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From The Event "Energy & eStorage", 11/9/11.

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    Eran Yarkoni - Starting A Cleantech Venture - Entrepreneurs’ Perspective Eran Yarkoni - Starting A Cleantech Venture - Entrepreneurs’ Perspective Presentation Transcript

    • Starting a Cleantech Venture: Entrepreneurs’ perspective Eran Yarkoni CEO Capital Nature ltd. www.CapitalNature.com MIT Forum - Sept 2011
    • • Utility-scale energy storage systems• Based on fuel-cell technology by Pref. Peled (TAU)• Applications: – Renewable energy capacity firming – Time shifting of renewable energy – Load leveling – Ancillary services
    • It all started in 2004…
    • Energy business is different
    • Valley of DeathStage: Development Scale-up & field trial Commercial deploymentRisk: Very high High LowCapital: Low High Very highFinancing: Private investors ?????? Banks, Capital markets
    • EnStorage Core Technology• Licensed from Ramot, tech-transfer arm of TAU• Developed for 10 years by prof. Peled• $3M invested by TAU - prior to licensing 10
    • Patent licensing & financing process Technology & market validation (4 months) Term Sheet with Ramot Term Sheet (6 months) with investorsDefinitive agreement with Ramot Close Series-A (4 months) 11
    • Licensing Process Experience12
    • License agreement13
    • Summary14
    • Capital Nature
    • Capital NatureWe fund and accelerate renewable energy ventures, by investing in outstanding entrepreneurs and breakthrough technologies 16 16
    • Investment Space
    • Investment TeamA team of Entrepreneurs & operational executives 18
    • Thank You!