Thursday, May 21, 2009

All About Stimulus Funding

My most recent Globe column was about how cleantech companies are chasing stimulus funding that's just starting to flow from DC. From that piece:

    "Emerging technology companies in the energy space are landing in Washington like locusts," says Mitch Tyson, chief executive of Advanced Electron Beams, a Wilmington start-up that is just now hiring Holland & Knight LLP to handle its lobbying.

    Hemant Taneja, a venture capitalist at Cambridge-based General Catalyst Partners, says that all of the energy-related companies in his portfolio are hiring government relations specialists and lobbyists: "This is a $10,000-a-month expense that could yield significant capital for our businesses, which are really capital-intensive."

Mass High Tech did a similar story recently, which was part of a much bigger package on stimulus funding. Lots of great advice and resources there...

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