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Investment Support

Assessing the viability of sustainable technology ventures and making recommendations to increase the chance of investment success

Kite Power Systems next generation renewable wind energy technology

Kite Power Systems next generation renewable wind energy technology

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CLT provides market, team and technology evaluation of cleantech ventures and their plans. We do this for prospective cleantech investors and corporate venturing groups; existing investors requiring portfolio reviews; and innovation funding and support agencies.

We undertake assessments of:

Venture progress – technical and commercial reports and planning support

Competitive strength – comparisons to alternative solutions

Market interest – including direct market interviews to review potential demand

CLT will highlight any critical gaps and issues, and make recommendations designed to help the venture move forward or de-risk its development project and market entry.

Our approach

CLT has a successful track record in cleantech venture assessments, and preparing its clients for the next stage of business development.

Our methodology includes three core elements:

  1. A framework of development stages – technology and commercial development is a continuum but we use well-defined points of progression to identify if sufficient progress has been made to de-risk the next stage of development. These stages can be linked to Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) if this is helpful for the investor.
  2. A set of business capabilities to assess – these typically include: market understanding, technology, product plans, sales and business development activity, operations, business plan, CEO, team, board, finance, and investment readiness.
  3. The calibration of each capability – against milestones expected for the cleantech venture’s stage of development. We use this to highlight any remaining gaps in technology and market readiness and to help prioritise future development and commercial actions.

C-Capture high efficiency carbon dioxide removal for industrial decarbonisation

C-Capture high efficiency carbon dioxide removal for industrial decarbonisation