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Virgin Green Fund to Raise Second Fund

Virgin Green Fund, the venture fund partly backed by British investor Richard Branson, seeks to raise $300 million by year-end for a second fund, the Virgin Green Fund II LP.

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The Week Green Energy: China’s Green Shadow

The U.S. may have lead the IT revolution but it’s clear China is intent on leading the green revolution. The contrast between the two countries is stark when it comes to green energy. While Congress dithered over the passage of a renewable energy / climate change this spring and summer, China invested $11.5 billion in…

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Virgin’s Richard Branson Emerges As Investor in Solazyme

A little more than month after announcing a $52 million Series D, South San Francisco, Calif.,-based biofuel developer Solazyme is releasing names of some of the boldface investors that joined its latest funding round.

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Yahoo! Europe former Managing Director Toby Coppel is joining Richard Branson’s cleantech-focused private equity fund Virgin Green Fund as a partner in London. The move is yet another indication of how straight technologists are going green and heading to cleantech ventures.

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Details Emerge on Soros� $1bn Green Investment

Michael Vachon, George Soros‘ spokesperson, got back to us. He tells us that details are still being finalized on how the $1 billion will be managed. Will it be via Soros Fund Management, or a yet-to-be-formed dedicated investment company? “No decision has been made,” he writes in an email to GER. On the investment style,…

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