Brook Byers

Founder at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC

Brook Byers

Brook Byers

Founder at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

Western Association of Venture Capitalists
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC
TechNet

RelSci Relationships

10169

Number of Boards

55

Birthday

1946

Age

75

Number of Awards

4

Interests

Music

Relationships
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Co-Founder at Vida Ventures LLC

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Chairman & Founder at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC

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Venture Partner at RA Capital Management LLC

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Founder at Octave Bioscience, Inc.

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Founder at CivicSolar, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Versant Venture Management LLC

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Director-Beckman Center for Molecular & Genetic Medicine at Stanford University - School of Medicine

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Co-Founder at Healthspottr Media LLC

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at ENJOY Technology, Inc.

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Founder & Executive Chairman at Zephyr Health, Inc.

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Brook Byers
Founder at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC
Education
MBA

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has built an international reputation based on its innovative programs, which include: Two-year MBA Program, designed to educate business leaders One-year Stanford Sloan Master’s Program for mid-career executives PhD Program for future academics Executive Education programs for experienced managers Faculty research program Academic programs, including the two-year MBA, the 12-month Sloan Master's Program, and the PhD program, create a transformational student experience that reflects the tagline: Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world. Today the state-of-the-art Knight Management Center complex enables Stanford's innovative, globalized MBA curriculum, offering flexible classroom spaces for hands-on experiential learning small-group leadership labs, and team-based learning. It engages faculty and students across Stanford University, as well as alumni, global executives, and the broader world community.

Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering

The Georgia Institute of Technology is a public research university in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. It is a part of the University System of Georgia and has satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia; Metz, France; Athlone, Ireland; Shanghai, China; and Singapore. The educational institution was founded in 1885 as the Georgia School of Technology as part of Reconstruction plans to build an industrial economy in the post-Civil War Southern United States. Initially, it offered only a degree in mechanical engineering. By 1901, its curriculum had expanded to include electrical, civil, and chemical engineering. In 1948, the school changed its name to reflect its evolution from a trade school to a larger and more capable technical institute and research university. Today, Georgia Tech is organized into six colleges and contains about 31 departments/units, with emphasis on science and technology. It is well recognized for its degree programs in engineering, computing, business administration, the sciences, architecture, and liberal arts.

Memberships
Fellow
2008 - Current

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals: Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives; Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern; Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the Visiting Scholars Program and Hellman Fellowship Program; Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions. Click here to learn about our new members. The Academy's headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its geographically diverse membership, it conducts activities in this country and abroad

Career History
Founder
1972 - Current

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) focuses on investments in the life sciences, biodefense, green technology, information technology and companies with new technologies related to the iPhone and iPod touchpad platform.The firm's information technology investments focus on the consumer, enterprise, semiconductors, security and communications industries. They invest primarily in seed-stage, early-stage and Later-stage ventures that are incubating new companies with proven entrepreneurs and good ideas.KPCB's life sciences investments include medical devices, drugs, vaccines, personalized medicine, diagnostics and healthcare information technology and services. Their pandemic and biodefense investment initiative focuses on investments in companies with innovations in disease surveillance, rapid diagnostics, new vaccine technology, portable and less expensive manufacturing of vaccines and new antiviral drugs.The firm's iFund invests in market-changing ideas and products that extend the iPhone and iPod touch platform. The Fund invests across all sizes and stages. KPCB targets investments in companies that are developing applications, services and components. Their specific areas of interest include: location-based services, social networking, eCommerce (including advertising and payments), communication and entertainment.

Manager
Tenure Unconfirmed
Founder
1997 - Prior

TechNet was founded in 1997 by high-tech’s leading CEOs to create a network of the nation’s strongest voices in the industry to unite with both federal and state leaders in helping to shape the public policies that impact the technology industries. TechNet continues to actively promote policies that strengthen the nation’s innovation-driven global competitiveness as well as create private sector initiatives that will ensure U.S. competitiveness and economic leadership. TechNet’s mission is to serve as the voice and advocate of the innovation economy by uniting CEOs and Senior Executives with leading policy makers in a bipartisan effort to sustain and advance America’s global leadership in technology and innovation.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

Octave Bioscience, Inc. operates as an early-stage diagnostics company which provides healthcare services. It focuses on neurodegenerative diseases and conditions. The company was founded by William A. Hagstrom in 2014 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

Member, Investment Advisory Committee
Current

Mission Bay Capital Management, Inc seeks investment opportunities in healthcare companies located in the US. The firm provides financing for early stage capital requirements.

Director
Prior - 2011

Argonaut Technologies, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets products that enable chemists to use high speed parallel synthesis in the development of new drugs

Member of the Advisory Board
Prior

The Georgia Institute of Technology is a public research university in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. It is a part of the University System of Georgia and has satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia; Metz, France; Athlone, Ireland; Shanghai, China; and Singapore. The educational institution was founded in 1885 as the Georgia School of Technology as part of Reconstruction plans to build an industrial economy in the post-Civil War Southern United States. Initially, it offered only a degree in mechanical engineering. By 1901, its curriculum had expanded to include electrical, civil, and chemical engineering. In 1948, the school changed its name to reflect its evolution from a trade school to a larger and more capable technical institute and research university. Today, Georgia Tech is organized into six colleges and contains about 31 departments/units, with emphasis on science and technology. It is well recognized for its degree programs in engineering, computing, business administration, the sciences, architecture, and liberal arts.

Director
Prior

Strategically located on the Pacific Rim and serving one of the most diverse communities in the United States, The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco – Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture is uniquely positioned to lead a diverse, global audience in discovering the distinctive materials, aesthetics and intellectual achievements of Asian art and cultures, and to serve as a bridge of understanding between Asia and the United States and between the diverse cultures of Asia.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

Learn how non-profit organizations benefit from RelSci
$1,000 +
2013

The Georgia Institute of Technology is a public research university in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. It is a part of the University System of Georgia and has satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia; Metz, France; Athlone, Ireland; Shanghai, China; and Singapore. The educational institution was founded in 1885 as the Georgia School of Technology as part of Reconstruction plans to build an industrial economy in the post-Civil War Southern United States. Initially, it offered only a degree in mechanical engineering. By 1901, its curriculum had expanded to include electrical, civil, and chemical engineering. In 1948, the school changed its name to reflect its evolution from a trade school to a larger and more capable technical institute and research university. Today, Georgia Tech is organized into six colleges and contains about 31 departments/units, with emphasis on science and technology. It is well recognized for its degree programs in engineering, computing, business administration, the sciences, architecture, and liberal arts.

Political Donations
$2,700
2021

Representative from New York's 23rd Congressional District

$5,600
2021

Representative from New York's 23rd Congressional District

$280
2020

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Transactions
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Providence Equity Partners LLC, Anju Software, Inc. purchase Zephyr Health, Inc. from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC, Icon Ventures LLC, Google Ventures, Susa Ventures Management LLC

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KPCB DIGITAL GROWTH FUND, LLC raised money in a private placement transaction

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KLEINER PERKINS CAUFIELD & BYERS XIV, LLC raised money in a private placement transaction

Investments
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Verana Health, Inc. engages in the development of software solutions for remote patient monitoring and data analytics. It focuses on bridging the gap between healthcare providers and patients with mobile tests. The company was founded by Mark S. Blumenkranz and Daniel V. Palanker in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Mammoth Biosciences, Inc. operates CRISPR-based platform for disease detection. The firm offers its services under the categories of bioinformatics, biotechnology, genetics, health diagnostics and life science. The company was founded by Ashley Tehranchi, Janice Chen, Jennifer A. Doudna, Lucas Harrington and Trevor Martin and is headquartered in South San Francisco, CA.

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Verve Therapeutics, Inc. is a bio technology company, which focuses to protect the world from heart disease. It researches, develops and manufactures cardiology & genetic medicines. The company was founded by Sekar Kathiresan, Kiran Musunuru, Keith J. Joung, Issi Rozen, Sekar Kathiresan, and Burt A. Adelman and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

Awards & Honors
2010
Georgia Institute of Technology
2009
National Venture Capital Association - Lifetime Achievement Award
2007
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