Paul Yeh joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2014 and focuses on the firm’s hardware-related investments – “HardTech” – such as autonomous vehicle technologies, additive manufacturing (3D printing), semiconductors, drones, IoT solutions, AI-enhanced robotics, next generation wearables, energy storage and sustainability opportunities.
Before joining KPCB, Paul served as Director of Strategy & Business Development at Fisker Automotive, the manufacturer of premium plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. He worked directly with CEO Tom LaSorda (former President and CEO of Chrysler Group) and founder Henrik Fisker in setting the company’s short and long-term strategies. Paul also led joint-venture discussions with other automotive manufacturers across the world, where he managed team members from powertrain and vehicle engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, logistics, and sales.
Paul has also worked at Next Autoworks as Director of Marketing & Finance. He began his career as an investment banking analyst focused on technology M&A at RBC Capital Markets. Paul also spent time at Ford Motor Company, McKinsey & Company and Tesla Motors in various operating roles.
Paul earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from UC Berkeley and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.