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World’s Largest Online Cleantech Marketplace Launches

The world’s largest cleantech marketplace OnGreen ( this week debuted its website, a comprehensive destination for cleantech professionals, connecting cleantech businesses and entrepreneurs with investors, expertise and resources.

The site has already attracted some 250 start-ups in the cleantech space from more than 35 countries, representing around US$1.9 billion in funding opportunities.

The OnGreen platform is divided into three areas:

Deal Marketplace – Where entrepreneurs seek funding for their cleantech businesses and investors make use of the search and filter capabilities to streamline dealflow.

Patent Exchange – Where inventors and companies post their intellectual property for sale or licensing and allow outside investors and enabling service providers to review them.

Expert Community – Where business and technology experts promote their expertise, collaborate with their peers, engage in opportunity evaluations, share due diligence and make themselves available for mentoring, contract work or even employment.

“The nature of today’s global cleantech market is that innovation doesn’t always occur where capital is available,” says OnGreen CEO Nikhil R. Jain. “As a global platform, OnGreen overcomes the physical separation between innovation, capital and expertise and helps speed the time from idea to commercialization.”

OnGreen is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and is backed by China Southern Hong Kong Investment Ltd.

Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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