John Doerr is one of the most successful investors around today and is a partner at the iconic venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
He studied electrical engineering at Rice University and achieved a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science qualifications from there and went on to get an MBA from Harvard University.
He initially achieved success while working as a salesperson at the Intel Corporation, then he joined Kleiner Perkins in 1980 and has been involved in some of the most successful companies in the world including Amazon.com, Twitter, Netscape, Sun Microsystems, Intuit, Google, Compaq and many others. The returns from his successful investments have made him a billionaire many times over. He has made hundreds of investments and has seen dozens of them IPO on the stock exchange and he is frequently listed on the Midas List from Forbes magazine.
Doerr answers questions and gives advice on how to improve the chances of how to achieve success, along with what he thinks about the future of the venture capital and start-up industries. One of the most pivotal points that he makes is that execution of an idea is more important than merely having the idea. The ability to execute an idea will be the difference between the ones that achieve and the ones that are left wanting.
John Doerr question and answer session at UC Berkeley
Investor: John Doerr
Company: Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers