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December 02, 2019 | Tom Ballard

Clean Energy Ventures raises $110 million seed, early stage fund

With Thursday’s upcoming annual “Opportunities in Energy” forum hosted by the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council at the Square Room in Downtown Knoxville, we thought this article was particularly timely.

Those in the energy sector know that venture capital funding for their work has declined after years of lackluster performance drove investors to other sectors. But a new fund is making a big bet that it’s possible to back clean tech companies at the earliest — and often riskiest — stages, all without sacrificing returns. That fund is named Clean Energy Ventures, and it has raised $110 million for its first fund that is focused at the seed and early stage levels. Click here to read the announcement.