SiVest Group, investment advisor to the Firsthand Funds, has launched the Firsthand Technology Value Fund, a closed-end, publicly traded fund.

The fund makes venture capital investments in privately held technology and cleantech companies, as well as thinly traded public companies. Cleantech companies offer goods and services designed to harness renewable energy, eliminate emissions and waste and reduce the use of natural resources. The fund’s current portfolio includes companies in the solar energy, semiconductor, telecommunications and advanced materials industries.

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