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Chrysalix Ranked Most Active Cleantech VC in 2010; Pioneering Firm Ties With Draper Fisher Jurvetson in Cleantech Group's Annual Ranking

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/09/11 -- Today, Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital is pleased to announce its first-place ranking in the Cleantech Group's preliminary annual list of the most active global venture capital investors. With 16 completed rounds in 2010, Chrysalix tied with Draper Fisher Jurvetson and continued its dedication to providing early-stage financing, hands-on assistance, and strategic connections to game-changing companies creating solutions for the new energy economy.

"In a year that saw global cleantech venturing investing grow almost 30% over 2009 levels, and achieve the second highest year on record at $7.8 billion, we're pleased to once again be at the head of the pack driving forward clean energy innovation," said Wal van Lierop, President, CEO & Co-Founder of Chrysalix. "The 2008 recession may have slowed things down, but now the IPO window is open again, and many large companies are shopping for cleantech solutions. 2011 promises to become an attractive year for exits but beyond that, we believe cleantech innovation is imperative in many industries. That means Chrysalix will continue to lead the way in what we call the 'mainstreaming' of clean energy."

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, Chrysalix uniquely stands as one of the longest-running, early-stage venture capital firms entirely dedicated to cleantech investments. It manages over $300 million in assets spread across four funds on two continents, and has recently expanded its focus into China.

About Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital

Chrysalix is a venture capital firm investing in technologies that will drive the new energy economy. The Firm provides early-stage financing, hands-on assistance, and strategic connections to innovative companies confronting the world's most important energy and environmental issues. In the past few years, the Firm has consistently ranked among the top most active clean energy technology venture capital firms in the world and in 2010, was listed as the most active cleantech VC by the Cleantech Group. The Chrysalix team has an exceptional track record in this emerging industry. Collectively, it has over 120 years of experience in the energy industry and over 120 years in the venture capital business. The Firm is backed by a strong group of international blue-chip industrial and financial Limited Partners, and is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. In total, Chrysalix has approximately $300M in assets under management. For more information, please visit http://www.chrysalix.com.

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