Michael Linse (Greentech)


Michael Linse joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2009 and is a partner
in KPCB’s Green Growth Fund (GGF), which supports young companies leading new
markets in sustainable ways. Michael focuses on advances within the
transportation, logistics, advanced manufacturing, and waste industries that
are shaping global markets.

Before joining KPCB, Michael managed Goldman Sachs’ alternative energy
investing team within the European Special Situations Group (ESSG) out of
London where he was responsible for a number of ESSG investments, including the
German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex. Michael joined Goldman Sachs in 1997
as an analyst in the Financial Institutions Group, dividing his time between
the company’s Frankfurt and Hong Kong offices. In 2002, he joined the
Structured and Principal Finance Group in London, where he focused on
distressed portfolio transactions. Michael joined ESSG in 2003 to focus on
German restructuring situations, then beginning in 2005, began investing in the
alternative energy space. He was named managing director of Goldman’s ESSG in

Michael earned a B.A. degree in economics from Harvard University and an M.B.A.
from Harvard Business School.