Kleiner Perkins Hires Partner To Run Cleantech Portfolio

Jan Van Dokkum, the former president of UTC Power has joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Buyers as an operating partner to oversee the VC fund’s growing cleantech portfolio (h/t for the info).

Van Dokkum will work closely with Kleiner Perkin’s portfolio companies to help them commercialize their technology.  Energy storage developer Bloom Energy, biofuel developers Codexis, which is expected to issue shares on Thursday and Amyris, which just filed with the SEC for an IPO, are all Kleiner Perkins portfolio companies. While some have revenues, it’ still uncertain  for most of them if  they can evolve into commercial success stories.

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