ED  CleanStart


     Office Locations:

801 K Street, 28th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-231-0770



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Energy & Clean Tech



    CleanStart is an initiative of the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA), designed to accelerate the development of clean energy technology ventures within the Greater Sacramento Region. CleanStart was born out of an innovative needs assessment study that was jointly funded and managed by the California Energy Com-mission, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, and the McClellan Technology Incubator. CleanStart looks to stimulate the development and success of early-stage companies that will provide the next generation of clean, renewable, and efficient energy technology by helping these companies assemble solid management teams, secure adequate funding, and accelerate the commercialization of sound product ideas into the market. Through this mission, CleanStart will create jobs and wealth for the greater Capitol Corridor region and new products to help society be more sustainable. The 2012 CleanStart Progress Report revealed Sacramento regions' clean tech companies to have generated revenue exceeding $1.5 Billion in 2011.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Gary D. Simon Chairman
    Ken Bossung Board Member
    Mark Henwood Board Member


    Portfolio companies include:

      Airco Mechanical
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      Altergy Systems
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      Bloo Solar
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      Blue Oak Energy
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      Cardinal Glass
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      Clipper Creek
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      Jadoo Power
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      Octus Energy
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      PureAire Technologies
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      Solar Depot
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