John Doerr

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John Doerr is an American venture capitalist. After leaving Intel he joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a leading venture capital company. He has invested in many leading Internet companies, including Compaq, Macromedia, and Google.

17 Dec, 2013

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Doerr invest $14.5M in DreamBox Learning

dreamboxNetflix CEO Reed Hastings, Doerr and two undisclosed Seattle education philanthropists are investing $14.5 million in DreamBox Learning, a Washington-based company that’s pioneered a new interactive and adaptive educational system for teaching kids math.

The company’s math product is available on PCs and the iPad, with DreamBox serving two million lessons per week in schools in all 50 states.

7 May, 2013

Takes on green energy critics

John Doerr Takes on Clean Tech Critics

Forbes reports that despite failures Kleiner is not ready to give up on clean tech:

I still believe deeply both in the promise and the profits that are going to come from green.” Five of the boards he serves on are green tech companies,

Our aim isn’t to invest the most dollars or even to back the most ventures, but to focus on and communicate that we’re looking for the disruptors,” he says. “We’re looking for the big game changers.


Joins Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Joins Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Directs venture capital funding to some of the most successful technology companies in the world including Compaq, Netscape, Symantec, Sun Microsystems,,, Intuit, Macromedia and Google.


Graduates from Harvard

After obtaining a Bachelor of Science and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Rice University, Doerr graduates with an MBA from Harvard University.


Joins Intel

Doerr joins Intel Corporation just as the firm is developing the 8080 8-bit microprocessor. He becomes one of Intel’s most successful salespeople

21 Jun, 1951



Doerr was born in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Chaminade College Preparatory School in St. Louis. He has five siblings.

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