2008 AlwaysOn Going Green 100 Awards

Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) and its Global Network of Funds, the most active global cleantech investors, today announced that fifteen of their portfolio companies were recognized as finalists in the AlwaysOn 2008 Going Green 100 Awards honoring the top private cleantech companies.

The fifteen companies include: Synthetic Genomics, the overall winner; Biofuel Box and Greenfuel Technologies for Biofuels; CoalTek and GreatPoint Energy for Clean Energy; Glycos Bio and EoPlex Technologies for Clean Manufacturing; d.light design for Energy Efficiency and Management; Deeya Energy for Energy Storage Systems; Tesla Motors for Green Automobiles; ARXX Building Products for Green Materials; Genomatica for Green Nanotech/Genomics; and Bright Source Energy, Konarka, and SolarCity for Solar Energy. GoingGreen’s evaluation board reviewed more than 500 nominated companies and identified 100 global leaders. Since 2001, DFJ and its Global Network of Funds have invested in 57 cleantech companies worldwide.

“Our enthusiasm for cleantech is evident by our large and diversified energy investment portfolio, which we have built since 2001,” said Raj Atluru, Managing Director of DFJ. “With the DFJ Global Network, we have expanded our cleantech investing globally into China, India, Europe, and Israel. We continue to invest broadly across the sector in renewable energies such as solar and wind, advanced biofuels, energy storage, transportation, and energy efficiency.” DFJ Managing Director, Jennifer Fonstad, noted that, “Our investments span a range of innovative companies such as Tesla Motors and India-based Reva, the lowest priced urban electric vehicle in the world. We are also targeting underserved rural markets without access to electricity through d.light design’s innovative power and light solutions.”

Steve Jurvetson, Managing Director of DFJ, added, “Technology has no borders, and there are great ideas among entrepreneurs throughout the world. The DFJ Global Network is strategically positioned to help these teams make a difference.”

Both Raj Atluru and Steve Jurvetson will be presenting at GoingGreen, which takes place on September 15th-17th at Cavallo Point, San Francisco, CA. The winners will be honored at the event and featured in AlwaysOn’s quarterly print “blogozine” and on the AlwaysOn website at www.alwayson.goingon.com.

DFJ’s Global Network Cleantech Companies:

1. ActaCell, Austin, Texas

2. Advent Solar, Albuquerque, New Mexico

3. Arxx, Cobourg, Canada

4. Attero Recycling, Noida, India

5. Avantium, Amsterdam, Netherlands

6. BMG Seltec, Livermore, California

7. BioFuelBox, San Jose, California

8. Bright Source Energy, Oakland, California

9. Carbon Micro Battery, Irvine, California

10. CoalTek, Tucker, Georgia

11. Combarco, Moscow, Russia

12. Consolidated Energy, Salt Lake City, Utah

13. d.light design, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

14. Deeya Energy, Fremont, California

15. DynaPump, Inc., Houston, Texas

16. Ecore, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

17. EcoSmart Technologies, Alpharetta, Georgia

18. EcoSynergy, Burlingame, California

19. EdenIQ, Visalia, California

20. Ember Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts

21. EnerNOC, Boston, Massachusetts

22. Eoplex, Redwood City, California

23. Fat Spaniel Technologies, San Jose, California

24. Genomatica, San Diego, California

25. Glycos Biotechnologies, Houston, Texas

26. GreatPoint Energy, Cambridge, Massachusetts

27. GreenFuel Technologies Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts

28. HPL (High Power Lithium) S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland

29. Icynene, Toronto, Canada

30. Illumitex, Austin, Texas

31. Intematix Corporation, Fremont, California

32. Jing-Jin Electric, Beijing, California

33. Kaiima, Tel Aviv, Israel

34. Konarka Technologies, Lowell, Massachusetts

35. LumaSense Technologies, Santa Clara, California

36. Luminus Devices, Billerica, Massachusetts

37. Miartech, Shanghai, California

38. Microposite, Auburn Hills, Michigan

39. NanoTune, Mountain View, California

40. Nottingham International, Beijing, China

41. PPT Research, Allentown, Pennsylvania

42. Petra Solar, South Plainfield, New Jersey

43. Plextronics, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

44. Precursor Energetics, Menlo Park, California

45. Primet Precision Materials, Ithaca, New York

46. Prudent Energy, Beijing, China

47. Reva Electric Car Company, Bangalore, India

48. Sea Micro, Santa Clara, California

49. Seven Seas Water, Tampa, Florida

50. Solar Junction, San Jose, California

51. SolarCity, Foster City, California

52. Solicore, Lakeland, Florida

53. Synthetic Genomics, La Jolla, California

54. Tang Wind Energy (HT Blade), Beijing, China

55. Tesla Motors, San Carlos, California

56. Think Global AS, Oslo, Norway

57. Wasatch Wind, Heber City, Utah

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