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Go for Broke: How Bill Joy Handicaps "Greentech" Investments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—What does it take to pick a winner in the slowly unfolding field of renewable energy? For starters, alternatives to oil must be able to stand up on their own at some point, without a need for permanent government subsidies, said Bill Joy, once a heavy hitter in the information technology industry and now a partner in investor Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers's greentech practice.During a Q&A with Technology Review Editor in chief Jason Pontin at the magazine's Emtech conference Wednesday, Joy pointed out that another key to determining the future of a startup greentech company is whether its approach makes sense intuitively...

October 19, 2011 — Larry Greenemeier
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