MiB: John Dole, Kleiner Perkins
This week, we spoke with the legendary venture capitalist John Doerr, who is Little Perkins. His latest book is “Speed ??and scale: an action plan to immediately resolve the climate crisis;” Doerr also wrote the bestseller of 2018″Measure the important things. “
Doerr’s company KPCB operates 32 different venture funds with more than 675 investments. The company’s early investments are celebrities in the technology world: Google, Amazon, Twitter, Genentech, EA Sports, Netscape, Slack, Spotify, Ring, Beyond Meat, AOL, Sun, Intuit, Compaq, Sybase Citrix, Verisign, Peleton, etc. Wait. (Doerr still holds 0.4% of Alphabet (GOOG), valued at approximately US$8 billion).
We discussed how he became interested in climate change and the scientific and technological opportunities associated with it. He emphasized that this is not just a way of charity or good deeds-it is one of the biggest venture capital opportunities he has seen in his entire career. Kleiner Perkins initially set up a climate fund for 1 billion U.S. dollars, and ten years later, its value exceeded 3 billion U.S. dollars.
He pointed out that in the next 20 years, the battery alone will become an industry with an annual output value of US$400 billion; the greater wave of innovation in the entire climate change field will be huge. He believes that investment and innovation are the easy part, and the key challenge will be politics and policy. The consequence of not doing this is “unimaginable”.
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Be sure to check our Master of Business Next week with Maureen Farrell, a former Wall Street Journal reporter (now the New York Times) and co-author (with Elliott Brown) of this bookAdoration of us: WeWork, Adam Neumann and the great entrepreneurial illusion. “
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