SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Cleantech Network™ today announced the acquisition of cleantech industry trade publication Inside Greentech. Dallas Kachan, the founder and publisher of Inside Greentech, joins the Cleantech team effective immediately as Managing Director, Cleantech Media™, LLC, a new Cleantech Network™ company.
Inside Greentech (http://www.insidegreentech.com) is a respected online publication covering the latest technology and business developments across the clean technology investment category. Its editorial style and in-depth coverage across sectors such as biofuels, solar, wind power, fuel cells, electric vehicles, water, advanced materials, green chemistry and more has attracted an audience of more than 150,000 unique readers in just 10 months. Inside Greentech has quickly become a daily information source for investors, enterprise customers, service providers, consultants, utilities, vendors, distributors, analysts and other professionals at the forefront of the cleantech category.
"The acquisition of Inside Greentech, as well as the insight and leadership skills of Dallas Kachan, will provide the Cleantech Network™ with a strong platform to reach wider audiences and deliver top-tier information, research and marketing products and services,” said John Balbach, Managing Partner and head of the Cleantech Network™’s San Francisco office. “We welcome Dallas to the team and look forward to introducing a full suite of media services that are sure to enhance our world class research, thought leadership and investment services.”
Since October of 2006, Inside Greentech has been presenting daily reporting of industry developments worldwide, as well as investigative features, interviews, web-based seminars, newsletters, cleantech sector deal tracking, staff blogs and an industry gossip column.
“We can now offer a wider portfolio of products and services leveraging Cleantech Network™’s industry-shaping data, research services and market-leading Cleantech Forum™ series of global events,” said Dallas Kachan, founder and publisher of Inside Greentech. “Working within the Cleantech Network™ family of companies also provides enhanced resources, scalability and global reach for developing the category’s most integrated media platform.”
Inside Greentech will be rebranded as Cleantech.com, the flagship publication of Cleantech Media. The unit will be based in Cleantech Network™’s San Francisco office, and draw upon resources in the Cleantech Network™’s Ann Arbor, London, Toronto and Beijing offices.
Before founding Inside Greentech, Kachan was an editor and reporter for Canada's national news service the Canadian Press, covering science, environmental and business issues. He has also held top marketing jobs at a number of high-technology startups including SoftArc (acquired by OpenText), Caspian Networks and Ambient Software. Kachan is a frequent speaker at industry events and he recently chaired panels at GreenVest 2007 and the California Cleantech Open.
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About the Cleantech Network™
The Cleantech Network™ provides insight, opportunities and builds relationships that catalyze and accelerate market adoption and commercialization of clean technologies globally. The Cleantech Network™ family of companies founded the cleantech investment category and through its membership services brings together investors, executives, thought leaders, policy makers, and entrepreneurs to facilitate the growth of cleantech globally through business units including the Cleantech Indices™, Cleantech Search™ and Cleantech Media™. Since introducing cleantech as a successful investment category in 2002, the efforts of the Cleantech Network™ companies have spawned a new investment class with an annual growth rate exceeding 50 percent, with more than $4.1 billion in venture capital invested in North America, Europe and China in 2006.