The NY Times had a long expose this weekend on Kleiner Perkins, and their push into Green Technology investments.
If you're in the world of venture investing or green investing its definitely worth reading.
Provides a great view into one of the worlds top venture capital firms, their vision, and ability to identify the next big trend. A few notes I highlighted:
- Vision: Kleiner's “map of grand challenges” - Lists of “things that ought to be possible,” in Doerr’s words — ideas, that might produce huge changes and, with an investment stake, huge profits
- Guts: "When you have a great opportunity, push all the chips, all the resources that you can, to the center of the table"
- The Green Opportunity: “I’m so dead certain that we’re solving the next huge problem for the planet.” “I’m not very good at hitting the bull’s-eye. I need a big target. And this is the biggest target I’ve ever seen in my life