Ben Kortlang joined the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2008 and is a partner in KPCB’s Green Growth Fund (GGF), which supports young companies leading new markets in sustainable ways. Focused on grid reliability, big data, solar and financial services, Ben’s board memberships include Clean Power Finance, Enphase Energy, OSIsoft and Silver Spring Networks.
Before joining KPCB, Ben co-led Goldman Sachs’ alternative energy investing business, managing its multi-billion-dollar portfolio of alternative energy investments, including First Solar, Horizon Wind Energy and SunEdison. During his eight year tenure at Goldman, he also led the private equity investing business within Goldman’s special situations group and served as a vice president in Goldman’s investment banking group with a focus on industrials and natural resources. Earlier in his career, Ben was an associate with A.T. Kearney, a global strategy and operations management consulting firm, and was a business analyst at National Australia Bank, working in strategic planning and macroeconomic forecasting.
Ben holds a B.A. degree in economics and finance from RMIT University, a bachelor of commerce and an honors degree in econometrics from the University of Melbourne and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.