25 Who Ditched Infotech for Cleantech

Ray Lane

Background: President and COO of Oracle, Kleiner Perkins VC

Current: Led KP investments in Ausra, GreatPoint Energy, Fisker Automotive, Th!nk and Luca Technologies

Before Lane joined Kleiner Perkins, he was president and COO of enterprise software company Oracle; he famously left the company after butting heads with CEO Larry Ellison. Now the exec famous for being “a steady operations guy” has to fight against dwindling government regulations for cleantech and competitors allegedly stealing secret electric vehicle.