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Cleantech Investment In United Kingdom Tops $36 Million In 3q13

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Markets open in 9 hrs 29 mins Cleantech Investment in United Kingdom Tops $36 Million in 3Q13 i3 Market Intelligence Platform Shows UKs Year-to-Date Investment Totals at $232 Million Press Release: Cleantech Group Inc. Wed, Oct 16, 2013 4:30 AM EDT Related Content SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Cleantech Group , provider of the i3 market intelligence platform and global consulting services, today released preliminary 3Q13 results from i3 . The firm reported that in the United Kingdom, clean technology venture investment during the quarter totaled $36 million, bringing the year-to-date total to $232 million. According to data in i3, United Kingdoms top deals and their investors were: Plaxica , an Advanced Materials company, raised $12.6 million from Imperial Innovations , NESTA , and Invesco Perpetual in a growth equity round Sefaira , an Energy Efficiency company, raised $9.2 million from Silicon Valley Bank , Braemar Energy Ventures , Chrysalix SET , and Hermes GPE in a debt & equity round Clean Air Power , a Transportation company, raised $7.8 million from Ervington Investments in a growth equity round Syrinix , a Water & Wastewater company, raised $3.1 million from Low Carbon Innovation Fund , Angel CoFund , and London Business Angel Network in a Series A round Synthace , an Advanced Materials company, raised $2 million from Sofinnova Partners in a seed round Efficiency continues to shine in 2013, leading the cleantech sector in terms of number of deals completed. Transportation saw considerable traction in Q3 2013, thanks in large part to Ubers $258 million funding round led by Google Ventures and TPG Capital, said Sheeraz Haji, Chief Executive Officer of Cleantech Group. Our i3 market intelligence platform reports that investor interest in software or cleanweb technologies is starting to scale, while the Agriculture and Advanced Materials sectors are making strong headway and are well-positioned to gain significant market traction in the years to come. i3 tracks the latest deals, trends, and insight into innovation, with data for over 22,000 companies across 18 sectors. The product also allows users to identify innovation clusters around the world, drill down into taxonomy for 18 sectors, and pursue company discovery. While the bulk of the data is only accessible by subscribers, a subset of data has recently been made available in i3. About Cleantech Group Inc. Cleantech Group helps clients accelerate sustainable innovation. The companys i3 market intelligence platform, which tracks over $7 billion of deal flow across 22,000 cleantech companies annually, allows subscribers to discover companies and explore resource technology trends strategically with proprietary real-time data. Cleantech Forums bring together thought leaders and innovators in the cleantech and sustainability ecosystem. The companys Advisory Services leverage expertise in designing and executing corporate strategies for sustainable growth and innovation sourcing.

Shopping Online: United Kingdom, Denmark And Sweden Have The Most Online Shoppers [Charts]

IBTimes/Lisa Mahapatra Nearly 60 percent of EU Internet users made purchases online in 2012, according to recently released data from Eurostat . Clothes and holiday accomodations are the most common online purchases, followed by books, according to the report. However, online grocery is yet to really catch on among Internet users in the EU. One in three EU Internet users reported buying clothes online, while fewer than one in 10 said that they had ordered food and groceries online. Among member states, the United Kingdom, Denmark and Sweden had the highest proportion of Internet users making purchases online. In Romania and Bulgaria, however, fewer than 20 percent of Internet users had made a single online purchase in the past year. Its important to keep in mind that there are still many EU countries in which a fairly large section of the population doesnt use the Internet. For example, in 2012, 65 percent of Greeks had never used the Internet . Heres the data released by Eurostat in an interactive map. Click on any EU country for more info on their online shopping habits: Here’s the total percentage of Internet users who shop online in each EU member country:

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