John Doerr was bornon 29 June 1951 in Woodside, California, United States, is General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. John Doerr is #230 in List Billionaires People In The World. Investor John Doerr is chairman of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The 66-year-old joined the investment firm in 1980 after working at Intel and cofounding two companies. KPCB is one of Silicon Valley's most storied firms, having backed Amazon, AOL, Compaq, Electronic Arts, Google, Netscape and Twitter. Doerr famously led KPCB into Google in 1999, investing $12.5 million and transforming it into billions when Google went public in 2004. Doerr stepped down from his role leading the firm in March 2016, ceding the leadership to fellow investor Ted Schlein.
The two things you really look for in a company are a powerful team and a large market.
As of July 2017, Forbes ranked Doerr as the 105th richest person in the United States and the 303rd richest person in the world, with a net worth of US $6
Before changing his mind in 2012, he was known for challenging those who gave her negative performance reviews
In 2010, Doerr was inducted into the California Hall of Fame
In 2009, Doerr was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
In a 2007 TED conference, he cited his daughter's remark, "your generation created this problem, you better fix it", as a call to fight global warming
In 1997, Doerr was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Rice University for his accomplishments in business
He joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1980, and since then has directed venture capital funding to some of the most successful technology companies in the world including Compaq, Netscape, Symantec, Sun Microsystems, drugstore
degrees in electrical engineering from Rice University and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1976
Doerr joined Intel Corporation in 1974 just as the firm was developing the 8080 8-bit microprocessor
John Doerr (born June 29, 1951) is an American venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in Menlo Park, California