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Algae Biofuel Developer Sapphire Scores Monsanto Investment To Speed Up Commercialization

Saphire Energy facility in New Mexico San Diego-based algae fuel start-up Sapphire Energy has scored a strategic investment from Monsanto the world’s biggest seed company, as part of a broad, multiyear research and development agreement that seeks to accelerate the commercialization of Sapphire’s algae-based …

Venrock Secures $350M For Sixth Fund

Palo Alto, Calif.,-based  Venrock,  has raised $350 million for its sixth venture capital fund, Venrock VI, which will support energy start-ups as well as  early stage technology and healthcare companies. With the close of Venrock VI, the firm holds approximately $2.2 billion under …