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Cleantech Network™ LLC

  1. 1. Cleantech Network™ LLC Where the business of cleantech gets done About Cleantech Network™ LLC The Cleantech Network™ LLC (CN) is a membership group that brings capital and innovation together by catalyzing investment, business opportunities, and relationships to drive the growth of cleantech globally. The Cleantech Network™ brings together stakeholders in four Cleantech Forums ™ per year and provides investors, executives, government agencies, thought leaders, policy makers and media accurate and consistent data on cleantech venture investments, M&As and IPOs for North America, Europe, and China. There are 1,300 affiliate members approved for membership in CN with over $3 trillion under management. The network is comprised of 8,000 qualified cleantech investors and 9,500 companies and professional services worldwide including a core group of 1,300 elite members with over $3trillion under management. The members take advantage of the global Cleantech Forums™, comprehensive market research services and reports, online proprietary deal flow, and investor directory. In addition, CN provides information services, including the twice-a-month market intelligence newsletter Cleantech Capital Alert™ and the quarterly Cleantech Investment Monitor™ report that tracks and analyzes cleantech deals, M&As and IPOs in North America and Europe. Service & Product Offerings Cleantech Forum™ Series – Over the last five years the Cleantech Forums™ have served as the world’s premier platform to focus innovation and capital toward the most promising near-term opportunities. In short, a place to learn where to put money to work. Our programs are designed to highlight the next wave of innovation by the leading players who are driving the growth. Cleantech currently hosts four Cleantech Forums™ annually in San Francisco, California, the East Coast, Europe and China. As the premier showcase for thought leadership and venture-grade emerging clean technology investment opportunities, the forums feature senior-level networking opportunities that bring together global players in the cleantech space. Speakers are handpicked to convey trends and superior cleantech investment opportunities worldwide. Presenting companies undergo an intense and competitive screening process resulting in no more than 20 high quality companies presenting to cleantech investors during the event. Event speakers and panelists are global thought leaders, senior policy makers, investors, business executives and service professionals as well as influential members of the general, business, financial and investment media. Global media consider our forums a “must attend” event to uncover new story ideas, define trends, gather market intelligence and analysis, meet the top players in the space and identify new sources, companies and technology. Cleantech Investment Monitor™ – The Cleantech Investment Monitor™ has earned a respected international reputation as the reliable and leading source of quarterly cleantech investment information for North America, Europe and Israel. Beginning in 2007, we are extending our research to cleantech in China. Each edition of the report provides detailed deal tracking, deal profiles, international activity, comprehensive analysis of M&As and IPOs, a performance review of the Cleantech Index™, and a first
  2. 2. look at some of the most promising clean technology areas. The fourth quarter report includes a comprehensive annual summary and analysis. Deal Flow & Online Services – Cleantech is a highly reliable, trusted and significant source of quality deal flow for the organization’s member investors. Cleantech proactively identifies companies with innovative and promising clean technologies that are seeking capital and circulates their executive summaries to our membership. We maintain an active online database of executive summaries for nearly 1,000 qualified cleantech companies. This is an exclusive benefit to member investors online and through a customized email alert system. Members are in complete control of how and when they see all cleantech deal flow information. Cleantech Capital Alert™ – Twice-monthly market intelligence briefing that is powered by Cleantech Network™’s market research and publication areas. The Cleantech Capital Alert™ features trends, research data, market analysis, investment opportunities and links members to our deals, M&A and IPO databases for more detailed information. Research Publications – Cleantech Network™ creates comprehensive cleantech industry reports on investment trends, performance and industry participants. Existing reports include the first European Cleantech Investment Report covering venture, M&A, and IPO activity in Europe over the past three years. Also available for purchase are “Cleantech Venture Capital Report – 2006,” the first in-depth analysis of North American cleantech venture investments and capital requirements from 1999 to 2009, and “Cleantech Venture Investing: Patterns & Performance,” which offers the only fully, comprehensive investigation of cleantech-related venture investments. Soon to be published are Cleantech Investment in Australia and Cleantech Investment in China. Cleantech Defined & Industry Segments The term “clean technology” embraces knowledge-based products and services that optimize the use of natural resources while reducing ecological impact and adding economic value by significantly lowering cost and improving profitability. Such technologies range from alternative forms of energy generation to smart materials and next-generation water purification systems. Current segments: Energy Generation; Energy Storage; Energy Infrastructure; Energy Efficiency; Transportation; Water & Wastewater; Air & Environment; Materials; Manufacturing/Industrial; Agriculture; Recycling & Waste. Key Cleantech Group™, LLC Executives o Nicholas Parker, Co-Founder, Chairman o Keith Raab, Co-Founder and CEO o Craig Cuddeback, COO o John Balbach, Managing Partner o Jim Harris, Managing Partner o Ray Fortney, Managing Partner o Lauren Bigelow, Director of Programs o Raquel Bowles, Director of Marketing o Michael Ewles, Director of Information Technology o Candace Stuart, Director of Publications Cleantech Network™ LLC Advisory Board Cleantech benefits from the expertise and counsel of a North American and European Union advisory board, both of which are comprised of representatives from leading venture capital and service provider organizations who specialize in clean technology, including: North American Advisory Board o Stephan Dolezalek, Managing Director, VantagePoint Venture Partners (Co-Chair) o Dr. H. Jeffrey Leonard, President and Co-Founder, Global Environment Fund (Co-Chair)
  3. 3. o R. Andrew de Pass, CVC International o John Denniston, Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers o Mark T. Donohue, Managing Partner, Expansion Capital Partners, LLC o Ira Ehrenpreis, General Partner, Technology Partners o Dr. Bob Epstein, Co-Founder, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) o Joyce Ferris, Founder and Managing Partner, Blue Hill Partners o Nancy C. Floyd, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Nth Power LLC o Alison Freeman-Gleason, Heller Ehrman LLP o Peter S.H. Grubstein, Founder and Managing Member, NGEN Partners o Russell Landon, Canaccord Adams o Scott MacDonald, Investment Director, SAM Private Equity o Chuck McDermott, Partner, RockPort Capital Partners o Robert O’Connor, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati o John Rockwell, Partner, DFJ Element o Hank Habicht, Managing Partner, SAIL Venture Partners o Erik Straser, Mohr Davidow Ventures o Tucker Twitmyer, Principal, EnerTech Capital o Dr. Wal van Lierop, President and CEO, Chrysalix Energy Limited Partnership o Ali Erfan, Partner, 3i European Union Advisory Board o Ari Erfan, Partner, 3i (Chairman) o Dominique Banier, EDF o Niels Bjerregaard, Investment Manager, Danfoss o Gina Domanig, Emerald Technology Ventures o Olivier Dupont, Demeter Partners o Richard Erskine, Hydro Technology Ventures o Jennifer Hall Thornton, Climate Change Capital o Bruce Huber, Managing Director, Jefferies International o Kim Heyworth, WHEB Ventures Limited o Andrew Musters, Partner, Robeco Alternative Investments o Henrik Olsen, Environmental Technologies Fund o Dr. Jos B. Peeters, Founder and Managing Partner, Capricorn Venture Partners NV o Dr. Christian Reitberger, Apax Partners Beteiligungsberatung GmbH o Samer Salty, Founder and CEO, Zouk Ventures o Robert Schrimpff, Associate, TVM Capital o Ian Simm, Impax Asset Management o Dr. Vivek Tandon, Founder and General Partner, Aloe Private Equity o Lydia Whyatt, Managing Director, Foursome Investments Ltd. o Adam Workman, Investment Manager, The Carbon Trust o Robert Wylie, Director, WHEB Ventures, LTD Founded April 2002 Ownership Subsidiary of Cleantech Group™ LLC, For-profit, independently owned and operated Location Principal office: Ann Arbor, MI Toronto, San Francisco, London, Beijing
  4. 4. URL Media Contacts • Matt Landry, Matter Communications, 978-499-9250, x226, • Craig Cuddeback, Cleantech Group™, LLC, 810-224-4310, x 7100