The Stanford Graduate School of Business View From The Top speaker series hosted venture capitalist John Doerr in a question and answer session where he helped enlighten students on such topics as start-ups, healthcare and jobs in emerging markets.
Doerr, general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, emphasized that, “The best entrepreneurs are the ones who really go the distance with their companies, who are always learning.” During the presentation, Doerr also emphasized that the investments Kleiner Perkins have made are in companies that are at the top of their game, a virtual who’s who of successful ventures that also value job creation.
Students also heard a personal story Doerr shared about his early career at Intel when he talked his way into Andrew Grove’s first course at the company in which the chip maker taught his organizational philosophy.
Doerr serves on boards in the areas of Internet technologies and greentech, including Amyris, Bloom Energy, Essence Healthcare, Flipboard, FloDesign Wind Turbines, Google, iControl, mCube, Renmatix and Quantumscape. He also works with Groupon, Twitter and Square.
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