Connecting cleantech innovators and investors.
Raising capital for a cleantech venture now takes more time than ever. Speed the process with Kachan & Co.'s Hello Cleantech™ entrepreneur & investor capital introduction service.
Hello Cleantech™ is a quick and easy way for entrepreneurs to introduce their companies to leading venture, corporate, private equity and institutional cleantech investors worldwide—for no out-of-pocket cost. It's a great jump-start for companies seeking early stage capital for new cleantech innovation, or growth capital for existing ventures commercializing clean technology.
Open to any company:
- Developing or commercializing a cleantech product, service or project (what is cleantech?), and
- Seeking early stage, growth or expansion financing of any amount beyond angel seed funding
Investors join the program at no cost, and receive new prospective cleantech dealflow.
No up-front fees.
Companies do not need to submit a fee to apply, or even if accepted. If investment or significant commercial transactions occur as a result of introductions facilitated through the program, a consulting fee is due.
Application & process
Cleantech companies seeking investment fill out a form and agree to the terms and conditions of application (below). Companies are accepted on the basis of perceived attractiveness to investors using criteria such as, but not limited to, innovation, protectability of IP, differentiation vs. competitors, market opportunity and apparent ability to execute.
Information on companies accepted to the program is shared with venture capital, private equity, corporate venturing and other institutional investors worldwide with a history or stated thesis of investing in similar clean technologies.
Sample of the thousands of global cleantech investment firms in Kachan's investor database:
|3i||Frog Capital||Rockport Capital Partners|
|BASF Venture Capital||Global Environment Fund||Tsing Capital|
|Battery Ventures||Khosla Ventures||Two Sigma Investments|
|Bessemer Venture Partners||Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers||The Westly Group|
|Draper Fisher Jurvetson||Mohr Davidow Ventures||Virgin Green Fund|
|Emerald Technology Ventures||Nth Power||Zouk Ventures|
Cleantech vendors: application form
Investors: receive complimentary notification of companies seeking capital
Questions & Answers
Q: Does it cost anything to submit to Hello Cleantech?
A: No. There are no fees to submit your company's information. Nor if it's approved. A business development consulting fee is due if any transactions are facilitated with investors.
Q: How does the consulting fee work?
A: The fee varies by transaction size, and is detailed here. It also appears at the bottom of the application form and is accepted with a checkbox at the time of submission. The rate is lower than that typically charged by a broker or investment bank.
Q: Your form is long! How long does it take to fill out?
A: If cutting and pasting from existing corporate documents, it might only take 10 minutes. It's time well spent if you manage to connect with investors through this process.
Q: How long does it take for my information to be reviewed?
A: Submitted applications are typically reviewed within two business days.
Q: Am I notified if my company is accepted?
A: Yes. You'll receive an email with acceptance details, a link to your company's information for you to review (we often edit your information for clarity and consistency) and a copy of the terms and conditions and consulting fee agreement.
Q: Do you guarantee my company will receive interest from investors via your introductions?
A: We do not. But applying can take as little as only 10 minutes of your time, and could indeed result in conversations, as it has for many other companies that have used our service.
Q: What if I want to know more before I apply?
A: Further questions? Contact us