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Cleantech Ventures
Israel Cleantech Ventures
Industry Venture capital
Founded 2006
Headquarters Ramat HaSharon, Israel
Number of locations
1
Website www.israelcleantech.com

Israel Cleantech Ventures is an Israeli specialized venture capital firm founded in 2006 by Glen Schwaber, Jack Levy, and Meir Ukeles.[1] It was the first Israel focused clean technology venture capital fund intent on providing growth capital to Israel's energy, water and environmental technology sectors.[2][3] It raised $75 million for its first fund in 2007 from investors that included Robeco and Piper Jaffray,[3] as well as institutional investors and family offices.

Portfolio companies

  • Aqwise -- Working on increased treatment capacity and nitrogen removal in wastewater treatment plants.[4]
  • BrightView Systems -- founded in 2007 to develop and bring to market process and production optimization technologies for the thin-film photovoltaic industry to enable solar-cell manufacturers to maximize panel efficiency and reliability as well as attain high-volume productivity.[5]
  • CellEra -- Working on disruptive low-temperature fuel cell technology.[6]
  • CRE (Citrine Renewable Energy) -- Developing systems converting biogas into high value biomethane.[7]
  • Emefcy -- Utilizing microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology to produce electricity from the treatment of wastewater.[8]
  • FRX Polymers -- has developed and is commercializing a family of novel non-halogenated (and therefore environmentally friendlier), transparent, high melt flowing, fire resistant plastics. FRX's products are suitable as polymeric flame retardant additives and as "stand-alone" inherently flame retardant engineering plastics.[9]
  • Gro Intelligence -- Gro Intelligence deciphers data through computational and visualization tools that enable global food security.[10]
  • Metrolight -- Based in Netanya with an office in Franklin, Tennessee;[11] the company has established products on electronic ballast solutions for HID lighting systems.[12] It was 2008 Israeli Company of the Year at the Eagle Star Awards Gala by the American-Israeli Chamber of Commerce.[13]
  • Pythagoras Solar -- Founded by Gonen Fink, Dr. Itay Baruchi, and Precede Technologies. Based in Hakfar Hayarok with an office in San Mateo, California, the start-up works with photovoltaic technology and builds "Medium" concentration solar cells using silicon.[14][15]
  • Scodix -- leading provider of Digital Enhancement Presses for the printing industry[16]
  • Tigo Energy -- hardware and software that brings new levels of power output efficiency, management and control to photovoltaic solar installations[17]

References

  1. ^ Israel Cleantech Ventures management profile.
  2. ^ Israeli Greentech Companies Make Their Pitch, Jeff St. John, Greentech Media, November 11, 2008
  3. ^ a b Israeli funds look to clean technologies, Jessica Steinberg, International Herald Tribune, October 18, 2008; accessed December 22, 2008.
  4. ^ Aqwise company page Archived 2009-05-29 at the Wayback Machine..
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-11. Retrieved . CellEra website
  7. ^ ICV Portfolio Page
  8. ^ Emefcy company site
  9. ^ [2]
  10. ^ [3]
  11. ^ VC firms looking for next wave of innovation, Linda Bryant, Nashville Business Journal, November 23, 2007.
  12. ^ Metrolight Archived 2008-12-26 at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ Eagle Star Award company profiles Archived 2008-06-30 at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ Pythagoras Solar Company Page; accessed 22 December 2008
  15. ^ 150 Solar Start Ups Archived 2008-12-24 at the Wayback Machine., Eric Wesff, Green Tech Media, December 4, 2008.
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-11-11. Retrieved .
  17. ^ [4]

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