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“More of those funds than ever before are going to shoring up mature companies. Less than 10 percent of global cleantech venture investment dollars today are going into early stage deals.”

— Dallas Kachan

A Lotta “Walking Dead” Greentech Firms - October 1, 2010

Quoted in the press

“We’re through the nuclear winter. We’re back to business in cleantech venture capital ... smart money is being put to work in interesting innovation all over the world.”

— Dallas Kachan

Cleantech VC funding bounces back, Apr 8, 2011

Kachan & Co. sees corporations as the source of cleantech funding to watch most closely in the future. The firm expects corporate capital to outstrip the US$7.68 billion invested last year by venture capitalists very soon.

— Nathanael Baker

Cleantech Investment Reaches Record High in 2011 Q1, Apr 6, 2011

“You wouldn’t see wind being developed the way it is today if it wasn’t economical in terms of cost per kilowatt-hour. And it's continuing downward in price per kilowatt-hour with economies of scale and offshore manufacturing.”

— Dallas Kachan

Why Wisconsin’s ham-handed crusade against wind power blows, Mar 31, 2011

The technology "has real potential for generating base-load power in large cities at the convergence of fresh water and sea water," says Dallas Kachan, managing partner of Kachan & Co., a San Francisco consulting firm.

— Michael Totty

Tech to the Rescue, Feb 27, 2011

Kachan predicts a rise in "drop-in" biofuels, employing bacteria or yeast to make chemically similar diesel, jet fuel, butanol and bio natural gas that can simply be dropped into current infrastructure.

— Rona Fried

Cleantech Trends Strong for 2011, Feb 10, 2011

“Investing in this sort of truly game-changing technology is out of the comfort zone of conventional Silicon Valley venture capital companies.”

The Audacity of General Fusion, Feb. 7, 2011