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Northwest Energy Angels renamed Element 8 as group invests $3.8M in 2013

Northwest Energy Angels, the cleantech investment organization, today took on a new name: Element 8. The group’s decision to rebrand itself, announced today at its annual Cleantech Leadership Forum, came about after members decided to strip any references to location (Northwest) and specific technology (energy) in the name. “Simply put, we continue to see deal flow… Read More

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Northwest Energy Angels invest record $4.7 Million in 2012

Despite decreasing overall venture capital investments in cleantech worldwide, Northwest Energy Angels announced today that its members invested $4,696,500 in 15 clean technology companies in 2012— eight new and seven follow-on investments — marking the single biggest investment year since NWEA was founded back in 2006. That’s a big increase from the $1.3 million the group invested for all… Read More

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Northwest Energy Angels funding of cleantech clears $1M for 2012

Cleantech funding appears to be alive and well in the earth-friendly Pacific Northwest. The cleantech investment organization Northwest Energy Angels, or NWEA, reports that it has just exceeded $1 million in venture capital funding for bio-friendly companies in the region. A total of six cleantech companies received $1,132,000 from the NWEA during the first half… Read More

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Angel groups in Seattle: How they’re doing, what they cost

Over the past three days, GeekWire Chief Business Officer Rebecca Lovell and I both have moderated panels about the state of angel financing in Seattle. The discussions have been lively, and fun. [Previously: Angel mind meld: What early-stage investors really want] But, at the end of the day, what entrepreneurs really want to know is where… Read More