Cleantech MoneyTreeTM Report: Q4 2014

February 2015
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Cleantech MoneyTree<sup>TM</sup> Report: Q4 2014

At a glance

Venture investment into Cleantech increased by 39% from 2014 compared to 2013. Initial investments and investments into solar energy are gaining momentum, particularly in the most recent quarter.

Quarterly highlights:

  • With $521 million in the fourth quarter, the sector received $2.0 billion in 2014, 39 percent more than 2013. This quarter's funding represents a 25 percent increase in funding year over year, and a 29 percent increase in funding compared to the third quarter of 2014.
  • Deal volume, at 44 in the fourth quarter of 2014, increased 16 percent from the fourth quarter of 2013.
  • Average deal size was $11.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing 8 percent year over year.
  • The largest increases in year-over-year subsector funding were in: Solar Energy (increased 267 percent to $291 million), Agriculture & Bioproducts (increased 1,181% to $78 million), Energy Efficiency (increased from $0 to $35 million), and Wind & Geothermal (increased 458 percent to $6 million).
  • At $269 million, Texas received the most funding of any region in the fourth quarter of 2014, accounting for over 50 percent of total Cleantech funding.