An Interview with Ted Schlein - San Jose Mercury News

An Interview with Ted Schlein - San Jose Mercury News

When John Doerr, Silicon Valley’s most prominent venture capitalist, early this year faced a room full of investors wanting answers about his firm’s recent slide, he had more at his defense than a track record backing Google and Amazon. He also had Ted Schlein.

In a valley where top venture capitalists are treated as rock stars, Schlein — small, balding and bespectacled — is far from a household name. But for the past seven years, he has quietly helped Doerr run Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers…