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Cyndx Insights: Sustainable Energy & Biotech

Cyndx Insights: Sustainable Energy & Biotech

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Renewable and sustainable energy are at the forefront of global discussion as the resources for traditional fuels are becoming scarce and expensive.

With advancements in biotechnology, the alternative approaches to fuel and energy could lie within the agricultural and biochemical industries.

We take a look at the activity in the sector and who’s taking a position in the next generation of energy fuels.

 

Investment Activity

Cyndx Finder identified 500 companies active in the sustainable energy and biotech markets.  With a median company age of 11 years, we have seen 32 acquisitions and a median acquisition price of $580M.

The most recent acquisition in this sector was October 2018 when FMAV (which specializes in event-driven technologies in Canada was acquired by PSAV.

The most recent funding in this sector has seen rounds raising between $1.8M and $2.17M.

 

The Key Players

Kleiner Perkins has made 15 notable investments into 3 of its portfolio companies which can be discovered through Cyndx.  ARCH Venture Partners and Khosla Ventures have collectively made 23 investments into just 6 of their portfolio companies.

 

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