David Gold's Articles

- November 09, 2012

Now That the Cleantech Hype is Gone, the Real Venture Investment Opportunity Begins

The bubble has burst. The hype and euphoria of 2008 and 2009 is a distant memory. Fueled in part by the externality of the stimulus handouts from the stimulus package, and the (now...

- December 19, 2011

A Cleantech VC Unconvinced of Man-made Climate Change

Go ahead -- call me a hypocrite. I claim to be a cleantech venture capitalist yet I tell you here and now that I am not convinced of anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change (aka...

- November 15, 2011

Feeling Blue About Green? Reasons for Cleantech Optimism

There are so many easy reasons to be a pessimist today: the world financial crisis, the discord and dysfunction in Washington, and the almost certain doom that many scientists claim...

- September 30, 2011

Top 5 Things Cleantech Entrepreneurs Fail to Understand About Raising Venture Capital

After decades of venture capital investment, growth and exit, the traditional focus areas of venture capital (such as IT, web and software) have developed strong entrepreneurial ecosystems....

- March 18, 2011

Renewable Energy Standards: Savvy or Silly?

State renewable energy standards have gained momentum over the past decade with 29 states having put in place various types of standard mandates and five more having implemented voluntary...

- December 03, 2010

Election Does Not Spell Cleantech Doom

With the recent "shellacking" (as President Obama referred to the election results) of the Democratically controlled Congress, much of the buzz in the cleantech space has been doom...

- October 25, 2010

The Rodney Dangerfield of Cleantech

Wind turbines stand tall and mesmerize with their motion. Solar cells bask in the sparkling sun. Meanwhile, hidden down in the dark dirty underworld, a compelling technology sits quietly...

- September 28, 2010

Cleantech Stimulus Still Not Stimulating

The stimulus bill along with the $31B cleantech element focused on grants and loan guarantees through the Department of Energy was passed into law over 18 months ago.

David Gold

David Gold

David Gold serves as the lead Partner for Clean Technology investments. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with Special Honors from the University of Colorado and was a National Science Foundation Fellow while...

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