I  Cleantech Open


     Office Locations:

525 S Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: 888-989-6736
Fax: 650-456-2222



  • Seed



  • Energy & Clean Tech



    The Cleantech Open is a not-for-profit organization that runs the world's largest accelerator for cleantech startups. The accelerator's mission is to find, fund and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today's most urgent energy, environmental and economic challenges. Since its inception in 2006, the Cleantech Open has awarded over $6 million in cash and services. The 865 participating companies in the accelerator's programs have raised more than $900 million in external capital. Cleantech Open's programs include their Accelerator and Business Competition, Global Ideas Competition, and the Global Cleantech Innovation Program (GCIP). Since 2005, more than 70% of their reporting U.S. alumni companies are still operating and have collectively raised over $1.2B in external funding Most startups in their program have less than $1.5MM in funding from private investors or less than $10MM in funding from family, friends, and grants.

    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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    Ian Foraker Western Region Director
    Jessica Smothermon Director of Operations
    Ken Hayes Executive Director
    Kevin Braithwaite Vice President of Global Programs


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