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April 11, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Silicon Valley venture capitalist John Doerr made his name and fortune with early investments in pioneering tech firms such as Sun Microsystems, Netscape and Google that went from scrappy start-ups to industry leaders. Now, Doerr and his firm, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, are placing big bets on an emerging sector he calls "green technology," which he believes could one day be at least as big as information technology or biotechnology.
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April 11, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Silicon Valley venture capitalist John Doerr made his name and fortune with early investments in pioneering tech firms such as Sun Microsystems, Netscape and Google that went from scrappy start-ups to industry leaders. Now, Doerr and his firm, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, are placing big bets on an emerging sector he calls "green technology," which he believes could one day be at least as big as information technology or biotechnology.
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January 21, 2007 | Douglas McGray, Douglas McGray is a contributing writer for West and a fellow at the New America Foundation
They seemed so young. That's what Peter Hero remembers most about the day, nine years ago, when Pierre Omidyar and Jeff Skoll walked into his office at Community Foundation Silicon Valley with an odd idea to give away a fortune. Omidyar wore jeans and a T-shirt; his thick black hair was tied back in a ponytail. Skoll had on what looked to Hero like a varsity jacket. He couldn't still be in high school, could he?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 2010
Top 10 donors to political causes Individuals who contributed the most money to California political candidates and ballot-measure campaigns from Jan. 1, 2000, to Dec. 31, 2009: Steve Bing , Southern California businessman... $58,050,783 Steve Poizner , state insurance commissioner, candidate for governor ... $43,205,282 Steve Westly, former state controller, 2006 candidate for governor ... $41,728,277 Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger ... $25,871,398 Jerry Perenchio , former owner of Univision Communication Inc. ... $23,267,738 Meg Whitman , candidate for governor.
BUSINESS
July 14, 2005 | From Dow Jones/Associated Press
Former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell has joined one of Silicon Valley's best-known venture capital firms. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers on Wednesday said Powell joined the firm this month as a strategic limited partner, a position created for him. Powell will offer strategic advice to the firm and its portfolio companies, said John Doerr, a general partner at the Menlo Park, Calif., venture firm.
BUSINESS
December 18, 2000 | Joseph Menn
John Doerr, the preeminent Silicon Valley venture capitalist behind Amazon.com, Netscape, Compaq Computer and Sun Microsystems, wants to take something back. As the "dot-com" failures pile up, Doerr said in an interview last week that he stands by his 1995 statement, issued after Netscape's stunning initial public stock sale, that the Internet "may be under-hyped."
BUSINESS
June 19, 1997 | (Bloomberg News)
Rambus Inc. shares rose 11% on a report about the Mountain View company's plans to develop an industry standard with Intel Corp. and after a venture capitalist touted the company on a TV show. Shares in Rambus, which makes products that link chips and speed communications among them, rose $4.375 to close at $43.75 on Nasdaq. Rambus shares have risen since Monday after media reports boosted the profile of the stock, Rambus Chief Financial Officer Gary Harmon said.
BUSINESS
March 30, 2011 | Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Meg Whitman, the former EBay Inc. chief executive who lost the California governor's race in November, may soon take a new job at a marquee Silicon Valley investment firm. Whitman is joining Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as a strategic advisor, according to Reuters. The venture capital firm is known for its investments in the tech, biotechnology and green energy industries, with interests in Google Inc., Twitter Inc., Flipboard Inc., Zynga Inc., Bloom Energy and dozens of other companies.
BUSINESS
April 7, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
EVolution Global Partners, a new venture that will work with large companies to spin off Internet businesses, expects to raise about $1 billion in the next year as it begins three projects, said John Doerr, a partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Kleiner Perkins is one of three partners in eVolution, along with consulting firm Bain & Co. and the managing partners of Texas Pacific Group, a buyout firm led by financier David Bonderman.
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February 24, 1999 | CHARLES PILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Legislation that would offer a permanent tax credit for corporate research and development got a political boost Tuesday when it was endorsed by the Technology Network. TechNet, a Palo Alto-based lobbying group that has enjoyed growing success in promoting the high-tech industry's political agenda, announced support for a bill scheduled for introduction in the House of Representatives today by Robert T. Matsui (D-Sacramento) and Nancy L. Johnson (R-Conn.).
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