"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us; we were all going directly to Heaven, we were all going the other way."
- Silver nanoparticle ink producer NanoMas raised a $3.2mm Series A, with $1.5mm from BASF. Earthrise Capital Partners and NanoMaterials Investors LLC also participated.
- VentureWire reported that waste heat capture developer ElectraTherm has raised a $2.6mm Series A round, led by Interlaken LLC and friends and family.
- PE Week Wire reported that Solexant (a "well-funded startup") has raised $18.17mm in Series B financing from Trident Capital, Firelake Capital, Medley Partners and X/Seed Capital.
Other news and notes: Water markets to rise quickly... I hereby extend the same offer to Fisker
that I made to Tesla -- give me a loaner for a while, and I'll write about my test drives in what I promise will be very glowing terms!... Here are your California Clean Tech Open winners
... Here's a really good overview
of angel investing and investors... Finally, as if you needed any more reason to watch Jon Stewart