John Denniston joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as a partner in 2001. John co-runs the KPCB Green Growth Fund, which invests in and supports growth-stage greentech sustainability companies.
Before joining KPCB, John was a managing director and head of technology investment banking for the Western United States at Salomon Smith Barney. He also served on the investment committees for Salomon’s venture capital direct investment fund and CitiGroup’s venture capital fund-of-funds. Earlier in his career, John was a partner at the law firm Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, where he was head of the firm’s venture capital practice group and co-head of its information technology practice group. He also served on the investment committee for the firm’s venture capital fund.
John is actively involved in public policy issues, having testified before Congressional committees on numerous occasions. John serves on the board of advisors of the National Renewable Energy Labs, and he is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. He has a B.A. in Economics and a J.D. from the University of Michigan.