Ben Kortlang joined the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2008 and is a Partner in KPCB’s Green Growth Fund (GGF), which supports young companies leading new markets in sustainable ways.Focused on grid reliability, big data, solar and financial services, Ben’s board memberships include Clean Power Finance, Enphase Energy, OSIsoft and Silver Spring Networks.
Before joining KPCB, Ben co-led Goldman Sachs’ alternative energy investing business, managing its multi-billion-dollar portfolio of alternative energy investments, including First Solar, Horizon Wind Energy and SunEdison. During his eight year tenure at Goldman, Ben also led the private equity investing business within Goldman’s special situations group and served as a vice president in Goldman’s investment banking group with a focus on industrials and natural resources.
Earlier in his career, Ben was an associate with A.T. Kearney, a global strategy and operations management consulting firm, and was a business analyst at National Australia Bank, working in strategic planning and macroeconomic forecasting.Ben holds a B.A. degree in Economics and Finance from RMIT University, a achelor of Commerce and an honors degree in Econometrics from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Partner - Green Growth Fund
Feb, 2008 - Current (over 8 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (5)Update
|Jan 6, 2016||KPCB - Solar and Beyond: Spruce Finance Will Create New Choices for the Consumer|
|Nov 11, 2015||PE HUB - KPCB invests in energy conservation company Cenergistic|
|Nov 25, 2013||Gigaom - Fisker’s bankruptcy filing reveals high-profile creditors from Washington, Valley, Hollywood|
|Jan 28, 2013||SiliconBeat - PrivCo: IPO hopes dim for Silver Spring Networks|
|Sep 2, 2011||Gigaom - Clean Power Finance raises $19M from Kleiner, Google VC|
|Mar 15, 2011||Xconomy - The Apple of Solar Energy? Enphase Applies Silicon Valley Smarts to Solar's Neglected Plumbing|
|Oct 30, 2010||Venture Beat - Meet 26 experts charging the super grid: GreenBeat 2010's latest speakers|
|Jun 3, 2010||Gigaom - Solar Inverter Firm Enphase Brings on Kleiner Perkins|