Press for General Catalyst

Taking advantage of abundant energy in the nation, such as wind and solar, and making profits, with Hemant Taneja, General Catalyst Partners managing director.

Americans are gloomy about future costs for energy and the vast majorities are taking steps to reduce their personal energy costs, but they see economic benefits to emerging energy-saving technologies that they think will create jobs and strengthen the economy, according to a new survey released today.

Hemant Taneja, the venture capitalist who helped create the New England Clean Energy Council in 2007, is involved with a new trade group that makes its debut this week: the Advanced Energy Economy. The Washington- and Palo Alto- based organization hopes to knit together state and regional associations, and serve as a new national voice for the cleantech industry.

We’re gearing up for a very interesting panel discussion next Monday, September 26, in downtown Boston. And the program just got even more interesting.
Xconomy is organizing a venture chat around the theme of “Consumers, the Cloud, and Beyond—New Rules for Innovation,” which will tackle hard questions about what entrepreneurs and investors need to think about in the current era of Internet and cloud startups (and the “consumerization” of enterprise software). The main panel includes Larry Bohn of General Catalyst Partners, Jeff Fagnan of Atlas Venture, and Rich Levandov from Avalon Partners. David Patrick, the CEO of Boston mobile-app firm Apperian, will moderate.