Recently, there has been some blog chatter about my comments on the future of lithium ion batteries -- my goal here is to clarify my stance. I do believe that these batteries have been over-hyped in terms of technology available today. However, little focus was given to my statement that Khosla Ventures is backing the technology because the "lithium-ion markets are here today. We're investing because there are great markets." So what kinds of technology are we investing in? I think the traditional approach to lithium ion battery making, such as A123, is going to be competing in an overheated, …
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Khosla is a technology innovator and venture capitalist based in Silicon Valley.