calling all engineers: uncle sam needs you

a year ago today, i began one of the most interesting stints of my career: i became part of the technology surge team brought in from the private sector to fix HealthCare.gov. my time in washington was an eye-opener because i saw firsthand the endemic problems that undermine the government’s IT efforts, and i also saw what we need to do to overcome those problems.

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How Are Non-Healthcare Professionals Creating a Revolution in Healthcare Through Consumer Apps?

As part of the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) Leadership Salon series, KPCB Partner Beth Seidenberg hosted a panel of leaders in the booming digital health field. Ray Bradford, Founder & CEO of Spruce Health, Jason Oberfest, Co-Founder and CEO of Mango Health, and Andrew Rosenthal, Group Manager for Platform and Wellness of Jawbone, discussed the genesis of their various products, the increased need for privacy and data security, as well as how digital health can help revolutionize how consumers interact with their medical providers.

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Why We Invested In Magic Leap

Learning to race a sports car by the seat of your pants, finding the open receiver between the arms of giant pass rushers, swimming with whale sharks, climbing Everest without oxygen, taking your wizard owl from room to room, actually having a monster sleeping under your child’s bed, mining asteroids in orbit, warping the space time continuum, walking through your dream house before hiring a contractor, picking a college without buying a plane ticket, remembering the name of your boss’s spouse and your ex-boyfriend, learning by doing.

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10 Trends Transforming Enterprise IT

When it comes to corporate IT, revolution is in the air. The way companies buy, build, manage, optimize and secure information technology is changing dramatically. From cloud computing to big data analytics to ubiquitous mobile connectivity, corporate IT systems are getting faster, more efficient, cheaper to operate and easier to use. In the process, a new wave of tech companies has emerged to challenge established players.

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Will Commercial Drones Take Over the Skies? Airware CEO Chats with Kleiner Perkins

In this edition of the Voices of KPCB podcast, KPCB partners Mike Abbott and Max Motschwiller speak to Jonathan Downey, the CEO of Airware. They discuss hot trends and topics in the commercial drone industry – including how regulators’ and the public’s views on drones are likely to evolve – as well as Mike Abbott’s thesis behind investing in Airware.

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SK Telecom acquires shopkick: memorable journey with a great entrepreneur

On Friday, the WSJ leaked news that SK Telecom was acquiring shopkick, and it was confirmed over the weekend. I’m thrilled for Cyriac and the team, and believe this is the next exciting chapter in their effort to reimagine mobile shopping; specifically, the interaction between the mobile and the physical shopping world. shopkick is a special company to me and Kleiner Perkins. It’s what we call an “incubation,” where we bring in an entrepreneur and work closely with him or her over several months to develop a compelling business concept. It’s been a trademark of our firm over the years, starting from our earliest days. Genentech was started this way.

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