• Data Sheet-'Cleantech' Was a Dud, But There's Still Money to Be Made in Green Investments

    18 days ago - By Fortune

    A decade ago, when smart venture capitalists should have been dumping every dollar possible into investments that would benefit from the rise of the smartphone, many instead embraced the "green" or "clean" revolution. At the time, I deployed quotations marks disparagingly. "Cleantech" startups were merely exceedingly risky energy investments, and were best understood that way by investors.
    The sector, such as it was, was a giant flop. It ended careers and otherwise dented reputations on Sand Hill Road, Silicon Valley's VC epicenter. The investments left pitiful scars in the entrepreneurial...
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