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John Doerr


Mr. John Doerr serves as Board Member at DoorDash. Mr. Doerr is a Co-Founder and serves as Chairman at Kleiner Perkins. He is a Board Member of Bloom Energy. He served as Board Member at Shyp. He serves as an advisor at Tempus. He is also a Board Member at Alphabet and Lumeris. He joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1980 and has since 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. His passion is helping entrepreneurs create the "Next Big Thing" in mobile and social networks, greentech innovation, education and economic development. Ventures sponsored by he have created more than 200,000 new jobs. He serves on the boards of Amyris, Google, and Zynga, as well as several private technology ventures. He also led KPCB's investment in Twitter. His technology career began in 1974 at Intel, just as the chipmaker was inventing the groundbreaking 8080 microprocessor. During his Intel years, he held roles in engineering, marketing, management and sales. He also learned about operating excellence from Intel co-founder Andy Grove - insight that he continues to share with entrepreneurs today. He later founded Silicon Compilers, a VLSI CAD software company, and co-founded @Home, the nationwide broadband cable Internet service. Outside of KPCB, he supports entrepreneurs focused on the environment, public education and alleviating global poverty. These include,, the Climate Reality Project and He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Rice University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He also holds several patents for computer memory devices. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of U.S. President Barack Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He is the Co-Founder and serves as Board Member at NewSchools Venture Fund. He serves as Board Member at Essence Group Holdings. He is also an angel investor.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Woodside, CA
  • United States

John Doerr Investments (14)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Well Dot 14-Nov-2019 Seed Round 0000 Information Services (B2C) Startup 0000 00000 000
00000000 03-Oct-2019 0000 00000 000 Personal Products Generating Revenue 0000 00000 000
00000000 24-May-2019 00000 00000 0000 Other Healthcare Services Generating Revenue 0000 00000 000
000 08-Apr-2019 0000 00000 000 Other Financial Services Startup 0000 00000 000
00000000000 07-Mar-2019 00000 00000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 00000 000
000 (000) 06-Mar-2019 00000 00000 00.000 Other Healthcare Technology Systems Generating Revenue 0000 00000 000
00000000 14-Sep-2017 00000 00000 00.00 Educational and Training Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000 00000 000
0000 01-Jun-2016 00000 00000 0000 Decision/Risk Analysis Generating Revenue 0000 00000 000
Altitude Learning 04-May-2015 Early Stage VC 00000 Educational and Training Services (B2C) Startup 0000 00000 000
BetterWorks 23-Sep-2014 Early Stage VC 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 00000 000
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John Doerr Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
DreamBox Learning 01-Aug-2018 Buyout/LBO 00000 Completed
00000 000000 25-Jul-2018 000 00000 Completed
00000000 16-May-2018 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 000 00 0000000
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John Doerr Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
John Doerr III Angel Investor 000 00 00 Woodside, CA

John Doerr Co-Investors (62)

Name With Exits Lead Partner
First Round Capital 2 0 0
Kleiner Perkins 0 0
Learn Capital 0 0 0
Omidyar Network 0 0 0
Hellman & Friedman 0 0
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