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Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Kleiner Perkins is an American venture capital firm headquartered on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park in Silicon Valley.

Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers is a Silicon Valley venture capital (VC) firm. For over five decades, Kleiner Perkins (previously known as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers) has invested in technology and life science companies. 



The firm has backed companies such as Sun Microsystems, Compaq Computer Corp., Lotus, Netscape Communications Corp., America Online Inc., and Amazon with a combined market cap of about $650 billion. KP's partners assemble management teams and often sit on boards of the companies they sponsor. An informal version of the Japanese "keiretsu" system encourages resource sharing and deal making among KP-backed companies.

Investments

Over the past 50 years, Kleiner Perkins has invested $10 billion in hundreds of companies like Amazon, Google and Genentech.



KP tries to eliminate risk in all areas of ventures: technological risk, financial risk, operating risk, and market risk. In its first decade, Kleiner Perkins invested in about 50 companies, mostly high-tech Silicon Valley start-ups, through three funds totaling $78 million. These funds were reportedly averaging annual returns of 50 percent.



One of KPCB's more notorious investments of the decade was in Go Corporation, whose purpose was developing a pen-operated computer. The company collapsed after spending six years and $75 million on the project. KPCB VI, the firm's sixth fund, raised $173 million in 1992; it returned $878 million in the next ten years.



Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers - China

KPCB China's investment advisory team was founded in 2007 with the goal of building a dialog between entrepreneurs and investors in China. Kleiner Perkins focus their global investments in China due to China's rapidly growing economy and startup culture. The advisory team operates independently and focuses on Digital, Green Tech and Life science opportunities. The investment advisory team is focused on identifying and promoting innovation and supporting entrepreneurs and portfolio companies.

Timeline

January 31, 2019

KP 18 fund announced

Kleiner Perkins announces their 18th venture fund: $600 million to focus on early stage investing

Funded Companies

180 Results
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A software company providing cloud-based employee management solutions. It combines human resources, information technology, and operations. It was founded in 2016 and has locations in San Francisco, California and Bangalore, India.
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LendUp is a company building credit products that cater people with low credit or volatile income. It participated in the W12 cohort of Y Combinator.
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FabFitFun is an e-commerce company founded by Sam Teller, Michael Broukhim, Daniel Broukhim and Katie Kitchens.
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Zynga is a provider of social game services founded in 2007 by Mark Pincus, Justin Waldron, Andrew Trader, Steve Schoettler and Eric Schiermeyer.

People

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Role
LinkedIn

Al Gore

Advisor



Alicia Lau

Fellows Program Manager



Amanda Duckworth

Chief Marketing OFficer



Andy Chen

Employee



Anjney Midha

Employee



Annie Case

Investor



Beth Seidenberg

Advisor



Bing Gordon

Advisor



Brook Byers

Founder



Bucky Moore

Partner



Colin Powell

Advisor



David Mount

Employee



Eric Feng

Advisor



Ilya Fushman

Partner



Jackie Xu

Talent



Jason Doren

CAO & General Counsel



Chairman



Josh Coyne

Investor



Katie Hutchison

Communications



Ker Zhang

Entrepreneur in Residence



KPCB

Employee



Lynne Chou O' Keefe

Advisor



Mamoon Hamid

Partner



Michael Abbott

Employee



Monica Desai

Investor



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