The CleanTech landscape is very broad, reaching across several trillion-dollar sectors of the economy including energy, food & ag, industrials, mobility & transportation and utilities. Given that these are some of the least technologically advanced industries, they are ripe for improvements driven by technology.
Over the past two decades, the CleanTech revolution started with the renewable energy sector, which became a Wall Street darling, and whose meteoric rise was matched only by its swift implosion following the 2008 financial crisis. Since that time, the trend of overhyping the next big CleanTech sector has happened to electric vehicles, energy storage, LED lights, and smart meters, resulting in tremendous amounts of investment being poured into companies at dizzying valuations, which ended in failure for most of them, repeating the experience of the solar sector. However, following the bursting of these bubbles, the next generation of companies in these sectors are geared for success, with business models that are more capital efficient and that have a quicker path to commercial revenue and profitability.
Today, CleanTech companies are better positioned for success than ever before. There are plenty of companies that have grown rapidly and have business models that are focused on achieving positive cash flow. At the same time, consumers are demanding more sustainable products, policies and services. With almost two decades of experience covering the CleanTech sector, and its impact throughout the economy, the EcoTech Capital team has unequalled industry knowledge of, and transaction experience in, all major areas of the CleanTech sector. EcoTech Capital supports companies raising capital as well as pursuing other options such as M&A, strategic partnerships and joint ventures.