First published on the Cleantech Investor website, 9th December 2013
Canadian research firm Kachan & Co has published its predictions for the cleantech industry in 2014. It anticipates a broad cleantech recovery, the rise of crowdfunding, risk to EV growth rates and surprises in rare earth element industry profits.
Gradual recovery in 2014?
Kachan finds parallels between the cleantech wave and other technology booms of the last 50 years, and a number of reasons for optimism when comparing the cycles. A recent downturn in venture capital investing in cleantech becomes less threatening, Kachan asserts, when viewed in the historical context of how venture capital always spikes early in emerging categories, later to be augmented with other sources of capital.