John Doerr Posts

Remind101 has received $15 million in funding

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Remind101 is a mobile messaging service for teachers that has raised $15 million in funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers with participation from The Social+Capital Partnership and First Round Capital. Remind101 has also added John Doerr to their board of directors. The funding will be used for expanding staff and building new products. Remind101 is used by over 600,000 teachers and it has around 10 million users overall. Remind101 has around 15 staff members and they might expand to around 35-40 by the end of the year. Remind101 was used to help solve communication obstacles between teachers, students, and parents across all grade levels.

MyFitnessPal Raises $18 Million

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MyFitnessPal is a service that lets you track diet and exercise habits.  The company has raised $18 million in a first round of funding from Kleiner Perkins and Accel Partners.  The company is seeing around 1.5 million users added per month and is integrated in a number of other fitness tools.  MyFitnessPal plans to use the funding to accelerate their growth and to enter new markets.
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Kleiner Perkins Being Sued By Ellen Pao

Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers is one of the most prominent venture capital companies in Silicon Valley. The company is being sued by Ellen Pao, an investment partner at the company. The complaint has been filed on May 10th at the San Francisco Superior Court. Pao said that she has been sexually harassed by Ajit Nazre, a former KPCB partner that left the company late last year.
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DreamBox Learning Raises $11 Million From Reed Hastings, John Doerr, Deborah Quazzo, and GSV Capital

DreamBox Learning is an e-learning company for students that has raised $11 million in a new round of funding. netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Kleiner Perkins partner John Doerr, Deborah Quazzo, and GSV Capital Corp. is participating in this round of funding. DreamBox has raised a total of $18 million in funding.
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Startup Erly Combines Hulu Cred with Kleiner Perkins Funding

Kleiner Perkins partners Chi-Hua Chien and John Doerr are backing fellow-Kleiner Perkins partner Eric Feng’s new startup Erly. Feng, the founding CTO of Hulu, is starting Erly with two other former Hulu-ers. AllThingsD reports that the company’s purpose is being kept a mystery right now, but the tagline has been revealed: “your life, simply interesting.”

Larry Page and Sergey Brin Wanted To Hire Steve Jobs Back In 2000 As CEO

Back in 2000, Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin wanted to hire Apple CEO Steve Jobs as their company CEO. Around then, Google’s investors said that their company needed some adult supervision through with an experienced CEO. John Doerr arranged interviews between Page and Brin with Andy Grove (Intel) and Jeff Bezos ( “…they would only consider one person: Steve Jobs,” wrote Wired senior writer Steven Levy. Jobs was too busy running Apple at the time and was gearing up to launch the first iPod. Eventually Doerr convinced the two to hire Novell CEO Eric Schmidt. [CultOfMac]

Photo Of Silicon Valley Tech Titans and President Obama

The White House has uploaded some images on Flickr of President Barack Obama’s meeting with the tech titans of Silicon Valley. This photo symbolizes how the meeting went. The meeting was about how these executives plan to support entrepreneurship, increase exports, and strengthen the economy. The executives in this picture includes:
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President Obama Meeting With Major Silicon Valley CEOs Today

President Barack Obama is making a trip to Silicon Valley today and is meeting with some major tech CEOs. The names of the executives that he is meeting was revealed by the L.A. Times. The meeting will be about supporting entrepreneurship, increasing exports, strengthening the economy, etc. Below is the list of people that he is meeting:
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