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Kleiner Perkins VC Wen Hsieh on right-sizing the firm, his focus on 'hard tech'

Nov 05, 2019 - Silicon Valley Business News

Wen Hsieh is a rarity among the five general partners leading Kleiner Perkins' "Back to the Future" refocus on early stage investments: He's the only one among the group who worked his way up from associate to a managing role in his nearly 14 years at the firm.

Hsieh's specialty is "hard tech" investments, which describes both their "moon shot' degree of difficulty and the fact that they also involve making physical things.

The companies in his current portfolio include unicorns like...