Significant venture exits were also realized through IPOs in the Energy
Efficiency, Agriculture, Biofuels & Biochemicals, and Water sectors:
Energy Efficiency: Control4,
a Utah-based developer of home automation products and software
solutions, raised $64 million in its IPO on the NASDAQ. The company
was backed by Foundation Capital, GSV Capital, Cisco Systems, Signal
Peak Ventures, and others.
Bio Innovations, a California-based developer of natural weed,
pest, and plant disease management products, raised $57 million in its
IPO on the NASDAQ. The company was backed by Wavepoint Ventures, Clean
Pacific Ventures, Mitsui, and others.
Biofuels & Biochemicals: Intrexon,
a California-based developer of synthetic biology technology solutions
for industries including energy, food, water and medicine, raised $160
million in its IPO on the NYSE. The company was backed by Third
Security, NewVa Capital Partners, and others.
a France-based provider of industrial wastewater treatment for the oil
& gas and chemicals industries, raised $26 million in its IPO on the
Euronext Paris. The company was backed by Climate Change Capital, and
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