David Wells joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2006 as a partner in the firm’s greentech practice. David builds relationships with scientists, entrepreneurs and technologists, creating knowledge maps and sourcing investment opportunities across the entire greentech landscape with a focus on disruptive order-of-magnitude and tipping-point innovations in the physical sciences. He has helped bring many ventures through the KPCB investment process, including due diligence, investment structuring, team building and goal setting for companies including Aquion Energy, FloDesign Wind Turbine, Modular Wind Energy, Primus Power, Siluria Technologies, Solidia Technologies and several ventures still in stealth stage.
David’s background includes 10 years of technical experience in shipboard and marine engineering, and eight years building and selling a nationwide business in Japan.
David helped create and build the KPCB Greentech Innovation Network, a group of business, academic and policy leaders formed to identify and pursue critical greentech innovations. He serves on the Board of Advisors of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and on the Advisory Committee of the Energy Research, Development and Deployment Policy Project at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government. David frequently speaks at academic and commercial greentech conferences about innovation and investing.