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The Clean Tech Funding Roller Coaster - A CVG Second Thursday Event, 9/12/13


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Energy is one of the largest markets in the world. Clean air, water and environment are highly prized and in short supply worldwide. Technologies exist to economically address these issues in sustainable ways and more clean technologies are being developed every day. So how is it that venture dollars for this sector have dried up and even public sector project financing is in short or at best erratic supply? Panelists shed some light in a very green way on industry trends and how entrepreneurs and investors are actually benefiting from this challenging market.

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The Clean Tech Funding Roller Coaster - A CVG Second Thursday Event, 9/12/13

  1. 1. Welcome Konstantine Drakonakis Director, New Haven, LaunchCapital Board Member, CVG New Haven Chapter The Clean Tech Funding Roller Coaster
  2. 2. THANK YOU CVG SPONSORS B Round A Round Venture Capital Sponsors Professional Service Firms
  3. 3. 2013 - 2014 Boardroom Series Topics Offered weekly on Wednesdays. Includes continental breakfast, networking and a presentation. No cost to participate, but seating is limited and registration is required. Foreign Investments into US Ventures: Incentives and Structures Presented by Updike, Kelly & Spellacy * Starting September 18 Effective Integrated Online Strategies Presented by Mintz + Hoke Fundraising Strategies for Growth Companies Presented by Enhanced Capital Multistate Tax - Issues and Opportunities Presented by Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina Exit Strategies for Founders Presented by Shipman & Goodwin Governance Dynamics Among Entrepreneurs, Boards of Directors and Investors: Affirmative and Negative Controls, Independent Committees and Other Tricks of the Trade Presented by Robinson & Cole Attracting and Working with Chinese Investors Presented by Wiggin and Dana Health Care Transactions in CT: Recent Market and Process Developments Presented by Murtha Cullina, Attorneys at Law Visit for the full schedule
  4. 4. Three Minute Pitches Gary Clarke Dr. Frank Gibbard William Smith Hy9 Corporation WattJoule Corporation Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Inc. Special thanks to supporting organization
  5. 5. Moderator Bryan Garcia President & CEO Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority The Clean Tech Funding Roller Coaster
  6. 6. @CTVenture Panelists John Ewen Managing Director Head of Investment Banking Ardour Capital Investment Mark McCall CEO Greenleaf Biofuels Vasilis Gregoriou CEO, CTO & Co-Founder Advent Technologies, Inc. Michael Silvestrini President & Co-Founder Greenskies Renewable Energy The Clean Tech Funding Roller Coaster
  7. 7. Closing Remarks Liddy Karter Executive Director, Crossroads Venture Group Managing Director, Enhanced Capital Partners @CTVenture 7
  8. 8. Welcome New CVG Members! Steve Chainani, Jay DeVivo, CoFunder Leslie Foale, Ashva Finance & Marketing Rhona Heyl, Merrill Lynch John Nobile, Tangen Biosciences LLC Steven Wendler, Spencer Trask Ventures, Inc.
  9. 9. CVG Upcoming Events Boardroom Series Second Thursdays November 14 Private Investors in CT Stamford Full schedule on October 10 Advanced Manufacturing Hartford November 7, 2013 Holiday Party & Annual Meeting SAVE THE DATE December 5, 2013 | Fairfield
  10. 10. THANK YOU CVG SPONSORS B Round A Round Venture Capital Sponsors Professional Service Firms
  11. 11. CVG Events Calendar Offers Over 60 Events Second Thursday events are free for members.