Israel Cleantech Ventures

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Israel Cleantech Ventures
Industry Venture capital
Founded 2006
Headquarters Ramat HaSharon, Israel
Number of locations
1
Website www.israelcleantech.com

Israel Cleantech Ventures is an Israeli specialized venture capital firm founded in 2006 by Glen Schwaber, Jack Levy, and Meir Ukeles.[1] It was the first Israel focused clean technology venture capital fund intent on providing growth capital to Israel's energy, water and environmental technology sectors.[2][3] It raised $75 million for its first fund in 2007 from investors that included Robeco and Piper Jaffray,[3] as well as institutional investors and family offices.

Portfolio companies[edit]

  • Aqwise — Working on increased treatment capacity and nitrogen removal in wastewater treatment plants.[4]
  • BrightView Systems — founded in 2007 to develop and bring to market process and production optimization technologies for the thin-film photovoltaic industry to enable solar-cell manufacturers to maximize panel efficiency and reliability as well as attain high-volume productivity.[5]
  • CellEra — Working on disruptive low-temperature fuel cell technology.[6]
  • CRE (Citrine Renewable Energy) — Developing systems converting biogas into high value biomethane.[7]
  • Emefcy — Utilizing microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology to produce electricity from the treatment of wastewater.[8]
  • FRX Polymers — has developed and is commercializing a family of novel non-halogenated (and therefore environmentally friendlier), transparent, high melt flowing, fire resistant plastics. FRX’s products are suitable as polymeric flame retardant additives and as “stand-alone” inherently flame retardant engineering plastics.[9]
  • Metrolight — Based in Netanya with an office in Franklin, Tennessee;[10] the company has established products on electronic ballast solutions for HID lighting systems.[11] It was 2008 Israeli Company of the Year at the Eagle Star Awards Gala by the American-Israeli Chamber of Commerce.[12]
  • Pythagoras Solar — Founded by Gonen Fink, Dr. Itay Baruchi, and Precede Technologies. Based in Hakfar Hayarok with an office in San Mateo, California, the start-up works with photovoltaic technology and builds "Medium" concentration solar cells using silicon.[13][14]
  • Scodix — leading provider of Digital Enhancement Presses for the printing industry[15]
  • Tigo Energy — hardware and software that brings new levels of power output efficiency, management and control to photovoltaic solar installations[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Israel Cleantech Ventures management profile.
  2. ^ Israeli Greentech Companies Make Their Pitch, Jeff St. John, Greentech Media, November 11, 2008
  3. ^ a b Israeli funds look to clean technologies, Jessica Steinberg, International Herald Tribune, October 18, 2008; accessed December 22, 2008.
  4. ^ Aqwise company page.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ http://www.cellera.biz/ CellEra website
  7. ^ ICV Portfolio Page
  8. ^ Emefcy company site
  9. ^ [2]
  10. ^ VC firms looking for next wave of innovation, Linda Bryant, Nashville Business Journal, November 23, 2007.
  11. ^ Metrolight
  12. ^ Eagle Star Award company profiles
  13. ^ Pythagoras Solar Company Page; accessed 22 December 2008
  14. ^ 150 Solar Start Ups, Eric Wesff, Green Tech Media, December 4, 2008.
  15. ^ [3]
  16. ^ [4]

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