Energy Innovations Inc.

Energy Innovations was founded in 2001 with a mission to deliver cost effective, grid-competitive solar electric power by using High Concentration Photovoltaics (HCPV). Bill Gross is the founder of Energy Innovations, an original concept developed at Idealab. The company is privately held.

The company has its headquarters in Poway, California, USA. As of now, the company is concentrating exclusively on US markets and as the initial few phases of development complete and successful, the company hopes to expand to foreign territories. 

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Appirio Inc.

Appirio is a cloud solution provider. It was founded in 2006 and has its offices in U.S. & Japan. It is backed by GGV & Sequoia Capital. Appirio was recognized as one of America’s Most Promising Startups by BusinessWeek & as On-Demand Company of the year by AlwaysOn.

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Zyvex Technologies Inc.

Zyvex Technologies was founded by James R. Von Ehr II in 1997. Zyvex was the first molecular nanotechnology company. The company provides provide tools, instrumentation, and applications to serve the semiconductor and advanced research markets. The is a privately held company.

The company is based out of Texas, USA. A component of Zyvex technologies – Zyvex Asia has an office based in Singapore. Zyvex Performance materials has spun out of Zyvex technologies and has an office located in Columbus, Ohio. The company employs more than 50 people and also has offices in Bothell, Washington, and Rapid City, South Dakota.

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Exatec LLC

Exatec, LLC was founded in 1998 to develop enabling technologies for polycarbonate window glazing systems in the automotive market. Exatec is a glazing and plasma coatings system technology developer that licenses its technology to parts makers and suppliers. Exatec, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation) Innovative Plastics.

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Nanosys Inc.

Nanosys was founded by Larry Block, a serial entrepreneur in 2001 to innovate and find solutions to challenges faced by electronic manufacturers. The product R&D has resulted in more than 700 patents and patent applications for the company’s discoveries.

This is a privately held company. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, USA. The company has close to 100 employees . The company has another facility in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

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Oerlikon Solar

Oerlikon Solar offers equipment and turnkey manufacturing lines for the mass production of thin film silicon solar modules. The company had its origin in 1984, in the PV Lab of The Neuchatel Institute of Microengineering (IMT) in Switzerland where Dr. Aravind Shah initiated work on thin film solar technologies. In 2003, Oerlikon founded its own R&D lab and entered thin film silicon PV. This is a publicly traded company and is listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange.
The company has its headquarters in Trübbach, Switzerland. The company has as many as 700 employees in 13 locations worldwide, a number of factories in production around the globe and maintains sales and service centers in the USA, Europe, China, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore and Japan. Revenue of the company in 2010 stood at USD 297.6 mn.

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Astrowatt Inc.

Astrowatt is a privately held company engaged in developing solar cells. The company is based in Texas, USA and was founded in July, 2006. 

Astrowatt claims to have developed two technologies that lower c-Si cell manufacturing cost per watt by 50% over other c-Si high-efficiency cell manufacturer's roadmaps and 30% below leading thin film technology roadmap targets.

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RavenBrick is a clean tech company that provides solar-control windows. The company claims that the solar-control windows reduce energy costs by up to 50% in most buildings and facilitates improvement over previous windows in functionality and cost. RavenBrick, LLC was formed in January 2007. The company’s mission is to provide the customers with clean, non-toxic nanotechnology construction and window materials. RavenBrick has its headquarters at Denver, Colorado (USA). The numbers of employees in this private company are 14 and still growing. 

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Jamcracker Inc.

Jamcracker was founded in 1999 by KB Chandrasekhar (Exodus founder) with the vision of aggregating the delivery, administration, and support of third party hosted services. Over the past decade the company has developed a services delivery network that includes cloud service providers, carriers, MSPs, and Resellers. Company's specilaities include Cloud Services Brokerage enablement, Cloud provider distribution, Cloud Services Ecosystems, Cloud Services Distribution enablement. 

The company is privately held, with headquarters in Santa Clara, California; development and operations in Bangalore, India; and presence in all major geographies around the world. Jamcracker is led by a management team with experience in enterprise applications, internet hosting services, outsourcing, IT services, cloud services, security solutions, online transaction systems, and channels.  

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Better Place Inc

Better Place is an American company that aims to reduce global dependency on petroleum through the creation of a market-based transportation infrastructure that supports electric vehicles. The company was launched, as Project Better Place, by Shai Agassi on October 29, 2007.

This is a privately held company. As of January 2011 it has already raised USD 700 million and about a third was spent in setting up the battery switch stations. Also several countries and states have offered tax breaks. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. The company has offices in Australia, China, Japan, Denmark, Israel, North America and European Union. 

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