Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Brook Porter joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2010 and is a partner in KPCB’s Green Growth Fund (GGF), supporting young companies leading new markets in sustainable ways. He seeks multi-stage investments at the nexus of sustainability and technology innovation, with a focus on Transportation, Agriculture, and Distributed Generation. Brook works closely with entrepreneurs and serves as a board director, observer and/or advisor for Amprius, Amyris (Nasdaq: AMRS, 2010), Bloom Energy, Kaiima, Farmer’s Edge, BlueOak, Elcomax, Luxvue (acquired 2014), Orcan, Renmatix, Siluria, and Turo.
A serial entrepreneur, Brook brought more than a decade of renewable energy expertise to KPCB. He co-founded two sustainable transport companies: Intelligent Energy, a fuel cell technology company and Primafuel, a low-carbon fuels company. Brook’s roles in both companies ranged from R&D to leading engineering and operations to driving multiple financings for the company. Brook was a co-developer of the electric ENV Motorcycle, recognized by TIME magazine and Popular Science as one of the best inventions of 2005.
Brook holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, with an emphasis in environmental technology. He is named on multiple U.S. and international patents in the field of renewable energy, including energy conversion and catalysis. Brook is married and has both a daughter and a son. He enjoys skiing, cooking, triathlons, and adventurous travel.