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General Partner @
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54 Investments in 27 Companies
Born:
June 29, 1951
Gender:
Male
Location:
Menlo Park
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John Doerr is a general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Since joining KPCB in 1980, John and his partners have backed some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, including Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt of Google; Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, Scott Cook and Bill Campbell of Intuit; and Mark Pincus of Zynga. John’s passion is helping entrepreneurs create the Next Big Thing in mobile and social networks, greentech innovation, education and economic development.

Ventures sponsored by John have created more than 200,000 new jobs.John serves on boards in the areas of Internet technologies and greentech, including Amyris, Bloom Energy, Coursera, Essence Healthcare, Flipboard, FloDesign Wind Turbines, Google, iControl, mCube, Quantumscape, Renmatix, Upthere and Zynga. He also led KPCB's investment in Twitter.

John’s technology career began in 1974 at Intel, just as the chipmaker was inventing the groundbreaking 8080 microprocessor. During his Intel years, he held roles in engineering, marketing, management and sales. John also learned about operating excellence from Intel co-founder Andy Grove — insight that he continues to share with entrepreneurs today.He later founded Silicon Compilers, a VLSI CAD software company, and co-founded @Home, the nationwide broadband cable Internet service.

Outside of KPCB, John supports entrepreneurs focused on the environment, public education and alleviating global poverty. These include NewSchools.org, TechNet.org, the Climate Reality Project and ONE.org.John earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Rice University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He also holds several patents for computer memory devices.John is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.

Jobs (7)

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1980 - Current   (over 36 years)
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DateInvested InRoundDetails
May, 2016$30M / Series C
Mar, 2016$127M / Series C
Aug, 2015$49.5M / Series C
May, 2015$100M / Series BPersonal Investment
Apr, 2015$50M / Series B (Lead)
Mar, 2015$40M / Series B (Lead)
Mar, 2015$110M / Series D
Jan, 2015$130M / Convertible Note
Jan, 2015$30M / Series B (Lead)
Oct, 2014$60M / Series C (Lead)
Sep, 2014$40M / Series C (Lead)
Sep, 2014$15M / Series A (Lead)Personal Investment
Jun, 2014$37M / Series C
Jun, 2014$1.4B / Series D
May, 2014$13M / Series B (Lead)
Mar, 2014$33M / Series APersonal Investment
Feb, 2014$15M / Series B (Lead)
Dec, 2013$14.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Dec, 2013$50M / Series C
Oct, 2013$60M / Series C (Lead)
Sep, 2013$50M / Series C
Aug, 2013$18M / Series A (Lead)
Jul, 2012$6M / Series A
Apr, 2012$16M / Series A (Lead)
Jan, 2012$16M / Venture
Jan, 2012$50M / Series C
Dec, 2011$11M / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2011$50M / Series D
Apr, 2011$50M / Series B
Feb, 2011$490M / Series C
Dec, 2010$200M / Series F (Lead)
Jul, 2010$10.5M / Series A
Jun, 2010$300M / Series B (Lead)
Jan, 2010$34.5M / Series B
Oct, 2009$41.75M / Series C
Jul, 2009$23M / Series C
Feb, 2009$150M / Series F
Oct, 2008$15M / Series B (Lead)
Aug, 2008$21M / Series B
Jul, 2008$6M / Series A (Lead)

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