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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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Check out Ray Lane of Kleiner Perkins’ new ride, the Fisker Karma

Business & Finance : Venture Beat (3 years ago)

Hybrid electric car manufacturer Fisker Automotive delivered its first production model electric car for consumers, the Fisker Karma, to Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Ray Lane (pictured right) on Tuesday. Fisker Automotiv... Read Post

Exclusive: China's Wanxiang To Relaunch Fisker Karma Car With 2012 Design - Sources

Business & Finance : Business Insider: Clusterstock (yesterday)

By Norihiko Shirouzu and Ben Klayman BEIJING/DETROIT (Reuters) - Chinese auto parts producer Wanxiang Group, which bought stylish electric car pioneer Fisker Automotive from bankruptcy, is accelerating the relaunch of Fisker's Karma... Read Post

Kleiner Invests In Another Electric Car Company

Lifestyle / Green Living : Green Sheet (5 years ago)

Kleiner Perkins partner Trae Vassallo said the legendary VC firm is investing in another electric car company, one that is at "the other end of the spectrum" from high end electrics like Fisker and Tesla. Of course, because this is ... Read Post


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