Pouring More Venture Capital into Water
U.S. venture capital investments in water treatment technologies—still a small segment of VC overall—doubled in 2010 over levels in 2009 and 2008, according to a MoneyTree report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association. Investors are beginning to pay more attention to both the opportunities and risks presented by a potential global shortage of fresh water.
2008: $54 million-10 deals
2009 : $57 million-14 deals
2010: $114 million-18 deals