Cleantech to Market (C2M) is a partnership between students, scientists, and professionals to translate cleantech research into market opportunities. In the process, C2M develops the next generation of energy leaders capable of addressing critical energy and climate change issues.
C2M first works with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley technology transfer offices to identify new inventions with potential energy applications.
C2M . . .
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I was at an event with a group of MBA students a couple of weeks ago, chatting with two of them. One asked me how the venture deal flow was different in the past. I made the off-hand comment that the World of Could seemed to have grown much bigger, but the World of Should hadn’t kept pace. That passing comment has stimulated a lot of thought on my part in the past couple of weeks. . . .
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This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Life Cycle Venturing
What a difference a year makes. In 2009, with the nation’s economic storm raging with gale-force winds, most venture capitalists pulled in their horns, trimmed the size of their startup portfolios and only rarely invested in new startups, whether they were promising or not. When they did invest, it was mostly in later-stage rounds.
Some pundits contend there is . . .
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February 10, 2010 source: Vator.tv Claremont Creek Ventures is one of the only VC firms in the East Bay. That’s a good thing for Nat Goldhaber, one of the managing directors at the Oakland-based firm. . . .
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May 13, 2010 source: VentureBeat.com It’s a relationship, not a transaction: Tips for fundraising entrepreneurs Thanks to the most devastating recession in decades and dramatic shifts in the venture industry, finding investors to write those first checks is a frustrating, time-sucking process for entrepreneurs – but that doesn’t mean they can’t be particular. If you’re startup owner, it’s important to remember that you don’t need to take money from just any VC. Entrepreneurs should expect their . . .
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The classical view of venture capital is that a VC invests in a company, grows it into revenue and breakeven, and then sells equity in it to the public in an IPO. The exit part is the VC’s can then sell their ownership interest in the startup to that public market of buyers as the company grows in value, or distribute their now-liquid shares to their limited partner investors to sell . . .
→ Read full post: What makes a good VC? — Exits
After making a venture investment and building value in the startup, in preparation for an exit. This is the operational part of the job — how do you help a startup succeed? . . .
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This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Who are those Guys? What makes a good VC?This is the very belated third installment of my running saga about what makes a good VC. I have previously laid out a framework for identifying the skills that make a good VC, in rough chronological order through the process. Each installment covers a stage: Finding Deals . . .
→ Read full post: What makes a good VC? — Executing an Investment
The VC business is a sifting business, as I have commented before. It is like hunting for pennies in your coin jar. Step 1 was about getting as many pennies in the jar, ideally as many promising pennies, as you can. In this Step 2, the VC is going through the jar trying to find the most valuable ones. . . .
→ Read full post: What makes a good VC? — Evaluating and Picking Deals
This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Who are those Guys? What makes a good VC?One of my overall areas of interest is where the venture capital business is heading in the coming decades. I thought I’d start out looking inward — looking at the job of a venture capitalist (VC) , what tasks a VC performs, and what skills make one VC better . . .
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