VCs Push for ‘Disruptive Innovation’ at GoingGreen

October 13, 2010

Two of the best-known venture capital investors spoke at the AlwaysOn GoingGreen conference this afternoon, with both Steve Jurveston of Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures very positive on cleantech investments, but taking very different views on the specifics.

Jurveston talked about how he thought entrepreneurship drives all major changes on the planet. He said two-thirds of Dow Jones Industrial Average companies were founded during a recession. (Based on the companies he showed on the chart, including Microsoft, I’m not sure this is strictly true.) He said technology improvements didn’t care about recessions, and pointed to Ray Kurzweil’s expanded version of a Moore’s Law chart to illustration how technology innovation is growing exponentially. […]