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L. John Doerr III

Serial entrepreneur,VC and manager


John L. Doerr, III, serves as a Managing Partner, Investment Partner, General Partner, and Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in August 1980 and is a part of digital, venture, greentech, and Information Technology team.

  • Doerr is a Co-founder and Co-Chairman of The Executive Council of TechNet.
  • Doerr serves as the Principal Owner and Financier at Physician Advantage, Inc.
  • He co-founded Erly, Inc. in 2011.
  • Doerr was the Owner and Principal of ClearPractice LLC.
  • He was the Founding Chief Executive Officer at Silicon Compiler Systems Corp.
  • Co-Founder of At Home Corporation
  • Founder of VLSI CAD software company.

He joined Intel Corporation in 1974 where he began his technology career and served for five years and held various engineering, marketing, sales, and management assignments.

Doerr holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, and an M.S. and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Rice University.