John Doerr

  • Legendary Investor John Doerr Will Take The Stage At Disrupt SF

    Legendary Investor John Doerr Will Take The Stage At Disrupt SF

    Google CEO and co-founder Larry Page has said that Kleiner Perkins partner and legendary technology investor John Doerr “sees the future first.” He’s backed companies like Amazon, Intuit and Google. We’re thrilled to announce that Doerr will be taking the stage to talk about what the future looks like at TechCrunch Disrupt SF in September. Tickets are on sale and… Read More

  • Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins And Andreessen Horowitz Team Up As “Glass Collective” To Invest In Google Glass Ecosystem

    Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins And Andreessen Horowitz Team Up As “Glass Collective” To Invest In Google Glass Ecosystem

    Today, Google Ventures announced a partnership with two of the biggest technology venture capital firms in the world, Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins, on what they’re calling the “Glass Collective.” While this isn’t a fund, the three firms will be sharing seed investment dealflow for entrepreneurs and developers who are working on Google Glass software and hardware. Read More

  • Zynga Adds KPCB’s John Doerr To Its Board Of Directors

    Zynga Adds KPCB’s John Doerr To Its Board Of Directors

    Zynga, the social games company that is now expanding its business into real-money online gambling, is today announcing a new heavyweight on its board of directors: John Doerr, a general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Read More

  • John Doerr On Apple: “The Steve Jobs Way Of Thinking Goes On”

    John Doerr On Apple: “The Steve Jobs Way Of Thinking Goes On”

    Today at TechCrunch Disrupt, Michael Arrington sat down with Kleiner Perkins’ partner John Doerr. They kicked off the talk by discussing Doerr’s history. When he started at Kleiner in 1980, the personal computer revolution was just starting. Doerr noted that he dabbled with many of the early PCs, but “the Apple was way more compelling”. Doerr recalled going to an… Read More

  • When John Doerr Met Larry Page

    When John Doerr Met Larry Page

    Today is the first day Larry Page is once again the CEO of Google. (Eric Schmidt announced he would be relinquishing his CEO post in January). The last time Page was the CEO was a decade ago before he and co-founder Sergey Brin hired Schmidt for adult supervision. The founders don’t need supervision anymore, and while Google is still the most powerful tech company in the world, it is… Read More

  • Zuckerberg, Doerr and More on How the iPad Has Changed Everything (TCTV)

    Paul Carr and my jokes aside, the Crunchies is pretty much an unabashed love-fest. We even get along with our arch-competitors GigaOm and VentureBeat long enough to co-host the event. But our annual love for Apple remains mostly unrequited. We shower them with awards and praise, and they don’t even send so much as an intern to accept their monkey statues. In the past, we’ve filled… Read More

  • John Doerr: "Bigger than Billion-Dollar Greentech IPOs in 18 Months"

    John Doerr: "Bigger than Billion-Dollar Greentech IPOs in 18 Months"

    In the peak of the Internet bubble, a company’s valuation– and press attention– would soar simply by whispering the words “John Doerr is an investor.” But in early Web 2.0 days, the once-everywhere venture capitalist seemed to fall off of the tech press’s radar, at least when it came to Internet investing. But boy, has Doerr made up for lost time this… Read More

  • John Doerr and Mary Meeker Speak about their New Partnership

    John Doerr and Mary Meeker Speak about their New Partnership

    Venture capital mega-firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has announced that Mary Meeker is joining the firm as a partner, in another sign that the firm is focusing more on this mobile-meets-social-meets-local-meets-global wave of Web disruption. “Our number one goal is to help the Mark Pincuses of the world build their businesses into Internet treasures, and there has been no… Read More

  • John Doerr Talks sFund And iFund But Not fbFund Or aFund

    John Doerr Talks sFund And iFund But Not fbFund Or aFund

    Earlier today at Facebook’s headquarters in Palo Alto, CA, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers unveiled their latest massive fund: the sFund. This $250 million fund has one mission: to find the best startups in the social space out there and fund them. But Kleiner Perkins partner John Doerr has a better way of putting it: “I’m thinking of it like… Read More

  • Silicon Valley at a Cross Roads: Entertainment or Science?

    Silicon Valley at a Cross Roads: Entertainment or Science?

    I wrote a post Sunday about the difference between cultural waves in Silicon Valley and the individual companies that come out of them. Many of the individual companies survive but the wave itself always has to crash. That’s the nature of waves. But it’s also the nature of waves that another one always comes along. I have no idea what that will be. After all, the smartest people in… Read More

  • John Doerr To Charlie Rose: I Use My iPad In Church

    John Doerr To Charlie Rose: I Use My iPad In Church

    Today’s the opening day our of TechCrunch Disrupt conference, and we’re starting it off with a bang. Famed interviewer/journalist/host Charlie Rose is talking to John Doerr, partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Doerr is known for his massively successful investments in companies such as Google, Amazon, Intuit, and more recently Zynga (among many… Read More