Monday, November 12, 2007

Al Gore Will Join Silicon Valley Firm

From the Wall Street Journal Online:

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a Silicon Valley venture-capital firm increasingly focused on "green" technology investments, has hired one of the world's most prominent environmental activists: former Vice President Al Gore.

The move highlights the prominence Kleiner is giving to green technology these days, though it made its name backing tech stars such as Google Inc. and Inc., and adds another job to Mr. Gore's already busy roster of post-White House activities, many of them in California.

...Ray Lane, a managing partner at the venture-capital firm, said Mr. Gore has already participated in meetings with Kleiner partners about topics such as solar thermal energy....MORE

The article refers to the Fortune story, immediately below.