Al Gore joins Kleiner Perkins to save the planet: Al Gore is joining Kleiner-Perkins, the legendary Silicon Valley VC firm that was an early investor Google, Amazon, AOL, Netscape, etc. Kleiner-Perkins practically created Sand Hill Road.
The recovering politician, environmental activist, and Nobel laureate is adding another title to his résumé: venture capitalist. After “a conversation that’s gone on for a year and a half,” according to Gore, he has decided to join his old pal John Doerr as an active, hands-on partner at Kleiner Perkins, Silicon Valley’s preeminent venture firm.
The connection is that KPCB is going to invest one of their funds in “clean tech,” which is, of course, Al’s favorite subject.