In May, Lightspeed Venture Partners, a global venture capital firm, announced that it closed its Lightspeed Venture Partners VIII, L.P. fund with $800 million of limited partner commitments. Lightspeed now has a total of more than $2 billion in committed capital.
One of the focus areas of this Lightspeed fund will be cleantech, including the energy generation, efficiency and storage sectors. Lightspeed’s current cleantech portfolio includes Coaltek, Exclara, GreenTech Media, LS9, Mobius Power, Solazyme, and Stion.
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