Tony Blair Partners Up With Khosla Ventures
Venture-capital firm Khosla Ventures said Monday that it has formed a partnership with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Under the partnership, Mr. Blair, who left office two years ago, will become a senior adviser to Khosla Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture firm founded by venture capitalist Vinod Khosla. Mr. Khosla and his partners, who last year raised more than $1 billion in new funds that they invest in a range of technology and clean technology companies, said they will work with Mr. Blair to build awareness of alternative energy and energy efficiency solutions among public policy makers.
Mr. Khosla said the partnership means he can pick up the phone and “ask Tony for advice” in areas such as environmental policy. He added, “Tony’s going to help us in many areas that techie nerds in Silicon Valley like us don’t understand.”