The Next Green Thing: Clean Water

At the TiECon conference in Santa Clara (Calif.) two weeks ago, John Doerr, partner at VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, gave entrepreneurs a hint about the kind of company he'd like to fund next.
Justin Hibbard

At the TiECon conference in Santa Clara (Calif.) two weeks ago, John Doerr, partner at VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, gave entrepreneurs a hint about the kind of company he'd like to fund next. "I'd love to find a company that can make a big-scale difference about clean water," he said. "Today, 10,000 people die per day because they choke to death on their own vomit. They have dysentery because they don't have clean water." Though Doerr would "love to find" such a company, perhaps he has already heard of Crystal Clear Technologies, Inc., an 18-month-old startup based in KPCB's hometown of Menlo Park (Calif.).

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