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August 3, 2009

James Kim Joins Khosla Ventures after leaving CMEA Capital

Filed under: Venture Capital News — admin @ 5:11 am

Senior investor, James Kim quietly stepped down from CMEA Capital, where he was appointed as Senior Investor in March of 2007, to join Khosla Ventures. Mr. Kim has deep experience in the energy industry and before coming to CMEA Capital, he worked for GE Commercial Finance and GCI Partners.

GE Commercial Finance is the financial arm of General Electric, and invests in companies that provide an interest for General Electric.

CMEA Capital is a vc firm that mainly invests in companies that are in the life sciences, energy and materials, and tech industries. Typically, an investment from CMEA goes to companies that have a cutting-edge business model and proprietary technology. CMEA Capital was founded in 1989 and has offices in both San Francisco and Menlo Park, California. During his tenure at CMEA Capital, Mr. Kim played a key role in leading major investments, such as in A123 Systems. Some other companies in CMEA’s portfolio include A123 Systems, BioLight Harvesting, Cnano Technology, Codexis, Luminus Devices, and others.

Khosla Ventures is a vc firm that is dedicated to the entrepreneur. According to Khosla Ventures, an entrepreneur is a person who dares to dream impossible dreams and foolish enough to make those dreams come true. Khosla Ventures is dedicated and focused in helping entrepreneurs with innovative ideas build strong companies by having a history of leveraging relationships to build teams and providing strategic advice to entrepreneurs with creative ideas or products. Some companies in Khosla’s portfolio include Distributed Solar, Utility Scale Solar, K2 Network, RingCentral, iSkoot, and others.

For more information about Khosla Ventures, click here.


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