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Why Silicon Valley Venture Firm Kleiner Perkins Bet On Fisker, Not Tesla

Why Silicon Valley Venture Firm Kleiner Perkins Bet On Fisker, Not Tesla

Venture capitalists fund a lot of startup companies, and most of them don't pan out. So famed venture firm Kleiner Perkins' stake in Fisker Automotive--which is still trying to sell itself, but hasn't built a car for 12 months--could be viewed as just another failed investment. On the other hand... read more

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Fisker Atlantic concept unveiling before New York Auto Show, April 2012

Fisker Gets $100 Million More In Funding To Develop Atlantic

In April, Tom LaSorda--then CEO of Fisker Automotive--said the company was raising additional capital. Today, Fisker announced that it had closed a new round of financing... read more September 28, 2012 by  3


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at the wheel of a Tesla Roadster

Tesla CEO Gets More Stock Options, Fisker Seeks More Cash

We’ve said it many times before, building an auto company from scratch is extremely hard, and expensive. That’s probably why only two major plug-in car startups... read more August 16, 2012 by  1


 
Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

Goodbye, Solar? Greentech Investors Shift To Electric Cars, Consumer Tech

The green technology investing boom has slowed. But if you ask investors, greentech isn’t disappearing, it’s just changing. Between 2006 and 2007, cleantech and... read more June 27, 2012 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoChic, New York City, Jan 2012

Irate Investor Sues Fisker: A Little Lesson In Venture Capital

This is the week when driving impressions of the 2012 Fisker Karma have started to appear, as Fisker invites in waves of automotive journalists for a half-day of driving in... read more February 16, 2012 by  4


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Will Tesla Succeed Like Apple, Or Vanish Like Altair?

Of every 10 companies started by entrepreneurs, half or more fail. Some are sold for the parts or the people, a couple of lucky ones may be bought by larger companies, and... read more September 29, 2011 by  11


 
2011 Coda Sedan electric car, at 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

Coda Secures More Funding, Continues March Towards 2012 Sedan Production

Californian electric automaker Coda Automotive might have recently opened its first showroom and signed a deal to open a final assembly plant in Benicia, California where it... read more September 21, 2011 by  4


 
Ray Lane takes delivery of the first Fisker Karma

Fisker Automotive Raising $200 Million At $2.2 Billion Valuation

Electric car manufacturer Fisker Automotive is in the process of raising a $200 million funding round that would value the company at $2.2 billion, according to a report by... read more August 22, 2011 by  4


 
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