L. John Doerr
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
John Doerr joined Intel in 1974, just as the company had invented the legendary “8080” 8-bit microprocessor, where he went on to hold various engineering, marketing, and management assignments. In 1980, John joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and soon thereafter started Silicon Compilers, a VLSI CAD software company, and @Home, the nation’s first broadband cable Internet service.
Together with KPCB’s partners, he has backed many of America’s best entrepreneurial leaders, including Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Eric Schmidt, Jeff Bezos, Scott Cook, Bill Campbell, Andy Bechtolsheim, Scott McNealy, Bill Joy, Vinod Khosla, and the founders of Compaq, Cypress, Macromedia and Symantec.
In addition to serving on our Board of Directors, John is a board member at Google and other companies.