Leader

Discussion Leader

Sharing insights, inspiring change

John Doerr

Chairman, Kleiner Perkins
Founding Investor, Amazon and Google

John Doerr is an engineer, acclaimed venture capitalist, and the chairman of Kleiner Perkins. For more than 37 years, John has served entrepreneurs with ingenuity and optimism, bringing ideas worth spreading to disruptive leaders and teams.

In 2018, John authored Measure What Matters, a handbook for setting and achieving audacious goals. Through his book and platform, WhatMatters.com, he shares valuable stories and lessons from innovators.

John was an original investor and board member at Google and Amazon, helping to create over 500,000 jobs and the world’s second and third most valuable companies. He’s passionate about helping entrepreneurs reimagine the future, from health care transformation to machine learning. Outside of Kleiner Perkins, John works with social entrepreneurs for change in public education, the climate crisis, and global poverty. John serves on the board of the Obama Center and ONE.org.