There was an article yesterday in The Wall Street Journal suggesting that until recently, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufiled & Byers took a siesta on investing in tech companies while placing bets on clean tech. So post-nap, after having missed a number of cool tech start-ups, they hired Mary Meeker a great mind, data organizer and trend reported to help them earn some new stripes in the VC area which they kind of invented. Kleiner is still interested in clean tech but The Journal reports they’re refocusing on the tech sector in a hearty way.
If clean tech was easy it wouldn’t be worth investing in. Please, please John Doerr, give “clean” your best. Find exciting new energy engineers. Find algae chemists. Optical engineers. And biologists with the vision to help us plot the way. We’ve only got a million more years on this planet and your investments in clean energy will make a difference. Making money is cyclical, history is not. Stay the course my Kleiner brothers and sisters! Clean us up. Peace!