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John Doerr - The Energy Future

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Published on Mar 19, 2012

October 11, 2009
Cambridge, MA

John Doerr is a Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Together with the firm's partners, he has backed many of America's accomplished entrepreneurial leaders, including the founders of Google, Amazon, Intuit, Sun, Compaq, Cypress, Macromedia, and Symantec. A techie and inventor, holding patents for computer memory devices, he joined a small chipmaker, Intel, in 1974, just as the company invented the legendary 8080 microprocessor. He joined KPCB in 1980 and started Silicon Compilers, a VLSI CAD software company, and @Home, the first broadband cable Internet service. He is backing social and policy entrepreneurs at The Alliance for Climate Protection, EdVoice.org, the Grameen Foundation USA, Bono's DATA.org, the Aspen Institute, and FIRST Robotics. He is a Cofounder of NewSchools.org and of TechNet.org. He helped advocate for the creation of the BARDA program to strengthen national preparedness against pandemic flu, and has led a delegation of entrepreneurs to advocate passage of California's landmark Global Warming Solutions Act. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009.

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