Cleantech MoneyTreeTM Report: Q1 2015

May 2015
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Cleantech MoneyTree<sup>TM</sup> Report: Q1 2015

At a glance

Venture investment into Cleantech decreased by 72% from Q1 2015 compared to Q1 2014. Late stage investments were significantly down.

Quarterly highlights:

  • With $129.2 million in the first quarter, funding decreased 72 percent year over year, and decreased 75 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2014.
  • At 26 deals, deal volume decreased 24 percent from the first quarter of 2014.
  • Average deal size was $5.0 million in the first quarter of 2015, decreasing 63 percent year over year.
  • Smart grid and energy storage accounted for 46% of funding this quarter, with more than $59 million of investment.
  • At $40.6 million, Silicon Valley received the most funding of any region in the first quarter of 2015, accounting for 32 percent of total Cleantech funding.