Wednesday, 21 April 2010

WHEB chosen by Environmental Innovation Fund

WHEB Ventures is the first fund to receive investment from the Hermes Private Equity Environmental Innovation Fund. WHEB Ventures focuses on Cleantech companies with solutions for resource efficiency and conservation and invests predominantly on Europe.

Hermes was selected to manage a fund of funds on behalf of the UK Innovation Investment Fund and confirmed that it had raised £125 million in January (read comment in Cleantech magazine).

The UK Innovation Investment Fund was launched last year by Lord Drayson.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Cleantech Investor takes over Clean Ventures blog

Cleantech Investor has taken over the Clean Ventures blogspot from Tim Chapman. Tim has been a regular contributor to Cleantech magazine for almost three years and we are sad to lose his input, but we wish him well in his new role - and we would like to thank him for handing over the blog. We hope we can keep up the high quality of comment and insight into venture activity in cleantech which Tim has been providing over the years.

Cleantech Investor will comment here on cleantech venture activity. The blog should compliment our coverage of deals and fund news on the Cleantech Investor website and in Cleantech magazine: Cleantech Deal Tracker - and Cleantech Fund News.

Watch this space!

Anne McIvor, Editor Cleantech magazine

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

A clean break

Because of a return to full-time employment, I'm winding up the Clean Ventures blog and am no longer freelancing. Thank you to everyone who has read and supported the blog over the past few years, especially those who have commissioned work.

I'll still be writing on clean(ish) technology related matters in the new job, but in a rather different context - I'm now communications manager at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, including the new Nuclear AMRC. I'll also still be writing on various subjects at my 2ubh blog.

If anyone is interested in taking over the Clean Ventures site, please do get in touch.

Thanks again, and good fortune to everyone out there developing and investing in new clean technologies. Go do stuff that changes the world.