October 24, 2013

Cleantech Trends – Marmite, Lusties, and Energy Efficiency Domination of CleanTech

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Marmite, Lusties, and Energy Efficiency Domination of CleanTech2013 Global Cleantech 100 by Sector

Cleantech Trends

We love October because this is the month that the Cleantech Group publishes the Global Cleantech 100 List! Who made the “lust list”, who are the “marmites”? What are the latest cleantech trends?

 

Celebrating Innovative Cleantech Companies

No one is better positioned than the Cleantech Group, provider of the i3 market intelligence platform and global consulting services, to investigate and bring forth exposés on the top private cleantech companies sectors spanning Energy Efficiency, Biofuels & Biochemicals, Conventional Fuels, Smart Grid, Transportation, and Water & Wastewater. (more…)

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June 6, 2013

Reporting on the Internet of Things

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Reporting on the Internet of Things

The most viable IoT: Healthcare IT, Energy Efficiency, and Enablement technologies, this and more in the new Silicon Valley Bank report.

 

 

The Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) strategic advisory experts have just put out a new report on the Internet of Things. This analysis explores the market forces, financing dynamics, and then looks at niche markets such as enablement, connected healthcare, and energy efficiency.

 

The Internet of Things (IoT) was coined by then product manager at Procter & Gamble, Kevin Ashton, back in 1999. Kevin wrote that “If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things—using data they gathered without any help from us—we would be able to track and count everything, and greatly reduce waste, loss and cost. We would know when things needed replacing, repairing or recalling, and whether they were fresh or past their best. The Internet of Things has the potential to change the world, just as the Internet did. Maybe even more so.”

 

The SVB’s IoT report covers advancement in technology that has poised the IoT for a renaissance, and looks at the promise and hurdles ahead. It calls out the gap between the offering of large tech companies and the areas where growth is strongest. And it states that investors are shying away from IoT technologies until the benefits can be quantified.

 

Niche Spotlight - Enablement IoT report SVB

The IoT encompasses a vast number of sectors such as Communication, Connected Healthcare, Monitoring, Enablement, Energy and Environment, Meter/Utilities, Enterprise and IT, Heavy Industry, Retail and Commerce, Smart Buildings, and more.

 

IoT companies are faced with funding challenges. Venture Capital funding of IoT is facing imbalances in supply and demand. There are more angel or seed financed companies now than there are institutional funds to continue to fund them as they move into series A stage.

 

SVB reports that to successfully bring a product to market and expand (Series C and beyond), $30M+ in total invested capital is required on average. Lack of investment may be attributed to things like s hardware development, inventory management, long sales cycles, and/or slower than expected up-take.

 

The most viable business cases have been in Healthcare IT, Energy Efficiency, and Enablement technologies. IoT enablement technologies are the base upon which all other IoT products are built, and while experiencing strong growth, these are also experiencing increased cost of goods sold and operating expenses.

 

There are certainly great socio-economic benefits to come from the Internet of Things. Capital to fuel the innovation will continue to be allotted slowly as investors watch for proven quantifiable business cases.

 

Read the full SVB Internet of Things report online.

 

About SVB Analytics Strategic Advisory Service

For over 30 years, SVB has been at the center of the venture capital world, reviewing business models and providing valuation services to thousands of early-stage disruptive companies. Because of this, SVB Analytics’ strategic advisory service has access to unique data that allows us to make both grounded valuations of companies, and forecasts of new markets that help investors evaluate opportunities with leading early-stage businesses.

 

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April 16, 2013

Recruiting Priorities: Energy Efficiency, Information Technology, and Targeted Advertising Software Jobs 4-16-2013

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Redfish Technology Tuesday Jobs Madness

 

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This week our top recruiting priorities are Energy Efficiency, Information Technology, and Targeted Advertising Software: Senior Sales Executive – Energy Efficiency; Lead Software Engineer, Python and Senior Sales Executive – Mobile Financial Services; Senior Cisco Network Engineer – Information Technology; Senior SW Design Engineer – Travel Website-Sharing; Web Application Engineer – Targeted Advertising Software; Java Engineer – Biometrics Software; and (more…)

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April 2, 2013

Recruiting Priorities: eLearning, Mobile, Software, & Energy Efficiency Jobs 4-2-2013

April 2, 2013 Redfish Jobs Wordle

Recruiting Priorities: eLearning, Mobile, Software, & Energy Efficiency Jobs

Redfish Technology Tuesday Jobs Madness

 

This week our top recruiting priorities are in eLearning, Mobile, Software, & Energy Efficiency: Director of Marketing & Partnership Manager – eLearning; Implementation Consultant – PPM Software Solutions; Technical Lead Engineer, Lead Build-Software Configuration Engineer, & SDK Product Manager – Mobile; QA Engineer – 3D Modeling Software; DevOps Engineer – Cloud-Grid Computing; Senior Sales Executive – Energy Efficiency; and (more…)

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December 18, 2012

Priority Energy & Renewables Jobs from Redfish Technology 12/18/2012

Priority Energy & Renewables Jobs from Redfish Technology 12/18/2012

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This week our top energy and renewables recruiting priorities are: Business Development in Energy Efficiency; Mechanical Engineer in Clean Energy; Product Design Engineer in Energy Storage; Strategic Sales Manager in Solar; and (more…)

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