Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers this morning informed limited partners that it has expanded the senior management team for its early-stage venture capital practice.
Wen Hsieh, who joined the Silicon Valley stalwart back in 2006, will become the sixth member of a group that was previously thinned out in a late 2013 reorganization. While Hsieh already was leading deals and taking board seats as a general partner, he now will have a formal vote on final investment decisions.
Other managing members of the firm’s early-stage practice are: Mike Abbott, John Doerr, Randy Komisar, Ted Schlein and Beth Seidenberg.
Hsieh focuses on enterprise tech and spearheads an energy efficiency initiative (better batteries, etc.). He also has been a managing partner on KPCB’s His current portfolio companies include Ambiq Micro, Crossbar Inc. and Qumulo. Past deals have include LuxVue (acquired by Apple) and Spatial Photonics (acquired by Himax).
Kleiner Perkins declined comment.
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