UPDATED: eCat: Kleiner Perkins Denies They Are The Partner Firm

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Kleiner Perkins have responded: In reply to my previous questions I received the following statement from Kleiner Perkins through their Facebook Page.

"Thanks for reaching out! We're not an investor, nor are we affiliated with this company in any business capacity. For more on our portfolio companies, you can check out the KPCB website at www.kpcb.com."

Yesterday we cautiously received more information from a trusted source that Rossi's partner firm is indeed Kleiner Perkins Caulfied And Byers. 

Then later in the day we subsequently learned that Raymond Zreick of FOCUS magazine was asked at the October 6th demo if the partner firm was indeed Kleiner Perkins?  His answer -  "No comment". Hmmm...very intriguing.

In a separate development today we were 100% categorically (and we have the proof) that:

Kleiner Perkins (Menlo Park) Has An Interest In The eCat. How deep an interest is not clear, but we definitely know that they know of it and that they are (at the very least) monitoring this with much interest.

To avoid unnecessary speculation I emailed Kleiner Perkins last week and did not recieve any response. My question to Rossi also did not get an answer when he is normally so good at replying to my questions. Today again, I asked KPCB again through their Facebook Page to confirm or deny their interest in the eCat technology.  So far, no official confirmation or denial, but it does now seem almost certain that they are Rossi's partner firm.

It looks like the genie is out of the bottle, so I would expect an announcement from them or Rossi very soon.  If confirmed, then you cannot fathom what this means for the development of the eCat technology.

There is no better or bigger green tech investment firm on the planet that I can think of. If anyone can bring forth a new age of clean energy and power then it would be a company of this standing.  

I expect we will know for certain in the coming days.

In the meantime, here's what Wikipedia says about KPCB

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) is a world leading venture capital firm located on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park in Silicon Valley. The Wall Street Journal has called it one of the "largest and most established" venture capital firms in the world.[1] The New York Times has called it "one of Silicon Valley’s top venture capital providers," and said that it is "one of Silicon Valley's most prominent venture capital firms."[2][3] Reuters news service has called KPCB "one of the most successful venture capital firms in the world."[4]
KPCB specializes in investments in incubation and early stage companies.[5] Since 1972, KPCB has supported hundreds of entrepreneurs in building over 475 companies, including such major names as Amazon.com, Sun Microsystems, Electronic Arts, Genentech, Intuit, AOL, Genomic Health, Verisign, and Google.[6] More than 150 of the firm's portfolio companies have gone public.[7] Its team includes the world leading venture capitalist John Doerr; Sun Microsystem's co-founder Bill Joy; NASA rocket scientist K. R. Sridhar; former US Vice President Al Gore; and former US Secretary of State Colin Powell.[8]



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