Wind turbines and solar panels are great for extracting “free” energy from the environment, especially in remote areas with no access to the power grid. But their big limitation is that they’re intermittent—they supply electricity only when the wind is blowing... Read more »
Last month, we told you about the Global Talent Retention Initiative’s report that Michigan is poised to become a hot spot for global talent because of its popularity with international students, particularly those studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
With... Read more »
We are all set for another great event in Boston. “Healthcare Gets Personal” is about the convergence of genomics, analytics, and portable/wearable devices in driving healthcare, personal medicine, and behavior change.
It’s all taking place at Google’s offices in Kendall Square... Read more »
As the IPO counter continues to roll, the EY accounting firm says it estimates 2013 will ring up a total of 222 U.S. IPOs (or maybe 223), with cumulative proceeds generating a total of about $59.7 billion.
EY has counted 211... Read more »
Investment is down, new capacity is up, and negative press has everyone twisted and turned around—it’s been a roller coaster ride for the cleantech industry.
That ride’s not likely to stop any time soon, from what I saw last week at... Read more »
A quick trip through some cleantech, software, and materials fundraising news around the region:
—FirstFuel Software, which specializes in energy-efficiency analysis for commercial buildings, has raised an $8.5 million Series B investment. The Lexington, MA-based company says new... Read more »
Savient Pharmaceutials was finally able to woo some buyers and stoke up its price. Unfortunately, all that action took place in bankruptcy.
Bridgewater, NJ-based Savient said today that it’s reached a deal to sell itself to Crealta Pharmaceuticals, a recently-created specialty... Read more »
It doesn’t seem like the “most wonderful time of the year” when you’re trapped in a slow vehicular death march in a mall parking garage, looking for that one available spot—as the radio station blares “The Little Drummer Boy” for the... Read more »
When I requested an interview last week with Stoodle CEO Arjun Mehta, the startup’s PR rep told me he wouldn’t be free until Sunday.
The reason? He was busy studying for the SAT.
“It went pretty well,” Mehta told me after... Read more »
[Updated 11:05 am] What does $10 million buy you in alternative energy and transportation?
Not much, these days. But if you’re XL Hybrids, it gets you about halfway to profitability. At least if you believe co-founder and president... Read more »