Cleantech Venture Investing is Larger Than Telecom

by: Paul Kedrosky

The growing popularity of Cleantech Venture investing isn't entirely surprising if you have been playing attention, but many will find it remarkable:

Cleantech Venture Network have energy leapfrogging medical technology and telecommunications investments to become the third largest investment segment within venture investing, behind only software and biotechnology investments, according to the research firm.

Did you get that? Cleantech investing (admittedly somewhat soft definitionally) has come from nowhere four years ago to be a larger venture investment category than either telecom or medical devices. Amazing!