|Rice University, Bachelor of Science|
|Rice University, Masters|
|Harvard Business School, M.B.A||1976|
John Doerr is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Together with KPCB’s partners, John has backed many of America’s best entrepreneurial leaders, including:
These ventures have created more than 150,000 new jobs.
In 1974 John joined a small chipmaker, Intel, just as they invented the legendary 8080 microprocessor. (He feels he was very lucky, in the right place at the right time). He worked in engineering, marketing and became a top-ranked sales executive.
John joined KPCB in 1980 and soon started Silicon Compilers, a VLSI CAD software company, and @Home, the first broadband cable Internet service.
Eric Schmidt calls John “one of Google’s best board members.” And Jeff Bezos says, “Doerr (and Kleiner) is the center of gravity in the Internet.” John has also been part of several big failures, most famously GO Corporation, chronicled by Jerry Kaplan in the book “Startup”.
John is passionate about:
He also takes special interest public education, global poverty/health, medical research and women as leaders. John is backing exceptional social and policy entrepreneurs including:
Recent talks include:
John holds patents for computer memory device inventions. He earned a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Rice University and an MBA from Harvard.
|DreamBox Learning||12/11||Series A||$11M||3|