Al Gore didn’t invent the Internet, but he did make up global warming.
(OK, maybe he’s right.)
And now the former Vice President is teaming up with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers to find, fund and accelerate green business, technology and policy solutions to help solve the current climate crisis.
The partnership will provide both funding and global business-building expertise to public and private companies, as well as to entrepreneurs. Gore will join KPCB as a partner while John Doerr will join the advisory board of Generation Investment Management, a company Gore co-founded.
Venture Capitalists flocking to green startups and clean-tech isn’t that new. But this might be the first time a VC firm can boast a Nobel Peace prize and Academy Award Winner is one of its partners.