Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital

Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital

September 19, 2013 09:00 ET

Chrysalix EVC Co-Founder and Clean Energy Pioneer Wal van Lierop Named One of Canada's 2014 Clean16

Chrysalix Leader Honoured as Part of Delta Management's Prestigious List of Individuals Advancing the Cause of Sustainability and Clean Capitalism

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 19, 2013) -

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Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital, one of the longest-standing and most active cleantech venture capital firms, is pleased to announce that Co-Founder, President and CEO, Dr. Wal van Lierop has been honoured with the Delta Management Clean16 award for 2014. Wal is among 16 fellow award recipients who have been recognized for making the greatest contributions to sustainable development and clean capitalism in Canada over the past two years.

Having co-founded Chrysalix more than ten years ago, Wal now leads one of the strongest investment teams in alternative energy and cleantech with more than 140 years' experience in the energy and VC industries. With a true passion for identifying and investing in breakthrough sustainable innovations that address the economic, energy and environmental challenges facing our planet, Wal has helped raise more than $1 Billion for early stage clean technology ventures.

"I am honoured to be recognized among Canada's top pursuers of excellence in sustainability," said Wal van Lierop, Co-Founder, President and CEO of Chrysalix. "Many large companies today are looking for sustainable innovations to help them navigate through the enormous challenges they face. The winners will be the ones that aggressively embrace breakthrough innovations that can help increase productivity while reducing their environmental footprint. I firmly believe that all aspects of generating, distributing and using energy are undergoing massive transformation. There is much work to be done to secure sustainable cleantech solutions for the future and it is the goal of the Chrysalix team to help bring the best innovative companies to the mass markets that need them. I would like to congratulate my fellow award recipients and wish them all the best with their sustainability endeavors."

"Chrysalix is leading the charge in making cleantech financially attractive for investors across North America and around the world," said Gavin Pitchford, Chief Talent Officer, Delta Management. "Dr. Wal van Lierop has been instrumental in helping to secure cleantech on the innovation agenda of Canada's large resource based industries and facilitating the discovery of innovative technologies required to shape a sustainable future. He has also helped Chrysalix become one of the top performing cleantech funds, as published by the influential CalPERS portfolio reports."

Chrysalix manages three funds across North America with active investments in 19 companies, and is currently in the process of raising a fourth fund focused on breakthrough sustainable innovations for energy intensive industries, including oil and gas, energy and utilities, mining and metals, chemicals and materials, and the automation and manufacturing required to support them.

About Chrysalix

Chrysalix is one of the longest serving cleantech venture capital firms investing in breakthrough sustainable innovations for industries in transition. The Firm provides early-stage financing, hands-on assistance and strategic connections to innovation companies confronting the world's most important energy and environmental issues. Chrysalix is consistently ranked among the most active clean energy technology venture capital firms in the world and is a member of the Chrysalix Global Network (CGN), a premier alliance of independent clean energy VC firms with offices in North America (Chrysalix EVC), Europe (Chrysalix SET), and Asia (GRC Chrysalix). Founded in Vancouver, Canada in 2001, Chrysalix has one of the strongest investment teams in cleantech with more than 140 years' experience in the energy and VC industries, and is backed by more than 20 international blue-chip industrial and financial investors. For more information, please visit

About Delta Management

22 years old, Toronto based Delta Management Group is the leading search firm in the recruitment of sustainability and clean-tech focused professionals in Canada, and founded Canada's Clean50 in 2011. The award annually recognizes the contributions of the 50 leading contributors to Canada's sustainability, clean tech, and clean capitalism drawn from 16 diverse categories.

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