My Granddad Flew the First Real Live Not a Test Drone Flight in 1944, in 2021 We Invested in DroneBase as our first Energy Transition Ventures Deal

June 15, 2021 // Neal Dikeman
Energy Transition Ventures just announced its first investment in – drones, joining Union Square Ventures, Upfront Ventures, Hearst Ventures and several others in one of …
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What Will Happen in the Energy Transition?

January 25, 2021 // Neal Dikeman
See What is the Energy Transition?, A Brief History of the Rise of the Term Energy Transition, N Dikeman,, 2020; and What is Cleantech? …
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The Digital Electrochemical Future of Mobility

January 18, 2021 // Neal Dikeman
In 2018 a KPMG survey showed that most auto executives still believed hydrogen fuel cell cars are going to win and EVs are going to fail …
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Understanding Cap and Trade: Why It Has Been the Option of Choice

July 19, 2019 // Neal Dikeman
In the run up to Copenhagen and the debate over Waxman-Markey, I think it’s worth laying out some of the key debating points on how …
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It is a Long Lane that Never Turns – Agtech Angel Investing 100 Years Ago

February 7, 2018 // Neal Dikeman
100 years ago my great grandparents were also angel investors – in Infrastructure, Media and Bee tech They invested in media, ag / cleantech, and infrastructure.  …
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The Rules in Cleantech

July 7, 2009 // Neal Dikeman
I’ve now been asked enough times, that at the risk of destroying what little edge Jane Capital may have in cleantech, I finally got around …
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The REAL Story on Moore’s Law for Solar

April 22, 2009 // Neal Dikeman
All new industries seem to think they deserve a Moore’s Law. The photovoltaic solar really, really thinks it deserves one, since it kind of sort of …
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Cleantech Venture Capitalists Beware – What You Don’t Know About Energy Can Kill You

October 13, 2008 // Neal Dikeman
Oil prices quietly (at least in the cleantech world), slipped below $80 last week, off some 50% from its highs a few months ago. Did …
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