“Opportunities for Green Investment Capital” Panel at November 17 “Opportunity Green” Conference

A quick note that the "Opportunity Green" conference that will be taking place on November 17 at UCLA includes an "Opportunities for Green Investment Capital" panel in the breakout sessions.  The panel will include:

  • Moderator – Bill Moses, Angel Investor; Founder, Casa Barranca Organic Winery
  • Panelists:
    – Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures
    – Gurminder Singh, President and CTO, Transformative Capital; Founder & Co-Chairman, Green Technology Institute at UCLA, an initiative of The Tom Bradley Legacy Foundation
    – Brett Conrad, Founder, Longboard Capital Advisors LLC

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Al Gore Becomes Partner at VC Firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Part of Broader Collaboration to Accelerate Green Solutions

On November 12 Generation Investment Management (Generation) and the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) announced a collaboration to "find, fund and accelerate green business, technology and policy solutions with the greatest potential to help solve the current climate crisis."  As part of this collaboration former Vice President Al Gore will now serve as a partner at KPCB and KPCB partner John Doerr will serve on Generation’s Advisory Board.  Al Gore is the co-founder and chair of Generation.

The two organizations will work together in areas including renewable energy technologies, building efficiency, cleaner fossil energy, sustainable agriculture and carbon markets.  KPCB, which has previously invested in companies including Amazon.com, Genentech, and Google, currently has a Greentech initiative (some of their current Greentech investments are listed here).

In commenting on this new collaboration, Mr. Gore said, "This alliance brings together world-class business talent to focus on solving the climate crisis. Together, we have a working understanding of this urgent, multi-dimensional challenge and are resolved to help business and government leaders accelerate the development of sustainable solutions."

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