VC Cleantech Investment – Up or Down?

77 cleantech acquisitions in Q1 2012. $1.81 billion in VC capital invested in 185 cleantech startups in Q1 2012. In dollars, this is less than Q1 2011. By number of deals, this is up from Q4 2011. So, is Clean-Tech on its way back up among investors? Is yo-yo federal policy slowing it down? Whaddup?

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Lottery vs. Entrepreneur – Same Risk?

The mega lottery media tsunami is back and bigger than ever with more than half a billion $dollars$ riding on the Mega Millions wave. Proponents of the lottery system might say this is a perfect way to raise state revenue. It’s voluntary unlike other forms of tax. Opponents might say the lottery is a fool’s game, preying on those least likely ...

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A Chance to Vote on the Next UVU-Themed Car

Voting opened today for the Wolverine iQ Scholarship Competition co-sponsored by Brent Brown Toyota Scion (a PilmerPR client) and Utah Valley University (UVU) Athletics. The finalists are impressive. You can vote on car wrap finalists once per day through Sunday, April 8 on the Brent Brown Toyota Facebook page: Facebook.com/BrentBrownToyota.

Brent Brown Toyota Scion will apply the design with the most votes to a 2012 Scion iQ for UVU Athletics’ use. They will also award the ...

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Jimmer is far from past tense in NBA

I chuckled when I read this headline today:

Is Jimmermania Over…?”

As Jimmer’s “partial” rookie season, without the benefit of training camp, winds down with the guard rich lackluster Sacramento Kings, some press are getting brutal with their assessment of Jimmer’s future in the NBA. They believe that his lack of playing time somehow brands him as an under-performer with a questionable pro ball future. ...

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Romney vs Obama: Social Communicators?

As Romney seems to emerge as the survivor of the 14th round of the Republican slug-fest of recent months, he has little time to recover as he directs his media fist to Obama’s well-funded corner of the ring. I’d be surprised if the President isn’t quite pleased with the blood and sweat, and money drenched towels piled up in Romney’s corner from his ...

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Salt Lake City Hosts Singapore Based Ecospec – Ocean Going Cleantech

Did you know these Singapore facts?

  • Four official languages: English, Chinese, Malay, Tamil
  • All school classes are taught in English
  • Singapore students rank top 5th in the world
  • Economy is known as the freest, most innovative, most business friendly
  • 14th largest exporter
  • 15th largest importer
  • Corruption free environment
  • Major SE Asia shipping hub

All of this from a sovereign city/state about 30 miles wide and less than that high with around ...

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Did Kisstixx "Nail It" w Mark Cuban on Shark Tank? – Paul Ahlstrom Chimes in

Want the same Public Relations awesome we gave Kisstixx founders?

On March 2nd I was with friends of Kisstixx founders Dallas and Mike for the big reveal of their appearance on Shark Tank on ABC TV.  300+ showed up for the party complete with refreshment, even gummy sharks, ...

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Whitney Houston Death Deemed Suicide in Toxicology Report

Would you be surprised if this headline was the finding from Whitney Houston’s autopsy? Thoughtful, and somber, fans have already considered it likely. This fan is not surprised, yet am saddened by the early flame-out of another brilliant Candle in the Wind. Yea…me too. I do think of Marilyn Monroe and Heath Ledger and Michael Jackson. All brilliant entertainers, all beautiful, all ...

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Cleantech Investment in 2011 Down, but Up…

While 2011 Cleantech investment in 2011 is down from 2010, there is a BIG silver lining.

San Diego Source reports that “In terms of investments made, venture capitalists dealing in clean technology across the country were nearly as active in 2011 as they were in 2010, but the total dollar value of their investments declined around 4.5 percent, according to an Ernst & Young LLP analysis.

The analysis was based on information from Dow Jones VentureSource, ...

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