John Doerr

About John Doerr

Who is it?: General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Birth Day: June 29, 1951
Birth Place: Woodside, California, United States
Alma mater: Rice University (B.S. & Master of Electrical Engineering|M.EE) Harvard Business School (M.B.A.)
Occupation: Venture capitalist
Employer: Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Spouse(s): Ann Howland Doerr
Children: Mary Doerr, Esther Doerr

John Doerr

John Doerr was born on June 29, 1951 in Woodside, California, United States, is General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. 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.
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Occupation Technology
Age 72 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born June 29, 1951 (Woodside, California, United States)
Birthday June 29
Town/City Woodside, California, United States
Nationality United States

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John Doerr’s zodiac sign is Cancer. According to astrologers, the sign of Cancer belongs to the element of Water, just like Scorpio and Pisces. Guided by emotion and their heart, they could have a hard time blending into the world around them. Being ruled by the Moon, phases of the lunar cycle deepen their internal mysteries and create fleeting emotional patterns that are beyond their control. As children, they don't have enough coping and defensive mechanisms for the outer world, and have to be approached with care and understanding, for that is what they give in return.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

John Doerr was born in the Year of the Rabbit. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rabbit enjoy being surrounded by family and friends. They’re popular, compassionate, sincere, and they like to avoid conflict and are sometimes seen as pushovers. Rabbits enjoy home and entertaining at home. Compatible with Goat or Pig.

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Famous Quotes:

The two things you really look for in a company are a powerful team and a large market.

Awards and nominations:

In 1997, Doerr was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Rice University for his accomplishments in business.

In 2009, Doerr was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

In 2010, Doerr was inducted into the California Hall of Fame.



Doerr joined Intel Corporation in 1974 just as the firm was developing the 8080 8-bit microprocessor. He eventually became one of Intel's most successful salespeople. He also holds several patents for memory devices.


Doerr was born in St. Louis, Missouri. One of five siblings, Doerr graduated from Chaminade College Preparatory School in St. Louis. He obtained a B.S. and M.E.E. degrees in electrical engineering from Rice University and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1976.


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,,, Intuit, Macromedia, and Google.


In 1997, Doerr was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Rice University for his accomplishments in Business.


Doerr advocates innovation in clean Energy technologies to combat climate change, and has written and testified on the topic. 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 2008 he announced with Steve Jobs the Kleiner Perkins $100 million iFund, declaring the iPhone "more important than the personal computer" because "it knows who you are" and "where you are." In April 2010, he along with other iFund members announced an increase in iFund's value by another $100 million, making iFund the worlds biggest investment pool in the cell phone application industry.


In 2009, Doerr was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.


In 2010, Doerr was inducted into the California Hall of Fame.


Doerr mentored Ellen Pao when she first joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Before changing his mind in 2012, he was known for challenging those who gave her negative performance reviews.


In April 2013, a lobbying group called (aimed at lobbying for immigration reform and improvements to education) was launched, with John Doerr listed as one of the founders. Doerr is a supporter of the Democratic Party and has hosted fundraisers for them on several occasions.


Doerr has backed some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, including Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt of Google; Jeff Bezos of; and Scott Cook and Bill Campbell of Intuit.

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