Vancouver area clean technology companies seeking investment were presented to Silicon Valley investors at a special invitation-only event in California April 14th, 2011
Kachan & Co. partnered with Deloitte, the national Canadian law firm Gowlings and Greentech Exchange Vancouver to present seven jury-selected Vancouver area clean technology companies at a Hello Cleantech pitch event for leading cleantech investors in Silicon Valley April 14, 2011.
April 2011 presenting companies
From dozens of applicants, a selection committee of Kachan, Deloitte, Gowlings, Greentech Exchange Vancouver and investors GreenAngel Energy, Ventures West and Yaletown Venture Partners chose seven outstanding companies to present.
Aquavive Technologies: Desalination at 30% of current costs
Aquavive has developed nanoscale encapsulants to trap and remove solids in a simple mixing process. Pilot tests have confirmed the company's approach, a process that does not have the high energy consumption and inherent limitations that plague reverse osmosis.
Awesense Wireless: Wireless sensor system for improved electrical grid efficiency & theft reduction
There are significant losses in the distribution of electrical energy due to antiquated infrastructure and non-commercial losses. This start-up, focused on developing and commercializing distribution grid analysis tools, has a solution to the problem, and has signed electrical utility companies as beta customers.
Mantra Energy Alternatives: Highest ROI for any CO2 reuse technologies
Mantra has developed a system to reduce CO2 and convert it into a series of commercially valuable chemicals. Its technology has passed the lab stage, and is ready to be tested in the field.
NxtGen Emission Controls: Syngas technology to reduce diesel emissions and increase fuel efficiency
This company reduces diesel engine emissions by optimizing the engine through the use of a miniaturized onboard syngas generator. Hydrogen generated onboard facilitates active regeneration of diesel particulate filters, improves NOx reduction and increases fuel efficiency of diesel fleets.
REV Technologies: Distributed grid storage from electrified fleet vehicles
REV develops advanced electric-vehicle-to -grid (V2G) technology. The company's drive systems enable electric fleet vehicles' stored energy to power industrial equipment, buildings, and even the utility grid itself.
S2G Biochemicals: Profitably producing bio-chemical glycols from byproducts
S2G is building commercial plants producing low-cost, sustainable biochemicals from byproduct or surplus materials. Valuable propylene and ethylene glycol are created from a range of abundant feedstocks—transforming low-value biomass from a problem into revenue.
Tekion: Fuel cell company eyeing $400 million in revenue from partner
Tekion, recently restructured, is now partnering with a dominant battery manufacturer and worldwide distributor. Anticipating the partnership to be worth $400 million in revenue, Tekion is seeking $9mm in working capital, with $4mm already committed by a lead investor.
Applications were evaluated for companies' fundability potential against criteria such as innovation, market opportunity and ability to execute.
The showcase was held at the Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto, Thursday, April 14th. It was only open to qualified local institutional investors and selected corporations by invitation.
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