Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Lithium: John Doerr on CNBC: I like to compare green energy to the Internet. TNR.v, SQM, DAI, NSANY, TTM, BYD, GM, F, GOOG, AAPL, RIMM, OIH, OIL, HUI,

Will Fisker Karma be driven by our Lithium one day, we do not know,
but thank you Mr Doerr for your encouragement. Maybe our Green Dreams will become part of your portfolio as well.

John Doerr, Partner of Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers on CNBC.

“I like to compare green energy to the Internet,” said Doerr. “In 15 years, the Internet grew from nothing to a trillion-dollar economy with 1.2 billion users. For the energy economy, it’s much larger—it’s a 6 trillion dollar economy and 4 billion people use energy every day around the world, [so] it could be the largest economic opportunity of this century.”
Doerr emphasized the importance of government role and said the cooperation between government and private capital is “what we have to have happen to innovate energy around the world.”

For our Next Big Thing important his following remark: "Make sure we did not trade oil dependence on battery dependence from Asian producers"

How can we get these kind of guys into our Lithium dreams to make them really Big?

"John Doerr is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Together with KPCB's partners, John has backed many of America's best entrepreneurial leaders, including:
Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Eric Schmidt: Google [GOOG]
Jeff Bezos: Amazon [AMZN]
Scott Cook, Bill Campbell: Intuit [INTU]
Andy Bechtolsheim, Scott McNealy, Bill Joy, Vinod Khosla: Sun [SUNW]
And the founders of Compaq, Cypress, Macromedia and Symantec
These ventures have created more than 150,000 new jobs.
In 1974 John joined a small chipmaker, Intel, just as they invented the legendary 8080 microprocessor. (He feels he was very lucky, in the right place at the right time). He worked in engineering, marketing and became a top-ranked sales executive.
John joined KPCB in 1980 and soon started Silicon Compilers, a VLSI CAD software company, and @Home, the first broadband cable Internet service.
Eric Schmidt calls John "one of Google's best board members." And Jeff Bezos says, "Doerr (and Kleiner) is the center of gravity in the Internet." John has also been part of several big failures, most famously GO Corporation, chronicled by Jerry Kaplan in the book "Startup".
John is passionate about:
Green technology innovation and policy entrepreneurs to help fight global warming
Internet/web ventures with strong network effects
Building a new open nationwide wireless network
Breakthroughs to prevent pandemic avian flu and global infectious disease
Your vision for TNBT (The Next Big Thing)
He also cares a lot about public education, global poverty/health, medical research and women as leaders. John is backing exceptional social and policy entrepreneurs including:
Ted Mitchell and Kim Smith, as co-founder of
Lezlee Westine, John Chambers and Jim Barksdale, as cofounder of
Al Gore, The Alliance for Climate Protection,
Reed Hastings,
Muhammed Yunnus, Grameen Foundation USA,
Walter Isaacson, Aspen Institute
Susie Mathieu and Dean Kamen FIRST Robotics,
Recent talks include:National Governor’s Association SpeechTED 2007 - "Not Enough"Rice University 2007 Commencement AddressKPCB Greentech Innovation Network 2007– “Conversation with Al Gore and John Doerr”
John is a techie and inventor, holding patents for computer memory devices. He earned a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Rice University and an MBA from Harvard.Learn more about John…"

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