EnerTech Capital is Named in the 2015 Global Cleantech 100As Winner of the “Financial Investor of the Year” Award
Toronto, Ontario and Philadelphia, PA – January 25th, 2016: EnerTech Capital, a private Venture Capital firm focused on investing in mid stage companies that offer products or services that dramatically improve the profitability of producing or consuming energy was named “Financial Investor of the Year” as part of the 2015 Global Cleantech 100 program. The program which is produced by Cleantech Group, has a mission is to connect corporates to sustainable innovation through its i3 Connect platform and global events.
The Global Cleantech 100 represents the most innovative and promising ideas in cleantech. Featuring companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges, Global Cleantech 100 is a comprehensive list of private companies with the highest potential to make the most significant market impact.
As one of the top financial investment companies in cleantech, EnerTech Capital was the recipient of this year’s “Financial Investor of the Year” Award. The Financial Investor of the Year is awarded each year to the financial investor with the highest proportion of Global Cleantech 100 companies in that year's list, as a percentage of their overall qualifying portfolio (subject to having a minimum of 10 companies that 'qualify' as possible Global Cleantech 100 companies). “We are honored today to accept this prestigious award. Since 1996, we have maintained our focus on the Energy Technology/Cleantech sector and are currently investing out of our fourth fund. We would like to thank The Cleantech Group for the work they have done through the Cleantech 100 program to build a global ecosystem which brings together a great combination of Companies, Venture funds and Strategic investors to help build successful Cleantech Companies” said Wally Hunter, Managing Director EnerTech Capital.
The Global Cleantech 100 list is collated by combining proprietary Cleantech Group research data, with weighted qualitative judgments of hundreds of nominations, and specific inputs from a global 100-person Expert Panel. To qualify for the list, companies must be independent, for profit, cleantech companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange.
This year, a record number of nominations were received: 6,900 distinct companies from 60 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 323 companies. Short-listed nominees were reviewed by Cleantech Group’s Expert Panel, resulting in a finalized list of 100 companies from 17 countries.The 100-member expert panel was drawn equally from leading financial investors andrepresentatives of multi-national corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation scouting across Asia, Europe, and North America. The composition of the expert panel broadly represents the global cleantech community, from pioneers and leaders to veterans and new entrants. The diversity of panelists results in a list of companies that command an expansive base of respect and support from many important players within the global cleantech innovation ecosystem.
“The Global Cleantech 100 provides us with insight into the collective opinion of key market players on which megatrends and innovation companies are most likely to have a significant impact in the next 5-10 years,” said Michele Parad, Senior Manager at Cleantech Group and lead author of the Global Cleantech 100 Report. “Now in its 7th year, the Global Cleantech 100 program reveals which themes are staying relevant and which sectors are taking center stage.”
The complete list of 100 companies was revealed on January 25th at Cleantech Forum San Francisco. http://events.cleantech.com/cleantech-forum-sf/
For a complete list of the Global Cleantech 100 Awards and past winners: http://www.cleantech.com/indexes/global-cleantech-100/awards/
The list is accompanied by a full report with commentary and insight on the 2015 Global Cleantech 100—authored by Cleantech Group, powered by data from i3, and sponsored by Chubb. Download the report at: http://www.cleantech.com/indexes/global-cleantech-100/2015-global-cleantech-100/
The complete list of Global Cleantech 100 expert panel members is available at http://www.cleantech.com/indexes/global-cleantech-100/expert-panelists/
About Cleantech Group Founded in 2002, Cleantech Group’s mission is to accelerate sustainable innovation. Core to this mission is i3, an online platform that connects corporates with innovation, at scale, by allowing them to find, vet, and connect with start-ups—efficiently building an innovation pipeline. The i3 platform comes to life at our global Events, which convene corporates and start-ups, along with other players shaping the future of sustainable innovation. Cleantech Group is headquartered in San Francisco and offices in London. For more information, visit; www.cleantech.com
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About EnerTech Capital EnerTech Capital is a private investment firm focused on innovation in the energy and power industries: early- to mid-stage companies that offer products or services that dramatically improve the profitability of producing or consuming energy. Founded in 1996, the firm has managed approximately $500 million and has delivered 35 exits. EnerTech is currently investing out of its fourth fund and has offices in Toronto, Philadelphia, Montréal, Calgary and Menlo Park. For more information, visit http://www.enertechcapital.com
MEDIA CONTACT: Wally Hunter, Managing Director Tel: +1 (416) 363-8563 firstname.lastname@example.org