Clean Tech Companies Feel Pain

Moresco, Justin
November 2008
Red Herring;11/13/2008, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports that tight credit and equity markets are hurting growth-stage clean technology startups, according to analysts and venture capitalists. It notes that other factors, such as the strengthening dollar and a decline in fossil-based energy prices, have also hurt even established clean tech companies. According to Jim Watson, the product, even if proven in pilot plants, is still too risky for banks to finance in this environment. Initial public offerings and hedge funds, also traditional sources of funding, are effectively closed.


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