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Venture Capital Investment in the Energy Industry
Taiyou Research

Date: Jun, 2011
Pages: 250
Price: US$ 375.00
ID: V63F9413310EN

The energy industry has been garnering a lot of investment in the recent years, particular in the renewable
energy segment. With more and more venture capitals lining up to get a share of the renewable pie, the
growth of the renewable energy has been like never before.

With the entry of venture capital funds in the energy market there has been a boom in the growth of
startups in the renewable energy sector. With the venture capital companies focusing on achieving
profitable returns from their investments, the nature of investment of venture capital firms has seen a sharp
change in the recent years - from being mere spectators to being focused on business expansion.

While the amount of venture capital investment in the energy industry is still less when put in perspective
with the software and IT industries, the industry is definitely growing. Taiyou Research presents an
analytical insight into this growing business.

Taiyou Research's report Venture Capital Investment in the Energy Industry focuses on the following:


            A comprehensive understanding of the venture capital industry - we take you through how a venture
            capital firm functions, the major VC markets, role of infusion of SEED capital, the emergence of
            angel investors, portfolio strategies, market entry and exit strategies utilized by VCs, and much
            more.
            Trends in the VC industry including conservation of capital portfolio, steady growth, the worldwide
            economic recession causing a delay in new commitments, and the impact of the credit freeze.
            Trends expected in the market in the coming years such as market consolidation, expectations for
            exceptional returns, etc.
            Entry of venture capital firms in the energy industry and why they are investing in the energy
            market.
            Influences on VC returns in the energy market
            Strategies used by leading energy VCs such as Nth Power, Emerald Technology Ventures, etc.
            The opportunities for VCs in the energy sector.
            The requirement of industry know-how for VCs looking to invest in the energy market
            How changing regulations worldwide are impacting the VC industry
            VC investment in renewable energy
            Opportunities and challenges facing VC investment in the energy industry
            Analysis of VC funding according to sectors. Sectors covered include fuel cells, biofuels, hybrid
            electric vehicles, coalbed methane, solar power and wind power.
            The growing role of corporate VCs in renewable energy
            Over 70 major VCs that are active in the energy industry are analyzed, along with a description of
            their respective portfolios.


Taiyou Research’s report Venture Capital Investment in the Energy Industry is a complete profile of
venture capital firms operating in the energy industry.


Table of Content

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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2. UNDERSTANDING VENTURE CAPITAL

2.1 What is Venture Capital Financing
2.2 History of Venture Capital
2.3 Infusion of SEED Capital
2.4 Major VC Markets
 2.4.1 United States
 2.4.2 Global Markets
2.5 Role of Angel Investors
2.6 Investment Strategies
2.7 Corporate Venturing
2.8 Market Entry Opportunities for VCs
2.9 Exit Strategies for VCs
2.10 Role of Valuations
2.11 Portfolio Strategy
2.12 Governance of VC Investors
2.13 Role of Contracts

3. TRENDS IN THE INDUSTRY

3.1 Conserving of Capital Portfolio
3.2 Steady Growth of Venture-backed Companies
3.3 Delay in New Commitments
3.4 Impact of Credit Freeze

4. FUTURE TRENDS

4.1 Changes in LP Investment Strategy
4.2 Expectations for Exceptional Returns
4.3 Consolidation of the Industry
4.4 Reopening of IPOs

5. VENTURE CAPITAL IN ENERGY MARKET

5.1 History
5.2 Energy Crisis and Venture Capital
5.3 Why VCs Invest in Energy Markets
5.4 Influences on VC Returns in the Energy Industry
5.5 Strategies of Energy VCs
 5.5.1 Nth Power
 5.5.2 Emerald Technology Ventures
 5.5.3 Cinergy Ventures
 5.5.4 Draper Fisher Jurvetson
 5.5.5 Conclusion
5.6 Global Electric Power Market Restructuring and VC Opportunities
5.7 Future Opportunities for VCs in the Energy Industry

6. REQUIREMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY KNOWLEDGE

7. PHASES OF VC INVESTMENT IN THE ENERGY MARKET

7.1 Investment Scenario
7.2 Areas of Interest for Energy Venture Capitals
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7.3 Emerging Energy Technologies Gathering Interest
 7.3.1 Overview
 7.3.2 Energy Intelligence
 7.3.3 Distributed Energy Systems
 7.3.4 Uninterruptible Power Systems
 7.3.5 Related Services
7.4 Delivery VC Investment to an Energy Company: Process Flow

8. FACTORS DRIVING INVESTMENT IN ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES

9. LEVEL OF VC INVESTMENT IN ENERGY

10. GROWING INVESTMENT IN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY OPPORTUNITIES

11. VC INVESTMENT IN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

12. BARRIERS TO VC INVESTMENT IN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY

13. REGULATORY LANDSCAPE IMPACTING INVESTMENT

14. INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN UNCONVENTIONAL ENERGY SOURCES

15. MARKET PROFILE: VC INVESTMENT IN RENEWABLE ENERGY

16. ISSUES & OPPORTUNITIES FACING THE MARKET

16.1 Issues Facing VC Investment in Energy
 16.1.1 High Capital Risk
 16.1.2 Capital Gap Faced by Energy Startups
 16.1.3 Lack of Clear Exit Mechanisms
 16.1.4 Changing Regulatory Frameworks
16.2 Opportunities for VCs in Energy
 16.2.1 Factors Driving the Market
 16.2.2 Developing New Business Prospects
 16.2.3 Sustainable Energy and Innovation

17. VC FUNDING BY SECTORS

17.1 Fuel Cells
17.2 Biofuels
17.3 Coalbed Methane
17.4 Solar Power
17.5 Wind Power
17.6 Hybrid Electric Vehicles

18. INTEREST OF CORPORATE VCS IN RENEWABLE ENERGY

18.1 Overview
18.2 Organizational Structures
18.3 Influences on Corporate VC Investment in Energy
18.4 Strengths of Energy Sector Corporate VCs
18.5 Conclusion

19. MAJOR VCS IN THE ENERGY SECTOR


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19.1 @Ventures
19.2 ACCERA Venture Partners AG
19.3 Advanced Technology Ventures
19.4 Advantage Capital Partners
19.5 Advent International Corporation
19.6 Altira Group
19.7 Angeleno Group
19.8 Applied Ventures
19.9 ARC Financial Group
19.10 Aretê Corporation
19.11 Atel Ventures
19.12 Atlas Ventures
19.13 BankInvest Technology
19.14 Battelle Ventures
19.15 Battery Ventures
19.16 BDC Venture Capital
19.17 Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania
19.18 Bessemer Venture Partners
19.19 Blue Hill Partners
19.20 Braemar Energy Ventures
19.21 Carbon Trust
19.22 CDP Capital - Technology Ventures
19.23 Chevron Technology Ventures
19.24 Chrysalix Energy Management
19.25 CMEA Ventures
19.26 Commons Capital
19.27 Crosslink Capital
19.28 Digital Power Capital
19.29 Doll Capital Management
19.30 Draper Fisher Jurvetson
19.31 DTE Energy Ventures
19.32 Duff Ackerman & Goodrich Ventures
19.33 E2Venture Fund
19.34 Element Partners
19.35 Endeavor Capital Management
19.36 Endeavor Capital Management
19.37 Energy Ventures Group
19.38 EnerTech Capital
19.39 Expansion Capital Partners
19.40 FA Technology Ventures
19.41 FE Clean Energy Group
19.42 GE Commercial Finance Energy Financial Services
19.43 GFI Energy Ventures
19.44 Haddington Ventures
19.45 Hydro Québec CapiTech
19.46 Hydrogenica Partners
19.47 Insight Venture Partners
19.48 Khosla Ventures
19.49 Kinetic Ventures
19.50 Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
19.51 Koch Genesis
19.52 Lightspeed Venture Partners
19.53 Mohr, Davidow Ventures
19.54 New Enterprise Associates
19.55 NGEN Partners
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19.56 Norsk Hydro Technology Ventures
19.57 Noventi Ventures
19.58 Nth Power
19.59 OPG Ventures
19.60 Pangaea Ventures
19.61 Perseus
19.62 Prospect Capital Corporation
19.63 Rho Capital Partners
19.64 RockPort Capital Partners
19.65 RockPort Capital Partners
19.66 RWE Dynamics
19.67 SAIL Venture Partners
19.68 Schneider Electric Ventures
19.69 Sustainable Energy Ventures
19.70 VantagePoint Venture Partners
19.71 Venrock
19.72 Ventures West
19.73 Warburg Pincus
19.74 Yaletown Venture Partners

20. APPENDIX

21. GLOSSARY




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