We’ve all heard that following weak returns, venture capital cleantech investing has retrenched. So what’s next? A style of investing that is a whole lot more rational, return-driven, shorter timelines and capital lite.
One of the few investors to make money from backing cleantech startups, The Westly Group has finally closed on a $160 million cleantech fund.
SunPower, which makes solar panels and develops power generation projects, has seen quick growth of its residential solar lease program since its launch last year. The surge reflects the growing popularity of solar leases in California and elsewhere.
Yahoo signs more than a dozen sponsors to back what might be its most ambitious event coverage ever. Over two weeks, Yahoo hopes to reach 700 million viewers across more than 200 countries.
Is Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) planning to release a Kindle smartphone by Christmas next year? Citigroup analysts Mark Mahaney and Kevin Chang say y…
In a weird way, the lack of enthusiasm around this week’s CTIA Enterprise and Applications show demonstrates just how consumer-driven the mo…
Netflix faced Wall Street analysts Monday to explain why its new subscription plans were a good idea. While many on Wall Street were surprised by the effect it will have on customer additions in the short-term, most agreed that the change won’t affect the long-term story.
Google is emerging as the ultimate clean power sugar daddy. On Tuesday, Google announced it has made its largest investment in clean power to date, creating a $280 million fund for rooftop solar panel projects that will be installed by solar company SolarCity.
The early contender for the all-hype-no-action award so far in 2011 has been mobile payments, and while it still won’t be available until la…
YouTube has improved its monetization efforts, with more than 80 of the top 100 videos on the site serving ads now, up from 60 a year ago. That could help make YouTube a $1.3 billion business in 2011, according to a forecast from Citi.