Culturally, the differences can be night and day. Financially, the rules can be completely different. Rather than trying to operate in China and jump its many hurdles from afar, KPCB partner Beth Seidenberg says her firm found the best local entrepreneurs in the country and partnered with them, giving them the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers brand. In India, the business community works more closely with Silicon Valley, simply assigning its partners to the ground and forging relationships with other serial entrepreneurs.
May 28, 2008