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Kleiner Perkins is not so great at investing in auto tech

There's been a string of bad news for vehicle startups in recent months including Fisker, Think and Next Autoworks. Other than the difficult market for electric cars and the recession, what's something that ties these companies together: funding from Valley firm Kleiner Perkins.
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Ngmoco raises Kleiner Perkins funding

Business & Finance : Venture Beat (6 years ago)

iPhone games publisher Ngmoco has raised a first round of funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Kleiner Perkins partner Bing Gordon, the former chief creative officer of Electronic Arts, will join the San Francisco company’... Read Post

Fisker Drives Off With $65 Million

Business & Finance : DealBook (6 years ago)

Fisker Automotive, a maker of electric sports cars, said it received an additional $65 million in funding, led by the Qatar Investment Authority. Some of the company’s previous backers, Palo Alto Investors and Kleiner Perkins Caufie... Read Post

Tesla Rival Fisker Automotive Closes $65M Round

Business & Finance : alarm:clock (6 years ago)

Fisker Automotive on Tuesday said it raised $65M to build the Fisker Karma, a $80K plug-in hybrid sports car. The series C funding was led by Qatar Investment Authority with existing investors Palo Alto Investors and Kleiner Perkins... Read Post


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