Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Brook Byers

Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers


Brook Byers is a Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a venture capital firm in the medical, health-care and biotechnology sectors. A VC investor since 1972, Byers has been closely involved with more than 50 new technology-based ventures, over half of which have gone public. He formed the profession's first life sciences practice group in 1984, and KPCB has helped build more than 110 life sciences companies. Byers sits on the boards of ten companies as well as Stanford′s Bio-X Advisory Council, among other organizations. In 2007 he was awarded the UCSF Medal, the University of California, San Francisco's equivalent of an honorary degree. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Venture Capital Association. Byers has a bachelor's degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.


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