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Notes from an MIT alum and venture capitalist: Jim Kim of Khosla Ventures

Notes from an MIT alum and venture capitalist: Jim Kim of Khosla Ventures

Feb 11, 2011

On the morning of January 3, Khosla Ventures (KV) announced a second round investment in Ciris Energy, a company that has devised a way to convert coal into natural gas through a biochemical conversion. This represents yet another investment in the clean energy space by the prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and a continued effort by the billionaire...

Evolution in Cleantech Investing: A Conversation with Foundation Capital

Evolution in Cleantech Investing: A Conversation with Foundation Capital

Dec 17, 2010

“Water is the Rodney Dangerfield of the clean tech space. It’s a huge opportunity but gets no respect.” Steve Vassallo, Partner at Foundation Capital of Menlo Park, CA, made this insightful comment when he recently met with us, a group of MIT students working on cleantech projects. The philosophy of seeking out opportunities that are ignored in the...