Cleantech Venture Capital Roundup: Batteries and Smart Windows Pick Up Millions

By [email protected] While investors bet billions on ephemeral-photo-sharing platforms like Snapchat, those same investors have been frustrated in their efforts to grow and exit alternative energy and grid modernization startups.

GTM has covered VC investment and IPO activity in cleantech for a decade — and it’s not a pretty story. We’ve covered the cleantech investment attempts of startup accelerators and corporate investors in cleantech, as well. Still, there’s a short list of cleantech IPOs and exits, and an even shorter list of successful long-term company creation. The list includes SolarCity, Tesla, Silver Spring, Opower, Enphase, Sunrun, SolarEdge, Vivint Solar, eMeter and Nest. Bloom

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