Front Core Capital Witness As Only $1.1 Billion US VC Investment in Cleantech in Q2 2011

The Energy / Electricity Generation segment continues to dominate cleantech investment. The segment raised $311.6 million during Q2 2011 and raised a total of $686.9 million through the first half of 2011 - just shy of the $700.6 million raised through the first half of 2010.

US venture capital (VC) investment in cleantech companies decreased by 44% to $1.1 billion in Q2 2011 compared to Q2 2010, while deals fell 12% to 68. The decline in cleantech investment in Q2 2011 comes in comparison to the $1.9 billion invested in Q2.

The Energy / Electricity Generation segment continues to dominate cleantech investment. The segment raised $311.6 million during Q2 2011 and raised a total of $686.9 million through the first half of 2011 - just shy of the $700.6 million raised through the first half of 2010. Solar companies continue to draw the greatest support in this segment with $234.2 million, representing 21% of the overall investment in Q2 2011.

Cleantech companies in the Industry Products and Services segment raised the second largest amount in Q2 2011: $305.7 million with a decrease of 53% from the record amount of $655.3 million that was raised by this segment in Q2 2010.

In Q2 2011, the Energy Efficiency segment ranked third with respect to total amount raised, with $183.7 million, a 3% decrease from the $189.8 million raised in Q2 2010. However, the segment had 20 deals, the largest number of deals for the quarter.

Companies in the Energy Storage market attracted $150.3 million dollars, a 4% increase from Q2 2010. This was a 57% decrease from the total raised in Q2 2010.

Cleantech companies in the revenue generation stage of development drew the greatest amount of VC investment in Q2 2011 with $865.2 million, 79% of total dollars invested during the quarter. This is an 8% increase from investments in Q2 2010. Later stage companies also dominated the Q2 2011 VC investments, accounting for 67% of the quarterly total. Through the first half of 2011, $1.44 billion has been raised by revenue generating companies and $1.28 billion has gone to later stage companies.

- About Front Core Capital -
Front Core Capital is a Venture Capital and Financial service company. Front Core Capital caters to the expectations of knowledgeable and discerning investors who seek the highest return on their investments. Front Core Capital is a wholly independent company and, as such, is not restricted in any of the funds or investment products we may wish to utilize for our clients' wealth management and financial planning purposes.

- Press Contact at Front Core Capital -
Zach Amiran, press-contact ( @ ) frontcorecapital dot com

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