful companies, considerations in navigating large incumbents, and how to raise capital most effectively.
 
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