19th November 2014

Rand goes Round II w/ Fraser Institute

China/US agreement and Canada’s EcoFiscal Commission under discussion. Subtitle: “Willful Ignorance” Managing Partner Tom Rand is a regular contributor on The Exchange with Amanda Lang.


8th November 2014

Green Mantra obtains $17 million financing

ArcTern is pleased to announce that portfolio company Green Mantra Recycling recently obtained significant follow-on financing from a number of sources. Green Mantra converts waste plastic to high-value wax, eliminating waste and shifting industry inputs away from virgin hydrocarbons. Focus is now on building commercial plant operations with significant free cash flows. Deal was led […]


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5th November 2014

Rand on the IPCC’s latest (The Exchange w Amanda Lang)

Managing Partner Tom Rand takes on Ken Green of the Fraser Institute in a testy exchange about the latest dire warnings from the IPPC. Tom will appear bi-weekly on E-squared – the new Energy & Environment panel on The Exchange w/ Amanda Lang. Watch video here.


20th October 2014

SPARQ Systems Secures $11 million to Launch Next Generation Microinverter

San Francisco and Toronto, Oct. 20, 2014 – SPARQ Systems today announced $11 million in funding led by ArcTern Ventures, a Toronto-based cleantech venture capital firm, and Jones, Gable, and Co., a full service investment dealer based in Toronto.  SPARQ Systems’ technology converts power produced from solar panels into electricity that can be used by […]


14th October 2014

Rand to keynote World Bank/IFC Climate Business Forum, Hong Kong, 2014

Managing Partner Tom Rand will address the invite-only  2014 Climate Business Forum in Hong Kong (Oct 29th). Rand’s talk will combine and extend core themes of his recent best-seller Waking the Frog: Solutions to our Climate Change Paralysis and Welcome to the Anthropocene: Investing in a Warmer World. Core message is to increase the sense […]