Cleantech Investment Briefing - Northern Virginia Program


McLean, VA

Investment in the Cleantech sector is moving fast.  In 2007, Cleantech firms received $5.18 billion in venture capital across the United States and Europe.  Investors in the first quarter of 2008 have deployed $1.25 billion already.  Many investment banks are committing staff expertise and investment to Cleantech.  Despite current economic challenges, Cleantech investing remains strong across quarterly fluctuations.
Morrison & Foerster LLP, supported by the Baltimore/Washington DC Chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum, invite you to a panel of Cleantech company executives, 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–carbon sequestration, cellulosic and algae-based biofuels, solar (photovoltaic and concentrating solar power), water and energy efficiency v. 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


  • Michael Molnar, Equity Analyst, Alternative Energy and Coal, Goldman Sachs
  • Peter Hanschen, Senior Counsel (Energy), Morrison & Foerster
  • Bill Sloan, Of Counsel (Land Use and Environmental Law), Morrison & Foerster
  • Peter Davis, Partner (Intellectual Property), Morrison & Foerster
  • Daron Coates, Principal, LiquidMaize, LLC and ThinkBox Group, LLC
  • Michael Van Vleck, Managing Partner, GeoGlobal, LLC
  • Larry Hough, Managing Partner, Stuart Mill Venture Fund LP
  • Jean-Luc Park, Associate, Calvert Funds





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