Message From Famous VC John Doerr ( KPCB ) on Environment & Green TechnologyBy Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Sunday, June 3, 2007
John Doerr is a very famous Venture Capitalist whose firm KPCB is behind funding many important and influential companies in Silicon Valley like Sun or Oracle, Marimba, also couple of companies I worked for - Extensity & DoubleTwist. KPCB is the leading VC firm in the valley as far as I know. This is a very powerful heart-felt message from John Doerr, hear it.
“Your generation created this problem, you better fix it!”
“There is a time when panic is the appropriate response” - Eugene Kleiner of KPCB
BTW: KPCB is investing 200 million dollars in green technology based companies.
Even software companies like us can go green by reducing electricity consumption as much as possible by using fluorescent lighting, encouraging and facilitating car-pools, shutting down workstations after work etc.
Each of us should do our bit, not only at a personal level but also by trying to influence policies, to help environment and in turn help our children to live in a cleaner and safer world. And you can also make a profit out of your effort like Walmart.
BTW: Personally I am looking for efficient solar panels to use some of the massive amount of solar power freely available in Kolkata, without much luck so far. Any ideas welcome.