Cleantech Group-Deloitte Report 2008

This quite detailed 80-page report has an Investor League Table 2008 that is slightly different from New Energy Finance’s. The Top Investors, measured by rounds of participation are:

1. Khosla Ventures, 21
2. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, 19
3. Quercus Trust, 16
4. RockPort Capital, 14
5. Draper Fisher Jurvetson, 13
6. Emerald Technology Ventures, 11
7. VantagePoint Venture Partners, 10
8. Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital, 8
PCG Asset Management, 8
Oak Investment Partners, 8
Advanced Technology Ventures, 8
Google, 8
9. Venrock Associates, 7
Foundation Capital, 7
Polaris Venture Partners, 7

The list of investments are in the report. What I like about this report is that it contains tables that track deals in North America, Europe, China and India and table of M&A deal tracking (only for 4Q08). For example, it shows this company:

Company: Silver Spring Networks, Inc. – Provider of two-way IP-based networking communication infrastructures to utilities for advanced metering, distribution automation, and demand response. (comment: a brief description of the company is given)
Country: USA
Region: West Coast
Amount USD: $75,000,000
Stage: Follow-On (comment: it can show first round or seed for other companies)
Sector: Energy Infrastructure
Investors: Foundation Capital, JVB Properties, LLLP, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Northgate Capital (comment: it lists the investors for the company)

A note to take is that Cleantech Group does not yet cover Asia beyond China and India (including Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, and others), South America (including Brazil, which has significant biofuels activity), or Africa. If there is time, we can look at these missed out countries in order not to miss out any good investment opportunities.

There’s a lot of graphs, tables and analysis in the report that we can look into it. There’s also analysis by geography, for example, India. There’s no table showing a list of top investors in India 2008 but I have to sieve through the section to come up with this ranking:
1. Acumen Fund (4)
2. IDFC Private Equity (3) (it’s the top investor: $201m)
Draper Fisher Jurvetson (3)
3. Nexus India Capital (2)

A brief summary about India: Indian companies raised $456 million in 18 disclosed deals venture capital and private equity rounds during 2008 (amount not disclosed in 1 deal). Investment in the region represented 4% of the global total. Although down by 20% from the previous year, 2008 saw new investors including Kleiner Perkins and Garage Technology Ventures, as well as corporate investors such as Applied Materials, entered the India clean technology market.



  1. FOA · July 24, 2009

    Ming Hoe
    Is the ranking by AUM [size] or by the number of VC deals they have done?

    • matthewlim · July 24, 2009

      It’s by number of deals

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