Venture Capitalist Tom Perkins: ‘If There Is No Risk, You Have Already Missed the Boat’

During a recent visit to Wharton’s San Francisco campus, Tom Perkins, co-founder of the fabled Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, talked about risk-taking, his mentor David Packard, the downside of corporate VC, ethically challenged Wall Street, and networking vs. “cronyism,” among other topics.

Bob Metcalfe

Engineer-scientist, early Internet developer, and now venture capitalist: Bob Metcalfe has seen it all in 40 years on the front lines of technology. In this far-ranging interview, he waxes eloquent on the future of the Internet, the rise of the blogosphere, the demise of print media, why engineers should not become venture capitalists, and how to solve the energy crisis.

Ronald Conway

Ronald Conway is the founder and managing partner of Angel Investors LP, whose two funds total more than $150 million. Holdings in their Angel I and Angel II portfolios include Ask Jeeves, Google, and Paypal. Ron is the subject of the book The Godfather of Silicon Valley by Gary Rivlin and is considered one of the most influential and strategically important investors in the Valley’s … [ Read more ]

Steve Jurvetson

partner in Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Vinod Khosla

Ted Dintersmith

VC, Charles River Ventures

Various Venture Capitalists

comb through the archives of Red Herring’s VC P.S. column to find a large number of VCs profiled and interviewed (usually in two parts)

Donna Novitsky

Venture Partner with Mohr, Davidow Ventures

Ann Winblad

Vinod Khosla

Famous Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner and serial entrepreneur

John Sculley

former Pepsi executive and CEO of Apple Computer

Ann Winblad

Founder of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

Stewart Alsop

former journalist – now VC with New Enterprise Associates

Seth Neiman

Managing Partner at Crosspoint Venture Partners