Venture Capital

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
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KLEINER PERKINS CAUFIELD & BYERS - Description and Overview

INVESTOR TYPE Venture Capital
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) was founded in 1972 and is a venture capital firm that focuses primarily on four areas: greentech, information technologies, life sciences and the firm's iFund.

Within greentech, KPCB has an alliance with Generation Investment Management. They invest in renewable energy including geothermal energy, wind, biofuels, and solar as well as fuel cells, green and smartgrid software, and waste recycling to name a few.

Within information technology, Kleiner primarily invests in communications infrastructure, consumer, enterprise, mobile, security and semiconductor industries.

Kleiner Perkins' life sciences focus is on devices, diagnostics, therapeutics and healthcare related tools and services.

Kleiner Perkins announced their iFund in 2009 which is a $200 million investment initiative to invest in products related to the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. They iFund is size and stage of investment agnostics and invests in companies building applications, services and components. Particular areas of interest and focus in clude location-based services, social networking, mCommerce (including advertising and payments), communication, healthcare, education and entertainment.


More detailed information and downloadable data for Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers including their entire portfolio, amounts invested and industry focus areas is available at CB Insights.