Alternative energy is a rapidly growing field, and one of the main drivers behind this growth is the investment of venture capital. Because of this recent market expansion, little research has been done analyzing venture capital investment behaviors in specific alternative energy industries. This thesis present an analysis of venture capital investments with regard to industry and type of security invested. A Poisson distribution is used to measure the time in between financing rounds, and a negative binomial distribution is used to measure the change in the sum of equity from round to round.
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