“We’ve got very high assurances that the floodgates are about to open in early September.”
Science Agencies Lag in Stimulus Spending, August 27, 2009
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Partnerships will be critical for eMeter as it competes against much larger companies, said Dallas Kachan, managing partner of Kachan & Co, a cleantech research and consulting firm. EMeter’s strong brand and good customer traction has helped it to stand out in an increasingly crowded and commoditized smart meter space, Kachan said.
EMeter sees partnerships as central to strategy, founder says; company attractive target for larger players, analyst says, Jan 13, 2011
According to research firm Kachan and Co. ... cleantech round sizes in the past few quarters have declined to “almost their lowest level in recorded history. And that’s good. More cleantech companies are now getting capital than in the days of the large, exclusionary government stimulus grants and loans that skewed investment last year towards larger deals.”
8 trends to watch after cleantech's blockbuster $243 billion year, Jan 12, 2011
Consultancy Kachan & Co. says growing demand from China for raw materials is one of several reasons that venture investors will stick with cleantech. Kachan names resource scarcity, the drive for efficiency, the desire for energy independence, and even climate change as reasons to invest.
Cleantech: Venture Capitalists Seek To Lower Risk, Jan 10, 2011
There are even more interesting datapoints within the latest figures that illustrate a sector alive and well, with strong momentum leading into 2011, according to cleantech analysis firm Kachan & Co.
2010 Cleantech Venture Investments Second Highest On Record, Jan 10, 2011
"In 2011, look for efficiency to become the clear dominant investment theme," said Dallas Kachan, a former managing director of the Cleantech Group and now partner of Kachan & Co., a cleantech consulting firm.
Cleantech Crystal Ball Sees Rash of IPOs, Energy Efficiency Focus, Jan 5, 2011
“Investors are no longer piggybacking on U.S. government investment, which had skewed investment into more mature clean tech companies. Those funds are now largely allocated.”
VC's green gamble, Sustainable Industries, Jan 3, 2011