Cleantech Group Forum
The two and a half day Forum will showcase the sector’s most important startups, encourage frank conversations, and create opportunities for participants to get to know each other, the influencers, and the issues that will reshape their worlds.
Partner Jill Feldman will moderate the “Cleantech Financing” panel.
2012 ushered in new era in cleantech finance. On the project-side, the expiration of the Section 1603 grant, low tax appetites, and stressed government budgets have hampered renewable and efficiency project pipelines. Checkered returns, tight IPO markets, and high profile bankruptcies have major investors looking to alternate sectors, reducing both equity and debt financing for innovative young cleantech companies, as well as their VC backers. As we continue to move through an uncertain global financing landscape, where will new sources of financing come from in 2013? Will we see accelerated participation of foreign investors and corporates, seizing on opportunities presented by lower valuations? Where are the emerging opportunities and models for innovative financiers looking to limit risk in this environment?