First Green Partners, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, seeks to exploit opportunities within the carbon value chain by developing next-generation technologies that use conventional fossil (i.e., gas and oil) or renewable carbon (i.e., plant) feedstocks to produce higher value end products in large, existing markets. First Green acquires promising innovations at their embryonic stages, nurtures them through early-stage commercialization and then provides capital and resources to ultimately achieve financial self-sufficiency and meaningful scale. The management team is led by Co-president Doug Cameron, former Chief Science Officer at Khosla Ventures, and Co-president Tom Erickson, a venture capitalist and former research analyst in the technology space. Warburg Pincus led a line of equity financing to First Green in December 2011.
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