FORTUNE -- Venture capitalist Ray Lane will speak later this month at The Commonwealth Club of California, on how cleantech investing remains viable in the face of recent failures and the (likely) disappearance of federal funding.
Here is part of the email marketing pitch:
As a managing partner at Kleiner Perkins, America's premier venture capital firm, Lane has sponsored several start-ups in clean alternative energy. Some of his success stories include GreatPoint Energy (coal to gas conversion), Fisker Automotive (plug-in hybrid car), Th!nk NA (electric car), and Luca Technologies (biologically enhanced gas recovery from fossilized hydrocarbons).
Wow, impressive bio. So impressive that whoever wrote it neglected to mention that Lane isn't actually a partner on KP's new fund, or that he does serve as chairman of Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) -- a role akin to quarterbacking the Cleveland Browns.
But those are just nit-picky omissions. The issue of "success stories," however, is a bit more serious. At least for anyone who's ever felt that dictionaries have value.
Here's a quick rundown of four companies cited:
The Commonwealth Club has not yet announced who will be interviewing Lane on stage. If they're in a pinch, I'm available...
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