Red Sox star David Ortiz stole the show at Techstars Boston Demo Day, but here are a few other highlights.
Venture capitalist Matthew Nordan, from Venrock Capital, breaks down everything you need to know about finding funding for energy-related startups in this video.
Cleantech is dead, or maybe just laying low. After a difficult 18 months, investors in the sector are shying away or shifting their strategies to reflect reality. And the debate over what is greentech or cleantech is back. What do you think?
Holy smokes! The market for a green energy-powered flying car is $625 billion! You know, you just add up the markets for air travel, greentech and automobiles . . . Oh wait, it doesn’t work that way? Check out this hilarious animated video:
While green startups may have gone through some tough times recently, LinkedIn has seen a major uptick in members who work for small businesses in the industry. From 2009 to 2011, “renewables and environment” was the fastest growing sector within the small business landscape on LinkedIn.
Does the energy industry need more disruption-focused web entrepreneurs like Sean Parker, of Napster and Facebook fame? While the world will be better with more Parkers in general, I don’t think the energy industry will be disrupted as easily by these types of folks.
Some are expecting the cleantech graveyard of startups to start filling up. But how companies wind down, sell off their assets, or morph into slimmer versions of their former selves, is a personal choice for the companies and investors. Here’s 10 ways you can do it:
For most people, the images below look like just another building on the UC Berkeley campus. But for tech firms, construction companies, architects and utilities that are interested in low energy building design, Building 90, and its accompanying structures, look like a little slice of heaven.
Former First Solar CEO and founder Michael Ahearn officially launched his $300 million greentech fund, dubbed True North Venture Partners, on Monday. Greentech entrepreneurs, send them your best pitches!
The green technology and clean power industries are currently employing more workers than their dirty fossil fuel peers. That’s according to a report released from the Brookings Institution, which has crunched the numbers of jobs created in the U.S. from cleantech.
I’ve been waiting for some kind of social network or web movement that would galvanize people around sustainability and green. Is the intersection between extreme weather and digital media the spark that could help deliver that green web movement?
The cloud may have driven down the cost of bandwidth and computing instances dramatically, but engineers shouldn’t take this as carte blanche to be wasteful with resources, said Intel’s GM of high density computing, Jason Waxman, at GigaOM’s Structure conference in San Francisco on Thursday.
Former CIA Director, and colorful energy security advocate, Jim Woolsey has left greentech firm VantagePoint Venture Partners, and has joined East Coast firm Lux Capital as a partner, focused on investing in energy technologies.
With most of the world still reeling from the global financial crisis, China shows no signs of slowing down. And, despite charges of obstructionism at the Copenhagen climate summit, the People’s Republic is steadily taking the lead in cleantech and the green economy.