Kachan in Reuters
“Energy efficiency will emerge as the clear rock star of clean tech in 2011, not just in terms of dollars invested, but in mindshare.”
GE, VCs put $30 million in Silicon Valley startup’s “smart windows”, Reuters, Dec 14, 2010
Could a spate of recent crowdfunding success stories, and new services to cater to them, give hope to cleantech/greentech entrepreneurs caught in an early stage capital squeeze?
As 2012 draws to a close, Kachan & Co. forecasts a backtrack in cleantech venture funding and risk to certain sectors in 2013 worldwide. Read why.
Dwindling water, farmland and fossil-based fertilizers are making it increasingly difficult to feed people today, let alone all those expected in the future. Which companies and innovative technologies are best positioned to help boost the yields and sustainability of agriculture while lowering its environmental impact? How do agricultural organizations manage risk around disruptive change?
Third quarter 2012 numbers are in for cleantech. Overall venture is likely to be down for the year, but don't count cleantech out. Kachan & Co. offers the following temperature reading of the global cleantech space.
Patent data can help give a fuller picture of the health of the cleantech sector worldwide. A new data provider is now making it available.
It's been two years since Kachan & Co. released its taxonomy of cleantech. Since then, many people and organizations adopted it. But it's now time to revise it.
It’s time to end government handouts in clean technology. Policymakers need to focus on setting mandates and start ratcheting back subsidies and credits, argues Kachan & Co.'s Dallas Kachan.
Mining is one of the dirtiest industries in the world. What could possibly be clean about it? There’s more happening than it might seem, writes Kachan Managing Partner Dallas Kachan.
While some dismiss solar today because of poor company valuations, there's much to be optimistic about in the industry, even now, argues Kachan analyst Trevor Curwin.
As 2011 winds up, the analysts at Kachan & Co. forecast downward movement in certain important indicators for the cleantech sector in 2012 worldwide.