Kleiner Perkins


Promiscuity I figure the title will entice someone new to read this (although he or she might be sorely disappointed with the actual content).  Fred’s posting today about VCs’ conflicts of interest, besides giving me fodder for my weekly counter-cliche posting, brings up another interesting point, one about entrepreneurs and their levels of confidentiality or secrecy about their business plans. I heard a quote once from Vinod Khosla of Kleiner Perkins that has stayed with me for years:  that “to be successful in the new economy you must be open to the point of promiscuity.”  I think Khosla is right.  As Fred says, VCs are notorious for meeting lots of companies before making an investment, and as an entrepreneur on…