Lightspeed Venture Partners Makes Five Cleantech Predictions for 2009

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Lightspeed Venture Partners, a venture capital firm that has made a number of cleantech investments, has released a list of five cleantech predictions for 2009.  The predictions are listed below — the firm's blog contains more information associated with each prediction:

  1. Cleantech funding will slow significantly, forcing startups to seek alternative growth strategies
  2. Companies will come under increased pressure to achieve competitive cost economics
  3. Investor interest in energy storage, especially for automotive and grid-scale applications, to grow strongly
  4. Government will play larger role in cleantech, as policymakers around the country increase their support
  5. Cleantech comes of age in China

In addition, below is a presentation from Andrew Chung, Principal at Lightspeed Venture Partners, that provides an overview of cleantech venture capital investing and Lightspeed's investments in this sector (click image to view presentation):

Lightspeed Venture Partners: Cleantech Venture Investing Presentation

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