Kleiner Perkins

$9 billion under management

Kleiner Perkins is an American venture capital firm that was founded in 1972 in California. The firm headquarters is in Menlo Park in Silicon Valley. Besides, it has offices in San Francisco and Shanghai.

Kleiner Perkins’s Office

In 1972 Kleiner Perkins was founded as Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers (KPCB). The company was established by four co-founders – Eugene Kleiner, Tom Perkins, Frank J. Caufield, and Brook Byers. Due to the closeness of the company to growing technology industries in California, the firm had a chance to succeed in investments in this sphere, and up to 1996, it backed more than 250 companies, the total sum of funding was $880 million.

Since the 1980s, the firm has invested in semiconductors, databases, and computing raised three funds. Then it continued with desktop computing, online communication, and remote access technologies. KPCB invested in Intuit, AOL, Citrix, Visio. Moreover, the company became interested in the biotech industry. During this period three more funds were raised.

The middle of the 1990s was marked by the increase in Internet technologies usage, that is why KPCB invested in such companies as Amazon, Excite Home, Netscape, Juniper. In the 2000s, the company began its investments in cleantech. As of 2010, the company formed its first growth fund to bake new technology companies and cybersecurity. Among the lasts, investments are Tally, Robinhood, Figma, Rippling.

In total, the number of investments is more than 1200.

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