Amol Deshpande (Greentech)


Amol Deshpande joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2008 and focuses primarily on greentech, with a special interest in topics related to agriculture and environmental technologies. His focus is on creating efficiency in the agricultural supply chain and working to help improve human nutrition worldwide. Amol is currently involved with multiple companies including Beyond Meat, VoloAgri, Blue Oak Resources.

Before joining KPCB, Amol spent nearly three years at Black River and Cargill Ventures, both investment oriented business units of Cargill, a global leader in agriculture. Earlier in his career Amol was an entrepreneur in the agricultural sector and founded and worked with companies focused on novel germplasm in high value vegetable crops, aquaculture, education and water technologies.

Amol earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign and an MBA from Cornell University where he was a Park Fellow.