Tuesday, 5 May 2015
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Oct 21 2009 | 1:24pm ET
India’s Prithvi Sustainability Innovation and Technology Fund, the latest player in the country’s burgeoning cleantech market, plans to invest $150 million in companies addressing air, water and soil contamination.
The fund is promoted by Shankar Rele, CEO of the investment consulting firm ICEStartups.com, and Parmod Sheddy.
Rele told VCCircle they expect a first close of $100 million by January 2010, and a final close in March. The fund will tap U.S. and UK investors including institutions, individuals and hedge funds. At the same time, says Rele, the fund is in negotiations with potential investee companies and will make its first investments following the January close.
Potential investee companies including those in biofuels, air and water pollution management, soil conservation and organic farming, renewable, solid waste management, biomass combustion and more.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…