Cleantech Investment Briefing

Los Angeles Presentation


Pasadena, CA

Even with the current economic crisis, there is still investment in Cleantech. The latest authoritative figures from New Energy Finance show that venture capital and private equity investment is substantial, totaling $4.4 billion in the third quarter of 2008, although this was a 24% decrease from the previous quarter. The majority of Cleantech investments from venture capital and private equity in the third quarter were in solar.

Learn specific opportunities for safe investment bets in Cleantech over the next six months, and how to position your company to entice the venture capital investment dollars that may be sitting on the sidelines.

Morrison & Foerster LLP and Larta Institute invite you to a panel of Cleantech investors, industry experts, and legal practitioners – including the Corporate, Energy, Land Use, and Intellectual Property/Patent practice groups.  Together these leaders in the field will address the opportunities for Cleantech investment.

Discussion Topics
The discussion will focus on five of the fastest-moving Cleantech investment­ areas Рcarbon sequestration, cellulosic and algae-based biofuels, solar (photovoltaic and concentrating solar power), water, and energy efficiency/energy intelligence. Specific topics will include:

  • Investment trends for 2008 and 2009
  • Market segment growth and change
  • Leveraging current and emerging regulations and incentives for maximizing return on Cleantech investments
  • Protecting and managing intellectual property
  • Facilitating strategic financial transactions and relationships


  • John Balbach (Managing Partner), Cleantech Group, LLC (moderator)
  • Rosemary Ripley, Managing Director, NGEN Partners
  • Susan Mac Cormac, Partner (Corporate), Morrison & Foerster
  • Peter Hanschen, Senior Counsel (Energy), Morrison & Foerster
  • William Sloan, Of Counsel (Land Use/Environmental Law), Morrison & Foerster
  • James Mullen, Of Counsel (Intellectual Property), Morrison & Foerster

    Morrison & Foerster LLP (Provider #2183) certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State of California in the amount of 1.5 hours.




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