TAG: Venture capital

Eco-Tech Startups To Watch Out For

Eco-Tech Startups

Green technology is a hot topic these days. A lot of new companies are joining the discussion either by reformatting their strategy, or by leaping headfirst into the fray with a bold new plan. It’s difficult to obtain funding for a startup these days, simply because the market is so saturated with them. If you’ve ever been in talks with a Venture Capitalist firm, you know it’s a tough sell. The companies below had their trial-by-fire, and came out of it on top, with eco-conscious products and ideas for us to enjoy. Laurus Energy: This company develops energy through coal… read more

Capital for Solar Panels

Solar Panel

Solar-panel maker MiaSole has raised $55 million in venture capital to help it ramp-up production and sales. MiaSole is based in Santa Clara, California, where it makes next-generation solar thin-film panels using copper, indium, gallium and selenium instead of silicon, making them much cheaper to manufacture. The latest funding round included VantagePoint Capital Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Bessemer Venture Partners, Firelake Capital Management and Passport Capital. As the heat has left the IPO market for renewable energy companies, MiaSole is more likely to be sold to a larger company than listed. Solar-panel maker SunPower, of San Jose, California,… read more