CICC's Cleantech Delegation to Israel is arriving next week and now has some of the leading investors and industry players joining a four day Mission to uncover Israel's cleantech and innovation landscape. While global economic recession is affecting industries and investment climate worldwide, Israel's cutting-edge technology and R&D efforts in energy, water, agro-technology and renewables has US VCs intrigued with curiosity and excitement.
This delegation is the effort of the California Israel Chamber of Commerce Cleantech Initiative, a partnership between California and Israeli industry players and policy leaders designed to explore collaboration and co-investment opportunities in this thriving sector. It is supported by Silicon Valley Bank, Vantage Point Venture Partners, Perkins Coie, Israel Cleantech Ventures and Jeffries.
some of the firms on board include:
Sempra Generation, 21 Ventures, Jeffries, Amadeus Capital, Good Energies, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, RIG Investments, US Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures, Vantage Point Venture Partners, Musea Ventures, Virgin Green Funds, Battery Ventures, Canaan Partners, Alon Ventures, Jabil Circuit, Texas A&M University Foundation, Navitas Capital Group and more.
While the visits of the group will be mostly private, CICC will host the Cleantech track at the IVA Conference(Israel's Venture Capital Association). Visiting Silicon Valley delegates such as John Denniston (KPCB), Atiq Raza (Khosla Ventures) and Alan Salzman (Vantage Point Venture Partners) will share their perspective on the cleantech industry, policy, R&D and cross-border collaborations.
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