The AlwaysOn GoingGreen Award recognizes the top private greentech companies that are creating new business opportunities and transforming the world’s largest industries to improve sustainability. The companies were evaluated based on assessments of the breakthrough potential of their technologies, market size, management team, and investors. Both startups and well-established firms were evaluated. AlwaysOn surveyed hundreds of venture investors, investment bankers and industry experts, receiving more than 400 nominations. The AlwaysOn editorial team and a panel of industry experts from KPMG, Morgan Stanley, Manatt, Silicon Valley Bank, Goodwin Procter, The Artimis Project, Revolution Partners and Bridge Bank evaluated the nominations based on five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.