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Alison Diana
Alison Diana

15 Tech Venture Capitalists Worth Knowing

Venture capitalists, whether part of a firm or independent angel investors, play an important role in financing tech innovation. These movers and shakers dominate venture funding.
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President Barack Obama tapped John Doerr for advice. And so have countless hopeful business executives, programming whizzes and MBAs in Doerr's three decades as a venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Doerr led early investments in household names such as Amazon, Google, and Netscape, as well as Zynga and the two-year-old $200 million iFund for iPhone developers. But technology start-ups are not the only thing near-and-dear to Doerr's heart. The VC also is passionate about green tech innovation, a "third wave" of disruptive mobile and social ventures, and is backing entrepreneurs working on global warming, job creation, public education, and global poverty/health, according to his company profile. Recently, Doerr informed the Amazon board that he would not run for re-election.


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Leo Regulus
Leo Regulus,
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10/13/2011 | 6:21:31 PM
re: 15 Tech Venture Capitalists Worth Knowing
I (we) really needed an article here, not a Slide Show. Please stop wasting our lives.
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