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Q1 2016 Innovation Monitor


i3 Connect's Quarterly Innovation Monitors review the high level investment, innovation trends and key transactions happening globally across the cleantech theme. 

The key takeaways for Q1 2016 are:

  • A strong start for cleantech in 2016 as Q1 shows a second quarter of consecutive growth in both dollars and deal volume for the first time since 1Q11. The growth in deal volume, specifically, comes on the heels of 9 consecutive quarters of decline as dollars were concentrated in bigger growth stage deals.
  • Mobility services continue to rake in investment as Lyft and Uber raised a further $1.2 billion between them.
  • Other successful sectors include Agriculture and Food, where more deals are being made despite stagnation of the total dollar investment in this sector.
  • 1Q16 also continued the trend, since 2012, of corporates co-investing more often in cleantech start-ups. However, this seems to have led to a lower overall proportion of deals with corporate participation.

All of the data for the Quarterly Innovation Monitors comes from our Global database and network, i3 Connect. Take it for a test drive by registering for a free version here.