Hello Cleantech Connects Companies, Investors

Do you — or someone you know — pilot a renewable energy/green enterprise in need of funding? Say hello to Hello Cleantech, a new “capital matchmaking” program from Kachan & Co. aimed at connecting worthy green businesses with like-minded investors.

The program is an outgrowth of Kachan’s work as an analysis and consulting firm focused on helping investors and venture capitalists make informed decisions on global cleantech. The Hello Cleantech program is open to new or established cleantech innovation companies in all regions currently seeking equity financing of any amount at any financing stage, including early stage or growth capital.

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Once a number of companies fill out an online form and agree to the program’s terms and conditions, Kachan will review the applications and accept those companies they believe will be attractive to venture investors. Criteria include — but are not limited to —  innovation, differentiation vs. competitors, market opportunity and apparent ability to execute.

Companies accepted into the Hello Cleantech program (as you might imagine) enter into an agreement to pay a finder’s fee upon the successful completion of an agreement with a prospective investor or customer resulting from an introduction facilitated by the program. More information is available online.

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Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.


  • Reply June 11, 2011


    Finder’s fees? I think not. Reputable VCs/Angels will not work with companies who use them.

  • Reply June 13, 2011


    Finder’s fees are absolutely standard in professional investment. And they can be significant. The Toronto Stock Exchange, for instance, provides for fees up to 7% without Exchange approval, and higher with approval.

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