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The Latest Changes in VC Deal Terms — Major Players in the VC Game

I’m always looking for that game-changing entrepreneur whose idea is lightning in a bottle — the person who’s ready to make the jump from concept-in-the-garage to the founder of a market-changing company. Few entrepreneurs have…

The Latest Changes in VC Deal Terms — How to Raise Money

As we’ve discussed in previous posts in this series, there have been some substantial changes in VC deal terms in recent days. If you want to start the series from the top, read my post about…

The Latest Changes in VC Deal Terms – Avoiding the Valuation Death Spiral

This is a wonderful season to reflect and be thankful. In our ambition to find that next entrepreneur to invest, be part of an amazing portfolio exit all while solving the world’s energy problems, it…

Five Things Leaders of Industrial Companies Must Consider in These Transformative Times

There is a consensus amongst most companies, especially industrial companies, that embracing digital transformation will be the key to success in the future. Yet achieving such an embrace proves to be elusive for many companies…

Stem and Star Peak Energy Transition Corp – A SPAC That Did It Right

I’m feeling a bit like the parent who’s been harping on a stocking full of coal regarding SPACs. But now it’s Christmas morning, and lo, your stocking is loaded with renewables instead. In this final article…

Why SPACs Are Risky – The Dangers of SPACs for Investors

Since I started this series on the dangers of SPACs, Bloomberg has run an in-depth story about one of the kings of SPACs, Chamath Palihapitiya, and how he’s promoting SPACs as an end run around the “morons” who…

What Are SPACs – Do They Target Energy Entrepreneurs?

I know that SPACs are the new darling for investors. Lots of rich and famous celebrities have gone all-in on SPACs, and tech entrepreneurs think that SPACs are a golden-egg-laying goose. But I need to be…

Live Interview About Current Technology Adoption in Energy

I have relocated to Nantucket this summer to ride out these surreal times. The birds start talking at 4:10am, the sun is up by 5am. My first stop is to warm up the espresso machine…this…

Venture Capital Advice for CleanTech and Energy Business Founders

This one’s going to be a little heavy on cheesy analogies, but bear with me. Sometimes that’s the best way to get the point across when talking about venture capital advice. So, you’re a diligent…